One of my fantasies when I was young was to write.
I was gifted with a vivid imagination but left stranded with
spelling and grammar which was highly strung.
Maybe I had a fairy god mother somewhere?I found myself involved in everything.
I worked in a club in West London and put my ideas into
formation bringing together my idols of the moment and filling
the club on Valentines night with my idea of a miss valentine competition
which was a formation of girls from the 2 logal art colleges.
my judges; Tony Elliott founder/editor Time out mag, Ossie Clark
the designer, Mike Harrison from Spooky Tooth my fav band and
Colin Blunstone. No fees involved!
Judges/press reception catered for by yours truly.
By the age of nineteen I had a column with the Chelsea News and
the editor Jim Barnard had surely taken pity on me!
But I had the time of my life looking for secrets from Cream,
Models One and interviewing David Bowie at Kenn Pitts place
...was it Manchester Sq.
In those days it was never about making money but the joy of expressing
yourself was wonderful.
And know that I know what dyslexia does to the spirit like mine
I can say...it is not easy.
When the words flow into glorious discrptive paragraphs in my mind
but when they reach the keyboard they are the script of a stranger.
How can you write a book when your grammar is your worst enemy?