4th of October 2019

Good evening folks. I have been writing this week but my word counts have been up and down a little. On Monday I wrote 1426 words. Tuesday was 1044, Wednesday was 1065, Thursday was 261, and today I’ve written 510.

I’ve got to admit yesterday and today those numbers are a little fluffy as I didn’t track my words yesterday before I started writing today.

I’m happy with the fact that I am writing every day, but I need to get consistent with that 1000 words a day, then pick it up until I’m hitting about 1500 words a day. Then when NaNoWriMo starts I’ve not got far to go to hit the daily goal.

For NaNo I’m going to go for a short story collection like I did last year. I found this works well as when I get stuck on one story, I can just hop over to another one. The only thing different I might do is aim more for novella length pieces. I’m even thinking about rewriting some of my older short stories. I’ve got one in particular that is speaking very loudly to me. As always though, we’ll see how it goes. Last year stories that I had a lot of expectation for fizzled out while others surprised me with how deeply I got stuck into them.

Talking about those stories from last year, I really need to work on getting them tidied up. Only two of them have grown into something that is near complete. I need to work on my organisation skills.

Right, that’s it for the night. I’m going to chill out for a little while and then bed. 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.