On Living Each Day As If It’s My Last

Michael David Wilson On Living Each Day

Just under two weeks ago I took a ride in an ambulance, the next day I took a second. I’ve spoken a little bit about what happened on the This Is Horror Podcast. You can listen to it here if you like. 

Before my trip to the hospital, I assumed I would live decades longer. And although I used to say things like ‘make the most of each day’ and ‘don’t take anything for granted’, I did take my health and the very notion of living for granted. Whilst it looks like—fingers crossed—things will work out okay, I really don’t take any day for granted anymore. I do consider that each day might well be my last. It’s made me more intentional and deliberate with my actions.

Today is my daughter’s first birthday and it’s just me and her. We’re making the most of it. Playing, laughing, and smiling together.

I’m living each day as if it’s my last but rather hoping it isn’t because there’s so much more I want to do, to give, and to experience.

Live, love, and be happy.

I hope you’re all having a great day.

‘Things We Say’ on The NoSleep Podcast, ‘Free Will’ on The Other Stories, 2019 Goals, and other news

NoSleep Podcast

Things We Say

In terms of writing, acceptances, and publications, 2019 has started wonderfully. My short story ‘Things We Say’ (originally published in Dark Moon Digest 30) was performed in audio on The NoSleep Podcast S12E10The NoSleep Podcast are probably my favourite audio podcast—the quality of productions, sound design, and voice actors really are at the top of their game. Speaking of which, the actors really did my story justice—it was a delight to hear Ian McQuown and Jordan Cobb play the roles of Jack and Bea so wonderfully. If you get the chance to work with either McQuown or Cobb you absolutely should. Thanks to Jeff Clement who produced the episode and the eerie score from Brandon Boone.

If you want to listen to ‘Things We Say’—and you absolutely should for the wonderful performances, production, and score—then you can pick up episode S12 E10 below for just $1.49. That will get you over two hours of audio stories, including ‘Bolts’ by John F.D. Taff.

But do also consider buying a season pass. The NoSleep Podcast are producing wonderful work and are one of the best audio podcasts out there.

Buy The NoSleep Podcast S12E10 includes ‘Things We Say’ 

Buy The NoSleep Podcast Season Pass 12 

Free Will by Michael David Wilson

Free Will

You may remember at the end of last year my story ‘Last Christmas’ aired on Hawk & Cleaver’s The Other Stories Podcast. Well, I’m delighted to share that ‘Free Will’ is now available on The Other Stories, too. It’s the second in their ‘haunted hotel’ series and was wonderfully narrated by Persephone Rose with music by Myuu and Thom J Robson.

Listen to ‘Free Will’ on The Other Stories 37.2

Other Sales & Miscreations

If you’re interested in my fiction (and if not, why have you got this far in a news piece about my fiction?) then you’ll want to subscribe to Hawk & Cleaver’s The Other Stories Podcast (honestly, you should subscribe to them anyway—they’re great) as my story ‘Off Track’ is part of season 38 ‘Folktales’. You can subscribe via Acast, iTunes, or wherever podcasts are found. Speaking of Acast, I’m off to their studio soon as part of a super secret podcast project. Stay tuned for more soon …

2019 Goals

This year has been a hectic one and I haven’t actually stated my 2019 goals yet, so why not go for it in March as is tradition … or something like that.

  1. To have at least ten stories published
  2. To reach 300 This Is Horror Podcast patrons
  3. To develop a daily meditation practice
  4. To surpass 30,000 This Is Horror Podcast monthly downloads
  5. To have a novel accepted for publication

How about you wonderful people? What are your goals for the year? How many stories have you had published and accepted this year? How are you feeling about 2019? Leave a comment or catch me on Twitter @WilsonTheWriter.