Sunday, 19 January 2014
New Year , new push.
Ok it's 2014 and things aren't going swimmingly well in my world at the moment. I have found myself temporarily out of work and finances are more of a disaster than they normally are. I have spent more than 20 years in nursing and having made the conscious decision to leave for my own sanity and although a whole universe of people have told me that I will be fine, I'm not. So much for having transferable skills, nobody seems to want to know. On paper I do have transferable skills but in practice that's a load of bullshit.
I may have to go back into nursing on my own terms once I have saved up the money to pay the £100 registration fee. £100 a year for what? You don't even get a proper registration card anymore. £100 to work in an environment that makes me ill. To anybody who knows me they will know that I have always hated nursing, I don't think I'm a bad nurse, or a super nurse either. Maybe a bit of both at times. But to be brutally honest, I have been nagged to death for the last 13 years and more, hence why I am trying to get out.
Writing has always been my passion and I have wanted to write since I was about seven and have done , on and off. This year I am going to make a concerted effort to go for my writing, but it's not easy when you are also trying to get yourself out of a financial black hole. I am going to try my hand at all kinds of fiction and hope to use this blog to follow and chart my own progress. I still want to do some author interviews and book reviews but the emphasis has to be on my writing. I am concentrating on my first novel and a novelette and my first collection of short stories. I also want to take part in some blog challenges and to send of some work for publication. I am also hoping to do a weekly serial and to publish some of my work here and at Wattpad. You can find me at
I am still undecided on whether I will take on some non fiction freelance projects or just to concentrate on my fiction, but I will see how I feel.