Who am I?
I am Jen Hughes. I am a young writer from Ayrshire, who has been writing stories and poems from as early as the age of 7. Now I am slowly but surely putting my work onto the internet. I have a bad habit of having an unrealistic number of creative projects going at any given time but this is merely a combination of a crazy work ethic inherited from her mother and grandfather and an overactive imagination that has gave me a misdiagnosis of severe autism at the age of 2.
It is my life’s struggle and purpose to make something of this beast. I’ve had some small successes with GMAC, where I learned how to write professional standard film scripts and the film-making craft. I made twoshort films with them,“Ink” (2012) and “Solstice” (2013) and a reimagination of a scene from Gregory’s Girl.
I also read out my poems and stories at open mike nights and storytelling events in my area, and sometimes sing cover songs as part of the deal. I also write the odd fan fiction on my Archive of Our Own account. It’s a rather modest selection at the moment, but over time it will slowly but surely build up.
How did I come to write a blog?
A boyfriend at the time suggested that I write a blog in 2014. It was a good idea, but at the time it wasn’t realistic. I kept putting it off due to exam stress, folio and college deadlines. It still sat there though, a dormant seed waiting for the right time to grow.
Then, on the 23rd July 2016, I finally pulled the finger out and set this little page up. I try to post at least once weekly, but life and work might get in the way sometimes! I post my flash fictions, poetry and short stories. I don’t usually post blog posts but sometimes I feel the need to talk sh*te and keep the world updated with larger projects. Like at the moment I’m writing my first novel and working on two serials (Solidarity and a Harry Potter spoof), I’ll want to talk about how I’m doing sometimes.
I write about a variety of different topics and characters, but it’s usually a bit mad. Aren’t all the best people a little mad though?
Anyway, I won’t keep you. Happy reading!