When am I going to start writing that book?!

“Creativity takes courage. ”
― Henri Matisse

I have been very remiss in my writing later and feel all the worse for it.  But made a conscious decision this morning to stop procrastinating and get started.

A couple of months back I attended a memoir writing workshop and left all fired up to start and then this fizzled out like a damp squid.  Life seemed to get in the way and motivation went out the window.

I am now fortunate to find myself in what can only be described as a writers dream location, working in the remote Scottish Highlands, where beauty abounds at every turn and which gets the creative juices flowing in abundance. I have all the stories doing their eternal rounds in my head and are crying out to be put down on paper. – But where to start ……  as Julie Andrews sang in the Sound of Music – “Let’s start at the very beginning”.


Here in this remote little corner of the globe, where, when you step outside, there are the cries of the seagulls, the occasional local fisherman pulling up at the slipway to offload his precious catch of the day, seals playfully surfing the incoming and outgoing tide as it pushes into the loch, the vista over the loch that one minute displays almost luminous rainbows and the next torrential downpours with side lashing winds and then the gentle sun lights up the hills into a magical soft glow, visitors driving down the dead end lane who can only but fall in love with the peacefulness and tranquility that is now my home.


So it is here in this perfect location that I intend to start “that” book. And the purpose of this blog today is to put it out there. To commit. I have learnt over the years, that if there is something you are yearning to do and just cant seem to get started – broadcast it. Give yourself that kickstart!

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
― Toni Morrison

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