13th of February 2019

Yesterday I had a thousand word day. The first in quite some time. I don’t think I’m going to get many of those this month as I’m going to be editing my zombie trifecta novella next week and then after that I’ll be getting properly stuck into the Vampire Era.

Speaking of the Vampire Era, I’ve started the rewrites/editing for that. 1200 words in so far and hoping I’m doing a good job. I think the changes I’m going to make are really going to make it come alive, and I think I’ve grown enough as a writer to give it what I’ve felt it’s lacked in the past.

CS1 has hit a bit of a roadblock. I’m stuck on how I’m ending it, I’ve got an idea but I’m having trouble executing it. So I’m letting it sit for a few days and see if that helps.

I will drop everything when I get Beta notes back on PE3.

This weekend I’m taking a break though. I’m off to Cardiff to support my friends at their signing at WH Smith’s. If you’re in the area pop along and see them between 11am and 1pm. If you search CL Raven on Twitter or CL Raven Fan club on Facebook the details are there. You can also click the links on the side of this blog to my social media as the details are there as well. I’ll try and pop a link in my next post as well.

Right, time to get to work. Have a super day, all.

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7th of February 2019

Just a quick little post tonight.

This last week has been a bit of a write off. I had a horrific nights sleep Sunday so was wiped out by the time I got home Monday so did nothing! Tuesday I started the final edits of PE3. Then last night I got nothing done! It was just one of those evenings where before I knew it it was bed time. Tonight I’ve been out for a family meal.

If I get my head down I think I can have these final edits done by the end of the weekend. So that’s what I’m going to try. That’s tomorrow night, Saturday night (cause that’s how I roll!) and then Sunday until they are done!

Thats it for now. I’ll be back with an update tomorrow.

Good Morning, Sunday 27th January 2019

As I normally do, I’ve underestimated how much of this editing pass I’ll be able to get done in an evening. I started on Thursday thinking I’d like to get five chapters done, but neglected to consider that the first chapter is about 8,000 words long. So including last night I’m at chapter five. That first chapter is long though, the fact I blitzed through three chapters in much less time last night show that.

It is going to take longer this edit pass because I’m not just reading it and making notes, I’m reading it aloud to see how it sounds. I’ve heard numerous people recommending this method as it’ll sound different to if it’s just in your head. So far I’d have to agree. I’m picking up on so much that I missed when I did the digital edit.

I have lost momentum with writing though. I know this edit is my priority at the moment, it has to be. One of my biggest failures is getting my work finished. I get bored and move onto the next shiny object, and if I’m to hit my goals going forward I need to get work finished!

On that thought, I’m off to do some more of this red through.

Have a great day, everyone!

21st of January 2019

No words today, but I’ve done a little editing on CS. This is one that I started in NaNo last year so I’d a little rough and I needed to refresh my memory of what I’ve done so far before continuing with the story. So not editing really, that’ll come later.

I’m going to start the red pen edit on PE3 on Thursday as I’m at the cinema tomorrow night and at a write-in in Wednesday. I don’t really want to start and then have a two day gap before I work on it again.

That’s a wrap for the day. I’ve done the day job, writer stuff and some reading. I’m calling that a win!

18th of January 2019

Just a quick post. I was going to try and get this edit pass done tonight, but I didn’t. I did I get a fair few chapters worked through and could have pushed on for another one I think. But I’ve held back because I know there’s a scene In The next chapter that’ll need all but rewriting. So I want to be a little more fresh for that. All goes to plan it’ll be done by this time tomorrow.

And just to wrap for the night, I wrote about 200 words on CS.

9th of January 2019

Just a quick post tonight. On Monday after I’d got a few updates on my desktop out of the way I got the prologue and first chapter edited of PE3 but did nothing yesterday as I went to see Bumblebee (awesome movie by the way). Tonight I was at a write in and over I managed to get the beginning of a short story tidied up so it works with something else I’m working on (I did a little of it yesterday during my lunch break and the rest of it during today’s lunch break). So this evening I was free to crack on with the story itself. I wrote just over a 1000 words tonight and think I’m getting close to the end of the story now.

Tomorrow I’m going to dive into PE3 and see how many chapters I can get knocked out.

Right, I’m dead tired and it’s late, so night all! Have a good one!

May 15th 2018

I can’t remember ho many words I wrote yesterday but it was about the 500 mark. Most of those were after I’d been out to see Deadpool 2(which is awesome by the way). I decided to rewrite the scene I’d been working on. It was feeling right and I like where I’m taking it now.

I’ve had some great feedback on the short story I’ve recently finish, which made my day. I’m gonna go through the edit notes on that tonight and get it submitted.

I’m off to get ready for work, have a good day all.