Sunday, January 13, 2008

You're the voice, try and understand it

Well, hello dear neglected readers. Happy belated 2008 to you all!

I feel I should explain the post below. I've decided that, for me, 2008 is going to be the year of writing. In order to do this, I need to find my writing voice. Now, I already have a writing voice, but I feel I need to get to know it well. What makes it tick? What is it about this voice that makes it undeniably, unmistably mine? Does it prefer marmalade to nutella? Radio to silence? Downhill to cross-country? Does it even want to come out?

In order to answer these questions (and probably quite a few more), I'll be doing a lot more writing this year. I'm even going to bore you all, and put some of it on the blog, inbetween newly made dresses and blathering about knitting. Hopefully some will be a tad more cheery than the one below. Even I'll admit to being a little disturbed by that one.

Feel free to let me know what you think of it. Criticism*, even when it pinches hard like a bastard and leaves a bruise, is always thought-provoking, and probably just what I need to bang down walls and improve.

*Although don't be too mean - I am a sensitive soul, after all!


  1. Wonderful! I look forward to reading what you write.

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  3. I loved it - really. I've re-read & re-read & I still love it.

  4. I love your writing, though I must admit that I find your humorous, environmentalist side more appealing. I knew there was a happy end to what you wrote so there was no need to freak out.

  5. By the way.. does that mean the midwife screwed up, or was it screwed from the start ?

    Did they give you the needle in the leg first ( before they started pummelling your tummy ? )

    As I commented in the previous post, that piece of writing was ace .. so go for it !

  6. I really enjoy your writing, so glad your planning to share more!

  7. Good on ya J!
    As you know I have stopped posting on my blog now and I can recommend carrying a pocket sized journal with you all the time. It helps to jot things down as you see/hear/think about them.

  8. Anonymous7:55 pm

    Great writing mate! It brought back some scary memories I've been happily repressing. I had an abruption and lots of blood too. Luckily like you we all ended up ok. I imagine writing about it might be quite cathartic one day.

  9. 'Make a noise and make it clear..wohohwohowohowho' Sorry, little bit of John Farhnam flashback! Keep writing - I have missed your quirkyness lately and really look forward to a good injection of Jorthness!


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