Following a few years fighting and losing against chronic insomnia, one morning, at around 3am, I picked up a pen and scrawled words across a page. It was bad, but it wasn’t bad-bad and it was certainly an improvement on a book I’d just paid for, coming back from the UK.
The bug bit and I slowly grew into writing, drawing a bow-wave of the OK and not so OK but it’s a learning process and no-one ever stops learning. In 2014 I came first with a short story in Writers’ Forum, which encouraged me and followed this up by an appearance in the Poestate poetry festival in Lugano. All was going well until I went self-employed, and my energies became channelled into that and my writing fell by the wayside.
Of late that’s changed a little, I’m finding a little more time and the words have started to come a little easier once more, certainly easier than sleep. Word of warning; a lot of my poetry was written at ungodly hours in a less than positive state of mind.
Thank you for taking the time to read through.
Hi Chris, nice intro. Ask the wonderful Italian lady to take you further south into northern Italy, the lakes, the alps, the appenini and further down… 😉 it’s so beautiful and you should not miss it! I spent wonderful winters on the mediterranean sea on the riviera cause I love the oceans and the sea as well. Give it a try, its a perfect place for inspiration and quiet writing. So says another Italian lady…
Buongiorno Anna, great to hear from you. I go often down to Piemonte and Liguria, as her folks come from that region. Winter in Liguria is fantastic, it has its own micro-climate. I’ve yet to write there though.
Hi! *waves* from Kent!
Thanks for the follow and likes! I look forward to reading some more of your posts!
Thanks to you also. I’m enjoying reading yours, even though I should be here at home working…
I know the feeling, reading all these blogs is hard work, all consuming sometimes! My Hubby needs an appointment to talk to me if I’m reading!!
I’m not a TV fan, so I have the evenings to read and (try to) use the day for working…Ha!
Ah, but it never works!! I have two attention demanding kids, and a cat, alongside hubby, but you know, we need to fit these things in, around the reading! 😊
Greetings from Sunny San Diego!
Very nice meeting you Chris! I looked around your blog for a bit, and it looks lovely! 🙂
Thank you for looking in, and from sunny San Diego. 🙂
😀 you are welcome!
*Folds hand across waist and bows* 😀
That’s right Christopher, you just make the rest of us, envious. Switzerland indeed !! 😀
Thank you for popping by. Stay Safe. 🙂
I don’t complain Julie, it must be said. I get back to the UK a couple of times a year at least so it’s cool. 😀
I like your ‘about’ and I’ve already promised myself, if the next World War or War Of The Word’s is nigh, I will make sure I spent it in Switzerland 😉
have a good one with or without muse, though I’m sure s/he is wherever you are 🙂
Thanks for looking in Dagmar. From England to Switzerland; yeah, no complaints whatsoever.
Muse has periods of non-communication… 🙂
my bags are packed for all eventualities 😉 Remember the quote from The Third Man? ‘In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly.’
I’m glad you are shaking things up a little 🙂
Ha! Yes, although I’ve not thought of it for years.
Remember to pack white socks; the Swiss love white socks. Must be a snow thing… 🙂
but only to wear with sandals, in the summer 😉
A presto Christopher 🙂
A presto Simona.
Grazie per la lettura.