My thanks to KISMAT TV for giving me airtime.
For those who don’t know me I am a retired Quantity Surveyor turned writer.
The biggest difference I think most QS’s will recognise is the need to conduct site visits for valuations, site meetings, visiting clients,etc.
My car was an essential tool of the trade. (Today Liverpool, tomorrow Glasgow.) Now my car does very few miles.
Did I enjoy being a surveyor?
Yes, most certainly. Although there are nasty moments, (like nearly falling off a scaffold), I enjoyed my job but it could be stressful at times. Hitting deadlines was the main problem.
Am I regretting retiring?”
Not at all.
I ‘m enjoying my new life an author. In the old days there was the panic phone call, “We have a problem, can we meet on site!”
Now, my main hobby has now become a way of life and I can control the hours that I work. (Is it work if you enjoy doing it?)
For those who can remember the Beetles, I think “Paper Back Writer” sums it up.
Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
It’s based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job
So I wanna be a paperback writer
For more information go to my website https://andrewrwilliamsauthor.co.uk/
Have look at my latest novel; Playing Dirty: Operation Trouser Snake
The book blurb
Honey Pursamon has a brief – and the file of names is huge!
Set the honey trap! Lure the opposition into bed, get lurid photos and destroy them, one by one!
The Slash and Byrne Progressive Party want to take over the House of Commons, starting with a sleazy sex scandal code-named Operation Trouser Snake. One of the members also takes matters into his own hands; using his initiative, he sets the ball rolling for a terrorist attack – using deadly gas. Who will survive?
Using Ambronootrop to make their members more intelligent and to move along the evolution of the human race, S & B will stoop to new depths.
Read how it all unfolds!
Thanks to Suzanne Miller for the invitation to write this article and all the best to everyone for the new year.