Tag: Scriptwriting

May Blog: Of Mice and Men and Mia

May was the month I was going to get oodles of writing done. That was the plan. Did it go exactly as I’d hoped? No, not quite but much progress has been made and breakthroughs occurred in unexpected ways. This lesson presents itself over and over in life; things don’t go as planned but that doesn’t mean they’ve gone wrong.…

April Blog: I Hate Writing

I hate writing. I love having written. Dorothy Parker hit the nail on the head with this one. Well, to be fair, it’s only true some of the time. Truth be told, I love the process of writing, when it’s going well, that is. The feeling of having written, however, is incomparable. Until it’s time to redraft and edit, and…

March Blog: Theatrical Treats 

With World Theatre Day earlier this week (March 27th) it really brought home to me what an stunning collection of theatres we have in Dublin, and around the country. I was scanning my mind for the various theatres I that regularly attend in Dublin and it made me realised what a diverse selection we have. Even considering that, arguably, we’re…

December Blog: Are We There Yet?

I think it’s time to admit that I won’t have a first draft of my second novel, Attrition, completed by the end of the year. That’s okay to be honest. It’s not exactly gone to plan but I’ve still got so much more done than I had a few months ago and I will have the first draft done by…

August Blog: Ripe Fruit

August has me in a reflective mood, probably with the upcoming harvest season. Even though I live in the city, it is still a primordial feeling that is inescapable. The small crab apples are already beginning to fruit in Four Masters Park and the end-of-summer flowers hold onto their final moments of glory. To be fair, I love autumn and…

June Blog: A Bag of Dead Kittens

This month I’ve mostly been focused on restructuring and organising my novel, Bitten By A Dog On Tuesday. It’s a complete novel at this stage but still needs some work done, though overall I’m happy with it. I’ve mapped out the timeline and the major events and I think it flows well however I need to make a few tweaks.…

May Blog: Poetry and Patience

May feels as though it was a marathon month and as it comes to an end I have to admit I’m feeling a little exhausted. But it’s all good. I took some time off at the beginning of the month of focus on my novel, Bitten By A Dog On Tuesday, and that proved to be very fruitful. I met…

April Blog: Queen of the Isles

Crickey, nearly a month since my last blog and it’s been an odd one! I paid a little visit to the Channel Islands earlier this month, for reasons I need not go into here, except to say that it was a useful trip and my long term affair with the Channel Islands continues unabated. I did find the perfect writing…