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The editing of my first book is still going on. In one way, it is annoyingly slow. There is part of me that desires to have the book completed now and out there potentially earning money or at least getting interest. The need to find out if the intended audience like it is high too. However, in ...read more
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The older I get the less confidence I have. That's the truth and yet it is the wrong way round, surely? I mean, as you get older and gain more of life's experiences you would think that your confidence improves. For me, it is the opposite. I remember when I was young and naive I exuded confidenc...read more
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The desire to write prodigiously, every day and to get produce a body of work on the scale of, say Anthony Trollop, is laudable, but the ability to do so is challenged by real life and the daily problems of earning a living. Not least, I feel I am still learning to write and that everything I d...read more
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It certainly has been a while since I posted on this, my original blog. I have been busy updating my various Facebook pages and websites and have reluctantly neglected this. I feel shameful about it. I also am having second thoughts about the usefulness of and privacy around Facebook. If anythin...read more
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It is a slow process, the editing of a book. I am working with an old friend who used to type up manuscripts for a publisher. She is brilliant and her attention to detail exceptional. Every line I have written for the first book has been questioned. It is so good for me. I am learning a lot. ...read more
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My book has arrived. When I say my book, I do actually mean, my book - the one I wrote. I am talking about Splidge, the Cragflinger - a children’s fantasy story that I have been working no this year. It is set in the land of Gud where it always rains. Sounds terribly dull doesn’t it? It’s not! ...read more
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I love making stuff up. Is it because the world around me isn’t enough, or too boring or does not fulfill my needs or ambitions? - I know not. I just enjoy taking myself off into a world of my own creation and having adventures. I think as a writer, you need another place to disappear to from ti...read more
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Did I say being 50? What? You mean, half a century? Is that old? I don't feel old. I don't feel any different from when I was in my teens. I do feel more mature, sensible, responsible. I also feel I can be stupid, sensibly and responsibly - I don't think I do that before. I may not be able t...read more
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Some people thrive at it, others loath it and I am definitely the former! Give me a camera, a microphone, a typewriter and I will get on and make something. Please don't stick me in a room with a bunch of media types and ask me to engage with them. It scares me witless. Yes I hate it. Yesterday...read more
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Billy was on great form yesterday - good to see him laughing and joking with us. We spent about two and a half hours with him at the private room at the hospital. We found an old episode of Super Dave - the cartoon series to watch on the Chromebook. So we had fun with that. I am slowly workin...read more
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My Naked Englishman podcast - my reaction to the recent news. http://files.vobes.com/ne/mayehcksi/NE1464.mp3 Follow the audio life and my journey at http://nakedenglishman.co.uk
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Scrub that - all change: Just heard now - Billy is in for a further six weeks and it can take 2 years to completely clear!
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We have heard that Billy shall be staying with the Haywards Heath crowd for another 14 days. His condition is slowly improving, we believe, but I am not sure how much the doctors are telling us of their suspicions of the true situation. The deal we were given was that once Billy is stable and ...read more
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Here is the update on Billy Lindsey. We have all seen the consultant and everything has been explained. So here is the thing… Billy is stable and recovering from the initial crisis of the bleeding in the brain. The trouble he has at this precise moment is for his body to get rid of the blood ...read more
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What do you do when your son is lying on a bed in an intensive care unit being monitored in case he needs to be whisked away to surgery because too much blood is leaking into his brain? My son, Billy, aged 18, suddenly complained of a headache Wednesday night (it’s Friday as I write this) and...read more
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