Good evening, folks! How are we all doing tonight?
I’ve written 200 words today, 150 yesterday. All on the zombie book. Essentially it’s going to turn out to be a mini re-write of the ending. It needs more, at the moment it’s a very weak ending and I need to ramp up the danger and the risk to the characters. I’m not sure entirely how I’m going to pull that off, but I’m working on it.
Right, I’m going to wrap this up for the night. I’ve just (finally) started a re-watch of Blade Runner 2049. I’ve been wanting to do this for a few weeks now and finally got my arse into gear.
I took a writing off day yesterday. A very bad nights sleep left me wiped out. I think I got about two hours all in all, but when I was sleeping it wasn’t good sleep. So I took it off and cracked on with non-writing stuff once I’d finished work.
The edit is feeling like it’s a slow process at the moment but it’s still progress. The 431 words I edited tonight are 431 words I don’t have to edit in my next sitting.
Right Folks, that’s all for now. I hope you’re having an awesome weekend! I’m going to watch Pandorum which is now on Amazon Prime here in the UK. I’m sure it’ll give me a few ideas…..
Today I have written 447 words on the current short story. I think it’s getting near an end, but I’m still not sure. The scene I wrote tonight took it in a direction I wasn’t expecting and I think I might have to lay some ground work when I come to type it up.
I was at work this morning but most of this afternoon was spent sorting out non-writing paperwork (shock horror, I’m actually organised!), and now I’m having a The Thing double feature. Then bed to do it all again tomorrow.
I’m going through one of those periods where my sleep is all over the shop. So I’m working on trying to adjust my evening routine so that I hopefully get some sleep. Part of that is watching an episode of a tv show or a movie I haven’t seen before. Something that’ll relax my mind a little. I’m also hoping it’ll help me get through some of my backlog of TV shows and movies that I need to catch up on.
I’ve fallen into the rut of rewatching a lot of shows and movies I’ve seen before, so pushing me out of a comfort zone which is toxic. It is comforting to know what happens in a show, but it can also suffocate us a little because we’re not experiencing new things. We’re not feeding our souls, and as creatives it leads to us stagnating. (Some, not all of us). We need those new tales to fuel our own creativity.
That’s what I’m working on. I’ve recently watched the newest adaptation of Nick Hornby’s book, High Fidelity. Now, I’m a fan of the original film (am yet to read the book). Okay, it has its faults and has some great examples of double standards when it comes to genders. It’s still a fun watch though. When I heard that not only was it being remade but with a gender flipped main character I was curious as to how it would come out. I was a little unsure about Zoe Kravitz in the lead role, and I’ll admit those first few seconds I feared that concern was going to have truth to it. I was wrong though, as soon as she started talking I was in. She had it down, perfectly. The rest of the cast was pretty spot on, and I liked the changes they’ve made from the original movie. I will read the book one day, because it’s a story I’ve always enjoyed.
Right now though, I’m watching The Man In The High Castle. I’m about three episodes into season three, after having a couple of years away from it for a number of reasons. Which I regret. I wished I’d watched these last two seasons sooner. I enjoyed the first two seasons immensely, and so far season three is proving to be as intriguing as the previous two. It’s very different from Phillip K. Dick’s original novel, but I like what they’ve done with it.
Let’s end with a little writing update. I wrote 300 words today on the short story I’ve been working on, it’s taken a turn I wasn’t expecting and what was going to be a secondary character has become the protagonist of the piece. I’m not sure if I can weave it and the original story together, but I’m going to move forward with the intention of the original story being a part of it.
My aim to write a blog post every day this month have well and truthfully gone out the window! But hey ho, there’s always next month!
Aside from yesterday I’ve written each day. With a lovely 1895 words today which took me over the 10k mark. I like the way the mermaid story is coming together. It’s still all over the place but connecting the scenes later will be fun (I hope).
I’m working on more self care than I have lately. The more content and settled I am the more I get done the happier I am in myself. Today’s been a great example of that. I was able to do something I’ve always seemed to hold off from doing. I’ve wanted to sit out in my garden and write for years. Today I did it, I sat out there for a couple of hours. Earphones in, words being wrangled. It was nice and peaceful. I’m going to try and do it more often. I like my office, but a change in scenery was much needed.
Right folks, time to wrap for the night. I watched the 2009 remake of Friday The 13th last night, and am currently watching Freddy Vs Jason. After that, another slasher one I think.
Good night folks, rock on and make those dreams reality.
I’ve had a productive day. I wrote 2322 words on mermaid and edited 3235 words on a short story called Sweet Danny.
It felt really damn good to get a good writing session in today. I’ve not been able to get stuck in that well for a very long time and I’m quite pleased with how well the words flowed.
This afternoon I chilled out before going to see Suicide Squad, and damn it felt good being able to go to the cinema, have popcorn and watch a movie with a good friend. I hadn’t realised how much I’d missed doing, stuff. We’ve had well over a year of restrictions due to Covid (have no issue with the restrictions, we’ve all got to do our part), and it was just so refreshing to do something we’re not been able to do for a long time.
Okay, writing that last paragraph has me thinking I’m rambling, so I’m going to wrap this up here.
It is a scorcher here in the UK today, so I haven’t even thought about flicking on my laptop. I’m glad I bought this Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad recently. I managed to get 800 words writing on a short story today with it.
I’ve spent most of the day at work, so I wrote before work and during my break. It really is sweltering here today, so I haven’t done a lot this evening after work.
Tomorrow I’ve got a little time to play with around work. So more work will be done. I think this short story isn’t too far from being wrapped up, but we’ll see.
Right, I’m off to watch a movie. I hope you’ve all had a fantastic weekend!