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

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)

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)