My name is European P. Douglas (or just plain Rory McNeill if you know me) and I have started this blog to record how life is going for me in terms of writing and more importantly as a new father and with a wedding on the way in January 2014. My wife to be and I had a baby boy called Harrison at the end of April.
I have always written as a hobby but a few years ago when I was made redundant I decided to use the new free time I had to try to take writing more seriously. I completed a Diploma in Creative Writing, taught by Eileen Casey, and finished writing a novella that I had started a couple of years before. When I thought I was finished this I sent a copy to Helen Falconer, Author and Book reviewer for the Guardian newspaper. She gave me a detailed critique and I could see where my major weaknesses were. There were enough good points however that I was confident to go on with trying to become a published author.