11th of September 2021

Good evening, folks!

Well, I think I did have the productive day I was aiming for.

I got up at a decent time, made tea and sat in the chilly morning air in the garden wand wrote some more thoughts down. I’ll put those in another post. After the tea and morning thoughts I ran into town for a few bits for my folks. I finally got Max a couple more balls for him to chase around the garden.

I got some writing administration work done, then I got stuck into some words. A nice 710 was written on a short story. Then I gamed, took Max for a walk, read, then gamed, dinner, washing up, and now I’m watching a movie and writing this post.

I don’t normally break my days down like this, and looking back it doesn’t feel like I’ve done a lot today but that’s because I only wrote 710 words. I keep reminding myself its not just about words. It’s about progression of the story, and I progressed the story today.

I’ve got plans tomorrow afternoon, but in the morning I’m going to try and get some words wrangled again. I was planning on getting a lot of writing done this week, but I’ve spent the week working on myself. It’s been freeing this week, and I need to keep that forward progression of myself as well as my fiction going as well.

4th of September 2021

Howdy, folks! How’s everyone doing today?

I was laying in bed last night and I suddenly had a revelation on his to make my story Homestead work. So at nearly one AM this morning I wrote maybe a little shy of 200 words. I added to that before work and ended up 684 for the day.

I know where this story is going to go now, I’ve got a good idea of some of the beats to it as well. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into it and getting it done.

Right, I’m set to ease of for the day. Gonna watch a little YouTube and then do some reading.

Just started The Hollower by Mary SanGiovanni

May 12th 2018

Today I only wrote 174 words but I edited a couple of hefty scenes which only required tweaking it here and there.

I did this on and off during the day as I was listening to the second annual The Horror Show with Brian Keene Telethon for the Scares that Care charity. Brian, Dave, Mary, Phoebe, and Lombardo set out to earn $20,000 in 24 hours, and they did it with about fifty minutes to go, I chipped in what I could. At the end of the 24 hours they’d got a total of $21,591. It’s worth checking out the #BrianKeeneTelethon tag on Twitter as there is some one pictures and videos from the event on there. A lot of the conversation on there about the event is fantastic as well. Well worth checking out. I would love to have listened to the whole 24 hours but I needed sleep and miss about four hours of it. From a writing point of view there was a lot of interesting conversation about many aspects of writing.

I’m glad I took the time to listen. I worked it so I had some vacation time while it was on so I could be a part of it. Just sitting here and listening and interacting with the other listeners. It was great hearing the updates and when they hit targets. I cheered big time when they hit the 20k.

Please check the Scares that Care page out through the link. It’s a great charity who do a lot of good.

Tomorrow I’m going to dive into the edit/rewrite I’m woking on.