I have been absent for quite a while, so it may be a shock me turning up again out of the blue. Anyway, the sad news is that I have given up writing so Fred Tench will have to make do with the three books I wrote around him.
There are several reasons why I have decided to give up on writing. Firstly, I am suffering with a bit of carpal tunnel syndrome, so typing for any length of time plays havoc with the condition. It is not to bad while I’m actually typing but if I’ve been overdoing it I wake up in the night with chronic pins and needles in my hand. It actually feels as if my hand has been replaced with a lobster’s claw.
The second reason is lack of time. I have passed the official retirement age and once that happened I began to ponder the length of time I have left on this earth and I had to decide how it would be best spent. Anybody who has written a book will tell you it is a very time consuming business, so with so many other things I like to vying for my attention I decided to knock the writing on the head.
The last reason is that financially it isn’t worth the effort. With so many free books on offer I think that most authors are struggling to make any money at all. I suppose it isn’t all about the money, but if I was to do it for free, reason two would still win out.
So what am I going to do with my time now that I’m not writing. Well a few months ago I decided to have a go at woodturning. I’d never touched a lathe before, even at school, but I’d always fancied having a go.
I turned a few small lidded boxes and then discovered pen turning. Here is one I did recently.
It is a cracking little hobby and I’m even going to have a go a selling some just to cover the cost of the materials. If you are interested please follow me on my pen making journey.