May 28th 2018

Just a quick little catch up post. I’ve missed a few days because, quite honestly a few things got away from me this last week. I have been pretty consistent writing wise and haven’t missed many days. Today it has been a very good day though. I wrote 2698 words on three different projects. Just over a thousand of those was on PE3, which is my primary project at the moment. I rolled over the 40k mark on that one today, but a good half of those will be cut. Some of this project is editing while other parts are rewriting. Any scene I rewrite gets put into a scrap file in the Scrivener file. Once I’ve got a completed draft, I’ll take those words out.

The other two projects I worked on today were a story idea I had a little while and have got a partial, hand written draft from one character’s point of view. I was never happy with that, I wasn’t able to explore certain elements writing it like that. So I’m going third person and I think that’ll work better.

The third project I’m not going to talk about. Aside from it being a potential collaboration there’s not much more I’m going to say just yet as it is in the early stages of its life.

I have a busy couple of days coming. I’ve got a writing group tomorrow night, and an extra Write-In with my local NaNoWriMo group on Wednesday. A formal ML )Municipal Liaison) is visiting and we’re all meeting up so she can come along and have a catch-up

That’s all for now. I am going to try and get back into daily posts again this week.

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May 20th 2018

This morning I cracked on and wrote 1030 words on PE3 in about two hours, and then spent just over an hour working through Beta reader notes on the short story I’ve been working on. Thats been submitted tonight to an anthology.

The rest of the day was spent chilling out. I’m liking where I’m going with PE3. One of my biggest problems with previous drafts was how much I disliked my protagonist. I think I’ve fixed that now and really like where I’ve taking his story arc.

I feel like I’m really getting into a rhythm with this story now.

May 19th 2018

I’d planned to get up early and get some words written bright and early, but I was unwell over night and just about got out of be at my normal time. After a little breakfast and half a cup of tea I fired up my desk top, but it hadn’t synchronised the Scrivener file from my laptop. So I gave up, but then thought ‘screw it’ and grabbed my laptop and cracked out 547 words in about half an hour.

Tomorrow I’m going to go through the Beta notes for the short story, and then get some words knocked out.

May 18th 2018

I’ve not written much this evening, I have added a few words but not enough in my opinion to note. This evening has been more of an editing night than a writing one. I’ve got through another scene which was mostly editing, which the next will be as well I think.

The novella/novel I’ve been working on the last ten days or so I’ll refer to in future as PE3. PE represents the first letters of the story title and the 3 is the draft. I’m determined to have this be the final draft of this story.

I have read through my Beta readers notes for the short story I recently finished. There is nothing major there except grammar (which I suck at). The only thing they mentioned was that one key bit needed a bit more oomph to it. I’m not sure how I’m going to do that just yet but I’m going to think it over for a couple of days and see what I can come up with.

So, not many words but a little progress all the same.

May 15th 2018

I can’t remember ho many words I wrote yesterday but it was about the 500 mark. Most of those were after I’d been out to see Deadpool 2(which is awesome by the way). I decided to rewrite the scene I’d been working on. It was feeling right and I like where I’m taking it now.

I’ve had some great feedback on the short story I’ve recently finish, which made my day. I’m gonna go through the edit notes on that tonight and get it submitted.

I’m off to get ready for work, have a good day all.

May 14th 2018

Today I got an early start and managed to get a few hundred words written. If I could find a way to this consistently I’d be very happy because I do enjoy starting the day off with a few words.

I added a few more tonight and have got 642 for the day. It’s not a lot but its not bad and I did some editing as well. I’d have liked to get more done, but I’m wiped out. Come tomorrow it all starts again.

May 13th 2018 (or would rather have my teeth pulled out than write)

Today I did not want to write. I wasn’t in the best of moods and I was tired. The last thing on this planet I wanted to do was sit my arse down and write, having my teeth pulled would have been more appealing this morning. I stuck it out though. I put a YouTube playlist on shuffle (then later an album of my iTunes library as YouTube had a hissy fit), and got stuck in. It helped that I knew what I wanted to do, although the chapter I’m working on at the moment I thought would be more editing but I ended up scraping two scenes and I’ve re-written one and started on the next one.

In the end I finished the morning with 1169 words for the day. I find it surprising how easy the words can come when I’m pissed off. I know it acts as a form of therapy, it helps vent frustrations even if I’m not writing about, or even near, what’s on my mind.

That’s enough for now. I want to get some pages read on the books I’m reading.