About Me

In my past life as a rat-racer & coffee-loving urbanite, my aspirations of writing a novel remained at ‘something I hope I’ll be able to get to one day’ for many years – for when life wasn’t so busy. My writing, however, had different ideas – one day, it decided it was going to start all by itself, whether I was ready or not. And so it began.

In reality, I have been writing all my life, filling notebooks full of ramblings as I tried to find that exact combination of words, sentences and paragraphs to sum up a situation, series of emotions or the actualities of an experience. I loved the feeling that I got when I finally pulled all the thoughts and words together on to paper – ‘That’s it’ I’d say to myself, ‘that’s exactly what that was all about.’

So now I am a debut novelist and a hopeless love poet. My debut novel ‘The Life, Love and Actualities of Amelia J. Lewis’ is set in Dublin, New York and Provence, France. When I’m not writing, I’m nursing an antiquated country cottage back to life in Co. Meath.


12 Responses to “About Me”

  1. judithatwood March 17, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    Hello, newbie — actually, since I’m not far off being a newbie myself, I will say instead, welcome, sister freshman blogger! Thank you so much for joining the family over at diabeticredemption.com. I’m really happy you’ve come on board! If you’d like, please find my Friends page, and tell me and my readers a little about yourself, and be sure to include your URL, so my readers can come here and read your stuff. Welcome, welcome! 😎

  2. robincoyle March 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    Hi! I found your blog on Judith’s Friend page and because I am a writer too, i thought i should stop by, check out your blog, and say hello. I am a relatively new blogger to and am enjoying the process. It mystifies me how people find me, but I love the “community” feel.

    • What's it All About and Other Stories March 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

      Hi Robin, Thanks so much for your message! I am still trying to get the hang of this blogging, in between my writing – it’s all very new but, like you, I am enjoying the process. I’m at the re-drafting/editing stage of my first novel – long, frustrating process….but getting there!

  3. mariawriter March 28, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    Thanks for the follow 🙂 Good luck with your book, look forward to following your progress.


  4. Jilanne Hoffmann March 29, 2012 at 5:15 am #

    Congrats on hitting the 90k mark! Stay focused. You can do it!
    Good luck!

    And about limerence: Not having heard of this word before, I can’t reconcile the images it immediately brought to my mind–a mixture of naughty poetry and radiance, a romantic evening by the lake with moonlight shimmering on the water–with its actual meaning. But then I suppose love is a mixture of all these things, isn’t it?

    • What's it All About and Other Stories March 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

      Hi Jilanne, thanks for your encouragement! Totally get what you mean about the word Limerence, it’s sounds like such a magical word, full of twinkle – alas not, it’s a horrible state of existence. But you are right, love is all those things, good and bad, which I guess is why it is so powerful – we must live and love on!

      Nicola 🙂

  5. Cyranette April 6, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Hi Nicola. I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. Keep up the great work. http://helpfromcyranette.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/beautiful-blogger-award/


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