It’s Time For A Change.

Hey folks, I have been away for a while, to be perfectly honest I have been considering giving up this blog completely. I haven’t had the time or motivation to keep it up. I want to address a few things in this post and gage a reaction from you lovely people who follow me see…

Let’s get back to basics.

Hello everyone, Hope you are having a good Sunday. I am looking for some inspiration. I really want to get back to writing again but I have not got any idea of what I could write about, I have got nothing going on in-between the old ears (no need to make a joke of that…

I really should listen to myself.

Why can’t I take my own advice? I mean seriously I am such a bloody idiot. The post I made a few days ago, inspired by an excellent yet weird drawing by Kira Scribbles, was all about not dwelling on the past, not looking back at what we can’t have, of what we have lost….

Dwelling on the past.

Everyone wants something. It could be money, food, power, love or even sex. We long for what we can’t have, we long for what we have lost, we worry about what may come. There is no pain greater than the loss of love, except that of what could have been. It may be a cliché…

I’ll be brief

Things have been a bit rough recently. I’ve been dealing with some issues in my life and I haven’t really had a lot of time or motivation to write anything. So, here’s what has been happening. I’ll keep this brief. I’ve been trying to pass my theory test so that I can progress with my…

Hey, It’s been a while

Hey everyone, it’s been a while since I posted anything on here. to be honest I have been thinking about giving up the blog. I haven’t had much time to put anything on here or had anything to say really. So, I don’t know if I will continue with this or not, I’m pretty sure…

Something on my mind

When I was eighteen I went away to work for the summer in London. I was working on the rods doing traffic management. I was away for the summer, made decent money and had a good time. I came back on the 31st of July that summer I was meant to come back on the…

I AM NOT A FUCKING MILLENNIAL!

Evening folks, As promised earlier its time for a rant. This afternoon I was scrolling through twitter and I came across a link to this article.   Here is the Full article I read it and through “oh for fuck sake this is just ridiculous” then I kept scrolling through the thread and I came…

New Challenge

I am going to try a new thing tonight I am going to start writing for ten minutes straight with no clue what I am about to say just whatever my fingers decide to say.   And the ten minutes start NOW: Apparently today has been national unicorn day?? Who knew that was a thing…

Fancy a coffee?

I have decided to make some changes in my life, I have written about this before and anyone who’s read my post knows that to spend more time with my daughter and get some semblance of sanity back I am going to train to become a driving instructor. It’s going to be a long process…

It’s official, I am Unemployable

Hey folks, it has been nearly two weeks since I have posted anything, so I wanted to do a quick update. Its been a rough week or so, I have had to face a few home truths and realisations on things. The first being that I had an interview for a job that I didn’t…

Today has been rough.

The last 24 hours have been somewhat challenging. It started off yesterday with it trying to snow, there have been weather warnings for the past few days saying that there is a cold front coming in from Russia that is going to be causing problems in the near future. So, this was it at about…

End of my rope, I don’t know what to do anymore.

I feel like I am at the end of my rope. I have been out of work now for ten months and its starting to get to me. Not so much the not working part but it’s the constant rejections that I keep getting. I can’t count the number of emails I have received over…

Update on life

A few weeks ago, I posted on here that not only have I been out of work since May, and my wife got made redundant at the beginning of January, the company she worked for went into administration. Leaving us up shit creek without a paddle. I had to make a compromise with a promise…

Making you think

My present thoughts are a mix of different things but there is one that is currently occupying my mind and I want to share it with all of you. So here is my gift to you. If ghosts are real, which I believe they are I have seen a few, why aren’t there any Dinosaur…

“Reviews” [Rant]

Hey folks, its rant time again. Today while I was roaming around on here, and I came across a post describing a “review” of a book that I have read in the last two years and loved Ready Player One. If you haven’t read it, I would highly recommend it. It is full of geeky…

It has been a trying day.

And here we are entering the home stretch I have now been awake for around 37ish hours. Last night I got to bed and had been asleep for about an hour when all of a sudden, the little one started choking. I ran got her out of bed picked her up, and she vomited all…

Missing from my core. [Poem]

There is an emptiness in my soul, There is a pain I haven’t felt before, A cavity that cannot be filled, How do I get over the loss? Where do I go from here? How can I wait for the time, The time that it will come back into my life? I cannot bear this…

Finding new music

Last night I was having a chat with some friends of mine on Discord. We had a voice chat open as one of my friends and his wife were doing an online gig. Now these two are incredibly talented and I hope to high hell that they make it big one day. You should all…

One small step….

So last night I said that I was going to try and post more on here than I have been. Now while as per usual I haven’t had time to write anything I do have something to report. Tragically the little one is still sick with an ear infection and is fighting us every time…

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

Hey folks, how have you all been? I am back from a sort of unintended break, I posted what my year has been like so far in 2018 and its been pretty shity year so far. But in an update to that, I can report that I have two interviews next week, and those are…

2018, An update on the year so far.

