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Good evening all. I have written 517 words on the vampire book today, most of which during lunch. This evening I did a little more editing then writing as I want to change the direction the story was going. I did start on another project as well, but I’m knackered so I’m calling it a night.
Aside from the 1st and 2nd I’ve written everyday this month. I’m trying for a little consistency at the moment and slowly build up my productivity as I go.
I’ve felt a little lost this week with writing. I’ve had to right my course a little on both the project that I’m working on. I’ve let a lot of self-doubt creep in, okay a straight up crisis of confidence. Some of this is something I can’t address just yet, but might be a big change to my plans for the year. I have to wait on that one though.
I do think I’ve addressed one of the problems and I’ve began to try and change my mindset and method to compensate for that. I know this is part and parcel for many creatives, and it’s something I do get from time to time. But it’s the first time I’ve had this level of doubt in a while, and the first time I’ve doubted my plans for the year to eighteen months when it comes to writing.
At the moment it’s going to be a little waiting and seeing what plays out. Something I’ve learnt over the last few years is that sometimes its best to wait and see.
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Just a quick little post tonight. I’ve written 945 words on a project that’s not even been close to being on my schedule for this year, but that’s talking to me so that’s what I’m writing. Tomorrow I’m going to finish the out loud read through of the zombie book and this weekend I think I’m going to focus on the project I’ve been working on today. That’s going to be another edit/rewrite.
I am also going to have a read through of what I’ve got of the vampire stuff as well. Try and find my bearings with that again.
That’s all for now folks, have a good one!
I’ve pretty much chilled out this evening. Tomorrow I’m at the cinema and on Wednesday I’m at a write-in. So tonight I have taken it easy because the next two nights I’m busy.
That’s not to say I’ve not done anything today. I managed to write 556 words during lunch on a project I shouldn’t be working on, but the scene in question was speaking to me very loudly. It was one of those moments when the words just flowed out of me effortlessly.
One thing I did do today was list the projects I’m directly working on at the moment to keep track of where I am with them. There’s four that I’m actively working on and each is at a different stage. I’m not sure I need a list right there but it’s helped me realign myself with what I’m working on.
Have a good one!
So, today didn’t go to plan. I finished the post I wrote this morning, just about to start writing and power cut. It came back on early evening but throughout the day we had nothing. I did get 922 words on the vampire story done as my laptop had a decent charge on it. I did some of the out loud read through on the zombie story and read Judge Dredd: Origins.
I’d hoped to get more done on the vampire story but that sidetracked me. Aside from that it’s been a decent day. It was nice just chilling out a little. I don’t do that enough.
Good morning! I have been up for about an hour and have tidied up from last nights movie night (Deadpool double feature!). There wasn’t much to tidy up to be fair, my small circle of friends that are within driving distance are an awesome group and don’t make a mess. I did a few other little bits and pieces too and once I’ve written this post I’ll be onto writing and abusing some words.
Todays word will mainly be on the vampire book. The first draft of CS1 is done and I won’t be looking on that again for a few weeks now. Something I need to get in the habit of is leaving a story to rest for a while, to let it settle and work open something else before I start the editing process. But I can’t leave it too long because I’ll fall into my old routine of editing and rewriting things to death (I do fear I’m doing this with the vampire book but we’ll see how it goes once I’m deeper in). I’ve also got to make sure I’ve got something else I can get stuck into when I’ve got a draft done. This shouldn’t be a problem because I’ve got about ten pieces from last years NaNoWriMo that I can continue with.
At the moment I do have a lot I can work with, I’ve also got some plans for various projects I need to get going properly. Here’s where its going to get difficult for me, I need to do better at being organised and keeping track of what I’m doing. I need to have a sit down and think about that side of the job.
Now, I’m off to write! I hope you all have a fantastic Sunday!