A Quick Update

Just a few mid-week words to let you all know how I’m doing.  I’m a night behind on the decorating front but it’s not looking bad.  As for the 1000 words, that’s not looking quite as good but I’m almost halfway there. I’m in a position where I have to priorities the decorating because I need to get my room back to normal and not fill the upstairs corridor with my book cases so that’s why I’m ploughing into decorating after work.

What I’ve written tonight is the beginning of an idea that jumped into my head a couple of days ago which tickled my funny bone.  I’ve sent the first 400 words off to Owen to see what he thinks and to give him the option of making this a joint project as I think he’ll love to play with this idea but we shale see.

Reading wise I’m just about the halfway point of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and I’ve just got to a fascinating bit 🙂

My target for tomorrow is to write a little before I go to work and then maybe some more tomorrow night after a little more painting.  For now though I’m off to bed 🙂

This Weeks Goals

This week I’m going for a simple 1000 word, word count target because I have a bit of decorating to do this week which I’ll be doing around the day job so I’ll only have a few hours each night to do this.  After the first night I’m already behind!  Aside from that I’d like to get to about three-quarters of the way through Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. 

One thing I’m looking forward to this week is going over to a friend’s house with my girlfriend to watch The Woman In Black with him and his partner. We have not had one of these movie nights for a while now so I’m really looking forward to chilling out with some good friends and watch what I’ve been told is a really good film.

Those are my simple goals for the week, even I should be able to achieve them! LOL  That said I am feeling pretty inspired from my trip to Oxford and talking to my friend Cinta.  Something that has kind of hit me recently is how I want one of my books to arc out and the message that I’m saying with it.  It’s not just a black and white story as I thought it may be.  I think I can put something stronger into it.

Something I am a little worried (Excited) about is a story that Owen is working in our Project Apollo universe, he ended an email about with simply this;  “I’m fueled on gin and coffee and this is full of plot holes”  Owen is a genius so when he ends an email like that I know that it’s going to be good 😀

Todays Update 19/7/12

A little over 700 words of fiction tonight in about 90 minutes, Not too bad I think 😀 I set myself a target to hit by the end of the month a week into the start of this month.  To hit that target I need to get write 556 words a day.  So that’s my little target to hit by the end of the month.  I also want to have Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury read but that one seems to be a little more of a challenge as I write in the evening and read after about nine but where I havent slept much lately I’m finding that come ten o’clock sort of time I’m fighting to keep my eyes open let alone absorb great fiction so that may not happen but I’ll give it a bash.  With that in mind I am off to bed as I have a five-hour round journey to Oxford and back  on Saturday so night all 🙂

Today’s Update 17/07/12

Still no fiction written but I had a couple little ideas today that I quickly scribbled down and I’m going to have a play with when I’m feeling better, it’s odd how a little dental issue really knocks me off my game.  Are you like that?  Anyway, I’m going to try some sort of brain storm exercise and see where it takes me.  The other idea, well I think I might have to have a little natter (chat) with Owen about that one.  I reckon he may like the idea 😉

I’ve been listening to a lot of the Dead Robots Society recently, yes the PC is still not repaired, and I’ve got to say after not be too sure I am now beginning to really love this podcast.  If you get a minute go and check the show out @ http://deadrobotssociety.com/

One thing that I really need to do is get back reading, that like everything else has fallen by the wayside the last few days.  I was just getting into Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury so I’d like to get rolling again, but right now I’m getting a tad tired so I’m off to bed 🙂

Today’s Update 10/7/12

Due to getting in late after shopping with my brother I only managed to write a third of what I did yesterday but that I did in about fifteen minutes so that’s not to bad I guess.  I was going to start  a paper copy proof read of a story me and Owen are working during my lunch breaks at work but I do not have a completed hard copy of that story so I’ve decided to do a hard copy edit of what will be my NaNoWriMo project this year.  I think it’ll be bending the rules slightly to work on something that has had a few drafts written but I’m using what I have already written as a plan for the project and I’m not thinking of it as another draft because there is a lot of changes that will be taking place.  This will be my second year doing NaNo and I want to be much better prepared this time around so I’m going to be getting into prepping for it properly early September, and then go though all my notes in late October.  Aside from that there’s not much more to say.  I’m slowly getting into Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and I’ll have my opinion of Prometheus put up soon but that’s it for now 🙂

Today’s Update

1058 words written in an hour tonight 🙂 I’ve started the re-write of a story I started a few months ago which I want to re-write and approach from a slightly different angle.  I know where I want this one to go but as its me I have not done an outline or anything and will let the plot and characters develop as I write and hopefully I’ll get to the ending that is in my head.  I’m not sure what length I’m aiming for with this one at the moment but I think it will be at least 10,000 words but we’ll see.

I am also going to do a hard copy proof read of one of mine and Owen’s projects in the next couple of days before I start on the next draft.  There are a lot of little details that need to be added and continuity issues to be smoothed out.  For the rest of the night though I am going to dive into Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.

A Little Update

I’m having a bit of a chill out today as I was at Wireless Festival yesterday and I am more than a little shattered, although it was well worth it 🙂 So I doubt there will be much writing done today but I thought I’d just pop up a little update.

I’ve just started reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury which I’m rather looking forward to getting stuck into.  I really need to be getting some of the classic Science Fiction read, although saying that I’m sure the late Mr.Bradbury never considered himself a genre writer, but I do need to start reading more of the classics.  I’ve got a couple of Phillip K. Dick’s novels which I’m looking forward to reading as well as a Arthur C.Clarke novel so plenty to read.

This week I am determined to get cracking with some fiction again.  As I said in a previous post I am in between projects at the moment but I think I may do what I did with NaNoWriMo and just start writing something.  I did a have good idea how to tweak a character which I hope will give him more depth.

Something that I need to do is re-watch theLord Of The Ringsmovies as Owen does reference them a fair bit in what he writes and it’s been a while since I saw those movies.