My friend Petra told me I should start a blog. The Writer Me was bemoaning the fact that I do not have a PhD in English Literature nor do I work as a journalist at a major newspaper/magazine both of which seem to be prerequisites for successful authors.
Actually, first she suggested I take on more study. Yeah……..no.
“Aren’t blogs passé now?” the IT Me asked. The IT Me is a bit of a tech snob.
I think the look I got in return was one of exasperation.
I’ve always loved to write. My best subject in High School was English. So at university I chose to do a Bachelor of Science. As you do when you love writing…
I also wanted to be an astrophysicist. That was Scientist Me.
I didn’t become an astrophysicist. I got bored with physics two years into my course, dropped it, did maths and finished with a degree that was basically useless.
I worked as this and that, Jack of All Trades but a Master of None. Got married, had three kids, travelled, worked as more this and that.
And lurking always in the background? Writing. Travel emails, stories for kids and friends, even a bit of songwriting.
Then after quitting a this and not quite making it into a that, I thought it might be time to give the writing a red hot go.
So I’ve taken my friend’s advice and started a blog. What will it be about? Good question. Writing (certainly), parenting (inevitably), social justice (undoubtedly), travel (wishfully) and random weird stuff (presumably).
PS Illustrator Me does not really exist. I just created her for this blog.