Discouragement

I’ve been trying to get some work done on Earth, After Liberation today but I just can’t get going on it. Instead of making changes I seem to have been just skimming through it. I think a little of this is the sheer amount of work I’ve got to do to get it into a reasonable condition which is disheartening but I think a little of it is also I’ve been doing work on Project Apollo and have spent some time on Skype talking to Chrystalyn about The Residents this week. So that’s been on my mind a fair bit too.

Although I have done some writing work this week I’m also thinking that I’ve been on holiday mode. I’m off from the day job this week so most of my thoughts are drifting to chilling out and watching movies (been to the cinema twice this week).

I’ve needed the rest if I’m honest, I’ve been feeling the fatigue of every day life recently and although I feel bad I could do with the chilling out time. (that said give it an hour and I’ll be working on something again).

Earth, After Liberation is troubling me, I know there’s a good story there but it’s a lot of work to tidy it up. I know I’ll get there but it just feels ‘Meh’ at the moment.

 

I’ll stop whining now 😛

Looking At September

Last night I got home from the Cinema to find some more feedback from one of my short stories. I have my mum look At my work to make sure my grammar is up to scratch and she found a fair bit but she also really liked the story itself 🙂

I still haven’t finished the short story I’ve been working on, but I’m going to sit down with it tonight and get some more of it done. As the last few months have passed I’ve been thinking mainly that I’m going to be working on the stuff that I already have written that needs to be tidied up. This means I’m not going to be writing anything new for a while, but I’m not sure I can cope without actually writing new fiction. I have one of my short stories that I’m going to re-write but I have another half a dozen short stories which need attention.
What I’m probably going to do though is write some new short fiction stories in the next year or so, maybe novellas but mainly short stuff while I’m tidying up these already written stories I have sitting around gathering dust.

This means I’m unlikely to be doing NaNoWriMo this year 😦 (I keep saying that but I have a sneaky suspicion that on the 1st I’ll be diving into NaNo)

As WIP’s stand at the moment Project Apollo is having the ending plotted out in a little more detail. Project Peregrine 1st draft, which is the short story I mentioned, is probably about 80% done. I’ve got a flash fiction story that’s needs a few alterations, nothing major though and now this short story that my mum grammar checked last night. By the end of the month I want to have done the flash fiction and the short story notes so they’re all but ready to go. I’d like to have a 2nd draft of Peregrine typed up. Apollo, I’m not setting a time scale on at the moment because its a joint project. I’d also like to have the short story I’m going to totally re-write read through so I can start to look at re-writing that one next month. The Residents is on the back burner a little at the moment but still very much in mine and Chrystalyn’s minds 🙂

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Busy Day Today

Good Morning All!

 

I have got a darn busy day today.  I’m helping my folks out with removing a small hedge which has a fence in it somewhere, and there’s a new path to dig as well as sorting the chickens out.  I’m very glad that it’s a nice day which will make it all the more easier lol.  Once I’ve done that I’m off to the local Cineworld cinema to sort out an unlimited viewing deal thing (I love my movies) 😀

 

Then it will be back home to do  a little writing because I really feel the urge to get some words out of my head and I think that they will even make sense! 😀

 

Have a rocking day wherever you guys maybe and I’ll catch you all later 🙂