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November 2016

Hello World!

Posted in Personal
on November 26, 2016

Hello, and welcome to my very first blog post!

This is going to be my little corner of the webosphere, where I will write about tea, copy, books and… well, anything that takes my fancy.

So, why have I started ‘Copy and Tea’?

Very simply, you can blame my mother.* Our conversation went something along these lines:

Me: I don’t do that much writing for myself these days, which is a bit of a shame.

Mum: So get writing then.

Me: But.. I’m busy!

Mum: Well find time then. Start a blog.

She’s also sent me links to the local writing group, about a hundred competitions I’ve failed to get around to enter, and repeatedly told me about one particular author who got a million pound advance for her first novel (‘Which should be plenty to get you a lovely house with room for a granny annexe’). So, finally, I have taken the hint and started myself a blog.

She has a point. When I was at university I used to be able to bash out a couple of thousands of words of creative writing, when I should have been doing an essay/my dissertation/required reading. Some may call this procrastination, I like to call it answering the call of my creativity. Ahem.  Now, I’ve not written anything that wasn’t work-related for longer than I care to remember. I also haven’t read as many books as I was going to, or become insta-famous despite my hilarious captions.**

So, in an attempt to do something more productive with my evenings than watch videos of French Bulldogs, here is my blog. It’s going to be my little corner of the web, where I can:

  • Talk about things that I want to talk about
  • Use words/grammar that I like, not pander to Google’s every whim
  • Post little book reviews and other musings
  • If I’m feeling brave, perhaps even a little of my creative writing. If I ever do any..

Hopefully people will enjoy reading what I have to say, but if not, I will certainly enjoying getting back into the swing of writing.

*Hi mum!
** I don’t actually want to be the last one. I’m probably not quite as hilarious as I think I am, and I’ve set my account to private, so this seems like a far off dream.