The journey of writing a book is hard to describe, it makes you wonder what else is inside your head, as ideas come out and you have no conscious idea of where they came from.
My life has had unexpected twists and turns and 40 years ago when I married my husband, I never expected to have had the experiences and adventures that we have shared together.
The greatest of course being our three children, and their partners, who are all, the stars in our world. They in turn have blessed us with 6 grandchildren and the joy of these little ones holds no bounds.
We have truly been blessed.
I hope you like my book, to write it was fulfilling, to show it to my family was scary(ha-ha), and to go the final step and put it out there is, for me an achievement of a goal I set myself and for that I am grateful.
I didn't know I was going to write a book.
One day at a remote campsite in the outback, I met a girl named Emma and as we chatted about our interest in reading. Emma asked me, 'have you ever considered writing a book?'
'Yes,' I said and told her the crazy start of one I had running around in my head. A simple question but one that came up again as we ran into Emma and her husband as you often do when travelling in Australia.
Short story is that one horribly windy day as Emma and I sat outside our caravans covered in the red dust from outback the men growling because they couldn't go fishing, she looked at me and said 'go inside, write down that first chapter and I'll be back in an hour to read it!'
That's where it began and an hour later I gave her three chapters that had literally poured out of my brain. Emma looked across at me 'Emma?' she said. I shrugged well you only gave me an hour I had to come up with a name for the lead character quickly! So that’s where it all began under a Million Stars...
(Thankyou Emma x)
And now there is two! As much a surprise to me as to you all. The encouragement I had after a Million stars was published was humbling. In all the mistakes I made I was still very proud I had given it a go. I have studied hard to learn the craft of writing (to acheive this would take a lifetime there is so much to learn) and and enjoyed the process. I hope you enjoy BonBon Street and please keep up the comments both good and constructive as they have each taught me lessons and expanded my writing experience.
BonBon Street came to me as I walked one day into my street during 2020 Covid lockdowns , the street was empty and it occured to me, being new to this place that I had no idea of who my neighbours were or what they were like. Winter and a pandemic had changed our lives, made people wary, especially of strangers, yet behind all that was their own discovery of what they could do now in these times and also reflect on the choices they had made to bring them to this place, at this time. As I walked I realised each person would have a different story, acheivement or secret hidden away.