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I write as a hobby, and I must say I really enjoy it. I've been around Deviant Art for a while now, and have loved it since day one! I'm looking for (constructive!) criticism on a few pieces of my work. So no pictures (sorry...!), but an opportunity to exercise your imagination.
Hopefully we'll see some improvements over time.

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This is a place for all who wish to donate towards my literary works here on Deviant Art. It's also the place to pop commission payments. Be generous, and hopefully I'll be able to do even more great work on this great site soon. Thank you!

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Well. What a year.

First of all, to that small group of folks who have enjoyed my scribblings of the past, I apologise. I include myself in that tiny demographic. I've done myself a disservice this year by neglecting what is my favourite hobby. I regret that.

However, although it is true that I have had time to write - time which I haven't used - the opportunities have been few and far between. I have trained to be a maths teacher this year, and only got my QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Certificate through this week. My graduation is tomorrow! It's been a remarkable journey in which I have grown as a teacher and as a person. But it's been a busy time, and promises to remain so as I start a new job. Having said that, I have this summer to unwind, recharge, and hopefully... write. But I will make no promises. I am unable to any more.

So, here is my first offering in what must be the best part of a year!

The Penny Drops“Come on, Stu. Eat up.”
“Acting like that won't get you anywhere, you know.”
I fixed him with as full a stare as I could muster, which wasn't much, given my state. He was a hazy apparition in my vision, loose, and blurred. God, my head hurt. I tried to say something with coherence.
“Well... when you're as hung over as I am right now, you start to stop caring.”
“What? Didn't hear that. Your vocal chords are working at too low a frequency to be picked up by human ears.”
He grinned. I didn't even pretend to share his apparent mirth, instead focusing on glaring. Evans raised his hands in mock surrender.
“Jeez, man. Chill out. You know, nothing cures post-drunkenness more quickly than a bacon sandwich. Like that one. That one there. The one I just made you.”
“What about black coffee?”
Evans glanced at his mug. “Well... yeah... I guess that's quite effective...”
“What about th

A small piece on the struggle of getting back into writing. It's quite relevant, in my case!

In other news, given the difficulties I've had in terms of committing my time to the site, I have stepped down as an admin of my all time favourite writing group here on DA, DeviantLITERATURE...

New BeginningsNew Beginnings
May 12th 2014
Once again, we have left you hanging somewhat and for this I can only humbly apologise. However, we have lots of news for everyone to munch on, some sad and some promising new horizons for DeviantLITERATURE!
Over the last few months what has rapidly become apparent to both myself and the other Administrative members is that we as a unit have been floundering with the amount of pressure we're under every day, what with submissions, journals, affiliate news and the now seemingly long-distant features. We've been thinking desperately of switch-ups now for weeks, but have had to finally relent and admit that what dL needs more than anything is change and a draft of new, fresh faces.
However, a change never comes without first a loss: so it is with regret that we say goodbye to our dear friend, Ja-mes who has been an unwavering cornerstone of dL's foundations since Day One, always impressing me with his passion and dri

There was a time when I could commit to this. That time is over. Sad? Perhaps. But I think it'll be exciting to see what happens to the group with more committed admins in place.

For your time and for your awesomeness, I thank you profusely.


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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   Writer
Ja-mes Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
In a couple of weeks time, I'll have a whole summer to catch up. CRAZY year.
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Writer
That is awesome and tell me about it! :faint: It's been crazy at my end too, I hope that those weeks fly by for you, it seems you need a break!
JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I saw J-ames had deactivated his account and was worried at first.  Glad that's someone else!
Ja-mes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa... there was someone called 'J-ames'? Obviously I've set a trend! :D
Greygreenwolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:dance: Thank you so much for the Watch! It's an honour! 
Ja-mes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
An honour? I'm not so sure about that! :D
Greygreenwolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:dance: I am!
Ja-mes Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. I'm truly flattered. Keep scribbling! :D
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MissObsidian95 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much for the Watch bud :squee:
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