I’m Rebecca :)
I am – luckily – a stay-at-home-mum of our two daughters and son, all under 3 years old. My partner works super long, challenging hours to ensure that I can be at home with our children, without the pressures of needing to contribute financially. Because of this, I have recently been able to put some time into my passion of writing.
I have adored reading since before school – I excelled in reading levels through the first years of school and continued it as a hobby ever since. At the beginning of high school, I became friends with people who were open about their love for the arts and literature and began experimenting with my own talents in both areas. I have a love for drawing/sketching, but I found that I kept being drawn back to writing.
My writing started as free form poetry – complaints about life and the world from a teenager’s point of view, I was trying to make sense of a very broken family. And though I wrote many pieces, I have always had a love for prose/fiction/stories.
I’ve had an idea for a novel since I started high school, and it has been continuously evolving with each new step in life – the fundamentals are there but I believe that the character of a story is just as important as the story/plot itself. Thus, as I have grown as a person (with some immensely appreciated support from my partner) so have my characters and the underlying issues I wish them to encounter along their journey.
At present, I am working on my skills as a writer – studying any and all aspects of novels in every spare moment I manage to find. Albeit sometimes procrastination from writing the novel itself but alas, I am a perfectionist, and I don’t want to write a 120,000 word epic sci-fi/fantasy novel and simply have to go back and get rid of much of the work I have put insane hours into.
Though, that’s probably just an excuse, and I should just sit my arse down and write with what ideas I have. Then I should toughen up and just edit the whole thing multiple times over, instead of continuing to put it aside – I don’t know! I’m struggling, I don’t want to ruin this incredible thing (I think) that has been with me for such a long time, this thing I have such a passion for!
But I guess that’s why I’m here.
I’m using this blog as an outlet to keep up my writing (I see this tip frequently from many different sources; that the only way to improve is to write every day – or as often as possible) even if it’s not for the novel itself, it is practise on some level.
And I’m also here for you. I’m here for your advice and your criticism. The only way I will get better is to have many people (with many different experiences, talents, opinions and different levels and areas of education) read and comment on my work.
I implore you to leave your mark and let me know what you think!
Kindest regards and many thanks,