I feel like 2014 flew by, but when I look back at my life this time last year, it hasn’t. So much has changed and it feels so long ago. I’m no longer in University, and happier for it. I feel more confident, not just in my writing, but in general.

2014 was a slow year for writing, and reading. For me anyway. I barely wrote anything, and I struggled with what I did. My main aim for this year is to sit down and get on with it. Nothing is going to happen otherwise. I just need to focus. The ideas are there, it’s just avoiding distractions and getting on with it.

It’s been a few months since I’ve finished reading a book, and that needs to change as well. I’m currently reading Revolution by Russel Brand. I’m about half way through it, and will probably finish it next week. After that I have the latest Darren Shan and Lemony Snicket books to read. And then who knows after that.

I’ve been working nights, and that’s really thrown me off. Although I feel like I’m getting used to it now, and hopefully things will return to normal pretty soon. I’m going to set myself the reasonable target of writing 500 words a day and reading 1 chapter a day. Just have to make sure I do it. I’ve read my chapter for today and will be doing the writing shortly after finishing this post.

I’m listening to Hesitant Alien by Gerard Way as I write this, which is probably my top album of last year. I’ve had it on constantly since it came out in September. There’s not a bad song on there, and  I just can’t stop listening to it. It’s different to MCR, but that’s a good thing. At points it sounds like a love letter to David Bowie, but it still sounds different. I can’t think of a favourite song on the album, because I would probably write them all down.

Destiny is probably the game I’ve spent the most time on this year, because it’s simply addictive. It’s also incredibly frustrating, because it has so many flaws. It doesn’t feel complete, even with the dlc there is something missing. I could write an entire post with the things I think are wrong with that game, but I’ll leave it for now. My personal game of the year, or gaming moment, is probably PT. (playable teaser). A demo that was put on the PSN in August, that turned out to be Silent Hills. The new game in the franchise by Hideo Kojima, the creator of Metal Gear Solid (my favourite series of all time). That demo is terrifying, and I literally spent hours trying to figure out the last puzzle. I’m still not entirely sure on the answer, but I’ve seen various videos with theories. For a demo it’s unbelievable, and leaves high hopes for the actual game.

I’m off,

Thanks for reading,


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Bye Bye November

I honestly don’t know where most of that month went. One minute I’m writing for Halloween the next thing presents are being bought, cards written and plans being made. Not that I know anything about what’s happening. I won’t get my work schedule for the Christmas week until the 18th so I have no idea when I’m working. Not to worry though. I should have plenty of time to write.

The second part of Sins of the Past is coming along nicely. I had some pretty good feedback from the first part. People seemed to like different aspects of it while disliking others. I’m taking it on board for the second part. No date yet, but shouldn’t be too long now.

I’m also working on a christmasy short story that I’m pretty sure people will hate. It should be fun though. Dark as well. Really fun to write, though. Not much to say about that for the time being, it’s quite early in the process.

In the new year I’m going into overdrive with the second book in The Fragmented Sequence. It’s so close to being done, it’s silly. I have a date in my head, but I’m not jinxing it. About 5000 words to go and then editing (The first part of it has been edited once already)

That’s the updates out of the way. I’m listening to the 3 new Fall Out Boy songs on repeat while writing this. Immortals, Centuries and American Beauty/American Psycho. I didn’t like them at first but they have grown on me very quickly and I cannot wait for the new album. It’s a different sound, but still has the FOB style there.

There is also only 1 week to go until the album, Monuments to an Elegy by The Smashing Pumpkins. I’ve heard 3 songs from it so far, Being Beige my favourite, and I think this is going to be brilliant follow up to Oceania.

I’ve also been playing a ton of Far Cry 4, since it came out. I finished the campaign on Saturday with a 44% completion. I’m going for the full 100% but it’s so fun just exploring Kyrat. I still think the 3rd one was better, but this is a very close second. There is a hell of a lot to do and it’s very varied.

Thanks for reading,


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Sins of the Past – Part 1

Happy Halloween everyone!

