One always learns from the classics


“when tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”
― Kenneth GrahameThe Wind in the Willows


Every once and a while you read a passage that reminds you how powerful the written word is. When you find them make sure to share them with your friends and family. There can be no better way to say thank you to the author, and no better source of motivation.


My eyeballs are melting!


“Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it’s very shocking to the system.”
― Flannery O’Connor


I feel like I am so close. Only 2 chapters to go and my novel is read for publishing. A cover and some formatting to go and I will be launching my first book! I do look back and realise the ridiculous amount of effort that has gone into this. When I hear others say to me, ‘oh have you written the next one yet’, I feel like slapping them in the face. People who don’t write will never fully understand how emotionally and physically draining it can be!

“Read, read, re…


“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”
― William Faulkner

And with that note, I announce this Blog began…begun…whatever!