13th August 2018

Just a really quick little post before I get off to sleep. I’ve written 540 words today. A few words here, a few there and boom! A decent word count for a busy day.

If you scroll down my feed you’ll see a post I reblogged from The Horror Show With Brian Keene where the guest was Matt Hayward. Hearing his story was really fucking eye opening and inspiring. It really got me thinking and I really need to up my game. I need more determination and focus. I do get these things but I loose them easily so I’m going to focus on keeping them. The way I’m going to start is with a simple and small list of five things I want to do this week. I won’t list them here, simply because it’s late and I’ve not got it to hand, but these five things are very achievable if I keep my head.

So that’s what I’m doing.

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19th July 2018

Today I’ve knocked out 696 words on WC2 despite being pretty darn tired after a bad nights sleep. On Tuesday I had my first zero word day of the month. It felt crappy to be honest, but I have been cracking on. The problem I’ve got at the moment is I feel like I’m very fragmented with PE3 and WC2. I’ve jumped forward and did a few scenes that I know would be coming and have lost my flow on both stories. So come this Sunday I think I’m going to trying to get back on track with them both.

On Sunday I’ll hopefully get a short sorry I’ve been working on done as well. I think I would have finished it on Monday but I knew I was getting near an ending to it and decided to sit back and come at it much fresher.

12th July 2018

Only 149 words recorded today, but I deleted a fair few that I’ll be rewriting. So in truth I probably clocked three or four hundred today.

Yesterday a company that ran most of the UKs horror conventions went tits up. This has hurt a lot of people, including those I know and consider friends. I’ll focus on the writers just here but what I’m saying can be said for all traders at these cons. This is a big part of their incomes and more importantly it’s a great chance to meet fans and make more fans. It’s a great chance to meet up with other writers and people in the genre. A lot of people feel at home at these cons, I know I did. A lot of writers and other traders have probably lost their money from booking their tables, along with hotel bookings. They’ve also lost the chance to earn income while at the cons.

It’s really easy for something like this to happen. So if there are writers whose work you enjoy then please spread the word about their work. It doesn’t cost anything to post a review or share a post on social media. A lot of writers will share the links on their social media profiles, hit the likes and the shares. It all helps.

11th July 2018

Today I’ve wrote 802 words on WC2 which is my Camp NaNo project. some good stuff as well, it felt like I hit the note just right with that scene. Most of what I wrote was at work during my lunch break, with a few more at this months Bluewater Write-In.

Not much to say tonight really. I found some good focus today that I’d love to be able to tap a little more often.

9th July 2018

Yesterday I didn’t write until later on in the evening, but I got just under 500 words on WC2. I wasn’t sure just what I wanted to write but I wanted to write some grimey, something that had a real solemn vibe to it. Did I pull it off? I think so, but until I read it again I wouldn’t like to say I achieved that goal. I did write one bit that made me flinch a little.

I am in a position at the moment where I’m hitting a lot of road blocks but I’m working on some brainstorming with a friend on PE3 so I can find the right path for it. I might have to do that with WC2 as well but I’ll see.

Right, I need to get ready for work. Have a great day everyone!

8th July 2018

Yesterday was what I call a productive day. I was up at about 6am and at my desk by 6:30am. There I sat till maybe 3pm sort of time. I had the odd break here and there, and spent the normal time faffing about on social media. All in all though I wrote 2961 words for the day. That’s 534 on WC2, 742 on AG3 (the final draft of a fanfic piece), 778 on PE3, and 917 on a guest post for a friends blog.

Needless to say I’m really chuffed with this. I’d set myself a target of 2000 words for the day, so smashing that put a decent smile on my face.

I am getting stuck with PE3. I’ve got scenes I know will be in the story that I’m going to jump ahead and write, but I’ve kinda lost where I’m going with it. So I’m going to tap up a friend and see if she do some brainstorming with me, because right now, I really don’t know where I’m going and it’s time to ask for some help.

After I finished writing I watched Knocked Up and This Is 40 back to back. I’d not seen Knocked Up since it came out so it was nice to see it again. This Is 40 is one I’ve seen a couple of times and one I do like a lot. While I was doing this I cleared out all the clothes I own that either don’t fit me, I haven’t worn in over a year, or have had it. I probably cleared out half my wardrobe doing this yesterday, and it was rather therapeutic. I’ve been in the process of changing what I wear for a while and have a decent collection of t-shirts and some gorgeous hoodies. The next area to cover is trousers. I love jeans, so that’s not gonna change too much but I now need to get some more pairs. I want to have a look around at different styles of trousers as well and see what takes my fancy, when the cash flow permits.

So, an exceptionally productive day yesterday. If I could get two of those a month I’d be one happy camper!

5th July 2018

A super short post tonight, 468 words on PE3. The bits I’m writing on this story feel very scattered at the moment. I’m not working directly linearly but one scene in particular I’m really happy with and its opened up the character it’s focused on a lot and has given me a good insight into who this secondary character is.

Some good stuff in the last couple of days on PE3.