In The Beginning… There Was Nothing…

 

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That was how it was.

The Beginning of time. Time is predominately the controller of our destiny, but then, I believe that in life, time would not have meaning without proper documentation. Therein lies the work of a writer. I’d always told all who cared to listen that I would die a writer, and I mean it. If I become the Prime Minister today, I won’t feel fulfilled if I stopped writing. It’s like the air I breathe. Almost all my friends knew of the recent event in my life, and that really crippled me somewhat because I sort of lost that desire to write… I simply lost interest but now, I’m back and it’s as if I’ve never taken a hiatus, I guess I simply needed to rest.

With that out of the way. I’ve been graciously invited by Sherri Matthews of www.sherrimatthewsblog.com to join in a blog hop, she splashed my shy face on her blog a few weeks ago and today, she’s my muse! 🙂

Here’s the lovely Sherri!

Sherri

Isn’t she gorgeous?

Sherri has worked in both the legal and medical fields but her defining and most fulfilling career was that of full-time mum for many years to her three, now grown children. Widowed young, remarried twice more, Sherri has faced many challenges, both in her home country of England and in California, where she lived and raised her family for almost 20 years.

The call of the pen beckoned throughout but it wasn’t until 2011 when Sherri lost her job due to office closure and her daughter was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome that she began to pursue her writing dream.

Now, while writing her first book*, Sherri writes articles, poetry, short-stories and flash fiction, some of which have been published in national UK magazines (Prima and Your Cat), as well as writing on her blog, ‘A View From My Summerhouse’.  She also guest blogs for a variety of websites.

Today, Sherri lives, writes, walks, gardens and takes endless photographs in the West Country of England, happily with her husband, daughter, two cats and a corn-snake called Charlie (her daughter’s, acquired after many years of persuasion).

In Sherri’s words, she passionately describes her writing career as progressive: Read that here:

”I can best define my writing process in a few short words: I fly by the seat of my pants. I struggle to rein in my writing discipline and have yet to attain a working balance, even though on an ideal day I get all my off-blog writing completed first thing in the morning before I dare check my emails.

However, ideal days don’t happen very often. So many writing projects vie for my attention and I know this is all-too common for many writers. I am learning, I hope, to listen to the writing voice that yells the loudest!

The problem is that I could write all day (on my book) and nothing else would get done. When I decide to take a ‘quick look’ on my blog, the day is lost. Certainly, I write every day. Just not on my book.

This is something I am working on changing and hope to achieve in the very near future. A cottage by the sea for six months without any internet would be very nice…maybe!

Still, I am making progress, albeit slowly! As I press on with my book, I am soon to have a poem and a ‘slice of life’ story published in two anthologies. I am also pursing ideas for putting together some of my poems, photographs and musings borne out of my private struggles (in pain and joy) while helping my beautiful ‘Aspie’ daughter navigate through life. 

It is only recently that I dared to call myself a ‘Writer’. Ultimately, I pursue the holy grail of writing so that I might, one day, be able to say that I am a ‘Published Author’.”

You can find a lot about Sherri on this awesome sites:

*Memoir Book Blurb: http://sherrimatthewsblog.com/memoir-book-blurb/

Blog:  www.sherrimatthewsblog.com

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/aviewfrommysummerhouse

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sherri-matthews/60/798/aa3

 

Sherri is a fantastic friend and a precocious writer. I can’t wait to devour her book when it’s out, hope you would too. Do me a favour and stop by her site to see what I’ve raved about! 🙂

It’s good to be back blogging fully. I would still be stopping by your blogs as soon as I could! Much love to you my friends and do enjoy the rest of this rainy week (at least in London!)

Peace! 🙂

Seyi David

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35 comments on “In The Beginning… There Was Nothing…

  1. It’s good to finally read from you again! It seemed like forever!! Sherri appears to be a writer worth checking out. I’ll stop by her site and find out more. Have a wonderful day Seyi!
    Christy Nelson.

