The Writing Journal #25

March has been a funny old month. As winter faded and opportunities blossomed, it started with a renewed sense of optimism and excitement for the Spring and Summer months to come. I had the immense joy in the middle of celebrating my birthday with the family and friends who are very dear to me, and … Continue reading The Writing Journal #25

The Writing Journal #24

It’s going to be a rather brief visit to the Writing Journal this week, which may disappoint some of my dear readers but will probably also be a relief to some more! Having started the week with the confidence that I would still be able to do some work towards this month’s targets, despite a … Continue reading The Writing Journal #24

The Writing Journal #23

The Birthday Bandwagon rolled through town this past week, bringing with it presents aplenty, delicious cake, and a brand-new buddy for my writing desk… It was great to be able to switch off from work and spend some quality time with my really rather wonderful friends and family. It can sometimes be quite difficult to … Continue reading The Writing Journal #23

The Writing Journal #18

A huge and hearty congratulations to all the winners and nominees at last night’s BAFTA Awards. I was pleased to finally catch The Favourite last week, and even more delighted to say that all of its wins last night were richly and thoroughly deserved; especially Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz who, alongside the equally wonderful … Continue reading The Writing Journal #18

The Writing Journal #17

February has arrived with an icy blast, and with it brought the final reckoning for January’s writing targets. On the whole it’s felt like a very productive month that I feel has laid some very solid foundations to build on for the rest of the year. Target Number 1: Submit first draft of my latest … Continue reading The Writing Journal #17

The Writing Journal #16

It’s squeaky bum time (for January, at least) as we head into the last week of the first month of 2019. With only four days left and three deadlines to meet, let’s double down and jump into The Writing Journal one last time (for January, at least). Target Number 1: Submit first draft of my … Continue reading The Writing Journal #16

The Writing Journal #15

Three Dave’s walk into a room and sit down at a laptop. Nope, it’s not the start of the joke that will relaunch my stand-up career (yet), nor indeed my homage to James McAvoy in Split/Glass. It’s the way this week has felt as Past, Present and Future Dave have all showed up to contribute … Continue reading The Writing Journal #15

The Writing Journal #14

It’s become a very common practice across social media these days to post pictures of fruity granola and gym membership cards with the phrase “New Year, New Me” splashed across them in a snappy, 21st Century update on the New Year’s Resolution. Whilst I’ve never been one to engage with such things before (granola hurts … Continue reading The Writing Journal #14

Happy New Year!

The tree is down. The turkey consumed. Multiple LEGO sets have been constructed (in my household, at least). It must mean that Christmas 2018 is gone and 2019 has begun in earnest. I always find it sad to say goodbye to Christmas. Mainly, as I’ve highlighted in previous blog posts, because I’m a big kid … Continue reading Happy New Year!

The Writing Journal #13

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I am certainly starting to feel the festive spirit now with only 8 more sleeps ‘til Christmas Day. I love everything about Christmas, from the time spent with the family and the enhanced community spirit to the numerous mince pies and brandy sauce that will be … Continue reading The Writing Journal #13