I have been writing my novel now for over 10 years. I was a novice when I started but have improved along the way.

I love my writing and wish I could be doing more of it. The thing is I keep editing what I have already written, (as I said before I was a novice when I started). I basically had to teach myself how to write.

I have this dreadful vision of people standing around my grave one day and saying, ‘Poor Ashley never gave up on her writing, such a shame nothing ever came of it.’

Maybe though I have set my goals too high, maybe I should just enjoy my writing for what it is.

That is what makes me happy about writing on medium, I can express an opinion, have a voice and write to my hearts content. If a gain an audience, cool, but if I don’t, does it matter all that much.

Writer searching for my big break