This is a way marker on my writing journey and an excuse to describe how we got here and where we are going.
I was a fairly late starter to writing. I’m not one of those magical beings that can produce notebooks showing the worlds that they created as soon as they could walk. I didn’t write. I read and wandered in nature for my magic. Then read some more.
It wasn’t until I was in my 20’s that I found the confidence to write – starting off with poetry, some of which was published in anthologies. I found that I was writing to be published or to enter competitions. I stopped and realised that this had killed poetry in my heart.
I then graduated to short stories and started to find my voice. Then I thought that I should be writing a novel. I started several but never finished any. I got bored of that too.
That brings us to this way marker.
My wonderful wife loves reading crime novels and said to me, “Write one for me”.
Crime is not my natural genre but I have an idea for a cracking story and have started to write it. It may end up as a short story or a full-blown novel.
So that’s the direction I’m heading and you can see my progress on the tracker to your left.
I hope you enjoy the journey.