For as long as I can remember my imagination would take me to many places, great adventures looming on the horizon, I never thought it would lead to me writing my first book.
As children, my mum always encouraged us to explore the possibilities in life. She would always say if you don’t dream, create, explore, life will always be limited. Although she taught us this, the fear of the unknown was always present in the back of my mind.
It’s not easy chasing one’s dreams, negative criticisms exist in nearly every corner of the world, you just have to push through it, take a chance. I was studying part time with the open university for a career in health sciences, something I also enjoy, but writing is what I love the most, no matter what came along, I wanted to write.
Being married with four young children can be a challenge, it’s an adventure. As any parent knows, time is often something you never seem to have. However, when you want something badly enough, you will make the time, and so the day arrived when I set pen to paper, making notes, finding ideas, and researching amid the chaos of a noisy and demanding house.
It seemed there were days I could not get the peace to gather my thoughts, let alone write, and yet there were days that it all just flowed, words flying across the page, images and scenes vividly coming to life. I felt excited as the story unfolded, yet I would still think, could I really do this? Would it be good enough, and what if it is all a big mistake?
These are the doubts that can cause regrets later in life, there is nothing worse than having hopes and dreams and doing nothing about them. For me the only failure in life is when we give up on ourselves, time passes by quickly and we can never get it back, so make the most of it.
My first book: A legacy of blood, is book one of a paranormal romance/urban fantasy series. which is based around Celtic and Scandinavian myth, folklore. It follows the story of Mara.
I won’t give much away but to say it is magical and slightly dark at times, an adventure of good versus evil, of self-discovery, pain, hope, betrayal, love.
These are the aspects of life that mould us into the people we become, who will she become? Good, bad? or maybe something in between?
As my first book, I find myself incredibly nervous, I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Please feel free to leave me feedback, as a new writer I know there is still much for me to learn going forward. I appreciate helpful advice and criticism and will try to get back to everyone as quickly as possible.