Today has been a big day for me. I kept this quiet because it happened so fast but I got a part time job, and I started working tonight. Its not much and it is only for a few weeks until the beginning of January and then ill be back in the same position, but […]Read More Announcement
I have been trying to get back into my writing again recently. Getting time at the moment is really hard with taking care of the little one, she’s a full time job all on her own. I am not working just now and it’s really difficult to find a job right now, I can’t go […]Read More Writing groups. Are they helpful?
Hello my lovely friends. I need some help. As many of you may know, I have written a novel (I may have mentioned this before) and I sent it off to a publisher who actually offered me a contract to publish it. But the shower of bastards, who wanted to “Partner” with me by charging […]Read More I need help with something
Recently I have been having some real trouble coming up with ideas for anything to write about. I have got nothing. It’s really starting to get on my nerves So I’m putting this request out to all of lovely my followers here. You are all so gracious and kind. So I’m asking, if it’s not […]Read More Trying to beat off writers block.
This morning I hit 200 followers on WordPress and I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all. It means a lot to me that so many of you read my ramblings and stories. I know it’s not much,considering how many there are on here, a drop in the ocean really, but […]Read More 200 followers.
Today has been a big day, I know I’ve said that a lot recently but it doesn’t make it any less right. As of today 17-06-2017, my little baby girl Jessica is now a full Six Months old. Where has the time gone? It feels like only yesterday that the wife shouted me through to […]Read More Six months have gone by so fast
When I got home from work tonight I had two notifications on here. The first is that today I hit 150 followers. So I want to thank Sara in LaLaLand for being number 150, it’s much appreciated. The second one is that I have been notified that I have achieved 1337 likes on this small blog of […]Read More Milestone, 1337 likes, also 150 followers
I have done it, I have taken the plunge (again) after my last post, which any avid followers will have read (ha, I crack myself up at times, I’m not that popular :p). I have spent the weekend pouring over the manuscript for my novel and this morning I have sent it off to the […]Read More It’s all over but the waiting now
My last couple of posts have been about the fact that I am really struggling with my writing just now and that I have had no motivation, ideas or anything to do it. I was about ready to give up on the whole idea. Well today I received this email from the publishers that I […]Read More There could be good news coming
I am thinking about giving up. Recently I have had no motivation to write, I have had no time to do it, and everything I have tried to write has been garbage. It is feeling forced and like I’m not enjoying it anymore. Writing used to be an escape for me, a way to deal […]Read More I’m just done
There are many different styles of writing, I have my own style as does everyone else. Trying to figure out your own style is the first rung to start climbing that ladder. Everyone will tell you the ideal way to write and what to do to make it flow properly, but unless you are a […]Read More How I Write
Good afternoon my happy people, I hope you are all doing well. I have come up with a Challenge for all the writers out there. I want to see how many people would be up to the challenge. So I came up with this today when I was sitting googling random facts. I started off […]Read More A Writing Challenge
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking over the last few days. For some reason, I seem to have lost whatever minuscule talent I ever had for writing. I’ve been trying to write something, anything for a few weeks and everything that is coming out is utter trash. I have to try and add about […]Read More My Talent is gone Daily Post: Unravel
Todays daily prompt reminded me of a story idea I came up with years ago but never followed through with, I think I might have to look at it now this is the basic idea I’m an Outlier in the worst possible place to be one, I’m an Outlier in Hell. Not sure if I […]Read More Outlier….. Daily Prompt
The bullet has been bitten. GULP! Last night I finally did it. I took the first step. After two years of work, of writing, editing, fear, heartbreak and determination I finally took the plunge. I have sent my sample chapters of my book to a publisher. Now the waiting begins. This one is a test […]Read More I’ve taken the plunge
I was meant to put up the first story from the submission I received today but work has been Insanely busy I haven’t had time to think let alone anything else. I have been working since last Sunday still no day off in sight. I will try to get the story up tomorrow again I’m […]Read More Spring Writing Event… Apology.
Just a quick update. i have received a few submissions for the event and i will start posting them from monday onwards. i ahve been crazy busy with work so havent had a lot of time to do it yet. so from monday i will post the stories that i have recevied. and hopefully […]Read More Spring Writing Event. Update
There are only 24 hours left if you want to submit an entry to the event i have three so far and will be publishing them in the order that they were recevied if interested in taking part let me know. The theme for this one as it is the first one that I […]Read More Spring Writing Event …..24 hours remaning
I am looking for three or four Beta Readers to help me with my novel. Ideal I would be looking for someone with experience in writing and editing to read over my manuscript and check for any errors and plot holes. If you are interested contact me and let me know if this is something […]Read More Beta Readers wanted.
