5th of December 2021

Howdy Folks! How are we all doing?

322 words in about twenty minutes, just before I wrote this post.

What I did today was a scene that might be in book two of the Penal Earth universe. It was one that just came to me and I let it out.

Part of the excitement I’m feeling for the Penal Earth stories is my mum wants to read more from that world. She is my alpha reader and this is the first thing she’s read of mine where she’s asked for more.

It’s also a lot of fun to write. I’ve got this growing universe in my head that feels like it’s got a lot of potential.

It’s nice to be enjoying writing again.

The notebook I’m using for Penal Earth

4th of December 2021

I was going to have an off day, let some more of upcoming projects process but I ended up writing about 200 words.

Typically those words flowed really well now that NaNo is over!

Right, night all!

3rd of December 2021

Good evening folks! How are we doing?

No writing work today. First day since NaNo that I’ve not done any physical work but have been thinking a few things over.

With Penal Earth I’ve got a lot of story I can play with, and I think part of the storyline I’m looking at from the original draft won’t fit in with what I’ve got at the moment, so I think once I’ve done the current story arc I’ll get into it then. But we’ll see.

Right; I’m off to bed! Have an awesome weekend folks!

Random Raven picture 🙂

2nd December 2021

Good evening folks! How are we all doing?

This evening I’ve read through 28 pages of what I’ll be basing Penal Earth Two off of. I’m liking some of what I’m going to be working with, but as I’m reading I don’t know if I’ll be using a large chunk of the story. It might be a little too many plot lines to wrangle, but we’ll see.

There’s not a lot more to report at the moment. I think I’ll be doing a lot of editing and prepping in the next few months. I’ve got work which just needs polishing and other bits that I’d like to think about working on in the near future that I want to try and map out.

Right, time for a movie. Have an awesome evening all!

I think Harley approves

1st of December 2021

Good evening folks, I’ve worked on book 2 of Penal Earth. At the moment I’m in the planning stages of this one, and I’ve been reading through what was my original draft of Penal Earth. Ten pages read through, twenty-one so far and It’s going t look very different when I come to starting it, but I’ve got a lot I can work with.

What basically happened was when I rewrote it into what is now Penal Earth I told a different story with one of the main characters that I feel has worked better. I think it’s also a better introduction into this universe, book two will explore the universe more.

I’m not sure when I’ll be writing this, but it feels good working on it.

NaNoWriMo 2021 Day Thirty

The last day of the month is being wrapped up with 414 words, and a lack of satisfaction. Next year, I won’t let this happen again.

I do have some bits and pieces to work with, but it’s not been how I’d have liked it.

Signing off on NaNoWriMo 2021 with a whimper and not an explosive end.

NaNoWriMo 2021 Day Twenty-Nine

Good evening, folks! How are we all doing this evening?

I’ve written 331 words today. Um, still feel like I’m hitting my head against a brick wall but I’m quite proud of the fact that despite how hard it has been at times to write this month, I’ve still managed to get some words out.

I think some of it is my creative well needs to be refilled. I’ve recently watched Nobody Sleeps In The Woods Tonight, and it’s sequel. The first one was very good, but I wasn’t as keen on the second one. It didn’t feel as sinister as the first one. For me it focused on explaining things a little too much, and made it not as engaging as the first one was.

Speaking of movies, I’m going to pop into Grand Theft Auto V Online for half an hour and then find something to watch.

Have a good one, folks!

NaNoWriMo 2021 Day 28

368 today. It wasn’t like pulling teeth like it has been lately. I think I’ve found something that I might be able to get my teeth into.

I’ll be happy to hit 30,000 by the end of the month.

NaNoWriMo 2021 day 27

Only about 200 words today.

I just feel a little brain dead when I look at the stories. Maybe doing shorts wasn’t such a good idea, maybe I needed something I can really get my teeth stuck in.

Maybe that creative fire has died down too much and it needs some fuel put on it.