28/8/2020

Good afternoon folks! How are we all doing today? I’m just about to start work, but managed to get 1707 words done this morning on a piece that feels quite brutal in a lot of ways and I hope

It reads as bleakly as it feels then I think I’ll have pulled it off.

I’m still feeling pretty good. That one part of my life which is very hard at the moment is the same as it has been for a week or so. Again, not going into details as I don’t believe they are needed here. Everything else is improving nicely and I feel like I’m beginning to find my feet again. I looked at my projects list last night and I am making progress, despite having added to that list.

I’ve got plans on Sunday but I’ll have some time ahead of those to get some writing done. I’m going to focus on edits of projects that are in different stages and a little bit of writing. I know the submissions dates of two anthologies I want to submit to and I have a little breathing space on both of them.

That’s a printer, not a cat perch 🙄

Another story will be submitted on Sunday, if all goes to plan. It’s a little close to the deadline but I should be okay.

Right folks, as you can see I’m making progress but now I need to get into work. Have a good day, all!

19-07-2020

Good evening, folks. How are all you good people doing?

No word counts to report tonight. I have done some editing and although I added words it’s not worth mentioning how many I did add. The important thing is I got two scenes edited. It’s a drop in the ocean of editing I need to do, but it’s a start.

I keep trying to rewrite everything from scratch, but I’ve got a good half a dozen drafts completed of various stories, I just need to go through and do proper edits on them. In a minute I’m going to sit down and list all the drafts I’ve got done and figure out if I want to put them in an order or if I just gonna go with what takes my fancy, I’m tempted to put them in an order and work through them. The key thing I need to do is not do mass rewrites and not to start anything new. I’ve got to stop chasing the shiny new story and just get what I’ve got written polished and ready to get edited and either self-publish them or send them off to publishers.

I’m still trying to get my rhythm back, trying to find some real focus. I feel like I’m getting there day by day.

Today’s picture is Raven watching the birds.