Monthly Archives: May 2014

Guts and Bones

They are the foundation of all writing. Every story, essay, poem, any piece of writing at all needs a skeleton to hold it up and guts to give it essence. But that’s only the beginning. If we want a living, … Continue reading

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A constant battle

Doubt is one thing I will never be able to fully conquer. That is a good thing. It keeps me grounded and, hopefully, diligent. But on bad days it can be stifling. On bad days I want to abandon my … Continue reading

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The Magic Touch

Have you ever read something that made something inside you go “Oh…”? A piece of writing that made your heart take a leap and your eyes weep, whether in fear, joy or despair doesn’t even matter? I’m sure you have. … Continue reading

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A word

of appreciation. I will never get used to having the things I write read by somebody. Anybody. I put it out there for precisely that reason. To be read. If I were to write simply for my own pleasure, I … Continue reading

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How dare I

Here is what happens nine times out of ten: I think of something. I write down my thoughts. I tidy it up. I publish it on my blog. I walk away. Then I pause and wonder what the heck I … Continue reading

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Now I am free

I bought my freedom yesterday. It takes the form of a round the world ticket. I will not be slave to the clock, not to rent payments or utility bills, not to a job that has to pay for those, … Continue reading

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Job title: Freelance Writer

That’s what I’m going to be putting in my CV after my last day in my current day job. That’ll be in roundabout three months from now. The dice have fallen. I didn’t get the job I applied for and … Continue reading

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A cluttered mind

I’ve written about warring desires not too long ago. But that was just about me having various dreams about various things that all await fulfilment at some point. My path, nonetheless, was laid out. Well, not anymore. A competing situation … Continue reading

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Look up

I saw this video yesterday for the very first time, though I’ve seen it around for a bit and have heard that it created quite a bit of buzz. Well, the viewing numbers on YouTube speak for themselves. Then I … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary

My blog is officially two years old. I’ve had times when I wrote every day, sometimes I didn’t write for months. Those were the more difficult times during which I had neither time nor energy to muster and sit down … Continue reading

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