I've been writing since I was nine years old. I started with writing and drawing my own comic book on typing paper using marking pens, then the pages were stapled or clipped together to form an issue. As I recall, the first issue I produced featured my two pets (a dog and a cat) in the main story, an alien monkey in the backup story, and a text story about my cat as the final page. I did many such issues. One thing I learned from those early experiences was that drawing wasn't something I was particularly skilled at.
I've had some poetry and non-fiction published in small press publications, done some minor PR work, and edited a quarterly journal of spirituality for several years. I garnered some interest from a comics publisher in 1992 for a series proposal, but the publisher subsequently went out of business.
That proposal was for a series inspired by Doc Savage, as well as by more recent pulp inspired characters like Buckaroo Banzai and Prince Zarkon, based on a series of stories I began writing as a teenager. I've recently returned to working on it. A long period of time away from it has made it easier to see the flaws in the previous draft and I think the revisions I am currently making have improved it.
I've had two articles published in the respected Belfast-based political journal, The Blanket.
I have some older pieces of fiction online here. The first piece is one I wrote one Christmastime when I was feeling particularly cynical. I believe it was written sometime in the early 1990s. The second piece is a fragment of a novel I began in the late 1980s but didn't complete. These are exactly as originally written, except for one political reference in the second piece which was changed.
I also maintain an online journal at LiveJournal (most entries are friends only, though - the public entries are mostly film reviews).