Estella Havisham

“I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.”

– Estella (Charles Dickens, Great Expectations)

I’ve just finished my first book on Audible! I’ve been intrigued by the idea of an audiobook for a while and now that I have a 40 minute walk to work and a 40 minute walk back home, I thought it would be a good way to do two things at once. For the last couple of weeks, I read an old flame, Great Expectations.

I get a high on the way Dickens writes. His words are engaging and his characters feel alive. The voices of audible read aloud stories in such a dreamy way, you just need to be careful of getting lost in the book and walking into traffic! Don’t worry, I keep a part of me alert at all times.

I particularly posted this quote because in the last year, I’ve messed up on things and I’ve conquered a lot more. I have an unfinished novel sat in my MacBook and the next two days free. Let’s work on this baby.

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