I got told off last week, twice in twenty-four hours for trying to make professional moves without doing the proper groundwork first. Recently, I've been feeling my age and the implications of where I'm up to on my career timeline. I'm over 40 and haven't really started on my path properly, doing the thing I … Continue reading Don’t bring a sandwich to a gunfight!
Days after my last proclamation about my new morning regime, it all came crashing down!!!!Sort of, not entirely, but drama gets you interested until it's ruined, like this.Our littlest has just turned two and as a result of either his cleft palate correction surgery, or him being a vindictive swine, his breathing isn't great at … Continue reading Spoken too soon
I just paid my annual subscription to keep this thing alive thus I am compelled to rattle the box figuratively marked "stuff to prattle on about", and then spill the contents into your eyes.* Sleep is still a notional luxury, but tiredness is now an active choice. My alarm goes off at 5.30am and I … Continue reading Steed remounted
I've not forgotten about you, (whomsoever the target of that statement proves to be, is it YOU dear reader or is it the money that goes out of my account periodically to facilitate this being available for your eyes..?) it's just life, thankfully, keeps on happening, and now feels to be riddled with children and … Continue reading ‘Not Dead’ Announcement
And lo' the early July day (well 'week') did cometh/came. I was set to meet *the boss* from *the production company* on Thursday but by Wednesday I'd not hard anything more specific. I called the office at lunchtime to see if there was anything in the diary but was told they'd drop me a line. … Continue reading A Writer… oh whatever (pt3)
I came to writing late after opting to take a year out from starting University in 1996, which then easily slipped to 18 years out, and I never actually went. The prospect of spending another 3 years surrounded by giddy drama students filled me with no small degree of dread. I finally undertook a part-time … Continue reading A Writer Begins (pt1 of an accidental trilogy)
WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GET BACK TO WRITING?!?!?! I’ve been meaning to return to writing for days, if not months, but another scroll through my unchanged Facebook and Twitter feeds keeps getting in the way… Just maybe that thing I’d be missing is the key to my creative flow. I’ve got script stuff … Continue reading Happy New Year / What a lot of “I”s
I’ve not been nearly as prolific posting to this blog as I’d hoped. Hopefully my caveat laden intro/preamble established a good foundation of limited expectation. My HEAVILY PREGNANT wife and I are currently awaiting the arrival of our second child THIS WEEK, which is the main reason why this is a poorly timed foray into … Continue reading site under construction
I write because I have to, but that doesn’t sound like the right answer, at least not for me. I write to give my thoughts substance, to prove to myself my thoughts “exist” and to evidence them with a degree of narrative form. Inside my head they don’t necessarily have a structure and so exorcising … Continue reading Why do I write…?
So here's the deal - this blog is here to encourage me to write in between projects. Plus it's much cooler to reference than my LinkedIn profile, which says a lot about the jobs I've managed to get through the interview stage for, but not a huge amount about me as a person. I'm a … Continue reading This is the thing…