Hi! I’m Alex and I’m a writerolic…if that is even a term. In other words, I love to write and that’s the way it has always been. It was originally fiction and I have notepad after notepad with fictional stories, plays and ideas. They’re a complete mess to anyone that looks at them except me.
I never thought I could do anything with my writing professionally though. I wasn’t one of those who wanted to be published—I wrote for me and if my friends enjoyed it then great! But I wasn’t interested in sending things off to publishers to have them come back with rejections. It’s not that I was bothered about rejections…it just wasn’t something I wanted.
Instead, I decided to join the army and get a degree with their help. My degree? Computer Science—a far cry from my writing interests. But I did enjoy it to some point and it has helped me in ways now. I did even get a job after being medically discharged as a systems tester, so I used my degree for a whole three months before moving from Birmingham to Dundee and starting a life with my now-husband.