All posts by Dawn

I am a 14 times published author, blogger, mother, and so much more! I love the great outdoors, running and swimming! My daughter is my world. Ink flows through my veins...

My life was put into perspective today!

My life was put into perspective today, while I was catching up with my emails my princess turned to me and said  “Mummy I need wee wee can you lift my dress up” I looked at her ever so serious faced but with a smile, then she said ” I’m waiting mummy” I promptly closed down my laptop and attended to her immediately!! Children keep you grounded when you start running away with your self and thank goodness too.

I like to think of myself as an intelligent women that I can figure most things out and follow straight forward instructions? Mmm well since setting up my blog I have entered a mind field of technology which may as well be in a foreign language! So I drafted in my brother-in-law to help me he is so technology savvy he made it look so simple I almost felt embarrassed – and whilst I’m on the subject of family I have also drafted in my Husband as my editor, I write, he edits.. It certainly beats paying an editor £££s to do it for you! However the down side of having a free editor on board is that you are constantly reminded of your grammatical errors on a regular basis! And during my excitement to pen my story I have to admit to making a few…

… but I am sure I’m not alone in this? I do get very carried away the more excited I get the faster I type and the more errors appear! But these are just details which can be corrected anytime, my memory however cannot!  Hence when I need to write, I have to write incase my memory fails me which it often does, yes I should write my thoughts down more often, (very difficult when your in the park with your child or supervising a play date!) My final thought goes to all those who have been affected by the earth quake in America today. Well I will sign off for the day now good night and sleep well.

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Why do I write?

I am a lover of stories truth or fiction, ever since I can remember I have been reading/writing. When I was nine years old I started writing poems and short stories I used to have a thick lined journal type book which I wrote in, but sadly along the way this was lost? To live my life without books, without reading, would not be a full and complete life at all – this is  who I am. I have been inspired by many people and there stories…from the people in my life to inspirational authors that have made me look at my own writing in different ways. I can only hope one day my own story will inspire others to follow their dreams, that nothing is out of reach if you want it badly enough (this is what I tell myself often!) Dont get me wrong there are days when I don’t pen a word, I have days when I am distracted like last night for instance there was breaking news reported by sky news re: uprising in Libya? I was transfixed… I could not take my eyes of the television as history was being made before my eyes. I have spent  today supervising my Lilliah’s play date, washing and all the other mummy duties on my ever growing list! Lilliah is sleeping now, I’m in my time now so unlike last night I will use it wisely as its so precious I have but a few hours a night to transport myself into my book and bring myself ever closer to the finish line. I know I will see light at the end of the tunnel eventually. Good night world.

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A good day!

I was awakened this morning with my little princess whispering ” wake up mummy wake up love you mummy”.  I cannot think of a better way to wake up on a lovely sunday morning! My eyes were heavy from writing into the early hours, the sun was shining outside and I was being dragged out of bed!  Lilliah has gone to her grandmas for the afternoon, which has given me a lot of time to tweak my website and get stuck into my book, I have found that I am constantly going over pages that I have written, changing something here and there.  In fact quite obsessively, note to self: (worry about the details later). Ive done well today and feeling rather chuffed with myself!  Although I am yet to get out of my pyjamas … this is the thing you see once I get stuck in I forget the time of day literally, I forgot to make myself some lunch? I forgot to phone my brother (long over due) I barely hear the phone when it rings?  I’m just transported into another world removed from this one. This is why I do all my writing late into the night when my beautiful daughter is fast asleep so I can concentrate fully on my writing and again be transported!  I am signing off for the day now as I have a girly date with my freind’s at 7pm for a good old fashion gossip and catch up! (again this has been long over due)

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Today I’m stressed!

It’s not easy to write when you have an energetic toddler wanting your attention 24/7, especially today when I really needed to get my website up and running. So if it looks bad and unfinished that’s why! Last night I only typed 3,672 words … sound’s like a lot but not enough? I am a few chapters in writing my autobiography for my daughter. This has taken me on a very personal journey and made me look at myself in a whole new light. I am also writing a thriller based novel, which I have been writing for quite some years, during which there have been period’s where I have not written at all, and other times when I write frantically.  I will admit that life has got in the way often and time was just not available to me. Ever since I was a teenager I have wanted to write, this was always my dream, my ambition! So tonight while my princess is sleeping I am making the most of my time, with a glass of wine on the table and a galaxy bar crying out to be opened!

It is 10.31 p.m. I am shattered due to lack of sleep last night (finally caught some zzz’s at 3a.m)!  I have more research to do tonight, lots of old letters to go through – this is the best part of the day for me to continue with my projects regardless of how much my body tells me I need to sleep!  The galaxy bar helps enormously, and one or two cups of coffee also. It’s hard to imagine that one day other people could be reading my books if I’m lucky enough, but right now I am obsessing over completing them then we shall see about the rest!

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Me …

Hi there! (I’m a proud mother/wife/writer/blogger and tweeter!)

I am  writing my autobiography for my daughter – along side this I am also
attempting to write a thriller based novel which I have always wanted to do being a lover of thrillers myself and reader of many! I am a proud mother and a current
affairs obsessive – also fast becoming a twitterholic! My loves are good wine,
good books, and when I can afford them, Jimmy Choo’s! My daughter is my whole
world, my life, my everything (the child first and foremost). I currently live in Birmingham England.   I hope you all enjoy my daily blogs they will be filled with the positives and negatives of writing your first novel with a toddler in tow – not easy by anyone’s
standards, especially as she is not a great fan of sleeping. There will be words
of wisdom and plenty of humour! Enjoy and please feel free to comment.

Dawn

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