This is me – the fledgling writer:
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I started this blog just after I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in English Literature.
There were many reason why I liked the idea of writing a blog, most of which are detailed here in my first blog post.
But one of the main reasons I didn’t fully explore in that first post concerns my post-degree activities. I have decided to follow my passion, and try and make it as a writer. Yes, I made that incredibly secure and stable career move and abandoned all other plans to focus on writing.
I have given myself a year to properly get started, after that, who knows? But I really want to try because I know that if I don’t I will always look back and regret not giving it a go. It is something I have wanted to do ever since I was a child, and now I am finally giving myself the chance to pursue it.
I hope this blog will give me a constant impulse to write even on the days when I am struck down by writer’s block. I also hope that it will allow me to chronicle my life so that I can share and always remember this time in my life. It will contain posts about my day to day life to ensure that I always have something to write about, even when the professional writing may have stalled for a few days. In addition I hope to include posts about topics that I have been thinking about, especially literature related topics, and other things that matter to me or that have been occupying my mind.
This blog will hopefully come to reflect a year in the life of a writer who, despite having written for fun since she was a child, is only really just starting out in this world. It is my way to stay connected to the world, to people, to myself, but above all, to my love of writing. Let’s see where it takes me . . .
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. – Ernest Hemingway
I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I’ll die like a poet. – Bob Dylan