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

‘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 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)