Where do I go from here?

I need to get back into doing this blog more regularly but I’ve had no inspiration to write anything. I’ve tried writing but nothing is coming out, and it’s really starting to annoy me. Don’t get me wrong I have ideas I just go blank when I try to put pen to paper. I know…

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….

Looking for a challenge

Hey everyone, I haven’t been really in the headspace recently for writing, and I want to try to get back into the swing of things. With that thought, I am looking for your help. If you would be so kind and are up for helping me I have a request. In the comments below can…

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…

I won an award.

Last night I went to an awards ceremony. I had no idea why I was going, I didn’t know why I was invited or what I was nominated for. So I went along, being pretty clueless, and it turns out that I was nominated because I had published my first book on kindle. I got…

I’m going to an awards ceremony

A few weeks ago I received a rather strange letter. I have been nominated for and award at the annual Sports and Arts Awards. So the awards ceremony is tonight and yet I still have no clue what award I’ve been nominated for, why I have been nominated for it, or who has nominated me…

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…

Mystery Blogger Award…

Back on the 12th of January, I was nominated for this award by the fantastically talented and wonderful person that is Cyranny. My teeny tiny Canadian friend. It may have taken me a while to actually get round to this (22nd of February) whoops, sorry about that my friend so here is my eternal thanks…

Courage to make changes.

In a follow up to my Post yesterday, people need to find the courage to make changes in the world. Here is a quote from a great man and writer that sums it up This also reminds me of another much older quote. Something has to be done, change is needed

Years from now….

[I wrote this story back in November and I read it again last night at The Writing Group that I joined last year and I thought that I would tweak it and repost it for valentines day. Enjoy.] One day, far in the future, living life the only way we will know how. Alone. Both…

How did it end up like this?

  ‘How did it end up like this? It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss?’ I’ve been thinking about these words for a while now, the resonate deep within my soul. When I got home last night, I climbed into bed thinking about these words. It was a fantastic night. I met…

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…

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…

Years from now…

One day, far in the future, living life the only way we will know how. Alone. Both of us will be making our way through the world waiting to see what life will throw at us next. You, in your world. Me, in mine. I’ll be making my way across the courtyard of the shopping…

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…

Just out of reach (50-word story)

“If I can make it to the bridge I’ll be safe” he pants. The sound of horses coming up from behind getting louder. He can see the bridge is in sight, safety is in reach. The horde gets closer to him, and just as he lunges, the sword decapitates him.

We are our stories

Everyone has a story to tell, Some are epic some are simple, We all want our story to be known, Even if it’s just to those we love, Most keep them to themselves, Others shout it from the rooftops, No matter how you handle your story, It’s personal to you, Some won’t care, Some will…

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…

Help. Need to know if this is good

On Saturday night we are going to my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary and as per usual I have been roped into making a speach “on behalf of the grandchildren” it’s always me. So this is what I’ve written would you be so kind as to give me some feedback on it please? Cheers Colin As…

I’ve got nothing

I have got nothing at all. I have been trying to write something, anything, for days now and I’ve got bugger all. This is as far as I have gotten. Once upon a time, some one did something, the end It’s doing my heand in. i have no inspiration right now. I need someone or…

Frist Chapter of a Second book

Hey everyone, Hope your day is going well. I was looking through my memory stick tonight, and I found this, it is the start of a second book that I started about a year ago and never finished. I have the idea for the full story in my head but was suffering from a severe…

Alone in the dark

[I have mentioned before that I have found a writing group. I went last night and there was an exercise to write a story one line at a time with another person based on the first line, in this case “Alone in the dark” this is what we came up with. It’s not what I…

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…

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…

Writing Group.

A few weeks ago, I put up a post about Writing groups and asking if they were any good. Last night I took the chance and went along to one. It was a strange experience, and I am not 100% sure if I am going to stick it out, but I went along to see…

Sleep

Sleep is fleeting, It let’s you flee from the dark, But you need the dark to sleep, Sleep is the one thing we all need, But most don’t get enough. We shroud ourselves in lies, Hiding from the dark, The light is there to protect us, But it also illuminates our fears. I hover in…

Looking for something new.

I have been unemployed since May, and it’s really starting to get to me now, mentally, financially and emotionally. As anyone who had taking a even a passing glance at my blog will know that for the last few months that I’ve been full time taking care of my daughter. Its getting to the point…

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…

The Call

{This is a story that I have been working on for a week or so now. I am trying to get back into writing, it’s been a while since I’ve written much, so this is my first attempt in a while. I am branching out into horror, this is a work in progress I hope…

Why we write

I write to keep myself sane, Sanity is fleeting, If you don’t fight for it, you’ll feel the pain, So I write to keep myself going, Knowing that it’s a ferocious battle, It doesn’t take much for the madness to start to rattle, It started for different reasons, But I continue to keep myself sane,…

Writing groups. Are they helpful?

