When is it your turn?

Wow!  What a week.

Monday – If you want a laugh you can see me flustered in my PJ’s receiving copies of my best selling book Hidden Secrets Buried Treasure (2013 edition).  Here’s the link


I was terrified on Tuesday as I read to a small audience to celebrate World Book Night.  There was nothing to worry about, it was fantastic and the audience were adorable.  Now I want to do more!

Wednesday I saw sales begin to increase and I found some great reviews.

Thursday my website was revamped with all the new book covers and frankly, I think it looks great!

And now it’s Friday…phew!  Time to crack open a bottle.  Like I said…what a week.

Today, I am delighted I left my executive post earlier this month.  It was a brave move, some people would even say a foolish one, but life is short and one of my hero’s has been in the news recently to remind me.

Iain Banks sadly announced he has terminal cancer last month.  He did it with style, verve and a great dollop of black humour, well, he would wouldn’t he.  Still, I’m gutted.

It reminded me that I am rapidly approaching fifty and I’ve wanted to be a full-time writer since I was fourteen years old.  Instead I have squeezed it in around studying or working or cleaning or shopping or ironing or being a mum…daughter…friend…wife…auntie…lover…cook…!  I’m not complaining, I’ve been honored to be those things, it’s just…when was it going to be my turn?

I’ve got up at five just to get an hour’s writing in, and stayed up long after midnight for the same reason.  I’ve given up countless Sunday afternoons to write with my buddy Tabitha McGowan.

And now…now it is my turn.  Before it’s too late.

So, I’m interested to know, when will it be your turn? And what will you do with it when it comes?

3 Responses to When is it your turn?

  • Flossie Wildside says:

    Since you mention it, at 52 years old I’ve JUST started writing for the sheer pleasure of it instead of reports, funding applications, shopping lists….. and had my first work (just a small column in the local paper) published. Exciting times! Good for you, Allison! A brave step you’ve taken, yes! But one you’ll always be glad you took.

  • Karine says:

    Great info. Lucky me I recently found your site by accident (stumbleupon).
    I’ve saved it for later!

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About me

Allison Agius lives in the North East of England with her husband.  They have five children between them. 

When she’s not working or writing she spends her time riding her Honda Hornet (in the summer), running (in the summer) and eating chocolate!