When I was at school I wanted to be a writer, I imagined myself as a combination of Jo from Little Women and Jane Eyre, writing every day while sitting under an apple tree.
As sometimes happens life got in the way and I did various things including nursing, having some wonderful jobs in the corporate world and then after becoming a mother I moved into the community and disability world.
Of course I wrote reports and funding submissions, however something inside me yearned to write so I finally did it.
In 2009 I wrote a short book on relationship tips entitled "How To Have A Great Relationship: 96 Tips For Turning A Healthy Relationship Into The Perfect Relationship" and had it published on Amazon both as a soft cover "real" book and an e-book.
I was so excited and pleased with myself but I only told my husband and son and a couple of close friends. Looking back I think it was about not feeling comfortable "blowing my own trumpet".
In another way it was a delicious secret I carried around with me.
Eventually I told a few more people, meanwhile without any promotion whatsoever I was selling a few copies of both the soft cover book and the e-book each month.
The excitement of having people that had never heard of me buying my book was thrilling.
I am looking forward to contributing to Michelle's latest project "Love Alters" - my journey as a writer continues.
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