Writing Journal

2015 Goals

It’s been one long year.

In that time I’ve written 6 comics, 3 short stories, a bunch of articles, and many poems. I’m now in my second year of paying the bills with words. I’ve wanted to be able to say that since I was a kid.

I’ve also managed to make a book go from 0 chapters to 4 chapters. Which is mind bendingly slow, but I’m new to it. I always used to get bored when I got to about 4000 words. Now I’m forcing myself to think bigger.

This is a long, lonely and difficult road I’m on. There are hundreds of thousands of writers out there and thousands of good ones. Competition is fierce. So am I.

My goals for 2015 are:

– Publish a short story

– Publish a comic

– Finish the book

– Keep writing 1000 a day, increase to 2k where possible.

– Observe, reflect and create.

These are pretty achievable from my POV, so it’s just a matter of sticking to it.

Thank you for your support over the last year, I hope you enjoyed the writing and I know you’ll love what is in store.

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Poetry

Romantic Ireland’s Lazarus Jape

Remember when they limit your ability to speak,

People had to die to earn your five-day week.

The status quo, remains just so, if nobody objects,

Brazen burglarising that insults your intellect.

Though I love a pumping party, I was never less excited,

For the parties up in Dublin t’which I’ve never been invited,

Political and critical, of the people, not the state,

The state we’re in, how maudlin, they sneer with unmasked hate.

Remember through the hardship and the hunger and the pain,

The necessary austerity, the laws and lows, insane.

Remember when they limit your ability to speak,

People had to die to earn your five-day week.

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