2nd of July 2020

I’m not writing much at the moment. I sat down to write yesterday but I was trying to work on Penal Earth which is more outlining than writing at this moment and I just couldn’t get my head into it.

I need to write at the moment, I’ve not written properly for so long now I’m scared that I’ve lost the knack to just sit and write. I did a little during a break at work on pen and paper, but that was early rewrite for my vampire book. I’m tired of not being able to get this stories done. I’ve got both Penal Earth and Vampire book eating away at me to get them down. I love both universes and am eager to expand beyond what I’ve got at the moment.

There are a lot of things in my life going on at the moment that are priority over writing but I’ve got to make the time to write as I find that it’s always been something that helps me see the world and makes me feel better in myself.

On a different note, I’ve been blogging with WordPress for ten years. Although I have a blogger account I never really blogged there. So pretty much everything I’ve ever blogged is here on WordPress. Blogging has been incredibly rewarding and I’ve met some amazing people through it and made friends, including my best friend.

Time to wrap this post up. I’ve got a few bits and pieces to do today, not sure I’ll get time to write but I’ll see what I can do later on tonight maybe.

Sharing The Good Stuff

I was just reading Big Mike’s recent blog post http://bigmikesworld.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/you-love-me-you-really-really-love-me/¬†where the good fellow has given me an award ūüėÄ and normally I would pay the award forward but right now I am just too shattered.¬† I’m a typical man in that when I’m ill, I’m Ill!!!! over here we call it man-flu (yes us men are a bunch of wimps) so I’m exhausted¬†but what I did do was share Big Mike’s link with my Twitter followers which also links into my Facebook friends and my LinkdIn¬†connections.¬† It can’t be easier to share a post.¬† Aside from doing a copy and paste most blogs have the various share options somewhere on their pages so from now on if I really like a post I’m going to share.

Now I AM going to bed because I have work tomorrow!

Here’s An Update

This week has been a bit of a write off because I’ve not got much done.¬† It’s been a prime example of life messing up with my writing. ¬†I’ve not been that well and I’ve had some quite tough days at the day job in addition to some everyday life irritations that keep popping up.¬† I seem to be having one good week and then one bad week with writing at the moment.¬†¬† I’ve written maybe a 1000 words of fiction which bearing in mind some of the walls I’ve hit this week I’m not too disappointed¬†about.¬† It’s not just about the writing though, I have done a little editing on my later part of the year project which I showed an excerpt to a fellow blogger who loved it! ūüėÄ that made my day ūüôā and I’ve worked on a couple of future blog posts, I’ll have a surprise for you in one of them, a little change from my normal format ¬†ūüėČ

Tomorrow night is going to be a movie night around some good friends of mine and¬†Sunday I am taking my Grandad to spend the week with his sister so by the time that¬†I get back itll be late in the afternoon but if I’m not too¬†tired then I’ll try to get some fiction written.

I’ve had my ups and downs recently but next week I will be getting into a routine with¬†writing.¬† With some of the kind words that¬†I am receiving¬†here I am feeling a little expectation beginning to weigh down on me so I want to get some fiction written, editing, proof read and once it is all¬†polished up then we’ll get it¬†out into the world for everyone to see.

I’d just want to mention¬†a film,¬†The Girl With¬†The Dragon Tattoo.¬†¬†This was a pretty good film but some people who I’ve spoken to about it have said that the Swedish version¬†is much better so I think I’ll have to get it and see.¬† In my limited experience of film remakes in this sense the American version is rarely better than the original.

I’m also watching Predators as I’m writing this post and it’s given me a few ideas for a story that I’ve had in my head for a few months now that I may scribble some notes down for before I go to bed.

Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol still hasn’t¬†hooked me in the way that makes me want to turn the pages but I’ve not got to the magical Hundred page mark yet so there’s still time.