What a week – Not a geek!


It’s a bank holiday weekend and it’s raining…I’m feigning surprise! but actually I don’t care about the weather because I have been in full on research and write a first draft mode since last Monday and the first draft was completed about two hours ago.

My brain loves to learn, probably things that most people would reply with “why do you want/need to know that??” but I seem to soak up information like a sponge. YAY! Particularly history, royalty and people facts.

I can spend hours reading about a subject and then from that write about it. Very few things make me happier in the world of writing non fiction that to translate aquired knowledge in to a Joanne Hayle book.

I realised that my “project approach” has been with me since I was a child, perhaps it’s innate, I didn’t have to develop research skills or force myself to learn.

Please love this fact and not want to hit me over the head with a book but in the long school holidays I would read up about something and then write about the subject. I remember one on Elizabeth I and another on the US states. This was as well as the playing, bike riding, visiting relatives etc. It was my normal.

I didn’t feel geeky either, I was too busy learning such fabulous things that I didn’t think that I needed to reproach myself if it wasn’t what other people did or thought was cool.

I guess that childhood attitudes stick in some areas of life because now I do what I love for a living and if people don’t think that’s great then they’re missing the point. I have writing projects that enrich me and sometimes make me reassess how things work.

The message being: Be true to yourself and be who you need to be not what other’s might say you should be. 

Just think, if I’d stopped doing those projects as a kid then I would not have developed the passion and the work ethic that I have now and that is one scary thought!

Anyway, a quick plug for the work in progress:

Lord Byron and Lady Caroline Lamb: Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know: The Passionate and Public Affair That Scandalised Regency England

Out 31st May on Amazon – You can pre-order now. byron rose2 Have a great week – guess what? I’ll be editing – hopefully in the spring sunshine! Deluded? Moi?

Joanne X


About Joanne Hayle

I am Joanne Hayle, I love writing. It is the best way to express myself. www.joannehayle.co.uk is my website which links to here. I have O.C.D and P.T.S.D. This site is a testament to the fact that with expert help what can feel like the end of the world, isn't. THANK GOD!! I have books on Amazon, have been included in poetry anthologies and children's books plus a really lovely amount of freelance work. You can also see my children's stories for free on www.childrens-stories.net.

Posted on May 3, 2015, in advice, amazon, Books, ebooks, Editing, happiness, history, indie author, knowledge base, non fiction, O.C.D, positive mental attitude, reading, Research, Writing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. bjsscribbles

    Australian history is fascinating, I grab Australian Biographies when I get a chance. They had fascinating lives and worked hard. Thank you for your kind support on my blog.

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