Well here we are, two weeks into 2018 and it already has been a very challenging year. It started off same as any other year except that I was sick as a dog, had the sickness and diarrhoea bug that was going about so I felt awful. To top that off the little one was…

Someone To Lava

I have been busy with life, I got a job and have been working and taking care of the little monster (it’s nearly her first birthday *gulp*) so things have been hectic, and I haven’t had a lot of time to post anything on here. Over the last few nights the little one has had…

Inspirational Bloggers Award

I have decided to create this Inspirational Bloggers Award to celebrate and promote some of the bloggers that I follow and love their blogs. They are people who continually surprise me with their innovation, creativity, sense of humour and insane talent. These are people that I feel need to be celebrated, so I want to…

Fifteen years, has it really been that long?

Today is the 6th of October, today is a day to remember for me. Today is my Grandad’s birthday.     He was a great man who had a considerable influence on my life he died fifteen years ago on the 31st of July 2002 if he were still alive he would have been 98…

Fear

Let’s talk about fear. Tonight, I started a writing course that my wife bought for me on Groupon a few months ago. I have been trying to get back into writing properly, so I thought id boot it up and have a go. The first section is about Genres, and it came up with an…

Things not to do

Number 1: When someone is having a bad day or a rant do not, I repeat, DO NOT, tell that person to “chill” all you are going to do by saying this is make them even angrier. Number 2: When someone is talking to you and saying about something that they are struggling with do…

Tales from the Call Centre (Commenters Edition)

A while ago I put out a request for stories from anyone who has worked in customer service and Cyranny was kind enough to send me about ten common traits so here they are for your enjoyment. Colin started this a little while back, and I was looking for my best call centre stories… Having…

Crushing Your Dreams 

Running for our lives, We make our way around the track, Just as we hit our stride, We take the time to glance back, The finish line is in sight, There is nothing in our way, It’s a Peculiar feeling, We are about to win, When the fucking blue shell, Blows our chances to hell.

The Wizerding World, and my place in it

Over the last few days, I have been trying to find things to keep me occupied when the little one is away at the childminders. (being unemployed sucks) So one of the things I found yesterday was the website Pottermore, which is the site run by JK Rowling and is all about the Wizarding world…

Pfft… I hate the neighbours

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I just had to call the police. I was sitting here quite happily having a cup of tea watching random things on YouTube when all of a sudden there was a lot of banging and shouting coming from next door. It sounded like there were about ten people in there trying to kill each…

Good News….. It’s Time For A Rant!

Good morning everyone, I’m going to have a rant, so apologies for this but I have come across something that has really pissed me off today.   There will be swearing, you have been warned.   I was randomly watching videos on YouTube, and I came across a documentary about “Gaming Addiction” which, in my…

Things not to say…

About a year ago I had a made a few posts on here called “Things not to say to your pregnant wife.” it was a short lived thing of the stupid things that I said to my wife when she was pregnant. this was before I learned to keep my mouth shut and not say…

Music that describes your life

Hello everybody, Ok so there is a website/app that I use on a daily basis (other than WordPress of course), and tonight I was a little bit bored, so I posted this Now through all of the usual crap that you would expect to crop up, there was one gem of a question that really…

300

Well, that was unexpected. I started this blog over a year and a half ago, I never really thought I would get very far with it. As I have said before it was just a place for me to post some stories that I had written without them being heavily censored. I never thought that…

First Love

When you look back on your first love, what do you think? Sometimes the memories hurt, sometimes they are good, it all depends on how it ended. Sometimes you misremember things making them seem worse or better which ever it is the other half may end up being foggy in your memory. This is something…

I’ve been cooking.

Today I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen. This morning I got up, the wife had already dressed and fed the baby, we took the wife to work then I had to go to B&Q to buy some wood glue so that I can get the little one’s cot built over the…

Friends.

Last night I was talking to a friend of mine, and it got me thinking. I don’t have many friends, I have no one that I can call up on a random day I’m not busy and see if they want to go out for lunch or for a drink, coffee, tea or things like…

After two am moments 

Ok so I am blatantly ripping off Cyrannys after eight moments for this post. Hope you don’t mind my friend.   My first night on call for feedings with the little one.  Wife goes back to work in the morning 

Am I a good person? 

That question has been weighing on my thoughts tonight.  I’ve been talking to a friend who recently broke up with her boyfriend and there is a guy sniffing about already, I’ve told her to be careful as most guys will be after the one thing.  Its well established between us that I am not like…

It’s been a day of thought 

So today was my 33rd birthday, so naturally,  I have spent the day thinking about the changes in my life and what I have achieved.  A lot has changed in the last 12 months but some things haven’t. The obvious change is that I now have my daughter in my life and I can’t imagine…

It’s official, I’m getting old. 

