In short, I’m not.
I have writing daily for the better part of two years now. In that time, I have found an agent who represents me for literary work (SMART Talent – http://www.smart-talent-kent.co.uk/), written a book through to completion which is being pitched to publishers as we speak, and have a short story to be featured in an anthology, which I will detail more when I have exchanged contracts, I am 269 pages into a new project, which is being worked on daily. That’s a good start for me, and I have spent a lot of time working on my craft, I do that through reading a lot, taking feedback and applying myself to the ephemeral task of getting better at it. Well, more comfortable with it but still, I am far from an expert on it.
I just enjoy talking about it, because it’s a craft, a passion and I decided after years of trying on various identities and paths, that I was going to write. Not especially being a writer, because sometimes the two are distinctly different affairs. It’s my purpose because I would do it for free(no news there) and I do it a lot. A certain amount of ambition comes into play but that’s pride and a sense of achievement that comes from an internal set of references rather than any external influences. So I will talk about the things I do know of, my experiences and also to give me something to look back at, a cycle of feedback to keep me motivated and strong. If I am telling you the process, then if I don’t stick to it, then I create an expectation for myself.
Thank you for following me, and the likes that you give. It’s just here now, no Twitter and no Facebook, and I feel better for it. I have chosen quality over quantity in terms of engagement. I have decided that I will re-engage with those when I have stuff to promote, but I have a tendency to seek attention, which isn’t all that healthy at times, so now is about regrouping and consolidating who I am.