A few months ago, I held an unfulfilled desire to write. I was embarrassed about it, thinking I might fail. But once I discovered the world of blogging, I realised it was worth a try: I could write whatever I felt like writing and experiment with some different styles. Most importantly, I could practice with some purpose.
Pursuing a lifelong dream is amazingly liberating. And receiving generous comments and feedback from some accomplished writers, and my friends and family, has encouraged me all the more. It appears that now I have started writing, two things have happened: I have realised that the opportunities are endless, and I'm addicted!
Here are my first two published articles:
I came across the website Kids' Book Review through an online chat with the brilliant author, Tania McCartney. Tania has self-published two gorgeous children's books (available through the book review website) and written for numerous other publications. Tania has been so generous in encouraging me to write and has given me the opportunity to become a regular contributor to her website. I am honoured, and look forward to sharing my love of kids' books with you all through Kids' Book Review.
The second article is one that has been posted here on Writing Out Loud previously. I was asked to allow it to be published in the online magazine, Your Balance, a publication promoting flexible work practices, working from home and work/life balance. These are issues I am very passionate about and enjoy discussing and promoting. Leah, who heads both the magazine and online job board, Lifestyle Careers, has asked me to contribute further articles, so watch this space.
I hope you enjoy them!