Inspiration

Moonlighting

12/11/2014

Over the summer I was hugely honoured to be asked by Kristen to be part of her Writer Wednesday series.  Every week she features the stories behind some amazing and inspirational people, many of whom have actually been published in a ‘you can hold it in your hand’ kind of a way, rather than the more ‘as long as I pay my web hosting I can waffle for as long as I like’ kind of publish we have around here.  We emailed back and forth and I wrote, and edited, and wrote a bit more, and eventually took a deep breath and pressed send.

And so today I’m moonlighting at Not Intent on Arriving trying to convey in not too many words just how and why I love both language and this particular medium, so do come and say hello.

It’s the first time I think I’ve really said out loud that I am a Writer of the capital W variety, rather than just a person who happens to write, which is definitely a white knuckle moment. I still feel a little bit like I might be deluding myself and the gods of the internet will come down from on high and in booming voice declare “You! a Writer! Take a 404 Error: File Not Found for your hubris, go back to blogging about buttons, and for heavens sake stop starting your written sentences with “And”!!”.

If you hear about freak thunderbolts in Warwickshire this afternoon you know what happened.

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  • Brandi 12/11/2014 at 2:37 pm

    Good for you! I think your writing is very smart, funny and fabulous! Heading over to check it out!

    • Carie 12/11/2014 at 4:57 pm

      Thank you

  • Kristin 12/11/2014 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks so much for letting me interview you! I’m so glad I could give you the place to call yourself a Writer with a capital W – because that’s absolutely what you are (among many other wonderful things, of course)!

    • Carie 12/11/2014 at 4:57 pm

      Thank you 🙂 and thank you again for the interview, it was a lot of fun!

  • dean of Little Steps 12/11/2014 at 4:04 pm

    Enjoyed reading the interview and getting to know more about you 😉 No wonder you take such lovely photographs! It runs in the family 🙂

    • Carie 12/11/2014 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you – the photography definitely runs in the family – my great-grandpa ran his own studio and it’s probably he who took the portrait of Aunt Nance in my post yesterday!

  • Sara 13/11/2014 at 3:48 am

    You, my friend, are a Writer. In fact, there are only a handful of blogs/writing styles I really enjoy and like and yours definitely makes the list. 🙂

    Keep writing!

    • Carie 14/11/2014 at 10:05 pm

      Aww thank you very much – and now I’m blushing!

  • Eline @ Pasta & Patchwork 13/11/2014 at 11:48 am

    Though I might be too far away to spot the thunderbolts, I doubt they’ll appear.
    I’ve had the Writer conversation many a time with my translator colleagues, and come to the conclusion that there are many types of Writers, including those who happen to blog or express other people’s scribblings in a different language.
    You’re absolutely a Writer, as far as I’m concerned!

    • Carie 14/11/2014 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you very much – I suspect your colleagues are right – you’re a Writer if you feel you are one, regardless of the medium!

  • Anna 13/11/2014 at 2:33 pm

    Another one here who really enjoys your writing and would also like to graduate to the big W one day, but for now is happy to experiment in my little space on the blogosphere. And, in my opinion, there is definitely a place for sentences that start with and. See what I did there 😉

    • Carie 14/11/2014 at 10:00 pm

      It’s the great thing about blogging isn’t it – that you can experiment and find out what comes naturally and what feels really forced!

  • sally 14/11/2014 at 9:37 pm

    Definitely a Writer. And I know what you mean with the ‘And’s! And the ‘But’s, and probably quite a few other similarly disgraceful, grammatical blights on the wonderful English language!

  • Suzanne3childrenandit 15/11/2014 at 4:24 pm

    I’m not brave enough to call myself a freelance writer just yet, although I do a bit of it in my ‘spare’ time. Well done you for going for it. Apparently, a little birdie told me that this is the hardest bit – calling yourself a ‘writer’. You watch, all the offers will now come flooding in!

    • Carie 16/11/2014 at 10:10 pm

      Well that would be nice!!