I’m female, age 45 at the time of writing (a Fire Horse, if you’re into Chinese astrology), of British nationality, living child-free in France with my long-term French partner (referred to here as Chewbacca, or Chewy for historical reasons). Seycen is, I believe, an olde Englishe worde meaning storyteller. Some dubious sources claim it to be the origin of my surname. I have my doubts.
The CV is long and varied. Amongst other things I’ve been a barmaid, a diplomat, a software developer, made Lucozade and trained as a shiatsu practitioner. For the past couple of years I’ve been a translator and editor. I really enjoy it, and my ambition is to make the business sustainable and eventually grow to the point where I’m running an agency, rather than working as a solo freelancer.
My first post was on 29th May 2007. The second was three years later. In 2011 I really got going and posted every day. It was through the blog I realised that the translation and editing were ways of making money from what I love doing – writing.
I’m not planning to post every day in 2012. The discipline was good, but having to post when I really had nothing to say took some of the pleasure out of it. This year I’ll post here when I feel like it; hopefully that’ll be a least once a week!
The other blog
I’ve transferred my daily writing activity to my work blog. I want to have a record of these difficult days for the time when I sell the business for a fortune and someone wants me to write my autobiography :-). Feel free to check it out too, and bienvenue à bord.