As I travel deeper into uncharted territory leading my errant cast of characters towards their fate, I continue to impress myself with my determination and will to succeed.


I am very pleased to say that I am blessed with an overwhelming desire to crack on in the present time, rather than namby pamby around attempting to analyse the past.  I know some people might say it has taken me a long time to reach this stage in my life, but I don’t talk to those people anymore.

I think this new found belief in myself may be something to do with that ticking time bomb that is my age.  I am aware it could go off at any time, so I need to get a move on.  As Captain James T. Kirk said “You either believe in yourself or you don’t” and I need to take that leap of faith now and finish this book that has been rattling around my head for too long.

Believe in your self

I am so close now and am also acutely aware that the competition is fierce.  So many younger writers out there, whose minds positively ooze creativity and their thoughts untinged by negativity.

Everywhere I go I am surrounded by bright, young things whose uncluttered minds are void of any emotional baggage. Cruising through their unfettered lives using high spec technology, operated by a flurry of fingers and thumbs.

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Nonetheless I am pleased that my mind is gradually clearing with each outpouring of words on to my hard drive.  I am revisiting Chapter 13, again, and I am confident that I know where all my characters are finally headed.  So despite the fact that I have floaters in my left eye, irritating little buggers they are too, I am definitely beginning to see more clearly now.

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Eye Floaters – irritating little buggers

Written by Tessa Barrie

Writer and blogger from Jersey in the Channel Islands UK who believes life is too short to be niche. 🙃 Currently working on her first novel.

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