I am now entering the blogosphere

I’ve resisted the idea of a blog for years, thinking I had too much to do already. But I am a writer, and writers need an on line presence. I have ideas which don’t fit into stories and opinions that sit uneasily in my head until I let them out. So here I am. Hello, World. Hello, Readers, whoever you are. My name shall remain a secret until I get really well known in the writing world and go Surprise! It was me all along! I’ve no plans to blog about anything in particular. Illness and wellness, mental health, parenting and writing. The world. Space. The future… I often just sit and let the words flow. I plan to write once a week. This is my hello, and I’ll say goodbye for now whilst I go and figure out how to customise this site and make it look all pretty.

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I'm a writer living in the NE of Scotland. I write short stories, flash fiction and to date, three novels as practice ones. I've won a few competitions and been published in a few places, and I've been shortlisted too... My stories have been described as easily readable, but with serious themes. I'm finding my own unique voice as a writer and it becomes clearer every day. I'm a mum of two young children and have a partner who is very supportive. I give English tuition to anyone who needs it and I drive taxis part time. In between being a keen cook and making ignoring housework a new hobby, I write. I manage a few hours a day during a good week and one day I'd LOVE to spend a week or so on a writers' retreat. Having said that, the busier I am, the more I write. I like working under pressure (hence my attendance on sites such as 'Hour of Writes' and 'Write-Invite') and it never ceases to amaze me what pops out of my head when I sit down to a blank screen. I am a member of a writer's group called Mearns Writers, a lovely bunch of (slightly bonkers and thoroughly interesting) people indeed. I'm trying to build an on line life as I believe most writers nowadays need to have a readily availble 'CV' in the form of a blog/twitter account/social media page and though I would rather spend time writing stories I suppose it's time I collated my successes and made a page that, hopefully, a publisher/agent will read one day. Happy reading!

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