Am getting very excited to be nearing the end of my new book and cannot wait for it to be published.
I never thought that writing a book could take me the writer through so many different emotions, and I told my mother proudly today that I had almost finished it and of course she is my biggest fan and wants the first copy.
It is set during a war but it is about people not the war itself, and I have thoroughly enjoyed writing it and even though it has taken me away from blogging I feel that it is totally the right thing to do. It has almost been a task of pure joy and pleasure.
I have sent out feelers via a chapter and the feedback has been very good, and for me the biggest thrill was that people were willing to take time out to read it and give me feedback and it was not unkind, infact it was very proactive and encouraging, as well as honest and that is the best feedback I could wish for. It does people no good to just be kind….being honest is the best way to go.
There is a little bit of naughtiness in there and when my mother asked to read it, I could feel myself going red as even hurtling towards my late 50s, the thought that she would read something I wrote like that makes me go oh crikey, but she will give me an honest appraisal and it is a whole new direction for me. When she finally stopped laughing at my going red there was the promise that she would get the first printed copy. After all, I would never say no to my mother and even as a grandmother myself she is a hugely important person and treated with total respect at all times.
I have been asked whether given the opportunity of blogging or writing a book which would I choose and I am hoping it doesn’t come to that, and I will be adding a new page for discussions on the books I write as I feel that it is good to communicate with people who are willing to read it, but there are going to be times when my book writing will take priority over anything.
It seems strange to finally start ticking the things on the bucket list I wanted to do for so many years. There was first the Degree and now the book. There was also through careful planning the ability to retire at 50 although that only lasted 2 weeks before being bored and making the decision to venture into the world of media….I still maintain the freedom to do what I want, when I want and life is great.
So, looking back at the last couple of years or so I have been very lucky in doing the things I want to do, and it is never too late to start your bucket list. After all why wait until you are too old to enjoy it.
So, good people if you are wondering where I have gone due to my blog posts being somewhat less these days, do not fear I will be back and with a book to my credit as well. A whole new chapter literally is opening up and I am welcoming it with both arms..