I HAVE been a writer for as long as I remember. Only thing was, I got drawn in to doing everything else in life except for the one thing I truly loved. It’s been quite a rollercoaster.
Three things had to happen. One, I had to learn how to write and get published. I read the Writers and Artists Yearbook cover to cover as far back as the late nineties. Thinking of myself as a writer and getting workable ideas together has taken me years to achieve. Finally, I had to bite the bullet and – come hell or high water – get off the hamster wheel that has kept me from achieving my dreams. I came so close seven years ago …. now that’s a story in itself.
So here I am at the ready. I have acquired the full range of skills, I have the will and determination, and hopefully I have the courage. I finally have the window of opportunity that has eluded me for so long. And best of all the magical mystery tour that took me away from my heart’s desire is turning into a story worth telling. Twenty years ago, I knew I wanted to be a writer but didn’t yet ‘have a book in me’. Now I have. And the rest.
Even though I swotted up on ghostwriting a long time ago (and as a technical writer in my early twenties, what was I if not a ghostwriter?) I somehow overlooked it as a viable and interesting way to pursue a writing career. Since then I have crossed paths with truly remarkable people, who have inspired me more than they could possibly imagine. Someone upstairs might just be giving me the thumbs up.