NaNoWriMo 2020: Day Six

3172 words today while watching movies all day. It’s been a while since I watched the Lord Of The Rings trilogy and it was good merging the two.

I am feeling somewhat braindead right now though. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I share a selfie a day to keep the black dog away. Today that damn black dog has been nipping at my heels again and writing really helped deal with that.

Seeing as my brain is mush, I’m wrapping it up here. I’m wiped and going to finish watching Beauty and the Beast (sometimes you just need Disney), and then bed.

The Hobbit Movies

Last night and this morning I’ve sat down and watched the three Lord Of The Rings movies. I am not someone who read the books, nor have I read The Hobbit or any of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work but I do love these movies by Peter Jackson. I have not seen any of his Hobbit films though. I think this is in part because fantasy is not a genre that I am drawn to, although the fantasy draw is slowly growing as I’m growing and exploring my fiction tastes. Since The Desolation of Smaug came out though I’ve been tempted to see it and the first of this trilogy that Jackson has made but I’ve decided to hold off until all three are out on Blu-Ray and get a collection of them and watch them at home. This is how I experienced the Lord of the Rings trilogy so it feels natural to experience this new trilogy the same way.

Just another year or so to wait….

WIP Challenge

Vikki over at tagged me in on this and I found her answers really fun, so here’s my answers 🙂


1. WHAT IS THE TITLE OF YOUR BOOK/WIP? At the moment we’re calling it Project Delphi, but it does have a name.  We’re keeping that to ourselves for the time being though 😉

2. WHERE DID THE IDEA FOR THE WIP COME FROM? I cannot truly answer that myself because my writing partner came up with the basic story line.

3. WHAT GENRE WOULD YOUR WIP FALL UNDER? definitely Science Fiction

4. WHICH ACTORS WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO PLAY YOUR CHARACTERS IN A MOVIE RENDITION? This is a tough question to answer, simply because most of the characters not human so I think a lot of CGI and motion capture like that of Avatar and Lord Of The Rings would be needed.  Our main character is human though and I think Gary Oldman would be brilliant in the role.

5. WHAT IS THE ONE-SENTENCE SYNOPSIS OF YOUR WIP? An innocent man framed and has to clear his name to prevent a war.


7. HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE? Too long, we wrote three very different drafts and we’re about to send off to our beta readers.

8. WHAT OTHER WIPS WITHIN YOUR GENRE WOULD YOU COMPARE IT TO?  Any space opera out there like Star Trek

9. WHICH AUTHORS INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS WIP?  Owen M.G. Arnold. Owen is my writing partner and he’s been my inspiration for the story as he’s been coming up with so many great ideas and has finally managed to get this universe which we have been playing with for years off the ground.

10. TELL US ANYTHING ELSE THAT MIGHT PIQUE OUR INTEREST IN THIS PROJECT.  This is not only going to be mine and Owen’s first published work (We’re self publishing it on Kindle) but it’s my first published work as well.  So it will be the first thing that either of us have ever had exposed to the world.

A Few Little Bumps

The last couple of days have had a few little bumps.  I did not feel too good yesterday so my word counts were pathetic, as have todays but today I have a half decent reason.  Owen makes a few references to The Lord Of The Rings in his writing, all of his writings.  It is a big influence on him as a writer and there is a particular reference that he uses in Project Delphi, so I am watching the films to make sure I know what he means.  Although I doubt that it will play too big a part in the actual story, but itll still be handy to refresh the memory.

I am pretty sure that I am over halfway with Project Delphi now but I believe that the editing process afterwards may take longer then I was planning for.  So I am going to try to get the story written a week, maybe ten days ahead of when I was originally planning so it gives us just a little more time.  Needless to say I am writing whenever I can.


Writing as I wait for my brother to finish locking up.