Everyone has at least one dream, but how many of those dreams do you really have the time and endurance to follow through with?
As a young girl growing up in a home filled with children (not just my three siblings but friends, cousins, second cousins, neighbours and neighbours' cousins ... you get the idea), I was enveloped in fun, adventure, friendships and imagination. Before the dawn of multi-channel TV, social media, Netflix and i-pads, all we did was play. We'd use anything we could get our hands on to fill the long summer days outdoors or the dark, drawn-out winter evenings cooped up inside. And I guess that this is where my passion for story-telling began.
I have, at many times, dreamed of writing down my stories, but life so easily takes over. School, exams, further education, part time jobs, a career in marketing and motherhood. How on earth do you find the time to follow your dreams?
Then, one Spring morning in 2018, I woke up and decided that I wasn't going to put it off any longer, and I began to write. I'd like to say that it was easy, but I quickly realised that my distant memories of English lessons were buried deep in my foggy past, so I enrolled on a refresher course and found myself knee deep in the intricacies of the English language. Grammar, punctuation, spelling, figurative speech ... eugh!
However, I persevered, and several months later I had completed my first novel. It may have taken me forty years but the moral of this story is; never give up on your dreams. If you have a burning desire to create or achieve something then, now more than ever, you can put yourself out there and make it happen.
And never stop dreaming - the best stories come from the craziest dreams!
Thank you for visiting my website, and thank you for showing an interest in my stories. If you have already read 'The Undergrounders & the Flight of the Falcon' then thank you thrice!
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