Living the Dream Part 16 (Work-Life Balance)

It finally happened. After a long, long time of waiting, I recently started my new job. It’s great to finally be back in work after my longest ever stint of unemployment. Having to watch the pennies like a hawk had become somewhat tedious. I’m just over a week into the job and it’s just been … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 16 (Work-Life Balance)

Living the Dream Part 15 (Easily Distracted or Nervous Procrastinating?)

I’ve fallen behind again where my writing is concerned. I haven’t done nearly enough of it of late. Worse still, when I am doing it I’m not working on the one project that should be getting my undivided attention. I’ve also buggered up a bit. I promised myself that, after the last edit of Revenge … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 15 (Easily Distracted or Nervous Procrastinating?)

The Escapades of William Hart–A Living the Dream Exclusive!

Welcome to an impromptu edition of Living the Dream. There’s a very good reason why I’m slipping this one in. It’s done. Editing for the first instalment of my series of novels is finally complete… at least the third round of editing is anyway. What makes this round of editing so special compared to the … Continue reading The Escapades of William Hart–A Living the Dream Exclusive!

Living the Dream Part 14 (Dialogue)

If you’ve been (un)fortunate enough to read my fiction work then you’ll notice that I have a penchant for including dialogue between my characters. Let’s face it; a story that includes more than one character and doesn’t feature dialogue is both rare and frankly weird. While it’s entirely feasible to tell a story of two … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 14 (Dialogue)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Living the Dream Part 13 (Time)

Everything these days is done against the clock. We’re all waiting for the time that something starts or ends. If not then we’ve got something on a timer. I’ve started running recently and, even though I’m doing it solely for fitness, I’ve still taken to timing myself. We’re all obsessed with time. That’s as should … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Living the Dream Part 13 (Time)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 12 (Grammar)

Welcome back to my on-running series. I hope you like the new title image. As much as I like the quote from the old one I figured I'd freshen up the image and keep it simple. On my recent break from blogging, I took the decisive step of refreshing myself as regards grammar. This is … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 12 (Grammar)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 11 (Rules)

Catch up with all previous additions to this series by clicking here. Rules are a part of life. They’re there and we either stick by them or run the risk of serious reproach (and worse) if we don’t. The claim will always be that rules are there to protect us and whatever it is that the … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 11 (Rules)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 10 (Novelist’s Itch)

In the past week or two my inner novelist has been threatening to burst from within me. I’m getting a real massive urge to work on my big project, The Escapades of William Hart, again. The first instalment, Revenge on the Spanish Main, still needs touching up on the terminology front, but I began working on … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 10 (Novelist’s Itch)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 9 (Terminology)

Welcome to the latest addition to my Living the Dream series; delving into all things literary in my life. The topic on this occasion is something that has recently been causing me a touch of concern. You see, the story that I plan to send off to publishers via agents, The Escapades of William Hart: … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 9 (Terminology)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 8 (For the Love)

Of late I’ve been really struggling to come up with a theme for this particular blog series. Those who have been keeping up with Living the Dream will know that it centres around my past, present and future as a reader and writer and has encompassed many themes that centre around all of those things. … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 8 (For the Love)