The attempt

The attempt

If you’d asked me a year ago ‘what do you do for a living?’ I’d say ‘Send and receive emails, just like everyone else.’ These days, the answer is similar, but different enough, I guess, to be interesting: ‘Make stuff and put it on the internet, just like everyone else.’

Nothing ever happens

Nothing ever happens

I’ve written pretty much every day for well over 20 years. On average, somewhere around 1500 words a day. Often much more. I’m not talking about emails or text messages. I mean stopping, sitting down and writing for no reason other than to write.

I’m from Hicksville too

I’m from Hicksville too

I read Dylan Horrocks’ Hicksville last night. It’s a comic book about a comic book author from a town of comic book enthusiasts. It’s been described as “a love letter to the medium” – but it felt to me more complex than that....

Far too busy to not post to my blog

My blog has been lying idle for a little while now, as it does from time to time. I’ve had lots to blog about, which means that I’ve had no time at all to write it. It’s a perpetual problem. So many interesting things to say – and no time to...

The pieces fall together

I’ve been doing a lot of writing recently. A few different projects – some work related, others not. And when I say I’ve been doing a lot of writing, what I mean is that I’ve been doing fairly small amounts of writing quite often. I hop between...

Captured by words

I’m one for rituals and processes. It helps me get things done and while I like change and spontaneity as much as the next person, repetitive behaviours (especially fun ones) are particularly useful for making progress on things. I have a writing project...