I’m back and have dusted the cobwebs off my blog. It feels like ages and no time at all since I last posted. As I alluded to at the time life happened, as it does just when we think we’ve everything sorted, and I needed a bit of space and time to lick wounds and get my head around a few changes.
So here I am.
Hopefully I’ll get a chance to catch up with many of you over the next few days.
While I was away as well as feeling sorry for myself I finished my six week memoir course. It was full on but I really enjoyed it. The final assignment was to figure out what memoir market would best suit my writing and why?
I’ve always known I’ve led a rather varied, interesting life, (most of it by the time I was twenty-five) but couldn’t imagine writing about it without upsetting family. However, the assignments I completed showed me it is possible and not only that but it looks like it could be something I’d enjoy.
I am toying with writing my story as a series of short stories (very short) which would link together to give an account of various times in my life, from childhood, to abuse, my fathers battle with motor neurone disease, life in the spotlight after my abuse hit the headlines and finally life as a mother, a wife and survivor.
I’ll post one of the pieces I wrote over the weekend and you can share your critiques with me!
I’ve known for a long time that I’m my own worst enemy. I need to stop writing stories only I read and actively get my work and eventually my name out there.
2018 is calling…hopefully it’s for me.
Ah it’s great to be back. I’ve really missed you.
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30 thoughts on “What have I missed?”
Hi Tric!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
Happy to be back, although I’d a few sneaky peeks at you via facebook. 🙂
😉 I don’t mind a few sneaky peeks. Not at all!
Welcome back 🙂
Thank you. Delighted to be back.
Welcome back, Tric! I second your idea that you MUST get yourself and your writing out there. I was talking about you and your blog just today with my daughter. Lovely to have it back!
Thanks for the vote of confidence, that’s lovely to hear.
Welcome back x
Great to see you here Tric!
The cloud of dust from opening your post has settled Tric and its good to see you back with us….I do hope you are able get your writing out there as I imagine its part of your ‘healing’ process? I like that idea of presenting your stories in short snippets….good luck with everything.
Thanks Michael. Yes I think the snippets might be more interesting than the whole tale. Now I’ve just to follow through. 🙂
Yay! I look forward to some stories from you. 🙂
Thank you. I aim to please!
yes, yes, yes to all of that and happy to see you here ))
Thanks Beth. I’m happy to be back but was glad of the break.
Reblogged this on Same Train, Different Track.
Thanks for the reblog Chris.
This space was a lonely spot for the past couple of weeks Tric, welcome back and don’t rush into the writing it will fall into place in its own time. Chris.
Good advice Chris. Duly noted.
Write and be proud
I hope to do just that, eventually. Thank you.
Welcome back! I’m slowly working on a memoir, too. Actually, I just posted about it.
Thank you. I’ve a long way to go but it’s a start.
good to see you back, tric !
Thanks Duncan. Time out was just what was needed. It’s great to be back, there’s something about blogging which is hard to let go.
I was very very excited to see this, Tric. Hope it feels like one of those holidays where it’s good to be back, big big (giant!) hug xxxxx
Happy to see you back, Tric, and good luck on your writing! 💗
The short stories idea is a good one! Looking forward to reading. Welcome back to blogland!