You'll Get What You're Given
Once upon a time there was a girl who liked to write and had allsorts of ideas of where her future would take her.
Then reality came along and she settled for a job in a supermarket whilst she tried to work out which career path to follow. The uniform was ugly and the pay was rubbish but she wooed a handsome red head at her till and eventually escaped to university to study English Literature & Creative writing in the field of Huddders...
Whilst off at university she flirted with journalism and sailed the choppy rivers of near failure but came out with a decent degree, an ok portfolio of short stories, gig reviews and a few friends for life.
After this adventure she moved in with the handsome red head and unsure where to go next she sought refuge in a job as an admin for b2b company and watched the inner workings of Sheffield Independent Film. Then the contract ended and months of unemployment followed before she got a couple of kittens and went to work for Pentagon. No, not that Pentagon, the car one..
Whilst working at Pentagon she began her blog You'll Get What You're Given, became a home owner with the handsome red head and a few months later decided to attempt to write her first novel. Part way through the novel writing process a meeting was called and redundancies announced so the novel writing had to become a lesser priority.
Nethertheless she still valiantly managed to knockout in excess of fourty thousand words, which was over three times longer than her dissertation! She left Pentagon later that year and after six weeks of redundancy found work at the field of West and now she is attemping once more to write her first novel.
Will she complete this quest?
- Sheffield, UK
- Writing, reading, dancing, baking, playing ukulele & the guitar,sewing, drawing.
- Favorite noveling music:
- Allo Darlin', Belle and Sebastian, MJ Hibbett, Iggy Pop and otherthings on my spotify playlist...
- Writing letters and the occasional email (correspondence monkey).
- Favorite books or authors:
- Daniel Handler, Kurt Vonnegut, Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett, Phillip Pulman, Irvine Welsh, Jasper Fford, Malorie Blackman, Douglas Adams & Paul Magrs.