…my life gives me writing… my writing gives me life…

…this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler has come to understand that being of a certain age does not necessarily bring enhanced wisdom… indeed, all too often, it highlights remarkable nuttiness… but it can breed the indulgence of pockets of awareness of some self-spun truths… my introverted philosophies can creep out of what remains of the wee grey cells at any time… and I confess, I do enjoy these interludes… one such minor epiphany struck me today… thatย my life gives me writing… my writing gives me life… my career, travels, experiences, and relationships, spanning more than five decades and four continents, have more than amply filled the mem’ry bank with material for a hundred-fold of the books I’ve written so far… my fiction, as with that of most authors I know, is an amalgam of all I have seen, heard and felt, mixed with a sum’times over-imaginative brain… but it cannot be denied that a lot of me has migrated to my ‘fictional’ writing… however, the more insightful discovery I’ve made, is to understand that having immersed myself in the pensmithing over the past ten years has contributed largely to sustaining me through some dark times

…yes, yes, Mabel, I know we all go through periods of highs and lows, but without having to go into great detail, there have been some periods in the past decade when the dawn seemed a long time in ย arriving… the accessibility to writing has been a lifesaver… it proved a gateway to mental escape… just as it is truly said that we can lose ourselves in reading books, equally, I can testify, that by creating books, this ability to leave other things behind for a while is just as powerful, and a marvellous antidote to the daily pressing vicissitudes that can visit upon any of us… in short, I repeat, my writing gives me life... it has given me a reason to get out of bed and face the WURLD on many days… that doesn’t mean that I ignore any issues that I have to deal with, but it provides a temporary sanctuary, keeping at bay any negative thoughts in my head… there now, heavy-duty stuff there, maybe, but worth getting it out of my system… thanks for reading thus far… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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33 responses to “…my life gives me writing… my writing gives me life…

  1. Lang may yer quill quiver with joy in yer writinโ€™ Seumas ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  2. Oh, I also know that feeling, Seumas! I think I would have probably needed a lot more counselling and/or therapy if I hadn’t had my writing worlds to inhabit. Alien invasions certainly help to get my own problems into perspective…

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  3. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Call over to Seumasโ€™ original blog post and let him know what writing has done for YOU ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  4. Seumas, it’s creative expression that nurtures you (and us), and long may that continue. Xx

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  5. I so agree! Writing has helped me through more than a few tough times.

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  6. As usual, Seumas, you have it in a nutshell!You probably shouldn’t tell the world about our little secret. They think we struggle for our art and this couldn’t be further from the truth!

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  7. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Check out these words of wisdom from author and man of the world, Seumas Gallacher from this post on his blog.

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  8. …cheers, that man, Don ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. I can work on a story while my hind brain chews away at whatever’s bothering me, and if nothing else, enough time has passed, hours usually ๐Ÿ™‚ that I at lease have a different perspective on things. ๐Ÿ˜€ … also, writing’s fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  10. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    More from our man in the Middle East. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  11. Dear Seumas, You’ve nailed it in one “…my life gives me writing…my writing gives me life…” Exactly my sentiments. Aren’t we the lucky ones, m’lord. xx

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  12. Reblogged this on Writer's Treasure Chest and commented:
    Read what Seumas Gallacher has to say about writers and life.

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  13. It’s wonderful to find an outlet for overflowing emotions, Seumas. I think it also helps us better understand our experiences in life. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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