This is a quick post to say that it’s now five past midnight on the 29th of June  I am now officially 33. God I’m getting old  I’ll be doing a more in depth post in the morning but I wanted to just say this 

It’s time for another rant. This time it’s political 

I don’t normally get political with my posts but on this one I feel I need to speak out on this one.  For those that don’t know there was the snap election on the 8th of June here in the UK.  The Tories, the party that was in power didn’t get enough seats in parliament…

Life never works how you think

Life never works out the way you planned it. When I was younger, I was completely useless with most things I never really figured out where I fit in in life. I was always the outsider, I never belonged to any particular group I floated around, I would talk to everyone, but for the most…

I may be too old to get it… 

So here we are, day three of sleeping on the couch. I hate my stupid back it’s hurting like hell still and the pain killers are giving temporary relief and then knocking me out cold.  So I’ve been spending a lot of time watching random crap on YouTube and reading the comments. You will never…

Monetising your blog and bragging about it. (RANT)

Today I have had enough; there are a few blogs that I have been following that I am now no longer following. This has been due to one reason and one reason only. Making posts bragging about how much money you are making off of your blog. Now don’t get me wrong I have absolutely…

Catch up already. 

I came across this picture tonight.  And I thought that nothing could be closer to the truth of life.  If you have loved and lost someone, lost them for any reason, the rational side of you, your Brain, knows the reason why and accepts this and tries to move on its all very clean cut…

Professionalism  

I have said before that I am currently out of work and I am applying for jobs.  Today I came across an advert for well paying job that seems right up my ally so I have submitted my application for this position.  But the one thing that struck me about the job advert was that…

I’ve quit

It has been a week since I got made redundant from work and it has been a busy week.  I have written about this a few times already see my previous posts.  But the one thing I haven’t mentioned in these post is that, now because I have left work I have also stopped smoking.  I…

It’s a weird place. Pt 2

A couple of weeks ago I made a post saying that Australia is a weird place where everything is trying to kill you, and that the country itself looks like a cat and a dogs head smashed together.  Here is that picture again  I maintain what I said before but tonight I have seen this picture and […]

Daily Prompt: Notorious

Notorious is an interesting way to describe someone.  At what point does someone become?  I genuinely don’t know that answer to this. When I think of notorious people the first thing that springs to mind, other than the Notorious B. I. G, is serial killers.  Its a weird thing to think that in my mind notorious…

Time for a Revamp. And another milestone for someone

It’s been a semi-busy day, I have two days left at work (well one and a halfish now) and I have been hard at it as you can expect. I have taken the opportunity today to completely revamp the look of my blog. I was getting bored with the same old look and have decided…

Social Media expansion

last night I put up a post saying that I have set up a twitter account in order to promote my blog. the name for that is @ColTrysToWrite. I thought that this would be a good way to do a bit of self-promotion and on the advice of a good friend of mine I set…

Weird place

I was looking at my stats this morning, and it’s been a slow day so far the only views I have had are from Austraila, so on the map, it is showing a close up of the country, and I was reminded of something I first saw a few years ago   Austraila is a…

Slight Rant: Piracy

Yesterday I took the wife to the cinema to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 while my mum watched the little one, who spent most of the day screaming poor thing. Now the film was great I loved it, and if you get the chance to go and see it you should, Baby Groot…

Knackered

I have said it before, and I will say it again I am absolutely bloody knackered. For the last, I think, six weeks, it could be more it could be less I can’t remember anymore. I have been working six days a week ten hours each day and I am shattered, it is hard work…

Blankets,

My daughter is now four months old and it has been a long four months, honestly, it feels like it has been so much longer than that. Her favourite thing that she has, apart from me that is, is her blanket, it is just a normal blanket except it has a bears head on the…

It’s all over but the waiting now

I have done it, I have taken the plunge (again) after my last post, which any avid followers will have read (ha, I crack myself up at times, I’m not that popular :p). I have spent the weekend pouring over the manuscript for my novel and this morning I have sent it off to the…

I’m just done

I am thinking about giving up. Recently I have had no motivation to write, I have had no time to do it, and everything I have tried to write has been garbage. It is feeling forced and like I’m not enjoying it anymore. Writing used to be an escape for me, a way to deal…

How I Write

There are many different styles of writing, I have my own style as does everyone else. Trying to figure out your own style is the first rung to start climbing that ladder. Everyone will tell you the ideal way to write and what to do to make it flow properly, but unless you are a…

Inside the mind of Patient Zero

‘At the beginning of the twenty-first century everyone seemed to be obsessed with zombies, there were dozens of films, TV shows, books and games dedicated to the genre of a zombie apocalypse. Everyone, myself included, had their own zombie survival plan ‘What we would do in the event of the outbreak of the virus that…

A Writing Challenge

Good afternoon my happy people, I hope you are all doing well. I have come up with a Challenge for all the writers out there. I want to see how many people would be up to the challenge. So I came up with this today when I was sitting googling random facts. I started off…

Law = Dumbledore?

