The lovely Hera from http://thejealousy.blogspot.com/ is up next.
"I am in my mid twenties and living in East London. After college I thought I wanted to work in journalism and worked at a newspaper for a year, but it wasn’t the path for me. I left feeling stifled by the deadlines and direction limitations. I went on to study psychology and since graduating I have worked in family support for various councils and charities. A couple of years ago I decided I had neglected my teenage ambition and wrote a book. I was just happy with the fact that I managed to get that many words on paper (at school I was the girl who used to add adjectives to essays to meet the word count), but I didn’t feel ….purged. This year I’ve decided to do it again, but to write about something that means more to me. I’ve had some great experiences in my job and I also want to highlight some of the brighter sides of social work, if only for myself."
Hera has established a date night with her lap top to make sure she gets her writing time in. I think this is a wonderful idea :-)
I finally finished the Suite Francaise last night. I found the second half of the book utter compelling but I have to confess the first half didn't grab me. I couldn't keep up with all the different character and truly didn't care about them. Had it not been for book club I never would have finished and I am pleased I pushed through to the end.