It seems I’ve accumulated a few new followers recently, but I haven’t updated my blog in quite some time. Thought I’d say HI! and add a post with a few updates.
I’ve pretty much finished my first year at University, which is madness. It’s been an incredible learning curve, in the process I’ve met some amazing people, gained many new friendlings, had some amazing times, stressed a lot, learned a lot, been the poorest I’ve ever been, explored a new city, pushed myself out of my comfort zone… I am curious to know how the next year pans out.
Writing wise, Guarded has been stalled due to studies, of course. My plan over the summer is to complete the final edit. In June I’ve got a spot at Hampshire Writer’s Society’s annual book fair for self-published/published authors. It’s not huge, but it’s pretty exciting. I get my own stall and an opportunity to talk to people about my road to self-publication with Away with the Faeries. I may even (attempt to) sell a few copies while I’m there.
There are those fleeting moments of doubt where I think I might be safer sinking back into full-time work, earning money and getting on with things…but then I snap out of it, realising that these three years will aid the rest of my life and my future career. It clearly won’t be easy, but I reckon I’m determined enough to stick with it.
Right now I’m working, finishing my final assignments, keen for summer to come around. Like. Mother nature pls. No more rain.
My emotions have taken a slight battering this year, but you know when you come to realise that the only way to get over shit is…to get over shit. In the mean time, imma sip my wine here on this sofa, listening to some Country music. I’m looking forward to a weekend catching up with some friends. I must remember that actually, if he can’t be assed, then why the heck should I hang about? I deserve better and I should have seen it coming. I’m letting go of the idea of what I wanted it to be and it kinda makes me sad but – I need to remind myself that I’m hanging onto something which isn’t worth my time anymore. Especially as I am clearly not worth his time. It makes me think of a John Mayer song, ‘Friends, Lovers or Nothing’ “there can only be one…” I need to re-sketch the line that became blurred. I’m alright. We might be alright, eventually.
Sorry y’all, but sometimes you just need to get these things out. What better place than a blog?
Hope everyone reading this is feeling positive, feeling good and looking forward.