Throughout my life I have written a number of books. Always having been a book reader. Enjoying getting lost in a story and learning more about life and social issues as I read.
As a child I created a twelve chapter story entitled ‘Beth- the orphan’. Handwritten in a school exercise book.
Following this novel, a three part comic story about a girl. I named it ‘Bella Golden’ Bella’s activities were created in childlike drawings.Sadly all of these childhood stories have been lost over the years.
As a young adult, at teacher’ college, the students in the English course needed to write a chilrens’ book. Once again I drew a pictorial story about a boy on a train – entitled ‘Tim takes a train trip’. All I recall in writing this is my attempt at making the words read like the sound of a train on the tracks. The clickity click – ‘we’re getting there, we’re getting there’ ran through the story – onomatopoeia I think it is called.
Many years later in the 1990s, when computers were first being bought by everyday people for their homes, in my middle age I began my life’s story. An analysis of
-why I am who I am.
-Challenges I have faced.
That sort of thing. It sits in a file in documents on my computer. Only one person has read it.
So, why am I here now?
What is my motivation twenty years later to begin blogging?
After a decade of family tree research, after discovering interesting information about my ancestors, I discovered story writing again.
Eighteen months later my first novel has been written. Presently in with a self publishing company to bring it to print, into ebook form, and released on the market.
As I await the release date, my focus has been on building relationships, joining and promoting on social networks, so that more than family and friends may show an interest in ‘The Fortune Seekers’.
Hence I discovered the world of blogging. For a few months I have attempted this art. Posting weekly. Adding pictures. Attempting to gain followers and likes.
Sofar, I remain an unknown blogger with very limited attention to my blogs. Undiscovered. Unsure how hash tags work. That sort of thing. Today I attempt my first tags. Interested to see the response.
So, why am I here? To learn.
As simple as that.