Good Morning 27th September 2020

Hey folks! I wrote 111 words on something new yesterday and have just written 467 on the vampire book. I’ve got a day at work and got up early to get some words cracked out before getting to the day job. This takes the pressure off as when I get home late afternoon I know I’ve got words down and if I don’t write, it’s not a zero word day.

Tomorrow I am off, I do have errands and non-writing bits and pieces to do but I should have a nice chunk of time to get some work done. If I can get the zombie book red-penned and maybe 500 words done tomorrow, I will be a very happy bunny!

Raven ‘helping’ me sort my old drafts the other day 😊

Right, time for me to get ready for work. Have a super day folks!

And as always, be kind.

25th September 2020

Just a quick post this one. I did break the thousand words mark, getting 1075 done for the day, and I did a red pen edit of a short story I wrote recently. It felt good to get something a little different done writing wise.

I did get through some more of the filing work though. I’m now at the point where I can start sorting the piles into the separate projects and then get them into the cabinets I’ve got for them.

Right, thats it for tonight. I’m gonna chill out for a little bit and then get my head down.

Good Morning 25th September 2020

Hey Folks, how are we all doing today? Yesterday I wrote 874 words on the vampire book before a chill out and then work in the evening.

I’m going to get into some work this morning, but I’ve got to be honest I’m not feeling it today. I didn’t sleep well and I’m resisting the urge to just flake out for the day.

It’s the first what I think of as chilly day of autumn today. (yes, I’m in jogging bottoms and a hoodie!). This sort of grey weather doesn’t get me down. I adore wind and rain. I love listening to it and watching it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one to go out and stand in pouring rain, but I love it. I’m someone that loves getting wrapped up and settling in with a good movie (or even a bad one) or a book and just being cozy. When it’s too warm my body is not happy about it.

Max liking the cooler weather as it means the heater got put on 🙄😂

Back to writing though, I’m going to try and crack out a thousand words today. Looking at my numbers for the last week or so I’m pushing that 1k per day most days, so it’ll be nice to get over that today. That will be a push, but if I don’t try it I won’t know whether I can punch through when I need to.

When I am finished writing for the day I may get back into some of the filling I need to do. I’m getting tired of my bedroom looking like a tip. When I’m not at work or writing this is where I spend most of my time so it’s beginning to bother me that it’s all up in the air in there at the moment.

Right, I’m off to start writing. Have a good one folks! I’ll check back in at the end of the day.

Good Morning 24th September 2020

How are we doing folks?

Yesterday I wrote just shy of 600 words on the vampire book. I wasn’t really in the mood to write yesterday. Work was good in the morning then I got home and chilled out for a few hours before I had a phone appointment. Then I still wasn’t feeling the urge to write. I had dinner and then played some Hollow Knight for a little while.

The problem yesterday was that where I’d got stuck on the two projects I’ve been working on I’d lost some oomph with them. So, I skipped to the next story of the vampire one and cracked those words out in about half an hour before I watched The Devil’s Rock (seriously worth a watch, folks!).

We’re getting into hoodie season, folks! 😎

Right, folks. I’m off, I’ve got an errand to run and then I’ve got an appointment to prepare for and to take and then I’ll be doing a little writing before work tonight.

22/9/2020

971 words today, and a lot of non-writing items done.

I’m finding it a little hard to write at the moment. I think it’s the scenes I’m working on aren’t exciting me enough, which means I need to cut them and try a different approach because if I find them boring then the reader will.

Only a short post tonight, because I’m very drained and have work tomorrow. So a little reading before bed.

Have a good one folks, and always be kind.

A random note book picture. I do love a good notebook 🙂

Good Morning 22nd September 2020

Yesterday I wrote 907 words on Penal Earth before work. When I got home I popped onto Facebook, as you do, and saw the announcement of the Corona-Nation St anthology from Burdizzo Books, which features my story, The Wank Diaries, amongst the many fine writers works included. I am super stoked for this. Much of this story was written at a time when I was going through my own personal hell and I think some of that gets reflected in the story. Brian Keene refers to it as Bleeding onto the page. That is something I’ve done in the past and something I think will happen more, simply because that’s what we do. When we create we tap into what we’ve experienced in life. Whether it’s light and fluffy or dark and hard. We put it on the page.

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I absolutely love this cover!

