Maria Rushe writes The S-Mum Blog. She is a columnist with Donegal Woman, an English Teacher and Director of Letterkenny Musical Society. She is currently writing her first novel.
Bless me Bronte for I have sinned. It is 6 weeks since I last opened my manuscript…
For me, writing is something that comes in bursts. Sometimes, (recently) I have struggled to know what to say about anything. Then suddenly, today I am like that porridge pot, overflowing and there aren’t enough hours in the day to get the words down.
When did I start to think of myself as a writer? I’m not sure. I’ve been writing my blog, The S-Mum for over 3 years. I’ve had a few articles published in magazines and newspapers. I write a weekly parenting column for Donegal Woman and I’m in the middle of writing my first novel, which will obviously be snapped up and published and eventually Cameron of the Diaz shall win an oscar for her performance as “Lisa with the legs.” (I practice puke-inducing optimism…)
But I’ve been writing much longer than this. As a child, I used to write another chapter if I was dissatisfied with the ending of a book. When travelling, I have made companions snort and snaughle as I regale them with the story of what is really going on in the lives of the people who pass us on the street or in the pub. I still do this in restaurants if out with Hubby. “See those two over there…” I start. Continue reading