This isn’t the typical kind of post I would do, but I wanted to write about this. I am a huge Harry Potter fan. Loved the Books and the Films are good. I’ve been on the Studio Tour, and that was awesome, and I loved Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them I’ve been at…

My Talent is gone Daily Post: Unravel

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking over the last few days. For some reason, I seem to have lost whatever minuscule talent I ever had for writing. I’ve been trying to write something, anything for a few weeks and everything that is coming out is utter trash. I have to try and add about…

Outlier….. Daily Prompt

Todays daily prompt reminded me of a story idea I came up with years ago but never followed through with, I think I might have to look at it now this is the basic idea I’m an Outlier in the worst possible place to be one, I’m an Outlier in Hell. Not sure if I…

Trying to get back on track, beating Writer’s Block

Hello my lovely readers, I am in a bit of a quandary, I have been trying to get back into the swing of writing again, and I’m having a little bit of trouble. It has been over 5 months since I have written any erotic stories that I have in the past been able to…

Opinions needed please ☺️

Ok so I’ve been on a bit of a Harry Potter binge recently. I have just finished listening to the audio books, read by the great Stephen Fry, and now I’m watching the films.  They are fantastic books and I will be reading then to my daughter when she’s older  Now here is my question….

Milestones 

This week I have hit a few milestones.  The first one after 9 years I have moved house. The flat I was in was a good home it’s where I lived when I got my cats, met my wife, had our daughter.  It’s been my home for a long time, but it’s time to move…

Daily Prompt: Baby

Anyone who has been following my blog for a while will know that I have a baby girl. She is ten weeks old tomorrow and the absolute centre of my world. Before she came along I had no intention of ever having kids, I hate kids in general, but this little baby has completely changed…

Good News – 100 Followers

This morning I woke up to a really nice surprise. Not only has my good friend Kira re-blogged my post about holding a writing event, and there seems to be a fair bit of interest in it that it’s giving me hope that it will be a good one So thank you, Kira. Not only…

Writing Event. All Welcome. 

It has been a while since I have seen any Writing Events running on here. The last one I took part in was one at Halloween, and it was a lot of fun. I have been running into a bit of a block recently when it comes to writing, so I thought it would be…

Daily Prompt: Replacement: THE UNSTOPPABLE T-REX

If you could go back in time and make one replacement that would change the world in significant ways i would go back and help out the T-Rex giving him extendable arms and make him Unstoppable     ok so this a really bad idea (joke) i just like these pictures   via Daily Prompt:…

Year one

I set up this blog exactly one year ago at the suggestion of a friend of mine. We were both using an app that allowed you to post your stories and different things on it but it was heavily censored and frustrating as hell. So I set up this blog so that I could post…

Daily Prompt: Someday

Losing someone who is in your heart is one of the hardest things you can go through. Whiter it’s through them passing away or just not being in your life anymore. But as long as you keep them in your heart the world never truly leave you. Someday in the future you will wake up…

Mystery Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by an insanely talented writer and all around great person. I want to say a big thank you for all of her help and this honour. Not only is she a great blogger but I also class her as a friend Kira Scribbled. Not only does…

Daily Prompt: Tempted

Today’s Daily Prompt really got me thinking. Temptation is something we all have to deal with. Everyone has been tempted in one way or another, whiter it is to have a cookie or a doughnut, that kind of thing which is completely harmless, or it could be that you have been tempted out of a…

Two Weeks…. If not sooner

We are officially in the danger zone, there are only two weeks left until my wife gives birth to our first child. Anyone who has been following my blog will know that myriad of different emotions I’ve gone through, throughout this whole process. Fear, panic, dread, elation, joy, and god know what else. The closer…

Stats

I just checked my all time stats, and I’m overwhelmed by the response that my little blog has received. I have only been blogging since January, and I never thought that so many people would like my writing (and to a lesser extent my ramblings) I started this blog as a way to develop, my…

Names

I always have trouble coming up with names for the characters in my stories, someone once said (I genuinely can’t remember who) That the naming of a person is the most important and challenging thing you can do. so it’s always difficult to come up with names when you know what the character is going…

Looking for inspiration, Get in contact

Anyone who writes is always looking for inspiration for their next story, I have been a bit blocked recently, struggling to come up with good ideas for my next story. So I’m putting this out there if anyone would like to get a personalised story, I would be happy to write one. I need inspiration,…

Things not being equal

I have decided to expand my blog a little and to start putting up things of my general thoughts and things happening in life. So I had this thought the other night. The wife and I went out for dinner the other night and had a sharing platter for a starter in Pizza Hut. There…