May 19th 2018

I’d planned to get up early and get some words written bright and early, but I was unwell over night and just about got out of be at my normal time. After a little breakfast and half a cup of tea I fired up my desk top, but it hadn’t synchronised the Scrivener file from my laptop. So I gave up, but then thought ‘screw it’ and grabbed my laptop and cracked out 547 words in about half an hour.

Tomorrow I’m going to go through the Beta notes for the short story, and then get some words knocked out.


May 18th 2018

I’ve not written much this evening, I have added a few words but not enough in my opinion to note. This evening has been more of an editing night than a writing one. I’ve got through another scene which was mostly editing, which the next will be as well I think.

The novella/novel I’ve been working on the last ten days or so I’ll refer to in future as PE3. PE represents the first letters of the story title and the 3 is the draft. I’m determined to have this be the final draft of this story.

I have read through my Beta readers notes for the short story I recently finished. There is nothing major there except grammar (which I suck at). The only thing they mentioned was that one key bit needed a bit more oomph to it. I’m not sure how I’m going to do that just yet but I’m going to think it over for a couple of days and see what I can come up with.

So, not many words but a little progress all the same.

May 17th 2018

This evening I’ve written 1059 words, and I’m very happy with those words. The short story which I’ve recently written I think is one of my best pieces of work so far, my Beta readers agree, but what I’ve written tonight felt really good. I felt like I was able to let go and just let the words flow. Its been some time since I’ve felt that way. I’ve done a lot of writing since I last felt like that, some very good stuff as well if I do say so myself, but this felt like what pure writing is. I wasn’t thinking about what I was saying it just came out, and it felt really good!

I did forget to go through my Beta notes for the short story but I’ll have it done by the end of play on Sunday.

May 16th 2018

Having felt a little wiped out this evening I’ve only done a little writing, 250 words. It’s not my best work and I’ll probably rewrite most of it.

I have kind of decided how to end this story though, and how to give it a bit of a kick in the middle/towards the end. The biggest problem I’ve had since I resumed working on this story is that I wasn’t sure how to end it, now I’ve got a bit of an idea I’m feeling a lot better about it.

So a slow day, today. But words and ideas still flowed, a bit.

May 15th 2018

I can’t remember ho many words I wrote yesterday but it was about the 500 mark. Most of those were after I’d been out to see Deadpool 2(which is awesome by the way). I decided to rewrite the scene I’d been working on. It was feeling right and I like where I’m taking it now.

I’ve had some great feedback on the short story I’ve recently finish, which made my day. I’m gonna go through the edit notes on that tonight and get it submitted.

I’m off to get ready for work, have a good day all.

May 14th 2018

Today I got an early start and managed to get a few hundred words written. If I could find a way to this consistently I’d be very happy because I do enjoy starting the day off with a few words.

I added a few more tonight and have got 642 for the day. It’s not a lot but its not bad and I did some editing as well. I’d have liked to get more done, but I’m wiped out. Come tomorrow it all starts again.

May 13th 2018 (or would rather have my teeth pulled out than write)

Today I did not want to write. I wasn’t in the best of moods and I was tired. The last thing on this planet I wanted to do was sit my arse down and write, having my teeth pulled would have been more appealing this morning. I stuck it out though. I put a YouTube playlist on shuffle (then later an album of my iTunes library as YouTube had a hissy fit), and got stuck in. It helped that I knew what I wanted to do, although the chapter I’m working on at the moment I thought would be more editing but I ended up scraping two scenes and I’ve re-written one and started on the next one.

In the end I finished the morning with 1169 words for the day. I find it surprising how easy the words can come when I’m pissed off. I know it acts as a form of therapy, it helps vent frustrations even if I’m not writing about, or even near, what’s on my mind.

That’s enough for now. I want to get some pages read on the books I’m reading.