Monday, 12 December 2011

Getting Started

Hello! Is there anyone out there? I can’t see you but I’m told  that you are there. I guess I will just go with the idea ‘I will see when I believe or blog’ as is the case here.  I don’t know much about blogging so I will need your help. If you are not too busy. My name is Laurie. My sign is Leo. I was born in the Chinese year of the Wood Dog and my passion is writing– history and biography at the moment, but I deviate to crime fiction occasionally which is a kind of history, especially when the crime has already been committed.

Procrastination is my Achilles Heel. Do you know what I mean? Have you noticed that getting around to it sometimes takes longer than doing the job. Are you a procrastinator? Being a writer and a procrastinator is a double whammy. Even starting this blog is an example of procrastination. I have been telling myself I should have a blog ever since I saw that movie Julie and Julia. How long ago was that? Anyway, here I am and I’m pleased to meet anyone who is interested in writing, especially if you are writing his—story or her—story which is what history is at its best, the story of ordinary and extraordinary people. Do you have a favourite historic person? My person of interest at present is Margaret Catchpole who was not who she is said to be. But I have to stop procrastinating and get on with the writing and let you get on with yours…maybe when I check in next we can talk about how to give procrastination the push and the problems of writing history, the kind people enjoy reading.

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