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 #19

We all know the adage “time flies when you’re having fun”. Well, apparently, time also flies when you’re evaluating your career path, as the last seven days have raced past without me realising until my calendar handily reminded me that it was Writing Journal Monday! Whether this means we can now equate “career evaluations” with … Continue reading The Writing Journal #19

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

The Writing Journal #12

It’s been a funny old week. Mostly, I’ve been riding a wave of joy that both my first drafts are completed and ready for the excitement of editing and shaping my story, which is always my favourite part of writing in any form. It’s also been the first time in nearly three months that I … Continue reading The Writing Journal #12

The Writing Journal #10

There’s a change in the air this week, and not because Christmas, or indeed winter, is coming. When I first started the Writing Journal in September, I was in the midst of writing two very different projects, and the targets I was setting myself were designed to keep these chugging along towards my year-end goal … Continue reading The Writing Journal #10