It’s been a lifetime since I’ve written here… well almost a month. Christmas has come and gone and New Year has arrived and with it my New Year Resolutions. This year they are mostly writing related. I will start taking my writing more seriously. I will call myself a writer in public without whispering and … More Starting 2019 with an apology and some news.
Ever sat at a laptop waiting to do battle with Ticketmaster? Me too and it didn’t always go well! Enjoy this from my ‘It’s My Life,’ column in the Irish Examiner. A couple of weeks ago my phone was hopping with excited messages from my daughters. “Westlife are back together.” “I doubt it,” I texted, … More There I am in the paper #76
As I sit down almost daily these days, to write stories from my past for my memoir, I am struck by how different each day is. There are days when I’ve no interest in exploring the darker side of my memory, the moments, days and even years of unpleasantness I’ve locked away. Instead I sit … More Why did you write that?
I’ve been blogging for four years and up to this year posted regularly. However, in more recent times I’ve taken a step back. Why? Because I’m enjoying living. Yes, I’m spending more time honing my writing skills on short stories and trying to lessen the time I spend online. How’s my WIP going? It’s not. … More Life offline.
For fear you think I was run over by a bus or have been dealing with an unspeakable family disaster, I’d like to assure you all is well in my world, although I can hear quite a number of you shaking your heads having not missed my posts for a moment. Unfortunately, my absence does … More I regret the interruption in service… but I’m back.
Here you go my piece in the Feelgood with the Irish Examiner last week. Bear in mind it was immediately after Valentines Day. Enjoy. The best thing about Valentine’s day is that it ended two days ago. The unfortunate thing about it, is that it happened at all. However, now that it’s over can we … More There I am in the paper #52
Ever since people in my real life discovered I wrote a blog I’ve been asked regularly, ‘So, when is your book coming out?’ To which I’ve always answered, ‘Not in the near future I’m afraid.’ There have been brief moments in time when I’ve toyed with compiling my posts into a book or several books. … More So, when is my book coming out?
Last Thursday I posted this on my blog facebook page, I’m hoping my time for dreaming is over and I start ‘doing.’ Tomorrow I am going away for two nights with the ‘Inspiration Project.’ No it’s not a cult. It’s an opportunity to hang out with writers, be mentored by a writer, listen to a … More An Inspiring Weekend.
Another installment from my column in the Irish Examiner. Writing it only reminded me regardless of any new year resolutions, there’s little chance I’ll ever be a ‘good’ person. Just ask my brother. How many times a day must I remind myself that it’s been 2018 for twelve days already? Thank goodness we are no … More There I am in the paper #48
‘Don’t bother finishing that story, it’s rubbish.’ ‘Really? Do you think that’s good writing?’ ‘That’s probably the worst story you’ve tried to write yet.’ ‘You are wasting your time. There are so many other things you should be doing.’ These are just some of the many less than helpful thoughts which are buzzing around my … More Silencing the voices within.