Friday, February 15, 2013

Wanna get high?

If you've entered my blog with the intention of scoring then I'm sorry that I lured you in under false pretences! I saw it on a car sticker the other day. I eagerly read the finer print. What a fizzler. It was just a web address for a business. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not a drug user, but when you do the school run as much as I do in my corner of the world, something like that gets you blinking and thinking. So, now I've got you here what am I going to do with you? Um...

At the moment I'm thinking, we are bombarded with so much information these days, what's going to make you want to read what I have to say? I haven't even got a book out yet. It's coming (if you haven't read my older posts SEEKING EDEN will be out April 2013 as an ebook). It's a contemporary romance novel, if you're interested. If not, you may close this page in a huff, annoyed that you were hoodwinked by a novice blogger and would be author. You may even make an unkind comment (I sincerely hope not). Or you might just say hi, and come back again, even subscribe (top right hand corner, enter your email address, verify then you will receive my blog posts automatically via email).

So then that gets me thinking some more. Why would anyone want to receive my posts? I'm not imparting any particular knowledge, nor providing a service and certain I'm not even making you chuckle! I suppose all I want to do is connect with as many people as I can. Don't get me wrong, I have friends. I'm not sitting in a hoarders hell with fifty cats rubbing up against my shins afraid to venture out into the world. I'm a soccer mum who volunteers at school canteen, goes to the gym (not enough!) and likes to shop (too much!). But, I'll be frank, I want you to read my first book. I'm excited that I can share something that I have created with the world. And it's not about trying to make loads of money from it. Most authors are not rolling in it like J.K Rowling or E.L James. Most authors receive pittance for something they have spent hundreds of hours perfecting. You write because you have to. The urge to create a story and develop characters is too great to ignore. A fabulous, established author I know, John Larkin (you should look him up) wrote something once that stuck to me; 'Writing isn't something I do, it's something I am.' I think that sums it all up in a nutshell.

'Til next time...

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