How I went from being a person who didn’t blog for three years to publishing a book


It’s been a while since I blogged on here.

In fact, I’m pretty sure that if you are reading this now in 2018 chances are slim that you were here for my last blog post in 2015.

It may seem a little weird that I disappeared from this site for three years and suddenly turned up with a finished self-published novel.

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Mostly what happened is that I started my own business. I got really busy trying to make it work and my fiction writing took a back seat. Actually, it wasn’t in the car most of the time. It was more like I told my writing I was going out for a loaf of bread and didn’t come back for three years.

OK, not entirely true. There were times when I popped in to say hi, picked up some clothes or checked to see how things were going, but I never stuck around.

I tinkered with my novel on and off in those few years.

I talked about it a lot. 

I thought about a million other YA books I wanted to write, I even started one, but knew I couldn’t really commit to a new relationship while Class of 1983 was still waiting for me to come back with that loaf of bread.

Then, at the end of 2017 I lost my dad.

And I decided I didn’t want to not do things I loved anymore.

And I thought about the things that I loved.

And one of those things turned out to be writing stories.

And one of those stories was Class of 1983.

And so I finished it.

If you were expecting me to give you some kind of checklist of simple hacks on how to go from being a terrible blogger to publishing a book in this blog post, you’re probably disappointed by this point.

But the truth is, no one can write your book for you, no one can live your dreams for you and there is no checklist of hacks that you can just tick off to get where you want to go.

So here we are. Three years since my last blog post and one decision to show up for my dreams later and you can now buy my book!

Of course there is a lot more to say than this. I just thought I’d pop in and say hey. Let you know I’m back from the blogging abyss and that I’ll be updating this blog again with more (useful, maybe) info and inspo on writing, self-publishing and showing up for your dreams.

Big Hugs!

V x

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