Monday 6 January 2020

IWSG (January 2020)

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                                       Thanks as ever to Alex and this month's co-hosts

Happy New Year to you all!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope the new year is bringing you peace and positivity for the month's ahead. I plan to work on a new idea. It's one I started last year and I'm part way through a first draft. Procrastination has been a problem for me recently but I know I need to pick myself up and get on with it! I hope that by the time the next IWSG posting I will be able to report progress on this project. 

What started your writing journey?
I think I had always wanted to write. I remember as a child writing poetry and making story book ideas up whilst lying in bed but I didn't actually try writing properly till I was in my early forties. Yes, quite late to the party! Although, for several years prior to that I probably fulfilled my writing needs by taking a couple of courses that required me to write essays and then volunteering on a committee where I undertook the writing of various policies and prospectus'. Dry writing a lot of the time, but writing non-the-less! The first piece of fiction writing was a short story that I entered into a competition and from then on I had the writing bug! The short stories led to a 80k woman's fiction story and then I finally found my home in children's writing. I sometimes wish I had started writing fiction earlier but I guess the time just wasn't right.