I've been writing a serial for McStorytellers for ages. First of all I was writing about the Independence Referendum and then I was writing about the General Election and even though that is today (in case you forgot) I haven't finished it because we all know that when the votes are counted it isn't even going to be the end.
But if you want to catch up with my serial because you've not read it before this is where to go to start from the beginning: Jack's Guide to the Independence Referendum and Jack's Guide to the General Election.
When it finally is all over (the election that is) I'm going to be putting all my books into one big book which is going to be called The Complete TattyBogle and Mr McStoryteller, Brendan Gisby is going to publish it for me. We hope it will be ready by August - and I hope that all the post election arguing will be over long before that. Imagine if none of them agree and we all have to have another election before the summer? There are lots of things in life too awful to contemplate, but that is one of them. I hope they sort it quickly so I don't have to keep writing about it forever because if a week is a long time in politics, it feels like for ever that we've been listening to people going on about the General Election.
So here's hoping that you people all vote the right way to stop me having to write about politics. I have lots of other things I'd rather be doing.
But since I'm supposed to be introducing myself today, if you don't know me already, here's some of the things people have said about me in the last few years:
At times engaging with the wider and ‘real’ publishing world from the perspective of an ‘indieWAP’ feels likes being bullied in the Primary School playground and lest we take it all too seriously, Jack MacRoary (The Bard of TattyBogle) emerged from the ranks of the digital masses to give his take on literature and ‘the making of culture’ in 21st century Scotland.’
This is what they said about me in 2012. This is what they say about me now
‘Jack MacRoary’s cultural comments attracted a loyal following in 2012 but he’s had enough to cope with making the transition from Primary School to High School, so he’s been quite quiet since then. However, following a political awakening, born out of personal tragedy, Jack’s back with his pithy, witty and irreverent commentary on modern politics – and the world is better off for his words of wisdom.’
And if you can tell me what either of these comments mean, please do. I’m just an ordinary boy from an ordinary family and I write what comes into my head when I have to.
I’ve had better reviews. Here they are:
‘We love Jack.’
‘Bring back Jack, we love him.’
'Jack's stories really make my day. He tells it like it is.'
But Mum and Mr McStoryteller said I had to put the longer ones in. You can make up your own mind by reading what I write. You'll either like it or you won't. If you don't like it, stop reading. I'll keep writing whether you read it or not. Until I don't want to do it any more. Then I'll stop. Does that make me a McRenegade?
I'm on Facebook but I'm no Twitterer so if you want to 'like' me you have to do it HERE Perhaps once you've voted you'd like to LIKE me and tell me so. Then I can do my own poll as to how things are going -which will probably be as accurate as all the other ones we've been hearing about till now. And Jack MacRoary, McRenegade pollster has something of a ring to it, don't you think?
And if you want a really good laugh... CLICK HERE for a funny video. You have to watch all to the end - Kezia Dugdale tries to recruit Nicola Sturgeon to campaign for Labour. You couldn't make it up..
Just click HERE or go to link https://www.facebook.com/abrian.gillies/videos/841656339250018/