A way marker

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.

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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.