Welcome to my blog. Before I give my mission statement for this blog, it may be helpful to know a little about me…
For about 25 years I have loved to read. When I was little my mum would always take me to my local library in Southend every Saturday. I would spend hours sitting on bean bags reading whatever fairy tale or history book I could find.
Fast forward to my teens and Vampire Diaries (the Books by L J Smith) was just starting (yes I am that Old) and I was hooked on the sinister fantasy of the fanged creatures of the night.
When I was a kid I dreamed of writing my own novel, but then the perils of life got in the way, and I wrote a few chapters, but never finished a novel. I convinced myself I wasn’t smart enough. I decided I needed to get a degree in creative writing. I joined Open University.
Truth is, I am smart enough to write a novel, I just become so worried that I might fail, that I procrastinated and didn’t get myself organised. somewhere along the lines I enjoyed my course so much that I have continued with it to further my career.
So if I want to be a writer, what should I do?
Books are my life. Fiction or non-fiction, the overwhelming feeling of entering a new world in my head is addicting.
My purpose for this blog is to provide honest book reviews, tips on distance learning studying, literary product reviews, book news, and novel writing techniques.
I hope this goes well and my goals are set.