YouTube: The Freedom of Failure



Made a short video where I discuss the ‘freedom of failure’, and how it enabled me to become a better writer. Well, that’s what I’m hoping for, anyway. There’s also some plugging of the second volume of A Journal for Damned Lovers and talk about my fondness for candles. The second volume is out this Friday, and my favourite type of candle is vanilla scented. Sorted.

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  1. Brilliant. I’ve perfected it over 45 years of being a Fuck up and you what I am proud. Bless you. I a Weird Cat Lady, Writer artist and All round Harmless Nutcase, Nature lover and I am Damn Proud of it!! Bless you Friend!!

  2. Day after day, I draw myself closer to embracing it. I knew I reached a turning point last night when I stayed up even though I was tired and edited a chapter of my book. I told myself not to take myself so serious and get the work done. Ha! Great video man.

  3. I’m SO happy that you bought 3 candles…but still mentioned the 4th. That made my day. I’ve been writing the ‘failure’ blog for a year or so. It’s there amongst my 19 drafts along with ‘My Face Doesn’t Fit’ blog. There was a time when I felt like giving up art, thinking that I’d never have recognition for anything I created and then I realised that I don’t care. I’m actually doing it because I love it. I love writing too, in much the same way. I don’t want to sound too creepy, but meeting you on here and having support from you, has given me the confidence to write and that it’s OK to be me. Thank you Stephen. Looking forward to having your book in my hands. X

    • You know, there is no compliment that comes close to that, and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart. Knowing I’ve helped and inspired you has left me in awe. It’s why I do this, and knowing I’ve succeeded, well, nothing comes close. I’ve been where you were, and it’s a rubbish, defeating place to be, but I’m glad we’ve both come through it. Off our own backs, we have persevered when others surely thought we’d call it a day. And that’s priceless x

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