7th Of April 2019

Today I finished reading through CS1. I’ve made a few changes as I’ve read through but this wasn’t an edit pass. I wanted to refresh my memory of what I had written and see what I needed to do to get the story to where I want it to be.

I also wrote 504 words on the vampire book and went to a write-in, which was fun as they always are.

Looking at the targets I set last week I haven’t done too bad. I’ve written an average of 521 words a day. My target was 500 words a day. I got the zombie novella passed my final edit pass and that’ll be off to beta readers in the near future. I started the editing process of CS1 and finished the comic I was reading. The only thing I really didn’t do was read every day.

I haven’t put together this weeks target list yet but I’ve got a few ideas so I’ll have a look at that tomorrow. For now, bed time!


6th Of April 2019

Today’s been much better. I wrote 396 on the vampire book and started reading through CS1. I’d hoped to get all the way through the almost 15,000 words but I’m wiped out. This week I’ve pretty much worked on writing stuff each night except last night and I’m feeling beat.

With CS1 its not an edit pass like what I’ve done before. I feel like it’s preparation for a 2nd draft, but I don’t want to do a pure rewrite. I think it’ll end up being a case of figuring out what I need to add to complete the story. I’ve got an idea of some of what’s needed already but I’ll come across a lot more as I go when I get stuck into it.

Tomorrow I’ve got a write-in which I’m looking forward to. For the rest of the night though, I’m chilling out.

Have a good one, everyone!

5th Of April 2019

Yeah, I did sod all today. I didn’t do any writing and due to a couple of technical problems and things outside of my control I didn’t do anything tonight. I could have done, but I’m wiped out if I’m honest. I’ve edited a 22,000 word novella this last week and have written 2748 words this week. I’ve also had a meeting about a project that’s really exciting and cracked on with the day job as normal.

I feel guilty because I know I should have at least read through CS1, but I’m exhausted. Tomorrow night I will read through CS1 and begin the editing process on that properly next week. Sunday I’ve got a write-in that I’m looking forward to so that’ll be a writing day as opposed to an editing one.

Now though, I’m off to bed. Tomorrow’s a new day.

4th Of April 2019

Just a quick post tonight. I wrote 571 on the vampire book and this evening had a meeting with a couple of writers about a future project.

I am knackered! I’ve done a lot this week and I think it’s caught up with me a touch. Come tomorrow night though I’ll be getting into the first edit pass on CS1.

Right, I’m off to bed. Have a good one all!

3rd Of April 2019

Good evening. I have written 295 on the vampire book and 388 on the other project I’m working on. This evening, despite not feeling all that well I made my final edits on about 12,000 words on the zombie novella. I did that in about forty minutes, minus a brief cake break. I popped my earphones on, put Paul Leonard-Morgan’s score from the movie Dredd on and flipped my hood on and cracked on.

This last edit pass is the alterations from when I read the last draft out loud. I got worried at one point as I went through a number of pages back to back and thought I’d not finished the read through, until I found that red ink. As I was passing these pages without red on them I worried about how much I may have missed but I need to trust myself.

The next stage is for my beta readers to have a look and they are people I do trust. The next project that’s going to be edited is CS1. That’s at the first stage, which is a digital edit, although I’m tempted to read it and then edit it. It’s been a while since I’ve looked at it and I’d like a reminder of how it reads before I start editing.

I am calling it a night. I really am felling a little unwell and my bed is calling me.

2nd Of April 2019 (I’m A Dumbass)

Tonight, I shot myself in the foot when sitting down to work. I decided to do some updates on my desktop while I was having dinner, and they took a touch longer than I was expecting. So no editing on the zombie book. I know, I’m a dumbass! But lesson learnt.

Before work and during my lunch break I did write 268 on the vampire book and 348 on another project I’m working on. So I did get some work done today. Just not nearly as much as I’d have liked! Tomorrow I’ll try again and not go near anything that may look like a software update.

1st Of April 2019

Last night after I wrote yesterdays blog post I put together a list of targets for the week. I thought it out and come up with what I thought was doable in seven days. Here’s the list:

Firstly, yes my hand writing is that bad! But I can just about read it and sometimes writing something down like this implants it into my head better than just thinking it.

When I wrote this I knew it would change during the course of the seven days and it took till all of midday for it to change. The cinema which was a maybe is a no, but on Thursday I’ve got coffee with two other writers.

That’s not a big change to having this list ticked off by the end of the week though. I got a good start as well. Today I’ve written almost 900 words and edited almost half of the zombie story. I’d like to have it done tomorrow but we’ll see. I’m still setting aside three days for it. If I get it done in two then I’ll just bump up starting the CS1 edit.

So, a good start. Lets keep it going!