…the scariest Author project I’ve ever undertaken…

…it’s not often this ol’ Jurassic Scots scribbler gets the ‘wobbles’ during a project… my life to date has thrown up some seriously frightening interludes… more than my fair share, I guess… some of which were not of my own making, but others, well, were entirely a result of decisions I made independently… I don’t think any of us knowingly makes bad decisions… often decisions are seen later to be wrong, and other, better decisions are made to correct the previous ones, and so…  that there have been tons of ‘highs and lows’, ‘colour’, and ‘drama’,  is not in question… indeed it would be a very dull life for any of us if there were no ‘roller-coaster moments’… emotionally, financially, career-impacting… the usual life experience suspects… however, of late I have pondered, prevaricated, procrastinated, and then plunged headlong into an effort to record my own life story… or memoirs, call them what yeez will…

…the initial difficulty was persuading myself to get really ‘gut-honest’, as many of the things that  happened to me and around me are distant mem’ries… and more than slightly tampered with by the very passage of time itself… I recognize that, and am trying assiduously to keep it real’… and that’s where the ‘wobbles’ come in… hard guy from the Docklands Govan slums in Glasgow, I may think I am, but I have my moments of emotional rawness, (‘if you scratch me, do I not bleed’, sort of thing)… passages of the memoirs lately have caused me to stop for a while and take a deep breath… they are painful, some of them… family relationships… romantic liaisons, some requited, some disastrous… achievements and failures, of which there have been plenty of both… the wonder at having survived on this planet thus far is cause for thanks… a belief system that has developed within me over the years, which is not religious, but my own, personal version of being spiritual, guides much of my present day behaviour… I have my moments of cynicism (who doesn’t?) about the madness of Mankind in general, much outweighed by the inner beauty of individuals I meet constantly… coming up for breathe from the ‘wobbles’ is necessary, and lets me recharge before diving back into the project again… the scariest Author project I’ve ever undertaken… wish me luck, good people… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ! 

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35 responses to “…the scariest Author project I’ve ever undertaken…

  1. you will be great at this –

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  2. Why not do what I’ve done in the past, and on occasion, still do? Post pieces about various episodes in your lifetime here on your blog that man. That way you are just dipping your toe in without fully commiting yourself, while at the same time observing the reactions of your potential readers? 😉

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    • …I’ve done many pieces like that on the blog, Jack… and the real purpose of writing the memoirs is really for me… a minuscule piece of posterity for my own close friends and family…if it happens to be appealing to others to read, that’s a bonus … 🙂 cheeeeeers , that man 🙂

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  3. Having met you in person, I have no doubt it will be a gripping read, Seumas!

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  4. allan hudson

    From Govan to Abu Dhabi, a successful author, a nice guy…should be a good story. Have fun with it.

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  5. Good Luck with it, Seumas 👍😃

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  6. You, Sir, are da bomb diggity, and your memoirs will be Calder-worthy. Can’t wait to read them…

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  7. Do it now Seumas (Warts and all) before the old grey cells get confused. 😉
    It will make great reading for future generations as a true history lesson, as well as current readers who just admit to be nosy. Mwah. x

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  8. The scariest frontier of all is one’s own inner journey. Listen to the whispers of your heart, my friend. It will guide you as true as the North Star and lead you to where you need to go. I honor your courage.

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  9. Not an easy thing to do, leaving the world of fiction behind. I’d be terrified!

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  10. Helen

    Seumas its a very hard and brave thing to do. Being the fact it is primarily (from what I have understood)more for yourself at this point … it makes facing some of these memories a tad harder. Why ? well we are looking into the very depths of our soul and we can only’ lie’ to ourselves so much . The truth will out be it through memories written or unwritten and some of them are hard to look back on for various reasons. Others are easier to look back and are therefore somewhat easier to put down. I’m not saying its all bad but all of us have memories of things we have , over the years wanted to bury and have thought that accomplished with the passing of time. Anyway that’s my take on it , Good luck with it my friend .

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  11. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    Yes its that man in Abu Dhabi again….

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  12. I can imagine that you would be marvellous at writing a spell-binding, page-turning life story… BUT I’m also guessing that the Celtic drive to tweak it into even a better tale is fighting your drive to tell your life warts and all every step of the way. Best of luck – I can understand why this is a huge challenge and I think you’re very brave:)

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    • …I can get to the honesty ok, but its getting through the mental anguish of some of it, which will take proper handling..:)

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      • Can I suggest that you tread very carefully? Do make sure you have plenty of support before you revisit some of those very painful times… And also be prepared to get help afterwards, too, Seumas. I’ve had some experience with helping Creative Writing students with Life Writing projects and a couple of folks found themselves plunged back in a very bad place after attempting to write about it.

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  13. Waiting … with bated breath! 😀

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  15. Let us know when it comes out Seumas – writing your bio is like meeting yourself on paper.

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  16. Reblogged this on Writer's Treasure Chest and commented:
    Seumas Gallacher talks about his newest writing project and I’m sure we all experience him being unusually serious, but as passionately as he always is – and I’m convinced I’m not the only one wishing him all luck in the world for this project! ❤

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  17. Reblogged this on Stevie Turner, Indie Author. and commented:
    Quite a few tears were shed when I wrote my memoir ‘Waiting in the Wing’s, so Seumas, I know you can do it – you just have to dig deep and cry a little (I look forward to reading it!) …

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  18. I can’t even imagine. Everyone assumes the fiction I write is biographical. If I wrote something I admitted was biographical? Eek! Good luck!

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  19. All the best in your new literary effort, Seumas. From what you’ve written on your blog it’s not going to be dull. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  20. It may “hurt” at the time you write it, but think of the sense of satisfaction you’ll have when it’s all down on paper!

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