I have been trying to get back into my writing again recently. Getting time at the moment is really hard with taking care of the little one, she’s a full time job all on her own. I am not working just now and it’s really difficult to find a job right now, I can’t go…

I need help with something

Hello my lovely friends. I need some help. As many of you may know, I have written a novel (I may have mentioned this before) and I sent it off to a publisher who actually offered me a contract to publish it. But the shower of bastards, who wanted to “Partner” with me by charging…

Goodbye my friend

Today I lost a friend. One of the few people who I could tell anything to, one of my best friends. And I didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye properly. She has gone off to work on a scientific expedition to Antarctica and won’t be back for about a year. I don’t know…

Lust in an Elevator (Reblog)

Today’s Daily Prompt is Lust. I have written a fair few erotic stories before so this is right up my ally unfortunately I seem to have lost the ability to write these stories at the moment so I thought I would Reblog one of my old ones for this prompt. I hope you like it….

The Gate (100-word story)

The gate at the end of the garden has always bothered me. It’s been locked for as long as I can remember, whenever I get close to it, it starts to glow red. There is no reason for this to happen and no one else can see it. One day I decided enough was enough…

Trying to beat off writers block. 

Recently I have been having some real trouble coming up with ideas for anything to write about.  I have got nothing. It’s really starting to get on my nerves  So I’m putting this request out to all of lovely my followers here. You are all so gracious and kind. So I’m asking, if it’s not…

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…

200th post

Well, then that was quick. Just four months ago I posted my 100th post, and here we are now on post 200, my god I must talk a load of crap. I honestly never thought I would get this far and I am truly humbled by the response that I have gotten from everyone on…

We Saved Each Other

When I met you I was adrift, I was lost in a sea of despair, Floating around with no direction or place to go, You came along and pulled me to shore, Your love made me feel like I never have before, I drifted for years not knowing where to go. I loved you from…

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…

Twisting and Turning

Life is one giant maze, We start at the beginning and head to the centre, Living life through the haze, Twisting passed the obstacles that are set in our path, It’s a Labyrinth and when you think you have the hang of it, It changes the way you think and sometimes it will make you…

Dinner with the in-laws goes terribly wrong (A Fifty Word Story)

It is always uncomfortable at Kates folks house. Sitting with her family for a meal is a painful experience, the always hated me. Looking around “Where is Kate?” I asked her father. He grins an evil smile at me before lifting the cloche revealing, to my horror, what’s for dinner…

We both knew it wouldn’t last (A One Hundred Word Story)

We both knew it was temporary, the relationship couldn’t last. Those nights you would come to my door begging to come in, I let you, of course, how could I not? I gave you a place to stay, and we would curl up on the couch together feeling each other’s warmth. You kept me company,…

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…

Fighting For The Light (Poem)

We fight all our lives to keep on going, Trying to rise up against the emptiness inside, There are times we don’t know if it is worth doing, But the demons are rising battling against the tide, Sometimes it feels we are fighting the tide. They are sneaky little ratbags, Hitting us when we are…

I let you in (poem)

I let you in when I couldn’t let myself in, You saw something in me that wanted to get out, My life was trash and headed for the bin, You did something that I wasn’t expecting, You grabbed the wound covering my heart Ripped it open and exposed my soul. You exposed my heart. Looking…

All Good Things….. (The Nurse Part Two)

[This is a follow-up to one of my first stories, The Nurse, it picks up about six months after the events of that story. I wanted to return to these characters to see what happened to them since that meeting which was hot and intense. This is what happened next. On a side note, this…

Milestone, 1337 likes, also 150 followers 

When I got home from work tonight I had two notifications on here.  The first is that today I hit 150 followers. So I want to thank Sara in LaLaLand for being number 150, it’s much appreciated.  The second one is that I have been notified that I have achieved 1337 likes on this small blog of…

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…

Grey (Poem)

Life is easier when you are young, You never know what way you are going to go, it is so simple that you think you know what is to come, If only we could keep the innocence of youth, But Oh No, We learn that the world is more than Black and White. It is…

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…

There could be good news coming

My last couple of posts have been about the fact that I am really struggling with my writing just now and that I have had no motivation, ideas or anything to do it. I was about ready to give up on the whole idea. Well today I received this email from the publishers that I…

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…

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…

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…

The Last Battle

The night at the club had been a bust, Robin walked home feeling really dejected, her friends had all abandoned in favour of hooking up with random strangers. She had been looking forward to a night of dancing and maybe a little flirtation with barman to get a few free drinks, but after an hour…

