I am absolutely over the moon to be welcoming the fabulous Sue Watson to The Book Nook today!
Love, Lies and Lemon cake was released on June 27th this year. For anyone who hasn’t read my review yet, – which you really should, it’s here! – I LOVED this book. It’s the most a book has made me truly laugh in a long time, as well as being a truly heart-warming story, (plus a very swoony hero, but we’ll get back to him later!)
Hey you! Yes, you, reading this now. I need your help.
I started this blog as a place to get me back into writing, to give me motivation to get my butt in the chair and write, and to interact with other writers. Luckily, it has done just that.
But, it’s also done much more. It’s become more of a nook for me to air my love of all-things-bookish, not just my own writing, and to post reviews about what I’m reading, discover new reading material, and connect with other readers. This, I love. I really wasn’t sure what direction this blog would take when I started off, but I feel like I’ve found my swing, and I really love it. And I love all of you guys too!
Which is why, I want your feedback. As this has become a corner more for my reading habits, than my writing habits (although I can’t express how much it has helped as a motivation for writing!) I’ve decided to have a little re-brand into something more relevant, and I would like your opinion on what you think I should change the title to!
I’d love to hear any other ideas or comments you have!
I’ve come to a realisation, that I’ve always been one of those really awful ‘aspiring writer’ types. I have always been determined to write a book. I’ve had a couple of particular ideas floating around my mind for years, I’ve made some characters, developed some plot lines, but never once have I set the time to actually put pen to paper (or fingers to keys) and actually make that book materialise. And to be honest, I’m sick of myself for it.
So, I’ve turned a new leaf. I have finally – I still can’t quite believe it myself – started my very first novel. I basically realised that the term ‘aspiring’ was really just a means of procrastination for me. A cover up. It just meant I could keep putting it off with the comforting belief that one day it would happen. Thing is, it was never actually going to happen until I made it happen. So, I’ve dropped the ‘aspiring.’ The only thing needed to be a writer, is to actually write. To put in the effort to make the time to write. And bingo! I am now a writer.
It is, of course, in the earliest of stages, but do you know what? Dropping that ‘aspiring’ title is the best thing I’ve ever done. It’s almost like I used the term to belittle myself, as I know that the reason I’ve always put off getting started is down to a lack of confidence. What if I’m no good? What if no one likes what I write? The thing is though, what if I’m great? What if people love what I write? Good or bad, I’m never going to know if I don’t try. And having simply had the guts to push that out of my mind and begin on what I’ve been dreaming about since I was a little girl, has given the best confidence boost I’ve ever had. Because ultimately, I’d rather try and fail then look back with that dreaded ‘What If?’