Updated: Jul 25, 2018
I'll let you in to a little secret. I've not always been a writer, nor have I always enjoyed it. There, I said it.
Many moons ago (more than I care to remember), I was a student. In fact, more than once I have been a student......a grand total of THREE times in my young life I was a student. You would think by that stage, I would have a pretty good handle on what I wanted to be when I'm "grown up" yes?
No. Its taken me until the grand old age of "thirty-something" to finally get to where I wanted to be, and that is exactly what I was doing all those years ago whilst I was trying to work out where I was going in life, and what I wanted to become.
Back then I had a love-hate relationship with writing. I wrote, I wrote a lot. Not always through choice, but mostly because I had to. Any Undergraduate student will tell you, there is an awful lot of writing involved in a degree, even more so when you decide to study a degree encompassing two subjects instead of the usual one - in short it's double the writing!
So I've been there, I've been the one sitting willing my brain in to action 3 hours before a deadline is due, I've been the one looking back on my work years later, secretly proud of what I achieved (having forgotten the emotional turmoil I went through at the time!) I've hated writing when I have been cursing myself for leaving it all so late again, praying to somehow produce another 300 words so that I can reward myself with sleep, for having to write about a topic I have little or zero interest in purely to be able to progress with my studies. But more important than that, I actually love it! I love the challenge, I love to see what you can really get out of yourself when you apply your mind and throw yourself in to it. Looking back, and reading some past work can be truly eye-opening. It can be really satisfying to look back and think "that was actually really good" or "did I really used to know that?!".
So, from this love-hate relationship with writing, Cobweb Cottage Editorial was born. Why can't you earn a living doing something that you love? Something you can really get your teeth in to and enjoy the challenge of pushing yourself further each day.
Cobweb Cottage Editorial is the home for little old me, and my writing brain, my critical mind, my random ramblings and my "words from the wall" - all will become clear later. I hope you will join me, if not to work with me as a client, but as a spectator, a curious bystander who wants to see just what happens and appears out of this little cottage creation.