What I Did & Didn’t Do in 2009 (3 of 12)

In the dying hours of 2008 I made a to do list for the new year, which included… Go to America When I wrote this I was thinking of taking some kind of extended trip. I wanted to disappear for a few weeks, or even months, and wander around at my leisure, thinking thoughts and seeing places. For some reason I wanted to go to Portland, Oregon (it seems like

What I Did & Didn’t Do in 2009 (2 of 12)

In the dying hours of 2008 I made a to do list for the new year, which included… The Outer Ring Podcast This is the oft-mentioned podcast I am creating with my writing buddy. My expectations for how far along we’d be with it at this point were undoubtedly high and probably unrealistic. I think that’s why I was deliberately vague in just writing the name of it down and

What I Did & Didn’t Do in 2009 (1 of 12)

In the dying hours of 2008 I made a to do list for the new year, which included… 10 Rejection Letters I was thinking about how I should be making more of an effort to put my writing in front of other people’s eyeballs, people who weren’t necessarily pre-disposed to be complimentary about my waffles. On the understanding that rejection is healthy for your work and your ability to take

Merry Christmas!

I hope you are destined for a place where you will be happy and warm and full of food, surrounded by people who you love but who at the same time won’t annoy you too much. May seasonal obligation be tempered with festive fun, may each gift prise a smile from where joylessness once lay, may each pie be met with a walk. Thank you to everyone who has read

The Blunt Journal: 23rd Dec ’09

Things I have actually written in the last week: – A Christmas list (for other people not me, I sent mine to Lapland recorded delivery in late September) – Some blog stuff – Er, that’s it So a slow week for ideas and pages. But never mind, that’s the all-consuming beast that is Christmas for you. When I haven’t been buying and wrapping fir cones I’ve been reading up on