(because I'm so vain and this site *is* about me)
Hello and welcome to my ‘Rebecca Johnstone’ author site which I know one day will be filled with links to actual books, and not just this one.
I’ve created an archive of my poetry and diary-style observations that have previously appeared on various iterations of my personal blog since circa 2011 (and probably a bit before).
Writing is my obsession and I tend to favour the backs of envelopes, pocket-sized notebooks and the artistically defined blank spaces in magazine articles. Using a laptop avoids the illegible script that writes itself off the page, but it also lacks the hand-brain connection that I crave.
Since I was a child I’ve written poems and stories to regurgitate my experiences in words. I love words. And I would say I had a photographic memory, but not so much for faces. Sorry.
I live just outside Glasgow, Scotland and tea is my poison. I take photographs too.
I’m in the process of editing my first novel which is harder than it sounds to sit and (critically) read your own book all day, but easier than writing it in the first place. I’ve decided upon a title now too, after a lot of wrangling and copious lists of potentials. I’m very happy my book now has a name.
(because it's not cool to copy)
Ideas are like buses and oxymorons; abundantly sporadic. Inspirations are similar.
Some days I have so many ideas I can’t capture them fast enough. Other days are like a Sunday service.
But I know I’ll never run out of ideas. Ideas abound, roller-coaster riding off in tangents, around corners, up hills, down alleys and through ‘caverns measureless to man…’
I’d be delighted to know that one of my ideas had piqued someone else’s imagination. I want to share and I aim to inspire, and I know that as a truly creative person, I will always have another idea waiting for me along the creative path.
By all means quote me or reference me or link back to my posts if you find them inspiring (or you could let me know if you want). It would make my day. Truly.
But please don’t out-and-out steal my creative soul. You’ll only be cheating yourself. (And creative karma will find you.)
I believe everyone has the capacity to manifest their own creativity and their own ideas.