For the writing event I have only had two entries so far so I have decided to extend the deadline by one week until the 19th of March incase anyone else wants to submit a story. Rules are below. The theme for this one as it is the first one that I wanted to do […]Read More Spring Writing Event…. DEADLINE EXTENDED
So I got a nice surprise when I woke up this morning. The little one screamed for food and woke us up so the wife trundled off to feed her I picked up my phone and and seen this notification sitting there All I can say is thank you so much for all your support […]Read More Another milestone
If you have read my previous posts about wanting to turn my baby girl into a geek then I have an update for you. Recently she’s has been screaming a lot and nothing seems to settle her. Last night we tried music and it seemed to work she settled down and sat in my arms […]Read More Geekifacation is succeeding
Today hasn’t been a good day. I feel like I just want to scream. I got up and went to work, but all day I have had absolutely no motivation or energy. My brain has been going to the bad places, and I’ve been feeling really down. Haven’t wanted to eat or drink, only did […]Read More Creeping Darkness
Doubt is one of the strongest forces in life that will hold you back from achieving what you want to do in life. Whiter it is going for a new job or leaving everything behind for the one you love. Doubt will always be there to hold you back. If you let it hold you […]Read More Thoughts on Doubt, and how to deal with it
This week I have hit a few milestones. The first one after 9 years I have moved house. The flat I was in was a good home it’s where I lived when I got my cats, met my wife, had our daughter. It’s been my home for a long time, but it’s time to move […]Read More Milestones
This morning I woke up to a really nice surprise. Not only has my good friend Kira re-blogged my post about holding a writing event, and there seems to be a fair bit of interest in it that it’s giving me hope that it will be a good one So thank you, Kira. Not only […]Read More Good News – 100 Followers
It has been a while since I have seen any Writing Events running on here. The last one I took part in was one at Halloween, and it was a lot of fun. I have been running into a bit of a block recently when it comes to writing, so I thought it would be […]Read More Writing Event. All Welcome.
I have decided I want to open up the floor a little, as they say. I have been asked by a few people if I would be willing to allow guest submissions to my blog, stories written by other people. So I have thought this over, and I figure why not? It can be something […]Read More Be My Guest….
If you could go back in time and make one replacement that would change the world in significant ways i would go back and help out the T-Rex giving him extendable arms and make him Unstoppable ok so this a really bad idea (joke) i just like these pictures via Daily Prompt: […]Read More Daily Prompt: Replacement: THE UNSTOPPABLE T-REX
I feel so completely useless, and I think my daughter hates me. Over the last few days she hasn’t been feeling well, took her to the doctors yesterday, and she has a viral stomach bug, because she is only five weeks old, they can’t give her anything. Due to this, she hasn’t been keeping anything […]Read More My Daughter hates me
[Part one of this story can be found here] Part 2 I stare at Sarah in utter shock “What the hell are you talking about?” I ask her after my brain kicks into gear. “What do you mean your ‘only hope will be destroyed’?” She lets out a growl of frustration “Tommy we don’t have […]Read More Running for our lives… [Somethings Coming…Part Two] Daily Prompt: Overworked
I set up this blog exactly one year ago at the suggestion of a friend of mine. We were both using an app that allowed you to post your stories and different things on it but it was heavily censored and frustrating as hell. So I set up this blog so that I could post […]Read More Year one
I have been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by an insanely talented writer and all around great person. I want to say a big thank you for all of her help and this honour. Not only is she a great blogger but I also class her as a friend Kira Scribbled. Not only does […]Read More Mystery Blogger Award
It’s been three weeks since my daughter was born and my life has completely changed. I knew I would love this little person beyond anything I have before but I was not prepared for how I actually feel about her. As I said she is three weeks old already and it has flown by. Tomorrow […]Read More Geekifacation Part Three – So it begins…
Today’s Daily Prompt really got me thinking. Temptation is something we all have to deal with. Everyone has been tempted in one way or another, whiter it is to have a cookie or a doughnut, that kind of thing which is completely harmless, or it could be that you have been tempted out of a […]Read More Daily Prompt: Tempted
You’ll know the range, you’ll know the strain, what is to come is not for the main, I made concession, I made the change, I made myself bespoke and rather strange, Tying myself in knots, just to see you smile, pushing too far, going on for miles, The strangeness intensified as I made the range […]Read More Daily Prompt: Bespoke (Poem)
