Who am I ?
Personal background: I’m a wife, a mother to three beautiful girls and one strange dog called Lola. Four years ago I was diagnosed with a genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Type iii along with my eldest daughter. Two years ago, my other two girls were also diagnosed. My eldest daughter is currently going through the process to be diagnosed with Asperger’s. They all have Sensory Processing disorder and Autonomic Dysfunction and multiple allergies and intolerance’s, (I hate cooking!) A lot of my time is spent running round like a headless chicken as I dash between appointments and meetings for all three. When I’m not writing, I can be found acting, dancing and singing. I am proud to be a member of Mad Cow Productions and am currently in a musical, Anything Goes.
Am I writing?
Looking back, I would have to call myself a closet writer. I’ve always had a pen in one hand and a notebook in the other, scribbling down everything that happened in my ‘dairy’. Don’t laugh, it took me ages to realise I was misspelling diary, I still cringe at the thought of me writing,’dear dairy’ every day for two years.
I loved writing short stories and I spent alot of time writing scripts. When I wasn’t reading or writing I was acting, singing and dancing as part of a youth theatre. The only problem was, that I never showed anyone what I wrote.
I am writer…hear me roar, quietly, as I’m in the middle of editing and I need to concentrate.
Since then I have been dragged by the scruff of my neck out of the closet by my friends and family. I have finished a TV script, co written with my childhood best friend Cheryl McCullough and we have become partners in everything fiction related. Our next project is underway in the form of an online magazine dedicated to everything story. (StoryIsland.co.uk – just in case you fancy keeping up with our progress.)
I still love to write short stories and have three on the go at the moment. I am also nearing the end of editing my first novel, which has been an amazing journey of self discovery. Who knew I could drink that amount of tea, whilst keeping the local bakery in business!
Through this blog I hope to share with you the rollercoaster ride that is my life whilst writing.
So buckle up and enjoy the somewhat dysfunctional ride, with me and my family 🙂