Wednesday, 18 January 2012


Yes, yes, I know.  I've left it a little late in the month to be writing a post about fresh starts.  But I've been very busy.  Honest.

Just before Christmas, I a rather drastic (some might say silly) thing.  I quit my job.  I'd reached a point where my part time copywriting work was beginning to look a lot more promising than my day job.  So I took the plunge, and as of the New Year, became self-employed.  Along with a tonne of CV writing, I started a rather exciting little venture with my good friend Libby.  You can check out us and our work at

The novelty of being my own boss hasn't quite worn off yet.  I still get up and go to work in the morning, but everything is on my terms.  Life hasn't changed drastically, yet it has.  I'm the same, just a little bit new and improved.  Much in the same way that Matt Smith is technically the same Doctor as David Tennant, only far, far superior. (I am well aware this is nerd baiting. Sorry.)  So what better time than (mid-to-late) January to give my blog a fresh lick of paint, and reintroduce myself?

On this site you'll find my scribblings from the last couple of years.  Lots of flash fiction, book reviews, and a smattering of poetry.  Last year I completed the first volume of Vampire Love Songs, a booze-and-blood-soaked webserial. One of my New Year's resolutions is to write the second volume in 2012.

I also blog occasionally for the Huffington Post on books and entertainment - another of my resolutions is to make this a more regular occurrence.  My work for HuffPost can be found here.

So, that's me.  Same old Phil, but re-energised and raring to go.  Regenerated, you could say.


  1. Happy New Year Phil,
    And good luck for the future, it's a wonderful thing being your own boss... Just don't forget to put the work in!

    I shall look forward to reading the bloggy offspring of your fresh start.

  2. Congratulations!!! And good luck!

  3. Cool. Nothing like a fresh start and a challenge. Regeneration or resurrection?:-)