Back to Corona-Nation St though, its a charity anthology that’ll be tasing funds for a NHS related charity. It has a hell of a table of contents as well: Matthew Cash
Alys Daddi 
Dani Brown
Lisa Presley 
Ian Woodhead
James Jobling 
Dale Parnell
Ian Davies 
Norbert Gora
Penny Jones
M. B. Feeney 
Matt Humphries 
Richard Archer 
Tom Johnstone 
Paul Hiscock 
Richmond A. Clements
Patrick Flaherty
Patrick R. McDonagh
Peter Germany 
Ryan Simons
Al Barz
Jacob Prytherch
David Court
Mark Cassell

Like seriously, there is a hell of a lot of talent here. I really cannot wait to get my hand on a copy of it 🙂

Back to writing though, I’ve got a fair amount of time today that I’m going to aim for about a thousand words and then I’ve got a few bits and pieces to do around the house and then I’m going to crack on with some more of this filing.

Have a good day, folks!

Good Morning 21st September 2020

On this day in 2000 I started work in the car trade. That journey came to an end in April. Almost twenty years working at second hand car sales. Now, I’m working in a supermarket and loving it!

Anyway, that wasn’t writing related really. I just noticed the date that was all.

Yesterday was a hards days work. I have till about 10:30am to write today, so I’m hoping the words flow a little easier. We will see.

Have a good day, folks.

20th September 2020

I wrote 190 words on the vampire book, then hit a wall with it. So I moved onto Penal Earth, and wrote 968. That 968 words were hard work.

Today I wrote 1158 words and I dragged each one onto the page kicking and screaming.

I slept badly overnight. Yesterday I was up for about twenty hours. This afternoon I was doing something that I knew would drain me (that part of my life which I’m not talking about). It drained me but made me smile as well. As did a video chat with my best friend as well.

I’ve a lot to be grateful for. Tomorrow I’ll get up and get cracking again.

Sometimes the words are torture, sometimes the words are our own blood. Sometimes they are our souls.

Good Morning, Sunday 20th September 2020

Good morning, folks! It’s just gone 9am here in the UK. I’m almost awake after a night of unsettled sleep. But no day job for me today, we do have family coming over to see us today (don’t worry, not exceeding the six person rule), and I have a number if things I need to do around the house, but I will also have a lot of time to dedicate to writing.

I’m behind in editing, and will be for another few days at least. I’ve had a head cold/cough and reading out loud isn’t something I’m going to be able to do at the moment. I think I’m over the worst of it, but where I spent a lot of time talking to customers in my day job yesterday my voice is feeling a bit knackered today. But there is plenty to write to make up for it. What I wrote in the early hours of yesterday morning is likely a load of rubbish as I was half asleep but it’ll also be something I can work with. At worst I’ll have to cut it and start again, but at less than three hundred words, it’s not the end of the world if I do have to do that.

I do need a solid few hours down time today as well. I am pretty beat at the moment, but I do have the day. I do have a lot I want to get down, but if I get my head down and crack on it’s achievable. It would be nice if I did a little more of that filling as well. That I can be a little more laidback with.

Today’s random picture Is of Max sleeping very soundly 😊

I really enjoy writing a post first of a morning like this. It’s a nice way to start the day and it was what I used to do a lot on Sunday’s. With shift work I’m not restricted to only writing them on a Sunday now, and I find I’ll have a decent writing session after I’ve written a post. It definitely does get me in the right mindset.

Right, that’s it for now folks. I hope you all have a fantastic day ahead.

19th September 2020

Evening folks, I wrote 234 words on the vampire book over the course of about an hour this morning around about 1:30am and 3am.

There is a story to me writing at that time of the morning. I had an early work start, so I had everything shut off by 9:30pm and a book in my hands that I planned to read till 10pm. At ten, I wasn’t feeling sleepy so I read for another half an hour. Then I got my head down. And when I did eventually drift off to sleep, I kept drifting in and out of sleep for a few hours. Which, let’s face it, is not a good form of sleep. I woke up at about 1:15am and I don’t know if other people find this, but thee are times when I know I’m not going back to sleep. This was one of those times. At 1am I grabbed my laptop and started writing. I’ve got a feeling it’s a load of shite, because I really wasn’t with it when I was writing. That’s what editing is for though!

After a busy day at work, I’m absolutely wiped out. I’m gonna watch the end of this movie (Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle) and then get to bed. I’ve got a lot I’d like to get done tomorrow, so a decent nights sleep is needed.

So, have a good one folks!

Today’s random picture is of, me! I was having a little downtime in the garden as Max the dog ran around, the other week. Rocking my NaNoWriMo 2015 winners Tee.