You came into my life at a turbulent time, It was difficult for me to love , but you made me smile, I fixed you and you fixed me, we saved each other from a world of strife, You made my life better, the first woman I’ve loved, But It got too hard, I had […]Read More Love and Loss (Poem)
Heart pounding in my chest as I run, run, run from feelings inside. This overpowering sense to hide from this roller coaster ride. My world is crumbling from the inside. The only choice I thought I had was to Flee. Then you came along, changing my view. Life will never be the same because of […]Read More Daily Prompt: Flee- My First Poem
Yesterday was a day of good news, first off, I went the doctor and he gave me the all clear to go back to work. WOO HOO I’m no longer crippled and I’ll be getting paid again. Thank god. He is happy that I have recovered enough that I’m allowed to function again as normal […]Read More Times they are a changing – 19 Days
I have officially finished the rewrite of my Novel Journeys End. It has been a hard slog getting it finished, dealing with writer’s block is a bitch. But I overcame it, with a little help, and I am now ready to start sending it out to try and get it published, I have no idea […]Read More I Finished, woo hoo
via Daily Prompt: Underground [When ever I see the word underground my mind always goes to The Wombles and the song so I decided to write this mad capped short story about Wombles so enjoy…..if you don’t know what a Womble is they are in the picture and I’ve put the link fro the […]Read More Daily Prompt: Underground
via Daily Prompt: Clumsy When I saw today’s prompt, I knew I had the perfect story for and had to share. This is a true story from my past and to me is the embodiment of my clumsiness (and general bad luck) When I was 21 I was working in a call centre […]Read More Daily Prompt: Clumsy
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a world-class geek. I love all kinds of Sci-Fi. Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar, Supernatural, Doctor Who, The Marvel Films, Buffy, Angel, Firefly (basically anything by Joss Whedon) the list goes on and on. So with this in mind, I have already started the process of Geekifacation of […]Read More Geekifacation
[Note: This is a short story that wasn’t written by me alone. I have a group of friends and the other night we were having a laugh, coming up with a story by each writting one line at a time, it turned into the bones of this story so I decided to polish it up a […]Read More Halloween Revenge
I have been asked to partake in a 3 Day quote challenge by rhapsodyboho.wordpress.com and I wanted to thank her for thinking of me in this challenge. Thank you very much, and please be sure to circle back to my nominator’s blog to find more quotes. The rules are simple and short: Thank your nominator […]Read More Three Day Quote Challenge – The Grand Finale
A magnificent friend of mine has asked me to post this to help promote some books that she has been working translating from English in to Spanish. So me being me naturally jumped at the chance to help out a friend in need. If anyone who reads my blog speaks Spanish and would be interested […]Read More Spanish Translation Books
I have been asked to partake in a 3 Day quote challenge by rhapsodyboho.wordpress.com and I wanted to thank her for thinking of me in this challenge. Thank you very much, and please be sure to circle back to my nominator’s blog to find more quotes. The rules are simple and short: Thank your nominator […]Read More Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Two
I have been asked to partake in a 3 Day quote challenge by rhapsodyboho.wordpress.com and I wanted to thank her for thinking of me in this challenge. Thank you very much, and please be sure to circle back to my nominator’s blog to find more quotes. The rules are simple and short: Thank your nominator […]Read More Three Day quote challenge – Day One
On Friday I made a decision to go back to school. Anyone who follows my blog knows that I’m trying to be a writer and that I dabble a bit in writing with my stories and that I’m working on a novel or two. (you can read the first two chapters here https://scottishlegendwordpress.com/2016/08/30/journeys-end-chapter-one/ https://scottishlegendwordpress.com/2016/09/07/journeys-end-chapter-two/) I’ve […]Read More Making Changes In Life – Am I Crazy?
This week is a big week for me in my life. As I’ve said before in my posts, my wife is pregnant with our first child and to say that I’m a little nervous would be the understatement of the century. We had a scan this week, and I got to see the wee one […]Read More Pending Fatherhood & Fears
I just checked my all time stats, and I’m overwhelmed by the response that my little blog has received. I have only been blogging since January, and I never thought that so many people would like my writing (and to a lesser extent my ramblings) I started this blog as a way to develop, my […]Read More Stats
Tomorrow is my 32nd birthday, and I don’t feel like a proper grown up. I don’t know if anyone ever does but for years I’ve been waiting for that moment to hit when suddenly I feel different, but its never came. I’ve been through a lot in the last 12 months. At the beginning of […]Read More Getting Older