…the amazing gift of finding treasure in your own backyard…

…this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler’s writing schedules have been more than full this past twelve months… a back-burner item was the hope of producing my own personal memoirs in-between lengthy programmes encompassing ghostwriting autobiographies and family histories for other people, work which I enjoy immensely… I had begun to despair of finding enough of that elusive item that most of we authors crave — time!… one morning last week, like a flash of inspired lightning, it occurred to me, that much of the content for any memoir of mine was already ‘out there’, or more precisely, ‘in here’… on my webpages… for the past seven years as a blogger, I have shared a kaleidoscope of topics, many of which were throwback anecdotes of things I have seen,  felt and experienced during my life and career… over the past few days, I have downloaded and segmented these particular blogs into a timeline, subject matter,  and career slots… and guess what?… no less than 40,000 words of copy is there already!

 

…this will be the bedrock on which I will build the telling of my memoirs… of course, I will re-work the  content to meld it with my narrative flow, but what a wunnerful realisation, that much of my writing  labour has been done through my invested time over these last years since my first blog in May 2012… the amazing gift of finding treasure in your own backyard… the impetus is now with me to get on with it, a far cry from my original expected target date of a couple of years hence… stand back, and let the smoke billow from the keypad as the record of Master Gallacher’s Life and Times see the light of day, and not remain locked away in the registers of the various police authorities and lunatic asylums of Docklands Govan in Glasgow, Tobermory, Campbeltown, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Manila, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain... see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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10 responses to “…the amazing gift of finding treasure in your own backyard…

  1. Hello Jurassic, good luck with the memoirs, they should make great reading.

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  2. I look forward to seeing them published, Seumas (don’t forget, do not use KDP select or Auntie Amazon will be cross) 😎

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  3. Congratulations! Don’t you just love those “Ah-Ha!” moments, when it all becomes clear and everything in the universe is aligned? Best of luck to you, kind sir, and I very much look forward to reading this memoir of yours!

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  4. Yep, there’s gold in them thar olde blog postes! 😀

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  5. Overwhelming BLESSINGS of Congratulations to you, my dear sweet talented friend Seumas!!! Wishing you amazing and brilliant Success!!! 😊💙✒💻📚🤲🙏🌟

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