Sunday, 13 April 2014

On writing a book...

I know things have been quite quiet around these parts lately so I thought it was high time I let you in on a little secret.

I have a bit of a confession to make. Not a guilty one at that, but a confession nonetheless. There is a reason why things have been quiet on the blog lately, and that is because I have been writing, and writing a lot. You see, I've started writing my first book.

This is something that I've been wanting to do for a while, and has always been right there at the top of my list of things to do before I'm 30. If there is one thing I have learned in the past few years, (especially whilst at Uni too) is that I am a terrible procrastinator. So, deep in the abyss of January blues I decided to make a list of things I would like to achieve not only as a married woman, but in the near future also, and it occurred to me then that 30 is both a long way off, and not that far at all, then it also occurred to me at the same time... “What's actually stopping me from doing it now?” And you know what, I couldn't think of a single reason as to why I shouldn't start pursuing this now, or why I should wait until my 29th birthday and suddenly panic.

So I started scribbling down ideas, and tapping little notes into my Evernote on my phone during my lunch hour, and before I knew it, I had some real solid ideas developing. Yikes!

Now, as much as I hate to rain on my own parade, let's not get too excited here. I am still in the stages of mind-mapping and scribbling down memories of recipes, and ringing my mum everyday to see if she still has that old recipe for such-and-such that Aunty so-and-so who used to know Grandma, had. But nevertheless, this book is in full motion and hope it will continue to gain momentum until I am through.

This is a very exciting time for me, because this is actually the first major project I have set myself since I graduated and cut my losses with the fashion industry 3 years ago. I sincerely hope that you will come along and join me for the ride.
I don't want to give away too much now, as I'm still very much in the planning process and until I understand fully how I can protect my material and recipes, I will be keeping things quite close to my chest. However, if there is something I simply cannot keep to myself then ofcourse I shall be posting about it on this ere blog (if anyone is still reading it).
Are you with me folks?!

Thanks for being so understanding. You lovely lot! I'll be back soon, hopefully with recipes.

Hannah. x