Carrying on from ‘Writing a book? Yeah Right‘ I thought I would use this blog to, now and again, tell you have I am getting on with my writing. Although I have previously told you all that I am re-writing stories that I used to write when I was younger, doing so has, in fact, made me realize how much time and effort it takes to planning and writing a book.
With the first story I am re-inventing, after reading it, I knew there was a lot I had to change about it. It might have looked and seemed like a great story when I was younger, but now, after having a Journalism degree – which should help me with my writing – I’ve had to turn the story on its head and add and take out parts which just didn’t seem to fit or even make sense in the situation.
It may seem more helpful if I told you what this book is about, but alas, I am not going to tell anyone until I have finished it. I will tell you it could be classed as a ‘Young Adult’ book – seeing as the bases of when it was written was when I was about 14/15, and i really want it to be aimed at teenagers/young adults. The story isn’t exactly conventional within this society in the UK, but it could be with other countries but as a teen writing this back in the day, I think I wanted to write a story about if it could happen here. Sorry, I know I’m confusing you and not giving much away, but I’m just trying to give a little bit of detail about how I came to think of this story.
Anyway, I am currently on page 31, and starting to write Chapter 6 at the moment. The ‘new’ story still has the outline of the old one, but it seems more realistic than the old one, which I am glad of. It will probably take me a few weeks, if not months to complete it and then proof-read and edit some more but over the following weeks, I will posting my progress upon this blog of my writing, and I hope you’ll all follow my journey. At times, it seems this idea may be silly, but if i have these on my computer, and my passion for writing, I’d love to have a published book. So I hope you stick with me, and when the times right, I will tell you exactly what this book is about and whether you’d have an interest in reading it.
Until next time.
If you’ve read ‘Time For The Weight Loss Journey’, then you will know that I am a recent unemployed graduate. Since finishing university back in May this year, I have been constantly searching for jobs – full-time, part-time, graduates, temporary, international…you name it, I’ve looked and applied everywhere for something to kick start my career.
But since being home bound, moneyless and jobless, I have taken advantage of downloading a range of different books to my Kindle over the past months to get me through the roughness of the days where I have applied for as many jobs as physically possible but there has been no response.
I’ve loved reading books for as long as I can remember. In Primary School I can always remember there being book groups in class and we used to have reading circles, where every week someone would be allowed to choose a book and the small circle would read it out aloud, each given a small part every once in a while. I don’t think it was really until i started Secondary School that books became a big part of my life. I didn’t even know who Jacqueline Wilson was until about year 8 when I borrowed some of her books from a friend and from then I was hooked on them, asking for her books for Christmas one year and not being disappointed when they were under the Christmas tree.
I’ve recently graduated university and after spending three years away from home, eating and drinking what I want, I’ve piled on the pounds and gone up 2 dress sizes since sixth form.
Now I’ve moved back home with the parents, I’ve taken a hard look at myself and decided that I’m not happy with how I look and I want to be the size I was back in school, where I was most comfortable with myself.
If you’re a woman heading out to explore the world alone, or even with a few friends, you’re probably already streetwise and independent. The truth is though, girls do sometimes face different travel challenges, so here are a few tips for first-time backpackers to help make life on the road run a little more smoothly.
Back when I was in high school, I never really knew why people wanted to go travelling before university. I never really knew anyone who went on a gap year either, so I suppose that is what made me not think about taking one – that and the fact that my teachers would talk about ucas and university non-stop so that’s why I decided to go straight to university to get a degree in journalism, quickly bypassing the thought of spending a year abroad.
But when I got to year 12 in 2008, the clogs in my head started to churn as there was an opportunity to spend a month in Kenya doing all sorts of activities with a charity called Adventure Alternative. Of course I jumped at the chance to be a part of this, I mean who wouldn’t want to travel to Kenya? All the beautiful scenery, travelling around the country, the safari’s and spotting the big five whilst indulging in their culture and living their way of life for a truly amazing 5 weeks seemed like the perfect summer before my final year at school.
Over the last couple of weeks, the online world has been covered in stories from Mexico to Kenya, from murders to kidnaps but despite all these negative reports, would you still go away to countries that are constantly in the news?
In my 20 years, I’ve only ever had two jobs. Well three now if you count the one I’ll be starting when I return back to university in September.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been to two interviews in my life – not exactly an experienced interviewee. One when I was 16 for Superdrug and another a few months ago for Laura Ashley, but the jobs I’ve had, I’ve never needed to be interviewed for. I’m not lying; I’ve gotten these jobs through an ex-boyfriend and my friends.