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Old writings

I recently came across some old writing I did some time ago, it must be at least ten years since I wrote it.  Reading it really took me back, it was something I wrote on those mornings when I arrived at work early.  It was a high pressure job, filled with stats, targets and often more than a little abuse from the people you try to help with their issues, isn’t that always the way when you work in a support role?

What started as a simple idea to relieve some of the stress for myself and a small group of friends I met in the job,  soon became a weekly newsletter, with a few added brochures and comic strips (although my drawings leave something to be desired).  I have some really good memories of this time and the friends I shared it with, so when I found it again I felt like I needed to do something with it.

After some consideration,  I decided to share it on another wordpress blog titled The guild of villainy.  I wasn’t sure if this was the right thing to do, after all the writing is old and has no relevance to my chosen genre or even my writing style; however to adapt it, or rewrite it, would make it something other than what it was intended to be and it would no doubt lose something in the process.   After much consideration I decided I would share it exactly as it was, if only to rekindle those fond memories and maybe even make someone else smile.  Of course it depends on your sense of humour whether or not it is something you will enjoy, but even after all this time I still find myself smiling.

If you choose to take a look I hope you enjoy, have a great week.

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Work in progress

Hi all and welcome to my blog.  I am fairly new to social media and a complete novice at blogging.  These are things I am attempting to correct in hope to meet new people and (I won’t lie) hopefully generate a following for my work.

I am an aspiring fantasy author, although currently seeking agent representation for my work I do have high hopes that at some point in the future my work will be available for the public.

It’s an exciting time, my worst enemy at the moment is impatience.  I have worked really hard on ensuring the quality of my work, the strength of plot and characters.  I am eager to hear something, anything back from the people I have submitted my work to.  I have already received two rejections, yet one of them had a positive spins and advised  that the work wasn’t quite right for them, but I should keep looking.  It was a much nicer rejection than the form letters or no replies I had anticipated.  I imagine I will have many more rejections, but it only takes one person to say yes, one person to believe that my work is a good fit for their company.  I am optimistic, optimistic but impatient, I really want people to read my work, to hear what they think, good or bad, every opinion.

I plan to keep this blog as a record of my thoughts and progress on my aim of becoming a published author, if you are reading it, I hope you’ll enjoy sharing this journey with me.