My 2018 in Books

Stories are important for a number of reasons. They allow you to look inside yourself by living the lives of others, while helping you to empathise with those you once failed to understand. They educate without lecturing, lend a voice to the voiceless, and make thoughts fertile—even rampant—when previously there were none. A good story … Continue reading My 2018 in Books


If this blog is the young boy with the floor-bound stare, then punctuality is the girl he is very cautiously overcoming his shyness to approach. Give him some time. Having learnt that thoughts of 'you still have plenty of time' are in fact lies, I've at least published this month's post a whole span [that's … Continue reading September


If this blog is the young boy with the floor-bound stare, then punctuality is the girl he is too shy to approach. I aim to publish posts within the first half of the month. (Ahem, or the first half of the second month). Doing so takes time away from my actual writing, which is something Emily … Continue reading August

June & July Part I

I was about to write my June update when I realised it was some-magical-how already mid-July. It seemed, according to the sensible (rather, lazy) part of my brain, to make sense that I wait two more weeks to write another zeppelin-bloated post split across two parts covering both months together. This seemed to make even more sense considering I'd had … Continue reading June & July Part I


This time last year I was starting to feel increasingly more stuck with my writing. That stickiness eventually hardened into an unplanned, protracted break. If it wasn't for the love and support of those closest to me, I would have given up on Everborne. Now that I have a year-old retrospect of that time, I can view … Continue reading May


I'm very much the type of person who likes sit down at his laptop at nine every morning to begin work. If I don't, I feel as though I'm trying to make up minutes---and words---for the rest of the day. Comfort, for me, is found inside the rigidity of a schedule. Discomfort lurks on the … Continue reading February


This month had to go well. I had to fill it with words. Lots of them. And I did. 14,075 to be exact. Not a bad start to the year. December was a difficult month. For me personally and for my writing. (The two often influence each other.) I wanted to write a December post---especially … Continue reading January


1st November 2014 was one of the hardest days of my life. "My childhood wish was to have a Golden Retriever. I was very fortunate to have that wish granted twice. Thank you, Lucy; you changed my life. I am grateful to have shared such a bond with you, and although I can’t believe you’re … Continue reading November