My awesome friend Luchia interviewed me for her radio show This Fine Social Scene which airs on East London radio. It was such fun talking about books and blogs etc – though more nerve wracking listening back to it! She also interviews a great guy who runs a print shop doing real prints.
SO I just discovered that my first ever blog post was on the 12th June 2014. I had thought it was later but never mind. I have been blogging for over a year! It took me a few months of considering before I took the plunge, but I can remember starting to write and an excitement and enjoyment starting to bubble inside me. It’s been an incredible adventure and I am constantly excited about what is happening next.
Here are five of the things I love about writing this book blog:
Sometimes I don’t have time to write. Even five minutes. But with this tip you can make progress on whatever it is you are scribbling without even committing a word to paper or screen!
I’ve found that if even once in a week I engage with the thing I’m writing, whether blog or fiction, things for church or whatever, by reading back a paragraph, having a look at my plans or having a quick wonder on a bus, the rest of the week I will find myself quietly and frequently having ideas pop up out of nowhere.
Last week, after the disappointment of Smiler’s Fair and after having read a fair few books at the same time, I suddenly found myself loath to open another cover.
HOW STRANGE! I really, really love reading and it has always been one of the best ways for me to relax and unwind. At university I was usually reading three novels a week to keep up with lectures etc – and it was brilliant!