Good Evening Sunday 17th February 2019

Good evening everyone!

I had an awesome weekend. It started at 5:30am yesterday when I got up and was leaving the house at 6am to drive a couple of hundred miles to visit my friends CL Raven and support them at their signing at their local WH Smiths. In my opinion this is really big, indies getting into a chain like Smiths is awesome.

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CL Raven and their display in WH Smith Cardiff. Cat is on the right and Lynx is on the left. Photo credit: CL Raven

They had a good turn out and sold a decent amount of books ( I finally got my hard copies of Bleeding Empire and Empty Graves).

I spent most of the weekend in Cardiff and hung out with Cat and Lynx. It was somewhat of a flying visit as I had a few bits and pieces to do at home and an early start with work tomorrow morning. I’m looking forward to going back in the future as it seems like an awesome city.

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Myself with CL Raven. Photo Credit CL Raven.

Needless to say I’ve not written this weekend. I have very much so taking a break from writing. Obviously I thought about it and hanging out with Cat and Lynx means we talked writing but I haven’t really thought about it much. Its been quite some time since I had a break from doing anything writing wise. If I’m not writing I’m editing. Even if it’s only a few words its been rare that I’ve gone more than a day without writing a single word. I think the break will have done me a bit of good.

Tomorrow, back at it!

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15th February 2019

Good evening all! Just a quick little post as there’s not much to update. I’ve have a couple of days off, and will have a couple more. I’m off to Cardiff tomorrow for my friends CL Raven’s signing at a local WH Smiths. Here’s the link to their post with all the details.

I’m really looking forward to seeing Cat and Lynx (CL Raven). They’re good friends and it’ll be good to hang out with them when not at a con.

To get there at a decent time, I need to leave before the suns up. So I’m off to bed! have an awesome weekend everyone!

10th of February 2019

I’m calling this a productive day. I’ve edited around one hundred and thirty pages and finished this final edit pass!!! PE3 has now winged its way to Beta readers and until I get their notes back I’m going to crack on with something else.

I was going to get my zombie trifecta tweaked and edited and so on, but I think I’ll work on CS1 and get that finished. I’ve done a lot of editing this year and I need to let loose and get some solid words written and not worry about how it looks or sounds. I just need to let my imagination off the leash and let it run free.

All that editing has left me pretty brain dead. So I’ve chilled out since I finished with a bit of mindless TV and will soon be reading.

8th Of February 2019

Good evening all. Tonight I have edited three chapters. I’m aiming to have it done by the end of Friday and then off to me Beta readers early next week. I think if I get another three or four chapters tomorrow, which’ll leave me with about half the book to go, then on Sunday if I really push hard then I’ll get it done.

I’m not quite sick of this story yet, but I’ll be glad once I’ve got it done and sent it sailing off to Beta’s and I’m on to something else.

7th of February 2019

Just a quick little post tonight.

This last week has been a bit of a write off. I had a horrific nights sleep Sunday so was wiped out by the time I got home Monday so did nothing! Tuesday I started the final edits of PE3. Then last night I got nothing done! It was just one of those evenings where before I knew it it was bed time. Tonight I’ve been out for a family meal.

If I get my head down I think I can have these final edits done by the end of the weekend. So that’s what I’m going to try. That’s tomorrow night, Saturday night (cause that’s how I roll!) and then Sunday until they are done!

Thats it for now. I’ll be back with an update tomorrow.

Good Morning, Sunday 3rd of February 2019

Editing has slowed up towards the end of the week, this is something that I’ve noticed over the years. So I’m not as far along as I’d have liked. I’d hoped to have been done on Friday but hopefully I’ll be done today after I’ve been to a write-in.

Once I’ve done the read through I’m going to get straight into making the changes. The sooner its done the sooner I can get it off to Beta Readers and then wait for their notes to come back.

Once it is off to Beta’s then I’ll be getting stuck into a small zombie collection I’ve been working on.

I think I’m nearing the end of the CS1 story that I’ve been working on, I know where I want to take it and I think it’ll end well.

That’s what I’ll be working on at the Write-In today, around the conversation that’ll no doubt be going on.

30th of January 2019

Am I spelling January right? It always looks wrong in the post title, too late now!

I’ve had a bit of a minor slump the last couple of days. I think I just burnt out a little and ended up with my feet up and watching Disenchantment on Netflix last night (fun show, well worth checking out). I think I needed that wind down for an evening.

I was planning to go to a write-in tonight but I gave it a miss as I really wanted to get stuck into this edit. I’ve done three more chapters and think I can have it done by the weekend.

Writing wise, I’ve done sod all this week really. I know editing is important, but I’d still like to be getting words down as well. I’m going to try and get back in the habit of writing during lunch breaks while at work. It’s a strange feeling to know that I won’t be working on anything new for most of this year. I think it’ll be NaNoWriMo when I can get my teeth stuck into something that isn’t going to be either an edit or a rewrite. Once PE3 is done then I have a small zombie novella collection thingy (thats a technical term! 😉 ) that I’ll be finishing off then it’ll be the edit/rewrite of my vampire collection. That is going to take a lot of work as I want to change a lot of elements in it, but I really want it done by NaNo. I don’t want to have anything major on my plate going into NaNo. Last year I paused PE3 for NaNo and thats not really helpful.