I have a deep love of writing. My desire to write and write well has brought me through school, my Psychology Degree and certificates including a qualification in coaching. More importantly writing helps me deal with my emotions. In times of stress I`ve written obsessively so I could understand myself and try to decide on how to solve problems. As if I was getting my thoughts out of my head and putting them on paper.
Friends and family see me write and they are amazed at how quickly I write, without stopping, without thinking, just a continuous flow of words from me onto the paper or screen. I have often had to be encouraged to stop writing or even blatantly told to stop writing when I have ideas in my mind that I just have to type out and can`t stop. So writing a book is just, I suppose, something I feel like I`ve been born to do. So I have embraced by gift of writing , turned myself into a full time author and wrote a book. It is a little lonely being a writer full time but the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. I`m my own boss, I work when and how I want. If I want to stay in bed late I can. I can`t be given out to for being late or told I have to keep working even though I`m too tired to do so.
It feels good to use a gift to help others. On all my blogs I write about current issues, injustices that upset me, cruelty to others that disturb me. I highlight the good in people too. Maybe people feel understood when I write or not as isolated. Hopefully. My book also includes a lot of these observations.
My novel The Golden Age Dawns which will be published in February in Amazon.co.uk just kind of happened. I didn`t say “Today I`m going to write a big book and it`s going to be popular!”. I started writing bits of it on the train and then I wrote more and more until I decided I had to write the novel and finish the story. I`ve loved writing the book but it`s really the biggest project I have ever undertaken. As a self publisher theres a lot to do. There`s the writing, publishing and marketing of the book but it`s been worth it. No editor has told me to cut out a character or cut a scene out. The story and the message in the book has been completely preserved and that`s what is most important to me.
I hope my book will be entertaining to people. I wrote the novel so people would enjoy a good story. I hope people will see themselves in the characters and understand themselves better. Most of all I hope my book will inspire people to live the life they want to live, not the one they feel forced to live. That anything is possible.