Good Morning, Sunday – 23-4-17

This last week hasn’t been too bad. I got the short story I’ve written finished and off to Owen. I’ve made a little progress on the fanfic piece but have come to a piece which I didn’t think I’d have to rewrite but it’s not fitting into the rest of the story. I’m not sure if I’m going to keep it generally as it is or rewrite it with different content.

I am going to be digging into these two short story submissions now I’ve finished the short story I was on.  I’ve been having sporadic ideas for both, but one in particular is really boiling up some ideas.

Today I’ve got to admit, I’m not planning on doing much writing. I’m planning on having a slack off day and playing some GTAV. I’m trying to vary what I’m doing in my spare time a little. I think making time to do a little gaming instead of just diving into a TV show or movie.

December 13th 2016

I’ve had a couple of quiet days, I just needed to wind down a little. I didn’t write much but played a lot of GTAV online over the weekend (got my arse seriously kicked quite a few times too), but yesterday I wrote and got a really decent 800 words down. I rewrote a paragraph I felt I’d written a tad lazily and I’m much happier with where the paragraph has gone now.

That’s another lesson for me, never write when I’m not fully with it. I do a half-arsed job and then just have to rewrite what I’d written anyway.

I finally got in touch with Owen and discovered he’s had a phone issue, so we’ve talked out the plot hole and have found a solution and are moving forward again.

I haven’t written today. I did a little Christmas shopping this evening and by the time I got home I was wiped. Tomorrow I’ve got a Write-In with members of my local NaNo group, but I think it’ll be more of a writing social than an evening of writing. It’ll be good to sit and chat to them again. It’s such a good region mine and I’m lucky to be in such a supportive community.

That’s it for tonight, I’m just going to finish watching Need For Speed and then it’s some sleep for me.

Project Apollo Update

I’m just writing a quick little post before I go to work, give an update on how Project Apollo has gone this week s far.

I’m  feeling pretty good about my prodcutivity. I’m not just getting a lot of words writtten, I think I’m getting some good words written and building the story and the universe.

There’s been a couple of speedbumps so far with this rewrite but aside from one aspect most of them should be easily fixed. That one problem is something that Owen and I are still trying to figure out but I’m hoping we’ll have it sorted out sooner rather then later.

Last night I managed to get about 800 or so words done, which I’m beryl happy with because I really didn’t feel like writing last night (I wasn’t in an especially good mood). I had not desire to do anything aside from playing GTAV but I forced myself to get my arse in the chair and write. This time last week I wouldn’t have been able to do that due to the rut that I’ve been in since January.

That’s all I’ve got time for now, I am going to try and work some time into my week to get some more thought through posts written. These must be getting boring by now 😛 

Have a good day everyone.

In A Rut

The last two, three weeks I’ve really struggled to get going with anything, not just writing. Aside from the day job it feels like I’ve not got anything done for the last few weeks, well, aside from playing GTAV that is. I’m not sure why I’ve been like this, at the moment I’m thinking it’s just a case of life stuff maybe having more of an effect on me then it normally does.

I really going to try and get my arse into gear this week. I should be done with this read-through of Earth, After Liberation but I’m only up to Chapter 11.

That’s basically what I’m going to try and do this week, get my head back into it and get these notes made on Earth, After Liberation. I’ve got a lot of writing on it to do, which once I get there I know I’ll love but I’ve got to get the red-penning done before I can get there.

I’ve not even read much or watched many movies in the last couple of weeks either.

I need to get blogging regularly again as well. I feel like I’ve neglected it over the last few weeks. I’ve got something a little different to what I normally do in the pipelines which’ll be posted in the near future.

Today is the start of a new week and I’m determined to get back on track!

Not Being ME

These last two weeks I have done nothing, well aside from playing GTAV. No writing, no editing, no research, nothing. Why have I done nothing? I’m not really sure if I’m honest. I think it may have been a collection of different things that knocked me off my stride. Editing on Earth, After Liberation was not moving that well. I’m at a stage where I had left a large gap in time and I decided to fill in the details about what happened in that time period, I’ve made a right pigs ear of it and although I was going to keep what I have written in this part I am now going to scrap it and start again as I have a better idea of what I want to put into this part.

When I went to start editing on the Monday the 20th (Jan) I turned on my laptop to find a message that our anti-virus software was not there. It was part of our internet providers package we had but we upgraded the package and the person we dealt with on the phone did not inform us of this. So instead of writing I spent two hours setting up a new anti-virus service and loading it onto two laptops. It was not a smooth process and much verbal abuse was directed at the laptop.

The next night I found I had no desire at all to write. Now I often feel like this but can force myself to sit in the chair and start writing but this time I couldn’t even do that, so I played Xbox and did so for almost every night until tonight.

I realised quickly that I had no desire to do anything so I decided to have the rest of the month off. In this time I’ve not been well, nothing that I’m going to go into any detail about as its not important. I still went to work everyday but I was not ‘Me’ For the first time in a very long time I did not feel myself. Normally when I’m unwell I’m a little subdued but I’m still me but the last two weeks I wasn’t myself at all, even to the point where I caused Tracie (my amazing girlfriend) worry because she could see that I wasn’t myself. It was only Wednesday that I slowly started to feel better. Thursday I was much better but it’s only been today that I have felt like ‘Me’ again.

What’s next? Back to Earth, After Liberation. Get that edited then to work on Project Apollo with Owen Arnold (we had a brainstorming tonight), edit’s on short stories that are awaiting my attention and probably The Residents with Chrystalyn Hope. I have had Avoiding The Game bugging me a little this last week but that’s not going to be looked at for a while. Again, I’m not giving any dates or time frames here as I’ll probably miss them by miles.

NaNo Update

I am now at about 9700 words, I should have broken the 10,000 word mark last night but I got a new tv and once I had hooked it up I just had to try GTAV in HD (how awesome is this game in HD by the way!) and BOOM! The evening was lost. So today I have even more catching up to do. Aside from Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D I have nothing to distract me tonight and hopefully I’ll get a little closer to being on target.
As for the story I think it’s going okay. My outline is pretty much out of the window now but I’m loosely following it still, after I got it back on track.

That’s all for now, I’m PeterJReaper on NaNo if you want to add me as a buddy, I do add back 🙂 and if you’re doing NaNoWriMo I hope you’re not only on target but feeling energised as well.