After finishing work I was exhausted so I decided to chill out for the rest of the day and maybe do some writing in the evening. But while I was running an errand and listening to Elements of Horror Book Three:Fire I had an idea that I wished I’d had when the submission period for this anthology was open (that said where I am in life right now is adding a depth to it I’m not sure I’d have been able to pull off before), but anyway. I knocked out 880 words on it yesterday including what I think is one of the best, most subtly Brent all scenes I’ve ever written.

So I’m going to slide that one into my projects but making sure I’m prioritising the short story which is for an anthology I’d like to submit to.

Today (Sunday 23rd) will likely be a day with not a lot worked on. I’m at work for the bulk of it then we have a lot of family over, including all but one of the most important relatives I have, for a social distancing get together. This will be the first time we’ve all been together since February and I cannot wait. This is going to be great for the soul after the few months I’ve had, and everyone because Covid alone has made it tough but then our family has had a lot to contend with with just what’s been happening in my life the last six months.

Right folks, I’m going to leave it there. I hope you all have a good day. To my Mando Mafia family good luck with Mando Sunday (search #MandoMethod and @mandomethod on Twitter to find out what I’m talking about about), I’ve got my Pom poms ready and will be cheering from the sidelines. I’ll try and join in for a couple, but I’m not expecting to I’m afraid.

9th of August 2020

Good evening, folks! How are we all doing? Was a good Sunday had?

During work I got a few words done on a new short story that I’m going to write for an anthology, then added more after I got home and ended up with 646 words. I’m winging it a little with this one, but I’ve got a good feeling for it. I’m gonna try for something A little different to what I’ve done before and see what it comes out like.

I am also looking at getting another story brainstormed and ready to write once I’ve got a draft of the first one. Not done any brainstorming for a while so I’m looking forward to it.

I’ve been catching up on The Mando Method podcast, which I’d recommend checking out off you’re a writer. It’s great catching up with Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda and hearing how they’re progressing and the tips they’re dishing out.

Which notebook to use……

This coming week I’m going to be working on maximising time and getting the most of the time I have to commit to writing. Obvious I appreciate that it could all go pear shaped but I’m going to stick to it.

Right, time for to call it a night.

Most of the time our biggest doubters are ourselves, don’t let that doubt defeat you!

17th of July, 2019

Good evening all. Yesterday I wrote 576 words on the vampire book. Today I haven’t written up until just over an hour ago. Since then I’ve written 1112 words on what I think will be a short story, but we’ll see. I was going to work on the vampire book but seem to have written myself into a dark corner. So a couple of days off from that one which I hope will let my brain figure out how to get outta the damn corner!

That’s it for tonight. Today has been warm and muggy and its drained a lot of energy out of me. I’d recommend checking out this weeks episode of the Mando Method podcast. I get a small mention as Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda discuss their listeners goals for the year and how we’re all doing. Oh Armand, I’m born and bred British and I live in the UK just outside a small town called Gravesend which is near London. I also don’t know the origin of my surname 😀

I went to the zoo at the weekend with my girlfriend, so here’s a random picture of an elephant.