(This guest post is in replacement of a review)
Kaz (I'll call her that because that's how I know her) is the author of the exciting debut novel, The Iron Witch. I've had the great joy of meeting Kaz last year (and for a few moments not realising who she was...remember the RHCB blogger brunch?) I say go read her book a) because it's such a fun read and b) she's talented and inspiring everyone else too! She's been snowed under with all the joys that going with being a published writer, but she's found time to write a post for me. Enjoy her words of wisdom which totally capture what being a writer is all about.
Me neither! I think that everyone has something that they enjoy so much that they keep going through the tougher times, and rejoice in the fun ones. For many of us it is writing and/or reading. I strongly urge everyone to find that thing which they enjoy, to work on improving their skill in it, and spend their free time doing it. It helps with a person's general wellbeing, and often can bring happiness to others too (eg cooking, playing sports, crafts which can be presents for people, etc).