Sins of the Past – Part 1

For the past few days I’ve been working on a new story. Since Tuesday to be precise. The first part is ready. You can open it as a pdf from the link above and download it to put on e-readers or whatever is easier for you.

I will be uploading the whole thing to here some point soon, within the next day or two, but with the pdf you get the cover by my girlfriend Tabatha Davidson, who literally rushed out the cover tonight.

Feedback is very welcome. It’s a work in progress.

Just a note, I’ve formatted the pdf so it’s readable on Kindle as that’s all I had to go on. The font is massive on a computer screen, but it’s still readable.

And look, it’s just about to turn midnight, on Halloween, spooky.

Please have a look at the story and let me know what you think,



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It’s that time of year again. Autumn has crept in, the days are shorter and our shops are lined with costumes and cheap sweets. I only realised yesterday how soon Halloween actually is, and that’s only because Caddicarus said in his latest video that it was sort of a halloween special. I’ve never really cared about halloween. Only ever went trick or treating once. It was never something I was raised with. I feel like I should care though. I love scary things.

My favourite horror book is Dracula, if only just for the opening 3 chapters. The isolation of the castle, imprisonment, mystery. It all builds the scene so well. Even coming from a modern viewpoint where the story is pretty well known, the mystery of the castle and Dracula himself still comes across well. I suppose it’s the uneasiness I find appealing. The sense that something’s not right.

It’s one of the things that I’ve been working on at the moment. I’m just over 2000 words into a story, within which I’m trying to create that uneasy feeling. I want to keep the reader guessing what is about to happen and judging from the feedback I’ve had so far, it’s working. I know roughly were the story is going as well which helps.

Writing has been pretty slow recently, but I’m thinking about things all the time. Ideas, characters, plot points. It’s all there I just need to write it down. It’s the forcing myself to do it, that’s the problem. I know I can do it, or at least that’s what I tell myself.

This next story is quite personal as well. Which is different for me. I’ve put other people and observations I’ve made of them in stories before. But I’ve never really taken a lot from myself, but this time is different I feel like I have something to say and that it’s important. Even if no one reads it. Maybe it’s just venting, but in the end it doesn’t matter.

I want to try and find new music. That’s become my aim at the moment. I’m currently listening to the album The Woods by Sleater Kinney. I’d never heard of them until they announced they were reforming, but I looked them up on youtube and I quite like them.

I’ve listened to Slipknot’s new album a couple of times as well. I quite like that. A good return after 6 years. Haven’t listened to it enough to get a good judgement yet though. The Devil in I stands out as my favourite song from it at the moment.

I’m slowly making my way through Found by Harlan Coben. I’m really enjoying it, but finding it hard to sit down and read it for long periods of time. No idea why. Maybe it’s because I don’t want Mickey’s story to end. It’s the final part of a trilogy I’ve been with since day one. I have my ideas of what’s going on, but I’m probably wrong.

That’s all for this little update.

See you again soon,


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Quick Update

I know I’m late with uploading the story, but things aren’t going exactly the way I planned, but in a good way. I have this scene in my head that I want to upload, but at first I wasn’t sure how to get there from the start of the story. I started writing, and like what’s going on, so haven’t yet written the scene. The story is changing and evolving as I write, things aren’t how I imagined they would be. But I feel really confident with what I’ve got. I’ll upload something soon, and it probably won’t be what I originally intended. It’s been a long time since I’ve uploaded something and I want to make sure it’s worth the wait. 

In other news I’ve just finished reading Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Absolutely loved it. I had to get it because of how much I love Scott Pillgrim and Lost at Sea, but I didn’t start reading straight away. I just didn’t feel like it, but the second I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. It’s one of the best things I’ve read in a while. Can’t recommend it enough. 

My next book to read is When Did You See Her Last by Lemony Snicket. Next one comes out soon so need to catch up. Read 1 chapter so far and enjoying, not that I was expecting otherwise. 

I’ve got a few posts planned that are a bit different. More stuff that I’ve wanted to write, but feel people wouldn’t enjoy or be remotely interested in. Maybe someone will be, who knows. 

Thanks for reading,


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