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…

I’ve taken the plunge 

The bullet has been bitten. GULP! Last night I finally did it. I took the first step. After two years of work, of writing, editing, fear, heartbreak and determination I finally took the plunge. I have sent my sample chapters of my book to a publisher. Now the waiting begins. This one is a test…

Seasons Borders…..Spring Writing Event

[This is the third and possibly last entry for the Spring Writing Event written by the funny and talented Cyranny I hope you like it. I may be getting one more story to put up and I will try to write one myself, but work has been so insane I haven’t had time, if not…

One Last Hit…..Spring Writing Event

[This story was written by Paul E bailey. its a short one but fitting and enjoyable hope you enjoy it] As is my usual custom, I knock upon the door to ensure that nobody is inside. There never is because that would be extremely poor planning on the part of my employer, but one can…

Spring Writing Event… Apology. 

I was meant to put up the first story from the submission I received today but work has been Insanely busy I haven’t had time to think let alone anything else. I have been working since last Sunday still no day off in sight.  I will try to get the story up tomorrow again I’m…

Spring Writing Event. Update

Just a quick update.   i have received a few submissions for the event and i will start posting them from monday onwards. i ahve been crazy busy with work so havent had a lot of time to do it yet. so from monday i will post the stories that i have recevied. and hopefully…

Sams Promise, Journeys End (Daily Prompt: Conquer)

When I saw today’s daily prompt it got me thinking about the novel I am writing and that it deals with being conquered. they main character of sam does a lot of thinking during the story and a lot of fighting but here is a little taste of his inner thoughts before setting off on…

Spring Writing Event …..24 hours remaning

There are only 24 hours left if you want to submit an entry to the event i have three so far and will be publishing them in the order that they were recevied if interested in taking part let me know.   The theme for this one as it is the first one that I…

Beta Readers wanted.

I am looking for three or four Beta Readers to help me with my novel. Ideal I would be looking for someone with experience in writing and editing to read over my manuscript and check for any errors and plot holes. If you are interested contact me and let me know if this is something…

Spring Writing Event…. DEADLINE EXTENDED 

For the writing event I have only had two entries so far so I have decided to extend the deadline by one week until the 19th of March incase anyone else wants to submit a story. Rules are below.  The theme for this one as it is the first one that I wanted to do…

Thoughts on Doubt, and how to deal with it

Doubt is one of the strongest forces in life that will hold you back from achieving what you want to do in life. Whiter it is going for a new job or leaving everything behind for the one you love. Doubt will always be there to hold you back. If you let it hold you…

Love & Loss (A story in Ten-words)

Their time was short, However, they loved a lifetimes worth. [This Ten-word story was inspired by a friend of mine who got some bad new today. This sprang to mind]

Pulse Quickens (Another 10 word story)

We run, pulses quicken. Looking back, I see them. Zombies….. [this 10-word story is set in the world  Kira Scribbled‘s Just Another Apocalypse Diary: Day 1 (Short Story Series) check it out] via Daily Prompt: Quicken

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…

Daily Prompt: Hideout (A Story in 10 words)

The hideout has been destroyed. “Shit, they have found us!” [This is something I heard about the other day and wanted to give it a try. It was a challenge to see if you can write a story in Ten words. This is my first attempt] via Daily Prompt: Hideout

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…

Be My Guest….

I have decided I want to open up the floor a little, as they say. I have been asked by a few people if I would be willing to allow guest submissions to my blog, stories written by other people. So I have thought this over, and I figure why not? It can be something…

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…

I Finished, woo hoo

I have officially finished the rewrite of my Novel Journeys End. It has been a hard slog getting it finished, dealing with writer’s block is a bitch. But I overcame it, with a little help, and I am now ready to start sending it out to try and get it published, I have no idea…

Writers Block, Being Injured, The Past, The Present, The Future

It’s been a few weeks since I posted anything on here, this is because I am suffering wildly from writer’s block so much so that it’s doing my head in. I have seven stories half finished that I just can’t seem to get right and for some reason, the motivation isn’t there to write them…

Journyes End – Deleted Chapter

[As many of you know, I am in the process of writing and trying to publish my novel. (I have posted the first four chapters on here already 1 2 3 4) While going through the rewrite of it, i have had to remove this chapter. It is rather intesnse Sex Scene but it just…

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…

Getting Older

Tomorrow is my 32nd birthday, and I don’t feel like a proper grown up. I don’t know if anyone ever does but for years I’ve been waiting for that moment to hit when suddenly I feel different, but its never came. I’ve been through a lot in the last 12 months. At the beginning of…