Don’t bring a sandwich to a gunfight!

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!

Procrastination as a Plan

Isn't it odd how alluring distraction can be, and the way we can conjure an excuse to justify our sins? I have stuff I need to do, I have stuff I want to do, and there's stuff I should have done, all of which would likely have taken place were it not for Social Media, … Continue reading Procrastination as a Plan

Spoken too soon

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

Steed remounted

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

‘Not Dead’ Announcement

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

A Writer… oh whatever (pt3)

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)

A Writer Goes On… (pt2)

SO, as I was saying... I submitted a fairly early draft of Queensferry Rules to as many places as I could find in January 2017 in the hope of getting some valuable, actionable feedback, but more honestly to trigger a bidding war and finally buy my big gold house and a rocket car. The reception … Continue reading A Writer Goes On… (pt2)

What happens in TV Prison stays in TV Prison, but might be available on DVD

Growing up I was DEFINITELY going to be an actor, but only after following my older brother into Lacrosse (as a Goalie, to guarantee a game), and having solid rubber balls purposely hurled at me in the rain every weekend had lost lustre. I attended a Saturday Morning “Drama School” at The Club Theatre in Altrincham, … Continue reading What happens in TV Prison stays in TV Prison, but might be available on DVD

A Writer Begins (pt1 of an accidental trilogy)

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)

Grey and Steel* (a poem about a train journey)

Night’s saturnine blanket still lays heavy, the moon’s all seeing gaze shines bright and steady. Dew glistens where it settled, life comes a stir, milk bottles tinkle, engines sputter to a purr. Most sleep masked eyes still yet to flicker, while shovel and broom clear the last scraps of litter. The masses still adrift on … Continue reading Grey and Steel* (a poem about a train journey)