My name is Janelle Ballenden and I love to write.
I sit at my laptop with the intention of writing for just 15 minutes, then 2 hours later, I have to stop to take a break. I become immersed in my characters and I can’t wait to see where they lead me.
I have devoured books all my life and have often dabbled in writing. Now that I’m semi-retired, I’ve found the time to actually think about writing as a career.
I started to write for children as a bit of practice. I thought it would be a good way to get my creative juices flowing and bash out a few short stories. I soon found that I had a little collection of tales for kids. Which has lead me here to CKT!
They say you should write about what you know, so what better subject than my family and my dog. My daughter, her friends, and my clumsy black Labrador, are my inspiration.
One day I would like to convert my hobby into a published book.
How good would it be to be able to say, “I’m a writer”?