I hadn't been in a great place with my writing for a while, as you can probably tell from that post and I had pretty much decided that after 18 years or so, writing as a "profession" was no longer for me. I had decided just to think of writing as a "hobby" and concentrate on my new career as a crafter, designer and scrapbooker instead.
Well, here I am a year on and feeling much better about everything, I'm very pleased to say. Ironically, I found that once I'd taken the pressure off myself by only thinking of writing as a "hobby", I got more writing done than I had in ages! Then, once I began to feel better and the grieving process had moved on, I found myself writing consistently again and a couple of months ago decided it was time to get "back on the horse" and add writing to my portfolio career again.
This time round, I'm concentrating on writing non-fiction books and have a very exciting (and rather scary!) project in the pipeline with a definite link to Downton Abbey! I will reveal more in a future post. The jury is still out on whether or not I return to writing fiction for children but I'm still writing poetry and am in the process of putting together my first collection of "adult" poems.
So, a lot can happen in twelve months and I am pretty excited about what the next twelve months will hold for me. I hope they are good for you, too.
"Always remembered, never forgotten."