Good Morning 27th September 2020

Hey folks! I wrote 111 words on something new yesterday and have just written 467 on the vampire book. I’ve got a day at work and got up early to get some words cracked out before getting to the day job. This takes the pressure off as when I get home late afternoon I know I’ve got words down and if I don’t write, it’s not a zero word day.

Tomorrow I am off, I do have errands and non-writing bits and pieces to do but I should have a nice chunk of time to get some work done. If I can get the zombie book red-penned and maybe 500 words done tomorrow, I will be a very happy bunny!

Raven ‘helping’ me sort my old drafts the other day 😊

Right, time for me to get ready for work. Have a super day folks!

And as always, be kind.

Good Morning, Friday the 18th of September 2020

Hey folks, how are we all doing today?

I am up and getting ready for a productive day. I’m off to see a dear friend this morning and then this afternoon I’m going to do a little writing and tidying.

I’m working on getting he various elements of my life balanced properly. I’m making adjustments to suit on because I was beginning to falter in it, hopefully I’ve figured out how to do that and I just need to put it into practice.

Yesterday I wrote 1200 words in about ninety minutes. Needless to say I’m super happy about that, and I’d love to get that sort of word count this morning before visiting my friend, but I’m not going to stress if I don’t. I’m still aiming for about 500/half an hours work per day. Writer and Podcaster Paul E. Cooley said on an episode of The Dead Robots Society that he set a target of, I think it was 250 a day, because that was easily doable. And more often than not he’d surpass that quickly. If I remember right he said it was because that by the time he hit 250 he’d got into his rhythm. Since then that’s something I’ve found can work for me as well.

Today’s random image is of Raven, being Raven!

That’s it for this morning, folks. I’m going to have some breakfast and a shower and then get a few words done before shooting out.

Have a good one folks.

And remember, it costs nothing to be kind.

14th September 2020

Good evening folks. A zero word day from me. In the past I did just keep going until I burnt out and I don’t think that’ll happen if I have that day off once in a while.

I didn’t do nothing writing wise, I carried on sort through some of my files, finding some that brought up some damn good memories in the process. I’ve also realised just how much I’ve got and how long it’s going to take to get it all in order. What I think I’ll end up doing is getting it roughly in order and then filing each separate project one by one. It really is going to take some time but I think it’s something that is going to be really rewarding not only once it’s done by as I’m doing it.

Raven want much help, but nor was she a hindrance. For a change 😂

Right, I’m going to leave it there, I’m going to try and read a little and then get my head down.

Have a good one, folks!

Good Morning, Thursday 10th of September 2020

Good morning folks! I have a day where I’m waiting in for workers from our gas supplier to finish working outside our house so they can come in and check it.

I’m not complaining though. It’s my day off anyway and I was planning to get plenty done (I’m sure I can endure the drilling right outside my office window! that’s what music is for).

Raven’s obviously had a hard night! 🙄😂

I have overlaid a little this morning. I got up about 8am when I was planning to get up around 7am. Honestly though, I think when I set the alarm I knew it’ll be more eight than seven that I woke.

Max joining me this morning. He’s not normally allowed in this part of the house so he’s been exploring! And yes, he had to bring his ducky!

I’ve got a couple of appointments to prepare for, and I’m hoping I get a phone call returned that is pretty darn important but we’ll see on that one.

Writing wise, I’m going to spend a good few hours editing. I’ve got a story that I want to have have the final part of my editing phase done, which is making the changes after red penning it. Then I’ve got two digital edits to do, which I’ll look to red pen next week. No, three red pend edits. I forgot about one I finished this week.

I also had a red pen edit on the zombie book to get done. That’s, as it stands, 22,000 words so that’ll take a little longer and I know there’s a lot I want to change with it. It’s something I’ve been thinking about since my last edit of it and there are things I want to change that I think will make it a damn site stronger. Also, not for nothing, the lady I’m going to send it off to edit is known for being brutal, but in a lovely way, so I want it in as good a shape as possibly before I send it to her.

I’ve barely put a dent in sorting my old writing files. There’s eight box files, and after a little look I think only one of the tubs has writing in it, but I’ve not checked the top left one properly yet. When I started I knew this wasn’t going to be a one day job. It could take a few weeks but I’ll make the time and it’s been a lot of fun so far. Some good memories and a few sad ones.

Right, I’m going to start prepping for my appointments today. Then I can get into editing. I’ve not mentioned writing really, but I am going to try and get some words written at some point today. I know what I’m going to be working on now, Vampire book, and I know how the first two stories are going to go. So, I know what I’m doing when not editing. My aim is to have the vampire book done by NaNoWriMo (November).

Have a good day, folks! I’ll touch base before the end of the day.

7th September 2020

Evening folks. I’ve just written 490 words and finished the first draft of a short story.

I am absolutely beat after a day of putting furniture together and sorting a lot of the bits and pieces out. Which meant I really wasn’t feeling it but I’m glad I was able to. It tops the day off nicely.

Obviously Raven supervised (she jumped on me to get up there 🙄😂).

With that said, I’m off to bed. Have a good one, folks!

30th August 2020

Good afternoon, folks!

I didn’t get as much done today as I’d have liked but I did work through beta readers notes and got that story submitted. I also did an out loud read through of another short story. I wrote a post for my Buy Me A Coffee page that you can read here.

I did want to get more done, but its one of those things where I need to find the right balance between writing and getting some down time. I’ve had a busy week at work, and have managed to get words down. Today, I needed a breather before Stefan from Stefan’s Daily Gaming comes over to play Mario Kart on Switch. Not played that version of Mario Kart yet, am bound to get my arse kicked!

Speaking of which, he’s on his way.

I hope you’ve all had a good weekend and good luck with all that you do for the next week!

Raven sitting on my lap, which isn’t normally like her so I made the most of it 😊

28/8/2020

Good afternoon folks! How are we all doing today? I’m just about to start work, but managed to get 1707 words done this morning on a piece that feels quite brutal in a lot of ways and I hope

It reads as bleakly as it feels then I think I’ll have pulled it off.

I’m still feeling pretty good. That one part of my life which is very hard at the moment is the same as it has been for a week or so. Again, not going into details as I don’t believe they are needed here. Everything else is improving nicely and I feel like I’m beginning to find my feet again. I looked at my projects list last night and I am making progress, despite having added to that list.

I’ve got plans on Sunday but I’ll have some time ahead of those to get some writing done. I’m going to focus on edits of projects that are in different stages and a little bit of writing. I know the submissions dates of two anthologies I want to submit to and I have a little breathing space on both of them.

That’s a printer, not a cat perch 🙄

Another story will be submitted on Sunday, if all goes to plan. It’s a little close to the deadline but I should be okay.

Right folks, as you can see I’m making progress but now I need to get into work. Have a good day, all!