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Crazy May!

Morning everyone! Firstly I hope you all had a good Easter - seems so long ago now doesn't it?! 

I've had a real rollercoaster of a few weeks, what with scans being done and a trip to the local hospital - not all fun stuff I assure you. But the main thing is I'm on my own two feet and nothing has stopped me writing, and reading new books!

My course is coming along well, I'm still plotting my assignment - at this rate, the story might not be quite as short as it is meant to be! 

I've been asked a few times when I plan to be published, and a lot of the time I answer in the same way - when I've plucked up the courage! Like many writers and authors before me, I have spent years on my first novel, and while I understand the need for editing and the like, the book is my baby (I know, sappy) and I'm not quite ready to face critique on it! 

I'm working on a few more though (I seem to have a multi tasking mind) and I'm looking into self publishing options, such as E-books first then paperback, as well as finding an agent who would be willing to take on a new writer. 

I've promised myself that I will be published by the time I'm 40.( I have some time to prepare)

Hot Topic this month - Reading/Book Groups. Do you belong to a group? What kind of books do you read? How often do you meet up? I'm curious as it isn't something that I've gotten involved with in the past. How do you decide what to read next? 

I can't remember if I have told you before, but I have a number of hobbies, particularly crafting of various sorts. I make jewellery, I loom knit hats (I haven't mastered the scarf looms yet), I self taught myself to crochet and have been making a hodge podge patch blanket. Well for the past few days, I've picked up my loom again and I've been making baby hats. They're so cute! I can hear you wondering what I'm going to do with all the hats I've made (around 10 so far). Well, the hats aren't for me, I plan to take them to the local hospital for new babies. I love sitting knitting while I'm watching TV - a good way to stop yourself snacking by the way - and I find it calming. 

In between knitting and plotting my next story, I've been writing a memoir of sorts. I'm finally writing down my history, where I grew up, my background, my school life and the like. Whether I will ever publish it remains to be seen, maybe I'll add a new section to this site and add it onto here in chapters. Truth be told, it'll be an interesting read. 

I'm popping over to my "To read...or not" section shortly to add a new review, so be sure to take a look. Do you like the reviews? Have you read any of the books I've mentioned? At the moment, my favourite is still "The Secret Diary of Hendrick Groen" - it just made me laugh while being a reflection of the authors life in a residential home in Amsterdam. 

Right, I'm off. Whatever you're doing, enjoy, have fun, stay safe. As always, Keep Reading! x

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