But then one day a lotto ticket changed my life.
2013. I was a checkout chick at a local supermarket, struggling to find a use for my worthless Master degree. It seemed no job was forthcoming. So I bought a ticket. I won zilch. Zippo. Nothing.
BUT. While I waited for that inevitably disappointing draw, I asked myself, "What would I do if I won millions of dollars?"
I didn't think of holidays. I didn't think of houses or cars or anything else money could buy me.
"I would just write," was the ridiculously simple answer.
And BAM. I suddenly knew what I wanted to do with my life.
I had no idea what to do with this revelation - at first. Then I applied to do a Certificate of Editing and Publishing (and was accepted!). I finished my first, second and third books. I committed myself to my dream. And I've never been happier.
Maybe that was a winning lottery ticket after all...
Alyce Caswell is an aspiring writer who apparently lost her mind, threw away a steady job as an office junior and entered the realm of imagination.
She has blamed her accomplice and husband for giving her this most excellent opportunity.
Alyce has written articles, poems, short stories, books
and several embarrassing blogs. She hopes this venture will avoid the usage of cat gifs.
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A Rambling Rover
Alyce's travel blog which features various castles, stone circles and bemused musings about the Northern Hemisphere.