My name is Darcy Armstrong, and I have a dream.
I want to be a writer.
And not just any writer; a self-published romance author, to be precise. I’m fascinated by the human condition, all the shapes and forms of love, and how all this could be told through story.
But I know what you’re thinking. Self-published romance? Sure, me and a million other writers. Everyone thinks they can do it and live the rockstar lifestyle. But these dreams have to start somewhere, and so here I am.
I’ve also been employed in the professional consulting industry for my whole working life, but after some deep and squishy inner reflection I decided to give it all up for the chance of achieving my writing dream.
Oh, and I also emigrated halfway around the world, from sunburnt Australia to slightly-less-sunny Scotland.
So on to the blog. Every reputable author needs one, but I wanted to do mine a little differently. Moving around the world, discovering a new country, learning the craft of writing and the breadth of the self-publishing industry is all pretty interesting stuff (to me, anyway), so I thought I’d focus on all of this, together with some personal interests like photography, history and an unhealthy addiction to cool gadgets.
The way I see it, life is a book, and I’ve just started a new chapter in mine. It’s somewhere around the midpoint, where the hero stops being reactive and instead takes charge of their own destiny. And you get to be right beside me, watching as I learn, try, fail and grow.
So let’s get to it, and thanks for reading!