Sunday, 10 July 2011

and so:- the fun begins

I've had an email from the lovely Jackie... She's reading and getting stuck into Wallflowers Don't Wilt. This really is it, I'm going to be busy this week.

Excited, scared, worried, freaking, you name it. This is really a journey of discovery for me. All new, all exciting and yes, all a bit worrying. Like what if- I can't do what's wanted?  Don't understand? Catch Chicken Pox? Win The lottery? (memo to self-buy a ticket.)

O.K. now I've chilled. Really, I'm looking forward to whatever Jackie throws at me. It's a challenge, one I'm well up for. It's been my goal to get published before a big '0' birthday in December, and it looks as if I might do it.

So many of us (me included) say, "oh yeah, I'd love to write, if only (Usually a sigh here) I had the time." Well folks, time has to be found and used wisely. It's amazing what you can do with five minutes here and there.

I'm always plotting in my head- always have done. But now I've actually got on with it and written those thoughts down. And boy weren't they awful at first. I entered the new voices Harlequin competition last year, and my effort was terrible. Stilted, unoriginal and yup, boring. But I met my crit group through that, and with their bullying er sorry encouragement, here I am. In fact, Wallflowers Don't Wilt is really down to them and a dare. They dared me to write it and I did. Then they encouraged me to send it to BREATHLESS PRESS and I did. And there's a story there as well...

So, only 5 weeks later... here I am waiting to see what needs to be done, so you can all read it. Watch this space!


  1. It's true that you really have to make the time to write. It's so easy while you're at home to answer a phone call, do one more load of laundry, do that task that is calling to you. The determination to keep returning to the book is what gets it all written.

  2. Exactly Julia, and only we can do that, no one else will do it for you. It's my luxury, my necessity, to write. At last it has paid off,and strangely, the laundry, the ironing, the housework gets done much faster....

  3. Ah, my dear. I foresee great things for you, I really do :-)
    I've said it before and I say it again. I am so excited for you, I may just go into labour, lol!

  4. I think it is utterly fabulous that you are going to be published!!! What an exciting time!! Loving the fact that you are sharing this journey with us! xxx

  5. thanks Sukhi, you are all an integral part of this journey... wouldn't be here without you, wouldn't dream of going on it alone....