Blacksmithing, Forged in Fire, Future Plans

Plans For The Future

One of the things I have found hardest about my worsening disability has been watching my plans for the future go out of the window. I’d finally found something I was good at and was enjoying running a pub. I had plans; I was going to eventually run my own pub, where geeks and nerds like me could get together as well as football fans, and I’d be able to do things like having Mead as well as the usual wines and spirits. It was something to aim for. Somewhere like The Meltdown Bar in London, or The Quest Inn in York (which I am hoping will be funded and opening soon.

Now, all that has gone out of the window, what the hell am I going to do now? I enjoy the design and marketing work I still do for Country Village Inns, but what about the rest of the time? Well, hopefully, a few things.

The first thing the followers of my blog will have already have noticed; I’m getting back into my digital art. But I have other plans.


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A Song of Ice and Fire, Books, Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Reading

Do Authors ‘Owe’ You Anything?

This popped up on Facebook for me today.


It’s not the first time I’ve heard of it, but the comments on the video, along with comments I have seen elsewhere got me thinking.  Do authors (or any other creator) actually ‘owe’ their fans anything?

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