I’ve decided to write a book.
If you’re reading this, hello, thanks for stumbling upon this little blog. Hopefully it’ll hold much more meaning one day. I’m not going to publicise this, but I wanted to share it somewhere.
My friend Alice told me, ‘you’ve had a book in you for a long time’ and she may not ever realise how much those words meant to me. I feel like I have and I’ve never found the right outlet to share.
I’ve tried writing long form before, I did a bloody creative writing degree, but I didn’t know how to tell my stories. Not until Sally Rooney Normal People came along. I didn’t want to follow the hype, stalled in reading it until it had all but nearly died down. Then cue the BBC series. Her writing style is like nothing I’ve ever read before and truly struck a chord. I want to be like that, write like that, aspire to that level of resonation.
So, the only way to do that is to finally, finally, write a book.
So, here goes.
Will report back.