An Update

A short story, the Lighthouse, has been posted and I’m so happy to have something I wrote up and available for scrutiny.

If you have a story suggestion please feel free to contact me.

In other news, the new logo has been designed and uploaded. The design has been done by F1restar3rr who you can find at; https://www.facebook.com/F1restart3rr/

Also I’ve started a twitter and you can find me at @IndleySeb although I think I may be late to the game in that respect.

Well that’s it for week.

Work

Trying to think about what to write this week. I’ve started thinking about work and how important it is to one’s persona.

Growing up anyone who worked in an office wasn’t doing ‘real work’. There was a pride in doing back breaking labour and only doing such. The older generations would say that the youth didn’t know about doing a hard day’s work.

Honestly you tell a surgeon that they’re not doing real work and they’ll laugh at you. The same goes for anyone who has worked in a call centre. The concept of emotional labour was never taken into account. At least where I was growing up. It was all about what your end result was at ten end of the day.

The thing is I have a lot of respect for people who do manual work. I detest people who think less of a person because they are only a cleaner, barman, fruit picker, builder etc.

I think people should work if they can. People need to do something with their time. Now work can be creating art, pushing papers or saving lives. We all should be doing something. Its part of the contract we have for being part of society.

People who can’t work yep no issue with that, it happens and there’s always going to be people who can’t work but if you’re fit and able maybe think about it.

Then of course we have the issue of available work. Sometimes it’s just not there. Does that mean we should rely on the government or should we look towards private companies? Really I’ve got no answer there but it’s a question.

What we do for a living has a significant impact on who we are. What we don’t do for a living also has a similar impact.

There’s no simple answer and its complex. Just like people.

Writing is hard!

No seriously it’s hard but really it’s a joy too. The old phrase, “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”, was obviously never a writer. In fairness that person was most likely a person who never did a job that they disliked either.

At the moment I’m working on two novels. Both will be quite different from one another however in the meantime I’ll also be publishing some short stories here.

I’m intending to release a blog post every Sunday since I do have a full time job. Of course if you’d like to offer me a million pound book deal so I can write, well that would have to be taken under deep consideration.

So how’s all this going to go?

Blogs – at least one a week.

Short Stories – I’m aiming for one a month

Novel – Whenever it’s done and I can get a publisher interested

Commissions – get in touch and let me know what you would like and we’ll talk about the cash.

I will also do book reviews and I’ve finally got my basic schedule of fees on my lovely fees page which you should take a look at, payments will be via paypal until I can figure out how to do some other payment methods.

My first post did get a like. Thank you to that random person, although I think that person was probably a spammer. If you want to get in touch please feel free. I love talking with people and I love hearing from people about almost anything.

So that’s me for this week. If you have a suggestion for a blog or article please drop me a line at sebindley@gmail.com but that’s it for now.

Some things about Seb

So what the hell is this all about?

Well some of the basics to help here first. My name is Seb, I am a caffeine based life form from Dublin, Ireland who found themselves living in Scotland with their partner and two creatures of darkness, also known as cats.

The other thing is that I’m what I’d call a Hack Writer. No it’s nothing to do with hacking on the computer more hacking at words and making them fit a reasonable shape.

I take commissions, be it you need editing, writing copy or other something else.

Of course I don’t work for that “exposure” or “experience” I have expenses that need to be covered. Granted they are caffeine and cat based expenses but they are costs nonetheless.

How’s all this going to work and what the hell is the point of even reading this far?

While I have done lots of writing, editing and other things in the past, I have never had anything published.

This website has a couple of reasons for existing. Mainly that I’ll be using this place as a way to showcase my work. Also to blog, because being almost a decade behind the times is retro now instead of utterly uncool.

You can contact me through the comments section. You can also e-mail me at: sebindley@gmail.com

The website will be getting a lot of updates, I am updating logos, images and other important things.

Watch this space as I fill out more information and provide you with some terrible blog entries and some mediocre short stories.

 

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