I think that the first post I write in this blog requires an introduction of the writer.
My name is Francesca, I’m Italian and I live in Dublin with my partner.
The reason I’m opening this blog is the same that woke me up after 28 years of lethargy: I finally know “what I want to do once I’m an adult!”, I want to be a writer.
I’ve always loved reading. I began with fairy tales and TheLlittle Prince, like loads of other children. And since then I’ve just kept doing it.
When I was 8 I started to write a story about an archaeologist, maybe Indiana Jones and the temple of doom had its influence, but I didn’t receive any support at all, so I dropped it there. I convinced myself that probably my parents were right and it was just a waste of time.
I was asked to invent nice riddles for birthdays/Christmas and co. Cards, which seemed a bit ironic for me.
When I was in high school I didn’t find a warm and welcoming environment, so, after few years wasted in attempting to please the others, I returned to my ideas and live in my little fantasy world! I tried to put them down as comics but I made another mistake, because my skill in drawing had never been very good, so I didn’t continue on that either.
The only positive side of the matter was that I didn’t abandon my ideas that time. They kept swirling round and round inside my brain for years.
Once I finished in university I decided to move here to Dublin to improve my English.
And right here I had my enlightenment, thanks to a dear friend of mine, who taught me how important dreams are and how to take care of them.
I therefore began to listen to my dreams, my ideas and put them on paper.
Up to this point I had written some short stories and a book in Italian. The latter is about pirates, one of my favourite topics, I’ll tell you in one of my next posts why.
Now is time to change language! I’m trying to write in English at the moment. I’ll tell you the reason in one of the next posts too.
In fact the aim of this blog is to help you to know me better and, to improve my skill in writing.
I want to write this blog like a journal and I’ll try to do that at least once a week.
It is going to record my personal journey to become what I want to be, a writer.
This is why I will write about me, about the book I read, mainly, or the movie I watch or the experiences I have.
I want to give an idea of me as a person with weak and strong sides included.
Besides, everything gives me inspiration to write. Every experience I have is important for me, so I believe it’s important to record it.
Well, talk to you later!