Since I wrote the last episode of How I Came to be in England I’ve had lots of requests to carry on the story. I even had a Bring Back How I Came to be in England hash tag created on Twitter. (Fame at last!)
I was reluctant because the story had moved to the UK and closer to the present time. It also has so many twists and turns in it, I really didn’t think people would believe it. I thought ending it where I arrived in England to stay here for good was the obvious point.
Then I read an older post, one written around the time I had the idea of charting my long and windy road from Finland to England. In it I promised to reveal why I have two wedding anniversaries. But I’d ended the story long before I’d got there.
There was another reason why I ended the tale where I did. Writing the blog posts about my life story was infringing on my other writing time; I wasn’t getting anywhere with my current novel. Foolishly I thought it’d be easy to start to get obsessed about the other writing again. If only one could tell one’s brain what to do.
So…after some thorough soul-searching, and after getting tired of lying awake at night continuing the story of How I Came to be in England inside my head, I decided to write more chapters. I’ll try to continue my new love affair at the same time, who says you can’t have two on the go at the same time?
I am so pleased .. I love your story 🙂
- A says
Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
I've been lurking for a while and I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed your "How I Came to be in England" series too! I'm really happy that you're going to continue it. Thank you!
Chic Mama says
I've just caught up with lots of your posts, so pleased you are excited about your new book. I look forward to the next installment. xx
Looking Fab in your forties says
Two on the go – oh Mrs! You will manage it, you are a born writer as I have told you before! x
I'm sooo glad!
Midlife Jobhunter says
"Writing the blog posts about my life story was infringing on my other writing time; I wasn't getting anywhere with my current novel."
I can relate. But…. when the other isn't flowing, the blogging has provided a vehicle to keep the creative thoughts coming. Or so I tell myself.
Helena Halme says
You are all so kind. Part 41 should be up later this week.xx
brilliant- can't wait!
Great news! Hooray!