I’m feeling a little sleepy and useless this morning so please bear with me. I got my final assignment back for my Start Writing Fiction course with the OU and scored a surprising 83%. I celebrated with a few bottles of Magners and a late night watching Bridget Jones Diary so the only thing I have brought to the table is soluble aspirin, water and coffee, yes mustn’t forget the coffee!
I must admit I am struggling to find a unique topic here so I have used an old topic in a unique way. As I turned 30 this year I find myself reflecting and looking forward to an important year ahead – watch my blog space. A lot has changed since I joined the Novel Racers and a lot of time has passed since my introductory post. So I thought I would tell you all a little more about me.
As you know I have just successfully completed my first creative writing course with the OU. It was a level one course which I found really helpful and was vital in cementing that confidence in myself as a writer. I now know that the writing I do isn’t just for my own pleasure – it’s for others as well. Since joining this blog in August 2009 I have finally finished the first draft of my chick-lit novel. I haven’t gotten bored of it, just exploring other avenues of story telling in the form of short stories which I have been subbing to the women’s weekly market. The novel rewrite starts this weekend and I cannot wait – heck I might even start tonight!!
Through my blogging and short story writing I believe I have discovered my niche. Historical literary fiction. On my blog I include film reviews and one film I wrote about recently really struck a chord with me – The Kings' Speech. Not only did it give me an unhealthy obsession with Colin Firth but it gave me a thirst for knowledge and a fascination with history. Also, my final assignment with the OU called for a 1500 word story which used time shift. I wrote about my parents and their story which has always intrigued me from a young age – when my Dad was serving in the Royal Navy and my mothers journey to raise three (quite wonderful I might add) children. I want to develop this into a novel and tell their story in the best way I know how – because it is quite a remarkable tale and one that I can’t wait to hear more about from them.
So that was a bit more about me. I invite you all to tell a little about you.