I’ve been a bit quiet on this blog lately. I would love to say that it is due to a busy writing schedule, but the reality is more about laziness and ‘real job’ commitments.
Anyway, today my real job has given me a writing experience like no other – actually seeing the effect of my words on a reader.
In short a colleague of mine was struggling to put together a summary document which highlighted the positive impact an educational visit she had been involved with had on her students. She asked for my help because she recognised that I was ‘good with words’ (she doesn’t know I write for fun).
Over lunch time, I knocked up a side of A4 and emailed it to her – thought nothing of it, until she knocked on my door with a tear in her eye. She was delighted with the work and has only just left having said thank you more times than you can wave a stick at.
Many people have read my short stories (OK have bought the books whether they have read them is a different matter!) but this was a first for me.