December 28th 2016

657 words this evening. I didn’t manage to get anything written during my lunch break due to some errands I had to run, but I’m glad for the words I’ve written tonight.

Those words were a lot easier than the previous couple of days have been. Although I wrote more on the 26th and 27th, both of those days felt like I was pulling teeth a little. Tonight it felt a little more like I had some focus and was able to get rolling with the story quicker. I’m putting this down to me working my writing muscles a little more. I’ve had a very sporadic period of writing since NaNoWriMo and these last few days have felt not just more consistent but like my head is in the right place to be getting words out. Even during NaNo I felt like my head wasn’t really there.

I’ve had a lot of distractions this year, a lot of which from my own making, but I am now feeling much more involved in what I’m working on. I’m feeling more proactive and looking forward and trying to strategise what I think Owen I and should be doing with this series. We’ve got two short stories done (although I want to add to one of them a few scenes) and this novella which isn’t to far off now.

I’ve been thinking about what to do with the world and characters I created for NaNo2015 as well and think that one could be closer to being sorted out than I was thinking (probably after I’ve finished The Space Watch).

There’s a lot going on in my head and I’ve got to learn how to focus better, not get discouraged by set backs, and move forward and get some of this stuff done to a point where I’m thinking about publishing.

I need to be moving forward, whether that’s at a good pace or I’m dragging myself, I’ve just got to be moving forward.

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