I have started this blog mainly to write down all the (often incoherent) things I think about or talk about. As such, it will be a bit of a mish-mash of things which interest me, humour me, anger me, or even confuse me.
But this is also a blog to test out thoughts and ideas about writing.
I have written a few short stories in the past and had a few academic articles published (the latter I suspect read by the very few).
In times when I needed to make some extra cash, I have also written hundreds of readers letters to popular magazines (under different pseudonyms of course).
That was actually quite fun, as I had to get into the heads of so many different characters – everyone from the young mum (that was actually me at the time), to the granny talking about how things were in her day. I also talked about sports, slimming, art, culture, politics, religions… and even knitting!
But the time has come to get a little more serious.
It is said that everyone has a novel somewhere inside their heads. Well, I guess I have several. But getting my ideas into print is going to be another story (for want of a better word!). So, I hope that many of my posts will be about the writing process, perhaps a few questions and observations along the way.
But I’m not promising anything astounding!
It depends how I’m feeling on the day I post as to what I will actually write, so the outcome may be as much a surprise to me as it will be to anyone else reading.
As time goes by, I will probably change this page, as I hope to have a clearer idea about where this blog is going.
I live in hopes anyway!