10th of July 2019

Today I’ve written 942 words. 687 on the vampire book and 255 on a story called Extraction. All of those words were tonight and I’m pretty darn happy with them.

The vampire one is a new story for that book. I’m looking at this book as a a TV series and each short story is an episode. This new episode is a totally new one, that I think may replace a later story in the book but we’ll see how it goes. This is now a full on rewrite, my hopes of a heavy edit died about 20,000 words ago. It’s coming along though.

It’s good to be writing another one of these stories. I finished one Saturday (6th July), I think, and I tend to hit a road block when I finish a story. That’s something I need to figure out a work around for.

Extraction is an idea i had after reading a book by one of my favourite authors and one element sparked an idea that I think I can do something with. I did start writing it a few weeks ago but tried to tie it into a universe I’ve already got but that put too many restrictions on me. Now I’m going for a totally new setting with the story and I hope it’ll work out this time.

Paul over at Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar asked me a week or two ago why I haven’t got a YouTube channel. I think I answered with that I don’t have the time, and that I’m pretty camera shy. Okay, maybe more video shy. It’s been playing on my mind though. I might not go for a YouTube channel as such but maybe start posting videos on my Facebook Page as well as Twitter and Instagram. I’ve got a few ideas but I really need to get over that video shyness and over the fact I hate the sound of my voice.

Always time for a silly selfie! 

I’m off to bed now. It has been somewhat of a manic week, but I’m getting back in the swing of it now.


Good Morning, Sunday the 7th of July

Just a quick post this morning. Yesterday I wrote 993 words for the day and have all but finished that short story. If I’d checked my word count earlier on in the evening I’d have found somewhere to add those elusive seven words, but I didn’t check till well gone midnight.

Today I’m going to have a little look at CS1 while at a write in and probably work on a book review as well. So I don’t think I’ll get too many words cracked lot but we’ll see how it goes.

With the vampire stories I really need to have a look through my drafting file and transfer the completed 1st drafts over to the main Scrivener file as it’s looking a little messy (over 20k there now).

That’s all for now, folks! I hope everyone had an awesome Sunday.

5th of July 2019

Good evening all. I have written 1023 words today. Ten minutes ago when I was checking my word count for the day I saw I was off by 43 words, so I cracked out a few more words and boom! I hit the 1000 words for the day. Very, very happy about this.

Today has been a busy one. I managed to get up early and get some words down, which was good because I didn’t get stuck in as much as I’d have liked during my lunch break.


My rolling three day targets, one out of three today isn’t bad, right?

This evening I’ve had a lot of non-writing stuff to do, which I’ve done! I won’t have much time tomorrow as I’ve got work and then friends over in the evening. So I’m aiming to knock out as many words as I can. I’m about to start an action scene, so hopefully that’ll help get the words flowing quickly.

Right, I’m off to bed. Because that’s how I roll on a Friday night! Have fun everyone!

4th of July, 2019

Good evening all. It’ll be another short post tonight. I’ve written 530 words today and hopefully the next scene will have some action that I can get stuck into. Not that what I’ve been working on sucks, it’s just not action and I haven’t written any action scenes for a while.

I think once I’ve wrapped this episode of the vampire book I’m going to take a breather from it for a week and probably work on CS1. I’m liking what I’m doing with these but I need a break from them for a week.

I am lagging on my target of a 1000 words a day, but I’ll get there.

3rd of July 2019

A slow day today, only 237 words. Most of those were during my lunch break. I was planning to do some tonight, but after a few little bits and pieces since getting home I’m knackered.

It’s probably a good thing I haunt written tonight, because I feel brain dead. Just writing this post has been like pulling teeth. Today is just not a writing day.

So, I’m calling it a night. Have a good one, folks. Come tomorrow I’m going to get stuck in again.

2nd of July, 2019

Good evening all. Just a super quick post this evening. I’ve written 730 words for the day. I’d have liked to of got closer to that 1000 words but didn’t have the time this evening to make up for the words I didn’t get done before work and during my lunch break. I did get a little held up because I had to go back and fill in a few details from earlier on in the story, but I like where it’s going now.

There you go, short and sweet post today. I’m not worried about being under target today as I’m confident I’ll make it up later.

Have a good one everyone!

1st of July 2019

Good evening all, I hope everyone had a cracking start to July. I wrote 1050 words today. Most of which were written before work and during my lunch break.

This evening I’ve chilled out. I’ll admit I don’t like it when it’s too warm, and although its not as warm as it was at the weekend its still warm.

Which is why this is a short post tonight. Back at it again tomorrow, have fun everyone! 🙂