Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway.

Hello! Welcome to my first blog. Is it called ‘blog’ or ‘blog post’? Who knows? Cause I don’t… anyway you’ll probably find there’s a lot I don’t know as you read on over these coming months. However, one thing I do know is that I want to write – correction – I have to write! Because, to be honest, there are plenty of other things I could do, rather than plough my way through one hundred thousand words trying to give life to characters that only exist in my head! But writing is how I make sense of my life and the world around me. It’s how I process ‘my stuff’. I might complain about having to do it, but believe me, I’m much worse when I don’t!

You join me at the twilight stage of my second novel, ‘If I Could Be Me’. It’s about a granddaughter who discovers the secret life of her grandmother as a MI5 agent. Intrigued? I really hope so, cause you’ll be hearing much more about it here. It took me four years to write my first book and two and a half (give or take) for this one. So, I’ve been doing this as an open secret for nearly seven years and the time is nigh; it’s all or nothing. It’s time I felt the fear and did it anyway. It’s my last roll of the dice before regular employment beckons me away from spending huge chunks of my time inside my own head.

This blog is where I’ll share my ‘book adventure’ and all the things, good and bad, that happen as I try (again) to get a book published. It will no doubt be peppered with personal musings too, as I try to figure out where I’m heading in my life. Anyway, some annoying person once said, ‘it’s all about the journey’ well, I hope you’ll join me on mine.

P.S. Big thanks to my gorgeous sister-in-law Louise, who has held my hand and gently guided me into the online world, “Look, Louise I’m off. No hands!” x

Docherty - 2014 Inspiration

I hope you like dogs cause this guy will feature a lot!

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