17th October 2019

Good evening, folks. It’s been a busy week so far, but I have got a few words written. Granted it’s not as many as I’d have liked but it’s still words down. It’s not that many words as much of it is editing. Today is a good example. I wrote 334 on CS1 over yesterday and today, but edited three or four chapters. So words were taken out while others were added.

I do have to keep reminding myself that even if I don’t hit a 1000 words a day I’m still making progress as I’m editing. It’s a key part of the process that I know a lot of writers despise, but it’s something I don’t mind. It’s all part of getting a book from start to finish. It needs to be done.

I’m still not sure what I’m going to do with the ending of CS1 just yet. I’ve got two options I can go in, I just have no idea at the moment which way to go with it. At the moment I think I’ll do what I’ve done in the pass and see where it goes while I’m working on it.

NaNoWriMo preparation is moving slowly but I’ve got enough to get me going and then rolling if I get stuck. I’m going for the same method last year of short stories and novellas. So when I do get stuck on one, which will happen, I can hop over onto another one. This worked well for me last year, and I think it’ll work for me nicely this year. Although I’m not planning for NaNoWriMo 2020 just yet I think I will go back to a single story then. I’ve got a few ideas in mind for what I’m going to have a go at.

Right, it’s almost my bedtime so I’m calling it a night. Have a good one folks!

Good Morning 2nd of October 2019

Good morning folks! Probably just a quick post this morning as the day job is calling.

I have been writing over the last couple of days, not necessarily hitting the 1000 words though. Yesterday and Monday I did, with Monday passing 1800 if I remember right. I’ve switched to another project as I got a bit bogged down in CS1 and the words have really been flowing. This new project is a lot darker than CS1 and seems to be flowing more easily, but I will be swinging back into CS1 soon as well.

Working on multiple projects is something I really need to get back into. I find I write better when I can jump between projects and it’s something I’ve not done enough of recently.

I’m not neglecting the fact that NaNoWriMo is right around the corner. I’ve started some brief notes on that and will be picking that up more over the next couple of weeks.

That’s it for now, folks! Have a great day all!

It begins!!!

5th of September 2019

Hey folks. Today I’ve made a few edits on CS1 and had a play around with a fan fiction piece.

I’m in editing mode. I keep writing new fiction which isn’t going anywhere when I should be editing. If I’ve got my laptop or desktop I’m editing. Screw word counts for the moment. If I don’t hit my minimum target for the year, does it matter? As long as I can look back at the year and see progress then it’s been a successful year.

So my plan at the moment is to get a completed edit pass done on CS1 before NaNoWriMo. I’ve left myself plenty of time to get it done as well as getting prepped for NaNo. Unless I see an anthology invite I won’t be trying to write new fiction until NaNo, with the exception of the fan fiction. But that’s just for fun.

That’s me done for the night. I’ve not felt especially well tonight (nothing to worry about, just a little under the weather), so I’m off to bed.

Good Morning, Sunday 1st of September 2019

Wow, the 1st of September already. Two months till NaNoWriMo…..

Right, not thinking about NaNo just yet. Yesterday my plan didn’t quite go to, plan but I still got the core of what I wanted done, done. I learnt a lesson that I really need to have sink in. I don’t need to be in a perfect environment to edit. I cracked on with Zombie edits again last night and made some good progress with it. I do have an editor lined up to look it over but not the cash yet. But that gives me a little helping hand as it’ll give me time to let it sit for a couple more weeks and I’ll have another look at it before I send it off.

Today I’m going to look at CS1 and start getting that shaped up. I too often get preoccupied with hitting a word count for a day, but I need to learn how to balance things out and get what feels like a ton of editing done. I’ve still got short stories from last years NaNo that I haven’t polished.

That said, I’m at a write-in so I probably won’t get much done at all! Outside of November (NaNo season) we don’t write much during write-ins, but we have some great conversations.

With that said, I need to get my arse in gear. Have a great Sunday folks. If you’re working I hope it’s a productive one. If you’re chilling out, I hope it’s a peaceful one.

15th of August 2019

Hey folks, just a quick post tonight. I’ve not had a lot of time to write so far this month, far too many 0 word days but hopefully I’m getting back into the rhythm of it now. I’ve passed the thousand word mark today and yesterday. This weekend I’m going to balance a Fast & Furious marathon and editing and writing. As well as work and seeing my partner.

I am not officially super bloody behind on word counts for the year, but I’m still hopeful of hitting my minimum target for the year.

One last bit of news to wrap up for the night. I am now an official NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison (ML). I am super excited and nervous about this, but as one of my fellow Kent ML’s said, I’ve been informally doing it for a while now. So I don’t think much will change aside from being more involved in the behind the scenes and the organising for NaNoWriMo.

That’s all for now. I’m going to wind down for the night with the DC Universe Movie, Hush. This is based off my favourite Batman story so I’m looking forward to it.

(So much for a quick post!)

NaNoWriMo 2018 -Day Five

I spent the majority of the day writing, and passed the 10k mark! I’ve written 2898 for a total of 10011 words.

I did go to a write-in, and saw I was only a few hundred off 10k, so when I got home I cracked out those last few words.

Just a short post tonight. I am beat! I’ve got to be up early tomorrow. I also have another write-in at Bluewater tomorrow which I’m looking forward to. I’m a day ahead now (technically I could take tomorrow off), but I’m still aiming for the 1667 each day. Whether I’m ahead of target or behind, that’s my daily target.