Saturday, 15 August 2009

Newbie here...

I am so nervous to post here but in a good way. I am trying to introduce myself without saying something cheesy like ‘It’s Lily here!’ which I just did. Well now that I’ve said it I’ll tell you a little about me. I love writing, always have. I thought Journalism was the way to go until halfway though my course I realised politics and local government weren’t really my bag and writing fiction was. My blog is about every day things like films I’ve seen, books I’ve read, places I’ve been, but mainly (or so I like to think) about my writing progress. I first started blogging almost 2 years ago now after I entered the Miss Write Competition. After entering and googling constantly for winners and runners up I stumbled across Calistro’s blog where she posted about various other competitions. It was through her post about one competition in particular run by 5photostory.com that I did something I never thought I would. I got a short story published. I also came across a wonderful group of people called The Novel Racers. A group that I thought I would never have the confidence to be a part of and now here I am! I also made some good friends and got some invaluable advice. This means a lot as amongst my group of friends I am the only aspiring writer (which is kinda nice cuz it’s my thing!). I am STILL working on my first novel, something I am sick of hearing myself say but now I am officially in the race I just know it’s going to be the boost I need to get it finished.

Thank you so much for the invite and I look forward to meeting you at the next meet!

22 comments:

liz fenwick said...

Welcome Lily. Pleased to have 'officially' on board.
lx

Debs said...

Welcome Lily. Good to see you here.

ChrisH said...

Hi Lily... right, get on with the book. Seriously, good to have you joining us.

Fia said...

Hi Lily.

Lovely intro and great to have you with us.

JJ Beattie said...

Hi Lily, welcome to the NR. I shall come straight over to say hello on your site. JJx

Leatherdykeuk said...

Welcome :)

Graeme K Talboys said...

Hi there, Lily. Good to 'see' you.

Cathy said...

Welcome :)

L-Plate Author said...

Hi Lily, welcome to the club! You are one step ahead of me, I've never seen my name in print...yet.

Never say never though! The NR have been so inspiring and friendly through my never ending (or is that never beginning) journey, I can't thank them enough. I'm sure I would have quit a long time ago without them. x

thesecretwriter said...

Welcome!

Good to see you here!

TWS (formerly Paige)

B said...

Welcome Lily! :)

Tam said...

Hello, Lily. We can be new girls together and huddle at the back of the class :-)

Lily Sheehan said...

Awww thank you all so much. I am sooo overwhelmed at the welcome I have received and to be here. I may cry! Typical Aquarius that I am.

Liane Spicer said...

Welcome, Lily!

Captain Black said...

Welcome aboard, Lily. Good luck with the novel. I'm sure we'll help to bully you into finishing it ;o)

Karen said...

Welcome fellow Aquarian :o)

Rowan Coleman said...

Hello Lily, welcome to the racers, its very nice to meet you!xx

KeVin K. said...

Welcome aboard, Lily!

Flowerpot said...

very belated welcome Lily!

Flowerpot said...

very belated welcome Lily!

Flowerpot said...

very belated welcome Lily!

Lily Sheehan said...

Thanks Liane :)

Captain Black - thank you! all bullying welcome if it gets me to finish!!

Thanks Karen + fellow Aquarian

Rowan - Thank you. ps I love your books!!!


KeVin K - thank you!!

Flowerpot - Thankyou, thankyou and thank you :)