Break Down Is Done

The last ten thousand words of Earth, After Liberation have ben broken down into chapter sections and now its’ ready for me to go through it. I’m going to give it a couple of day before I start that though as I need to spend a little time on Project Apollo and The Residents before I get stuck into it again on Monday.

For now though, I’m off to settle in with Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

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Last Week

This last week has not been very productive. Aside from Wednesday when I went to a write-in with my local NaNo group I haven’t really done much writing. Monday, I really can’t remember what I done. Tuesday I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy (yes, again) with a friend and on Thursday I was out with my work colleagues for a meal. Last night I was really wiped out so i just chilled out and watched RoboCop (2014) again.

Once I got home this afternoon I cleaned out the hen houses (we’ve just brought five more chickens) and I’ve watched the football and worked on the timeline for The Residents. Now I’m watching The Birdcage.

So basically I’ve done pretty much sod all this last week, so this coming week I need to pull my finger out and get cracking. I’ve decided what to do for my NaNo novel for this coming November, which is the sequel to what I wrote last year; Earth, After Liberation. So this next week I’m going to be going through my edit notes and make the changes I want to last years NaNo novel. The beginning of the follow on novel has been in my head since last year. I’ve decided to do this one because it’s in a universe that I’ve already created and as I’ve got The Residents and Project Apollo quite actively on my mind I don’t want to have to start from scratch with something new.

I really need to get stuck bad into Old Man’s War by John Scalzi. I’m enjoying this one but as I’ve had a busy week I haven’t found the time to read much.

 

I’m going to end on a sad note. I, like many people, grew up watching Robin Williams entertaining the world. Whether it was Mrs. Doubtfire, Jack, Jumanji, Patch Adams or my personal favourite, The Birdcage. I’m not going to get into how he died or what may have lead to his death. To me he was a once in a generation talent who could not only add the comedy but also the drama.

I’m going to miss seeing him on our screens.

Rest In Peace Mr. Williams

The 2nd Draft is DONE!

Okay, so I should have written this on Sunday, but I forgot and the last couple of nights I’ve been busy.  As you can see by the title of this post I completed my 2nd draft of the vampire collection I’ve been working on and it’s now in the safe hands of Beta readers. I did have feedback on two of the stories from a friend and she said she loved them 🙂 ( I know you’re thinking ‘she’s his friend, she’s meant to love them.’ believe me, this friend would tell me if she didn’t like them).

Now I’m dancing between The Residents and Project Apollo; Chrystalyn and I would like to get started on The Residents soon so we’ll be aiming to up our planning in the next couple of weeks. The story and characters and the world building is pretty well thought through at this point so I think we’ll be focusing on planning and research. Project Apollo is growing well, despite the odd hiccup,  but I’m not sure when Owen and I will be looking at getting cracking with this again as we have a lot to do before we can start writing. We haven’t spoken of schedules yet but I’m not sure we’ll be ready to really jump in this side of December, if not early 2015. If I’m honest I want to spend most of my writing energy on The Residents and be doing the planning bits of Project Apollo around The Residents. This last ten days I’ve been editing the vampire collection and working on developing notes for Project Apollo. This seems to be quite a good way for me to work; having a primary project and a secondary project. I like having two projects on the go as when I get stuck on one I can flitter over to the second and then as I’ll be planning and not writing I can exercise a different part of my brain 🙂

 

That’s all for now, I’m going to shut everything down and get a chapter or two of Old Man’s War by John Scalzi read.

 

p.s. Guardians of the Galaxy was AMAZING!!!!!!!

A Quick Update

After a bit of a stutter when I finished the red-penning I managed to have a good day yesterday and tonight I’ve gotten through another one of these vampire stories. I’ve now done five of ten, I’m not saying I’m halfway through as I know some of the coming stories are in the six to seven thousand word range. I’d like to get another one done during the week nights and then hopefully get the rest wrapped up on Sunday.

Reading wise I’ve been getting stuck into Old Man’s War by John Scalzi and I’ve got to say this is a fantastic book and if it keeps it up I’l be very happy. I’ve read some good books this year and this one is easily up there so far 🙂

Speaking of which, I’m off to crack on reading it 🙂

This Week’s Update

Okay, so I am still having more than a little trouble getting anything written at the moment, but I know its down to fatigue.  So while I’m hitting this big brick wall of writers block I am going to decorate my room.  I’ll be going for a lighter colour to my walls and get rid of this dark red I have (Dont Ask lol)  So I’m hoping it’ll lighten the room up a little and be a more calming environment.  I don’t think it will help ease my writer’s block, as I’ve said that’s more fatigue, but It’ll make a nice change.  The only downside to decorating is that I will have to clear out my room so I can get to the walls! It’s a small room with lots of furniture.

I’ve also actually brought a few books in the last week.  Thanks to a very good friend who gave me an Amazon Gift Voucher I was able to buy Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Salvations Reach by the one and only Dan Abnett.  So once I’ve finished ESTRA Corp. by Christopher Stocking I have three more books to try to choose between reading.

One thing that is making me feel calm about this writers block is that I am still having ideas, albeit little, world building ideas, but ideas all the same.  So I know that there is still that creative spark within me and once I have my little week off in June I am sure I’ll be firing on all cylinders once more.