I have been writing stories ever since I was little. I used to write Sweet Valley High stories when I was younger, I decided I wanted to write my own stories when I was older. Then, as I actually got older, my career wishes chopped and changed so quickly, which culminated in me studying fashion marketing at uni. This course led me to wanting to write again, but this time in journalism. I had ideas of working at a fashion magazine and having the time of my life, not knowing how much free work you have to do before anyone even entertains the notion of employing you.
My dreams of writing were again in tatters, as I worked in a retail job with no prospects. Then, at some point during last year, the urge to write crept up on me again, and I wrote some short stories and started a couple of solid ideas, which soon petered out. Then I remembered that I'd heard about a thing called the National Novel Writing Month, or, NaNoWriMo, which takes place every November. During NaNoWriMo, you have to write an entire novel (50,000 words) in the month of November. I knew this would be the kick start I needed to properly start writing again, so I bit the bullet and signed up.
I've had a slow start so far, but things are picking up and I'll be concentrating and staying motivated for the whole month hopefully. It's been great, and I'm feeling really inspired with my writing again. I won't give too much away, but I'm really excited about this project, and maybe, if I like it enough, I may have started the first tiny little steps in achieving my childhood dream of writing my own stories.