Conventional thinking tells us that a woman who has children is faced with more obstacles to writing. In my case it made me more conscious of how little time I had for myself so I was really going to take my writing time more seriously! Since my early teens I'd enjoyed writing stories and had done bits on and off over the years. I was 40 when I had my son, and did not have a partner to share the care. I continued teaching, mainly Literacy but eventually was offered some creative writing teaching. It did what I hoped it might: got my own creative juices flowing.
The last few weeks the students - all adults - have been tackling Haikus, some rhymes, limericks and some may have a go at sonnets!
I've only got as far as producing this limerick, which uses the classic rhyming scheme of a a b b a though, with my critic's hat on, needs more humour!
There once was a girl from Yorkshire
who to singing did always aspire.
She let out a scream.
It was less than supreme
and she didn't get a place in the choir.