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.

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May 10th 2018

Today was a decent day. I spent the morning doing writing stuff. I wrote 688 words on a long term project, but before that I made my final edit pass on a short story I’ve been working on and got it sent off to Beta readers.

This afternoon I chilled out with a bit of GTAV and then I watched some Sopranos.

Tomorrow I’m going to clean out the henhouse, then do a few bits and pieces in the garden that need doing. After that I’ll be cracking on with some more writing and then I’ll be listening to the second annual Horror Show with Brian Keene telethon to raise money for the Scares That Care charity. I’m going to try and listen to it all, but it’s a 24 hour telethon and I know that’s not gonna happen! I like my sleep too much.

May 9th 2018

Today I’ve had a productive day. This morning I finished red-penning the short story I’ve been working on. Then I chilled out till this evening when I went to a write-in. I got there early and after some faffing about I got stuck into a story I’ve been working on for a few years now. I’ve been thinking about this one a lot recently, its a novella. I had decided to focus on short stories for a while but since then this story has been bouncing around in my head.

I managed to write 1376 words on that this evening. I’m pretty happy with that. Most of it flowed very easily and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into it again tomorrow.

May 8th 2018

Another quick post today. I’ve read through just over half of the current short story and made notes on it. It’s pretty clean and straight forward so far. I hound have it done tomorrow.

I’ve got a write-in tomorrow so I’m going to try and get stuck into the other short so try I had been working on but have put aside while I was finishing this one.

May 7th 2018

This morning I read through the short story I’ve just finished and made a few changes here and there. As I said yesterday I’m worried about the opening of the story but I added a few words and tweak a few more and I think it’ll work now. I’ll see what my beta readers say though. I’ve printed it off and will do a red pen pass on it in the next couple of days and I’ll see how it reads off paper.

Aside from that I’ve had a chill day. I’m working my way through the Sopranos, which I’ve only seen a couple of seasons of. I played a little GTAV as well.

I finally sorted tidied up my bookcase as well, it’s still looking chaotic, but at least it’s a little more straighter. In the process I also had it rammed home how many books I need to read as my to-read pile is huge.

May 6th 2018

Nothing to report in today. I haven’t written or edited a word at all. This morning I gave my car a long overdue once over and this afternoon I’ve had a major chill out. Tomorrow, I start editing the short story I finished yesterday. That will be a digital edit. I’ll then print it off and do an old fashioned red pen pass on it. I’m hoping to speed up my process a bit. I’ll often leave a little too long between editing stages and I’d like to get this done and off to my beta readers quickly. I’m really fond of this story. I feel like I hit the target pretty well with it. The only thing I’m concerned about is the opening scene. It’s a scene that started the whole story off, but I don’t think it fits anymore. I think this is one of those kill my darlings moments. If I do cut it I’ll have to add a new opening but I’m not too concerned if it means the story works better.

Right, I’m off to do some reading and then bed. I’m aiming for an early start in the morning.

Good Evening, Sunday 30th July

This last week started well enough with a solid 1957 words last Sunday, but due to a little ill health I didn’t write anything on Monday or Tuesday. On Wednesday I wrote 451 before work and then another 555 in the evening. Thursday was 225 and Friday was 284 in the morning but nothing in the evening as I was out. Saturday I overslept in the morning and was out last night so I didn’t write then either. A lot of what I’ve been doing this week has been editing as well as writing. So I’ve spent more time then it seems on it, but I haven’t got a way to track my editing progress yet. That gives me a total of 3472 words for the week. I was aiming for about a 5000 words for the week, and considering I lost Monday and Tuesday I’m not too disappointed by my weeks tally.

I am very close to wrapping up the fan fiction piece. I’ve passed a huge moment in the story and I don’t think I want to put too much more on it. I don’t want it to feel like it’s dragging out the ending too much.

If I’m honest I still feel a little like I’ve not got any direction. I know once I’ve finished this draft of the fan fiction piece I’ll be back on the next draft of the zombie piece, but I still feel like I’m moving forward without knowing what direction I’m going in.