Probably not the most auspicious of titles for an aspiring writer. Let's just say it's more to do with the colour of my hair than a tendency towards dizziness. Well... for the moment anyway... the six shades of gold and copper are slowly being joined by... <ahem> let's call it white gold and leave it at that.
Now that we've got that little issue (for me anyway) out of the way, I should perhaps say a little about myself and why I've started a Blog.
It seems that anyone who is anyone, and even those who are no-one, are Blogging. So, why can't this No-one of Any Consequence write one too?
It's been on my mind for a while and I've read a few Blog entries and immediately felt inadequate. I couldn't possibly have anything of interest that anyone who is anyone and even those who are no-one would want to read. Besides, if I had anything to say that was worthy of announcing to the world at large would I be able to impart that knowledge in an engaging manner to keep my reader (one of... maybe...) reading?
It's all in the execution - a cleverness with words. As an aspiring writer, words should be my thing. Not so. Writing is incredibly hard. Many people have read books and thought Pah! I can do that. If only... I learnt the lesson the hard way.
I'm very much a day dreamer and spent much of my time creating adventures in my head where they lingered for a while and then would eventually be forgotten. Day dreaming, I discovered from reading Dorothea Brande's "Becoming a Writer", can be a powerful tool for a writer. This revelation made me feel a little better about my writing ambitions and the fact that they only surfaced at the age of 17 and not from the moment I could hold a pencil. Day dreaming, however, has been with me for as long as I can remember. Perhaps now is the time to put that imagination to work.