Thursday, 2 January 2014
Hi. Dear blog readers, thank you for your continuous support: reading about the progression in my life. And reading about my literary efforts. I greatly appreciate your time.
I started this blog way back in 2010. Back then, I did not think that in 2011 I would become homeless and end up on the streets with no work, and no future. But I adopted a Positive Mental Attitude.
Yes, I have suffered. But the suffering has made me meek. Humble. Mild. Appreciative. And it also has given me a great inner- strength which I rely on when life is testing.
Thank you for staying with me even when I was frustrated and typed out those inner-frustrations in some blog posts on here. When you're down & out, no one cares about you. They define you as a "down & out." I found that very few were willing to give me a chance. But here's the thing, yes, I was down but I was not out. I have this inner motivation and perseverance which carries me through.
I started this blog with a VERY rudimentary grasp of grammar, and punctuated, a LOT of times, incorrectly. Now? I believe I have overcome and my weaknesses have been addressed. However, there is more work still to do. I desire to take my writing up and beyond standard. I desire to be the best writer I can be. And - hopefully - some writing chances will come my way.
I will keep updating this blog for a while. But as I feel my writing is a lot stronger: it may be time to move on and start anew. I have thought about this for a while and this is why I started a new blog which is more accessible to leave comments etc.
And so, here's a link to my new blog: https://neiljburns.wordpress.com/
I am now living in a house as I have stated before and hope to start paid employment within the next couple of weeks.
Thanks for your time, best wishes. Neil. 2014: the possibilities are infinite.
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Monday, 30 December 2013
Hi. I have written a very short story, The Thin Man
see here if you would like to read -
It's set in Belfast.
Sunday, 29 December 2013
What is it like living in a house after being over two years of homeless, in Belfast?
See here -