I logged back in to Blogger, after two years of radio silence, during which time, let's be honest, I have been hiding on Tumblr and doing very little indeed.
My name is Amy, I'm from England, and just in case it matters, I'm 23. Back in ye olde days (...2012) I used to write a blog called Stripy Tights and Dark Delights. Which was mainly me stomping about in my stompy little boots and trying to outGoth all the other Goths. I definitely wasn't as cool as I thought I was, but I had a hell of a good time.
Thing was, it kind of took off a little bit. Not to blow my own trumpet (much), but there was this one time I actually had to take a break at work to have a phone interview with a nice lady from the Guardian (it took half an hour, which earned me a one-line, moderately cringey quote). People recognised me at gigs a couple of times. It wasn't until after several years, spent reeling in shock that people were actually reading stuff wot I wrote, that I came to realise every single bad outfit choice or daft, know-it-all comment would linger on the interwebs like a bad smell and haunt me until the end of time, or thereabouts.
|S'me. Haven't really got the hang of this selfie thing yet.|
Eventually I gave up blogging because it took over my life. When I couldn't go out for the day and enjoy myself without spending the whole time preoccupied with how I was going to write it up, I concluded that enough was enough, and closed the curtain.
Also, when I was blogging pretty much every day, I neglected other aspects of my life. Chiefly, writing fiction. I have been a creative writing nut since my school days, but I struggled to put pen to paper on a proper story since Stripy Tights came into being. During my break from blogging I have started to brush up on my craft and get back into writing. I will be talking about that in future posts, and with any luck talking to others of you suffering through procrastination, internal critics, and sitting at the computer for hours writing and re-writing one sentence eighty-six times.
There will also be some personal stuff, I imagine, and other ramblings of various kinds.
|My HQ. This is my 'serious' writing laptop... it has no internet connection.|
So a big hello to you, and thank you for stopping by! If you are an old friend, an old reader, or both, please do say hi, and welcome to any new faces who have stumbled across my tiny corner. I'm always happy to chat, and questions and suggestions are more than welcome.