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.

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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.

NaNoWriMo 2018 – Day Three

Good evening. I haven’t hit the 1667 words today, but I have written 1502, and with the words in the bank I already had I’m now at 5005 words.

Just a short post tonight as I’m off out and doing the social thingy. But I made sure to take advantage of anytime I did have today, which wasn’t much until this evening.

Tomorrow, I’d like to have a heavy day but I’ll see how it goes.

Keep writing, folks!

NaNoWriMo 2018- Day Two

I have written 1680 words today for a total of 3503. If I’m honest I’d have liked to of been closer to the 4k mark but I’ll take 3503. One of my aims this year is to stay above where I should be each day, even if it’s just by a few words.

Today’s words were not easy. I did get a few written earlier in the day but the majority of them were done this evening. I really need to get my writing muscles toned up again, hopefully NaNo will do that for me.

Tomorrow I think will be my first test when it comes to getting the word count done. I’ve got work through most of the day and then I’m doing the socialising thingy in the evening. So I won’t have much time, so what time I do have I will have to make it count. Sunday is free, though. I intend to go hard on Sunday morning and then chill out in the evening. This is something that I’ve done in the past when it comes to writing on a Sunday.

On Monday night I’ve got my first write-in of NaNo. I’m also off work for the week as well, so lots of writing time.

I’ll not get too stressed out of I don’t hit the word count tomorrow, I know I can catch up on any lost days. The trick I need to master is if life throws me a curve ball is being able to keep the words flowing while other elements are testing me. But hopefully that won’t happen, if it does I’ll do the best I can to work through.