To avoid the scary path, I’m trusting God to lead me. Where are you going? People who love us ask this valid question out of concern. The answer should be taken seriously. Unlike my writing maps, where I can backtrack, in real life taking a wrong turn can have serious consequences. Travel is exciting but…Think hard before you wish to rewind like my protagonist, Grace.
Which way is the right way to go is the essential question? Ask a friend to help you decide about big trips and how to stay safe. Let a trusted person know your itinerary or even better travel with a pal. Stay regularly in touch with someone. Forethought is the key. Please, don’t just take off on a whim.
Make sure you have funds in place to draw upon if things go pear shaped. Avoid making yourself vulnerable by having a back up plan. That’s some advice to keep you from wandering around in the dark.
I took this on terra ferma when abroad by the sea, with a friend. The lights were attached to masts on boats, thus the reflection on the water. It was a beautiful place because I was safe. You have a safe road trip or journey, too.
Huge thanks go to Denise Powell, Founding Editor of the Voices Project. It is a website featuring women: ‘Front line experts on combating global poverty agree
that when you empower a woman
you empower a family,
Here she has published the first page of ‘What If I Go’ novel, in an attempt help me to raise awareness of exploitation and how to spot the signs of controlling men.
On her site the novel extract sits amongst amazing poetry and prose written from the heart. She has a passion for promoting human rights through storytelling, which I admire greatly. Check it out here-
It’s not #Wordless Wednesday after all!
Coming soon! There’s a month to wait but… You maybe interested to know that an extract from the beginning of my novel, ‘What If I Go?’ outlining the dangers from gangs of sexual abuse for students, is to be published online at ‘The Voices Project’ on 10th October. Please go to their wonderful site here-
The Voices Project is a non-judgemental venue for women, and also men, to express their personal stories and observations through poetry/prose to promote social change. The hope is to bring the voices of these individuals forward, providing a creative pathway leading to growth and empowerment, and in turn affecting everything within their lives. Although our main focus is on women’s literature, we do publish (and celebrate!) the voices of men, as it’s important we are all a part of the conversation and mission.
If you could direct traffic that way then abuse survivors could gain from the empathy found there. Thank-you!
Having got the grades, are you now wondering what to take to Uni? This site called ‘The Student Room’ has many useful tips about starting Uni/college. Check them out on Twitter here @thestudentroom.
This list of “must haves” is good for parents & carers too: http://bit.ly/2vi0AOz
Particularly of interest to empty nesters: Here you can download a savee novella to warn off-spring about the dangers of moving away from home. http://amzn.to/2fsRFWV
Enjoy your shopping trips! Be prepared for moving out by including an easy to prep cook book to your Freshers’ Week survival kit.
BTW this isn’t a fried egg amongst the rays, it’s a lily! Ha ha. Got you.
Wow! Thanks to you I have 100 followers. All your following & likes are much appreciated. Happy days! I’m ruffling my feathers with pride. This majestic creature does it better, though… Now, I’m off to write my swan song.
Please spoil a new adult with the gift of a novel download. The ‘What If I Go?’ novel will equip students to steer away from danger and avoid pitfalls around abuse.
Free gifts are always appreciated by students who are busy planning for the new term.
Go here to buy them a copy and spread the word about gang crime.
Let’s keep our students safe. Together we can raise awareness of exploitative behaviour.
Big hugs! I could be my centenary day today. ♥ Its a big ask but ask then it shall be given…
Yay! I can’t believe it’s been a year that I’ve been here! If four more folk follow today, then I’ll have a hundred followers. Thanks! Your support makes me happy. What I rely upon is the generosity of my followers to spread the news about my novel. Then, we can empower college & Uni students to stay safe and avoid falling prey to gangs. Or even anyone else heading off for ventures new.
So, to give a heads up to young adults then just direct them to Amazon or even better download a copy of ‘What If I Go?’ for a fresher you know. It could be an essential part of their kit leaving home.
Remember, it’s because they’re worth it. And so are you!
x Polly & Co.
Many thanks to the Bookworm Girl an awesome book blogger who hosted me and the novel, What If I Go? here-
The questions were interesting and were great to reflect upon in my writer journey. Hopefully, I have inspired others to put pen to paper. The novel is aimed at empowering women.
For all those who ask, ..’but what can I do?’ over difficult circumstances or tragic events then my answer might just be, ‘Why not write about it?’
Raising awareness is sometimes all we can do to help traumatic situations. Signposting vulnerable people and victims to support organisations that deal with sensitive issues such as grooming and sexual exploitation is satisfying. At the end of the book there are pages dedicated to victims giving the contact details of helpful organisations for support.
Don’t forget to pack a book or your ereader/tablet. Today the roads and airports are crazy. The schools and colleges have finished. Yay!
Loose yourself within the pages to discover new places and people. It’s such a treat to have the time to read a whole novel. Don’t you think? I’m engrossed in some interesting historical fiction about my area. It goes way back to the Roundheads and Queen Mary and King James. There are feasts and battles galore! Pigeon pie was a meal fit for royalty, then. Today, I had salmon in pastry with prawns in a white wine sauce. That was delicious. Somehow I didn’t fancy pigeon pie!
Lately, I have been for a lovely picnic at a farm park and walked in a Hall gardens only last night. So, I’m grateful for the good weather and the freedom to roam the UK. Those ancient battles enabled my right of passage locally. What a debt I owe my ancestors. How blessed I am. If you like, call it essential research that I’m carrying out. Or it may be that I’m just taking time out to smell the roses.
Hoping you get the chance to do likewise, asap.
My thanks go to fellow author Magdel Roets from South Africa. I appreciate her time and care.
Her review said …’Polly White leaves us with the hope that there is always a way out and that turning back to the Lord God, trusting Him and leaving everything in His capable hands, is the way to total restoration. What If I Go is a story that has a distinct warning and a message of joy awaiting on the other side of trouble.’
See here for full details- http://amzn.to/2udw8Hz
Please consider downloading for a student.