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    Day 30 of writing Me Here Without You Now

    I am writing again! I’ve written three chapters. I’m not doing it chronologically but rather where my inspiration takes me, so, bits first then around it. I have a pretty good idea where the story is going, I know where it ends up (in the beginning), I just need to fill in the missing bits now. I’m trying not to think about what will happen with this book and just write it. I get so caught up with the whole ‘no one will read it, this is stupid, Edie, there are so many books out there, there are real writers out there’ and then I can’t write at all. I’m…

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    Day 28 of writing Me Here Without You Now

    Doing it, writing. It’s still slow progress but I’m getting there. Have been to three more interviews for teaching positions but they were all pretty far away, more than an hour drive in one direction, so, I had to decide against it. Still haven’t told anyone about writing a book, it’s my little secret and I intend to keep it that way. Keeps the pressure off me when (if) I fail. No one knows and so if I fail, no one will know either. I have finally come up with the title, so I’m renaming all my posts. Me Here Without You Now. I personally love it because it says…

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    Day 25 of (not) writing Me Here Without You Now

    New year, new me, new promise! This is the year I get my permanent teaching position and publish my first book. Phew! So not happening… “Can someone make it happen?” she whispered. Made a list of all the things I want to make happen this year, rolled up the wishlist and jumped into the new year with it. I’m in all of these writer’s groups on Facebook, seems such a desperate bunch of people. There’s one constantly posting across the groups how his book is a bestseller and how happy he is, which is actually a post to get people to buy his book because it is supposed to be…

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    Day 20 of (not) writing Me Here Without You Now

    Ordered a bunch of books online. Will use this time to do some reading, perhaps become inspired and actually write my own book. Haven’t been writing still. Don’t see the point. Who will read it anyway? I’ve joined some Facebook groups for writers. Maybe that will bring about more inspiration for me, get me going. Hasn’t so far but you never know. Haven’t told anyone about (not) writing a book. I’m also thinking about making a journal, that seems to be a hype. But again, everyone is making them and surely not all are actually selling them. Who writes in journals nowadays, anyway? I have so many beautiful Paperblanks journals…

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    Day 15 of (not) writing Me Here Without You Now

    I haven’t been writing for a while… I guess my mom is right, who is going to read my book anyway? Still haven’t found a teaching job, applying like crazy. A former student of mine wrote to me how much they miss me and how much they learnt from me. I miss them! I’m considering what else I could be doing with my life if this teaching doesn’t pan out. I’m looking into UX design. I’ve started this course on FutureLearn. It’s pretty straightforward but I don’t think actually working in UX design is that easy. Besides, I’m not really interested in it. All I want to do is teach,…

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    Day 12 of writing Me Here Without You Now

    I haven’t got the title of the book yet. I’m thinking about Captain Chris Phase or the Year of Captain Chris but that sounds like a fantasy novel, doesn’t it? It doesn’t really sound like a romance book. I don’t know, mulling over it trying to think of something original. I definitely wouldn’t choose a book entitled Captain Chris from a bunch of books. And I am writing this book for people who like the same kind of books like me, aren’t I? Still haven’t got a teaching position. Went to two interviews. Waited over an hour for on of them although they had given the hour when to arrive.…

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    Day 10 of writing Me Here Without You Now

    I’m writing again! Decided to move my story to Finland. Changed the name of my main character five times. Changed the name of a few other characters about ten times. I’ve opened 24 Word documents for 24 chapters. I’m on Chapter 3. Haven’t figured out the whole story, it’s also different now because it’s moved from Ireland to Finland. Haven’t told anyone about my writing, too afraid of getting some negative feedback. Step by step. Perhaps it’ll never come out, perhaps no one will read it. But it will be written. Watched The Wedding episode of Outlander. Shocked is a good word to describe it. Claire marries that attractive red-headed…

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    Day 5 of writing Me Here Without You

    I’ve been googling for authors who found success later in life and found a lot of those who were published ONLY after thirty, which is supposeedly later in life. Watched an interview with Tom Ellis how he was late to acting at 17 or something. Surely, there are people who have changed careers after forty? Still, haven’t found a teaching position, hopefully soon. Mom is worried, told her I could try and write a book, not telling her that I’ve actually already started writing it. And how I loved writing when I was younger. Before life took over and teaching and three kids. She responded with: “Who would want to…

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    Day 1 of writing Me Here Without You Now

    I’ve decided to do it, I’m writing a book. I’ve had the idea in my head for so long. I’m doing it. Know the story of it, know it’s a love story after the love story, don’t know where it’ll be set yet, deciding between Ireland and Finland. I’ve never been to Cork but I’ve chosen that my main character is from there. Would be lovely to one day go to Cork and have a book signing. Or just visit. I’ve watched some videos and photos of Cork, it looks like a beautiful city. Thinking back to when I went to Ireland last year. Had no idea about Cork back…

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    Welcome to the official website of Edie D. Browning, an aspiring author. Edie has always had a passion for writing and literature, and after many years of teaching English, she has finally decided to pursue her dream of becoming a published author. This website is a platform for Edie to share her journey as a writer, as well as her thoughts and musings on literature, teaching, her favourite TV shows, and life. Here, you’ll find a collection of blog posts, articles, and updates on Edie’s writing projects. Whether you’re an aspiring writer yourself or simply a lover of literature, you’ll find something to inspire and engage you on this site.…