  2. Sherri is gorgeous and amazing; Sandra. Andi t’s good to have you back!

  3. Ste J says:

    welcome back and yay for a new blog to explore! A rest is always good, blogging the most hectic thing you can do sitting down…unless that is how you choose to juggle flaming torches…

  4. I was feeling the same way a short while ago. Then I got an amazing idea and could;’t wait to write it down! It’s good old fashioned Writer’s Block. Now that you have felt it yourself, you know that you are a true writer!

    By the way, I notice that your readers address you in different ways. What is your correct first name?

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks for stopping by Ronnie. I wouldn’t define my lack of interest as a writer’s block – I was just weighed down. I had several stories lined up, I’d even started a new book but then I would remember I can’t speak to my dad again and all desires to write would just evaporate. I guess I still miss my dad, I’ll always will but after resting for more than a month, crying when I wanted to, all my emotions were spent. Grief drains us up, but time is the greatest healer. And if it’s a writer’s block, then I’m glad it’s just over.

      My first name is Seyi, middle name, Sandra and surname, David. A friend of mine liked combining the two – Seyi Sandra and it kind of stick. But you can call me Seyi. 🙂

  5. Kendra Turner says:

    Wonderful!

  6. Sherri says:

    Oh my dear Seyi, how wonderful to know that you are back to your writing but you needed that time away. After all you’ve been through I hope that now you are energised once more, surrounded by your friends and all the love here for you ❤
    As for all the beautiful, kind and incredibly humbling words I don't know what to say other than thank you so much for this post. I really am honoured to be here in such amazing company and I wonder what on earth I did to deserve it…
    Blessings to you my dear friend, and much love always… and to have you by my side along this writing journey means the world… ❤ 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks dear Sherri, I’m so glad to be back! I feel much better.

      I’m so pleased you like the post. But you’d made the job easier anyway by supplying most of the content. I can’t wait to read your memoir and review it my sweet friend! 🙂

      Like I said on the post, you’re a precocious writer, and it’s a pleasure we connected on the blogosphere, soon, I hope we would get together. London is not that far away! 🙂

      Much love my friend! 🙂

      • Sherri says:

        I’m truly honoured that you would want to read my memoir Seyi, wow, so I better get on with it hadn’t I… 🙂
        I’ve never been called a precocious writer before but I like it….I like it a lot…trying to take it all in…what a fabulous compliment that is…
        The pleasure is all mine Seyi and yes, it would be fantastic to meet up. I love London 🙂 We should arrange something…what a day that would be 🙂
        Much love to you my dear friend…and once again, thank you for everything … 🙂 ❤

  7. Al says:

    Nice to see you back again Seyi. I think I will keep your page open when I go to bed so that I remember to go visit her tomorrow.

    Welcome back and I hope you are doing okay

  8. Uzoma says:

    Thanks for letting us know about Sherri. (she sure is gorgeous!)

    Life is a difficult curve and only the strong-will, learn how it goes. Sherri has finally let her talent come to the fore and her presence–I believe–will bring a lot more to our writing community.

    I’ll delve into the link provided right after this.

    Blessings, sis.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks for stopping by dear brother. Sherri is a great friend and a wonderful writer! I’m thankful you would visit her blog too.

      I hope you had a beautiful and safe Sunday. I’ll hop over to yours tomorrow for your serial, sleep well!
      Blessings. 🙂

  9. BroadBlogs says:

    Welcome back. And thanks for introducing us to Sherri.

  10. Yes it’s little different but superbly done. Sherrie is a gorgeous woman and her blog is worth checking out.

  11. Welcome back, dear Seyi. Writing is a forever friend. She waits patiently for us and holds no grudges. I will check out one of Sherri’s links.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

  12. Sherri seems lovely 🙂 Welcome back Seyi – you’re lovely too! 🙂

  13. Thank you for an excellent interview and feature piece on Sherri. She’s wonderful, isn’t she? We’ll both look forward to reading all of her books as they come out.

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