Ready, Set, GO!

It’s sunday, which for me now means writing. I’d like to have this short story I’m working on done today and I’d like to have started researching a blog post article I’ve been thinking about writing for a while. I will also play a bit of Mario Kart and watch some more of Game of Thrones series one, but those two are a more likely for this evening.

Today is about productive creativity. I’ve got Monday and Tuesday off this week but aside from a Write-In with my Kent NaNo group I’m not expecting to get more words written then I’d normally would, I’m actually going to chill out. I’m meeting my sister tomorrow after the Write-In and on tuesday after a visits to the dentist I’m off to the cinema to hopefully finally see Edge of Tomorrow.

But before all that, I have words that need to be expelled from my mind at hopefully a decent and healthy rate.

What Ever you’re all doing today, I hope its all fun:)

Having Faith In Ourselves

It is very easy for my confidence to be knocked when I am writing and seeing as I am my own worse critic I end up doubting my own ability a lot. As I’ve been working Avoiding The Game (working title) I’ve slowly lost faith in myself which says that this project is not my best work. This leads to me loosing that faith in myself and not having that much-needed passion about writing. Then I start reading Project Apollo, which I know needs a lot of work to get it back on track, and I see that I CAN write and its pretty good (I’m not being big-headed (much lol) just trying to get it into my head that I can write). As I said Project Apollo needs work. It veers off in a direction that is weak and as I was working on this draft (during NaNoWriMo) I lost my way with it. I had a rough outline for the first few chapters but once I ran out of those notes I lost all direction. So now me and Owen are both reading it (separately) and both making our notes so hopefully we can find the point where I lost my way and plot out the rest of the story from there as well as making the notes for what we need to add into the story.

We also need to do some work on the layout of this so that’s another aspect it I need to think about. Me and Owen have talked about how we would like to lay it out so it’s just a case of setting that up.

What I’d like to have done is to have each stage of the story loosely plotted out and the lay out set up too. Along with the story which feels quite complicated there is still a lot to do but I need to appreciate that this is a bigger story then I was thinking it would be. This will also set the standard for the rest the fiction from this universe so we need to be spot on with it.


I would just like to throw in a quick link here, I found this episode of The Dead Robots Society very interesting and helpful and I hope you do also.


I’m off to watch a little more of A Game Of Thrones now. If you would like to Follow me on Twitter, Like me on Facebook then the links are on the right hand side of the screen 🙂

Managing Time

A couple of weeks ago I blitz through season one of A Game Of Thrones in about three days. I’d get home from work and get stuck straight in. I am one of those people who will watch a couple of episodes of a series and if I like it I’ll wait for it to come out on DVD and then watch the series over a couple of days. I’d imagine studios hate me because I never stay the course for a series when it’s on tv (I’d just like to point out that I did not discover Firefly untill three or four years after it had been cancelled 😦 )

So this is my problem, I really want to get stuck into Series Two which Tracie brought me for our 1st year together anniversary, but I don’t want to lose the entire of the next week through watching this. I get home from work at about 6:20 each night. Now after shower, dinner etc. its anything between 7pm and 7:30pm so what I’m hoping to do is get some writing stuff done and any other bits and pieces (drying dishes etc.) by 9pm so I can watch two episodes a night and still get a good nights sleep.

Earlier this year I did a Battlestar Galactica marathon (Should really write a post about that) and I lost almost all my writing time because of this (I am easily distracted!) and I really don’t want to lose that amount of time again if I am honest.

That is my aim for the next two weeks or so. Tomorrow night I’m off to the cinema so tomorrow nothing will get done but from Wednesday I’ll be trying to stick to this until I’ve finished season 2, but then I start of the next season of Spartacus! 😀