Good Morning, 12th of July 2021

Good morning folks! Last night the England men’s football team played a 120 minutes and then penalties in our first final appearance since the year we won the World Cup in 1966. This wasn’t the World Cup but a European Championships and in the end it ended in heartbreak. I just want to take a mi it’s here to say how proud I am of our team. We stepped up at the time we needed to and going into the World Cup qualifiers I think we’ve got a lot to be excited for. I will just congratulate Italy on their win, but don’t get too comfy with that trophy, we’ll be coming back for it in 2024.

That’s enough about football. Yesterday was a low impact writing day. I’m not sure how today will play out writing wise. Although I slept lat night it took time for me to drop off and then I had a very unsettled nights sleep. So I’m feeling rather wiped out right now.

I would like to get a chapter edited on the vampire book, which feels a little daunting as I know the chapters from here on out only get bigger! But, I’ll see how I am after work.

I love driving in the rain (picture taken when I parked)!

Todays Work

I think this Sunday is going to be an odd one for what I manage to get done. I’ve got my Grandad  and my great aunt/Godmother coming over for dinner today. Dad and I will also take down an old shed that’s in our garden, where it currently stands is where we want to place a new henhouse, so it has to come down. I’m not expecting that to take too long though. We’re actually going to dismantle it as opposed to knock it down with sledge hammers.

I think it’ll be this evening that I get the bulk of my writing done though as I’ll be being social (okay come about 2:30 I may come upstairs and write whilst listening to the football 😉 ) But I’ll have my iPad downstairs with me and I’ll be able to get some plotting, outlining and brainstorming down whilst downstairs. I’ll probably do a little comic book reading too. I’m lucky in that I can multitask like that but I can’t write in those circumstances. I am still aiming for a 2000 word day as well as getting some outlining done for a novella I want to write in 2015.

That’s how my day is looking like it’s shaping up, and by the end of the day hopefully it’ll have been as productive as I’m hoping it will be.

Have a good Sunday everyone 🙂

Where Is The Love???

In 2003 the Black Eyed Peas asked us this question ‘Where is the love?’  And I’m going to ask the same question here.  We are living in A world full of hate.  Whether its religion or football rivalry or even for someone in our social circle.  I used to think that I hated A couple of people but this week I’ve realised that I don’t hate them, I wont go into details but both wronged me but I am not naive to assume that there are people out there that do not hate me.  I know for a fact that some do, that’s to be expected in life though.  Why can’t we get past it though? In my social circle there are people the I’m not close with but that’s not because I dislike them, we just havent clicked.  I get along with them but am not close with them.

I’m also thinking of people’s hatred of things in our cultures.  I’m A Arsenal fan and some of the hatred that this brings out in people is rather surprising at times.  I suppose it’s because of the clubs success (granted not recent success).

We hate celebrities because they’re living extravagant lifestyles that we can only dream off.  We hate A footballer who leaves the club we can only dream of, or the footballer who refuses to play for his country because  he’s not first choice.  God forbid that A referee gives a decision against our team even if it’s the right one.  Sport fans never forget.

We hate someone because of the colour of their skin, their religion (dont worry I’m not going there) or their sexuality.  We hate them because they went to That school or because they have ginger hair.  We hate them because they are blonde, or brunette.  Because we think they are better looking or have had an easier life.  We hate them because they have the courage to make that leap and take a chance that we never could.  We hate their confidence or that they are cool and look laid back.

But we (me included) put too much thought into these hateful thoughts.  Yes I do not truly hate anybody and definitely no one that I don’t personally know but hatred and resentment is part of everyday life.  It is A huge, but disappointing part of being human.  Can we change this aspect of our genetics? No, because there is always a difference of opinion.  Politics, Religion, personality all create hate.  It can be drummed into us from birth or by A single action.  Love is the finest line of all.  Love can turn into hatred in A heartbeat, but hatred doesnt turn into love in A heartbeat.  This is backwards.  Hatred should not dominate our lives in the way that it does, Love should.

I’m trying to live my live without hatred, I’m fighting humanities nature.  Society expects the worse of people, lets change that 🙂