I Respectfully Request the Return of my Routine

Happy new year! I can’t wait to shake off this MS fatigue and get back to spending my week managing things with yoga, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy. Most of all, I can’t wait to harness the creative ideas I have floating around my head and get stuck into writing.

This time last year, I was trying to do something fulfilling with my nursing qualification. I was offered a job with Dementia UK, but it was too many hours. After a lot of soul searching, fending off negative influences from my past career and encouragement from two local writing groups, I decided to take on a BA (honours) in English Literature and Creative Writing. Part time with the Open University. Yes I looked into it thoroughly and no, it won’t affect my pension. This positive step brought me luck and I had my first publication of a short story in a nationwide magazine. Although that same magazine is now closed to submissions, I think it was a moment of serendipity that the editor accepted my writing when she did.

It is difficult and perhaps futile to plan life, but I have goals for 2017. Stay positive, self publish my short story collection ‘QUIRKY TALES TO MAKE YOUR DAY’ finish writing my book ‘1962’ … oh and train this little baby puppy girl.

2017, bring it on!

Happy new year, and happy writing, Samantha

Author: samanthahenthornfindstherightwords

Welcome! Thanks for visiting my author blog. I write every day, I read every day, so we most likely have lots in common! I currently have seven books available on Amazon '1962', 'Piccalilly' 'Quirky Tales to Make Your Day' and the Curmudgeon Avenue series. I live near Manchester UK with my fabulous husband and wonderful, gorgeous grownup daughter, two cats and one dog. I write three types of blog; 1) Fiction written by myself and accompanied by one of my suitable photos or sketches. 2) Ramblings and amusing observations on life. I do not tend to write about anything serious (but admire those that do). 3) NEW! Book reviews. Although my priority is completing my next novel, if I like something I will share it. If I don't have anything nice to say, however, I won't say anything at all. Please see 'contacts' on menu. Sharing is caring, and so is reciprocation!

3 thoughts on “I Respectfully Request the Return of my Routine”

  1. Happy New Year, Sam, and happy new writing! I love reading your work – it’s so original and engaging. I can’t wait for your collection of short stories because I know I won’t be able to put them down!


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