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! šŸ˜‰ ) 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.


27th of January 2019

Good evening, just a quick post to wrap the day up with. I spent a fair part of the day reading through PE3 and I’m up to chapter 11 now which is about halfway. I’m pretty happy with my progress and am picking up on lots that needs to be changed (which means when I change it will take longer, but it’ll hopefully make the story stronger).

The rest of the day I did a very little bit of gaming and then watched some of the Hannibal TV series while I sorted out old paper work. I cam across a lot of old writing documents, including the first thing that I properly wrote. That brought a smile to my face.

On Friday I got the latest Gaunts Ghosts book by the fantastic Dan Abnett. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into this one soon.


Good Morning, Sunday 27th January 2019

As I normally do, I’ve underestimated how much of this editing pass I’ll be able to get done in an evening. I started on Thursday thinking I’d like to get five chapters done, but neglected to consider that the first chapter is about 8,000 words long. So including last night I’m at chapter five. That first chapter is long though, the fact I blitzed through three chapters in much less time last night show that.

It is going to take longer this edit pass because I’m not just reading it and making notes, I’m reading it aloud to see how it sounds. I’ve heard numerous people recommending this method as it’ll sound different to if it’s just in your head. So far I’d have to agree. I’m picking up on so much that I missed when I did the digital edit.

I have lost momentum with writing though. I know this edit is my priority at the moment, it has to be. One of my biggest failures is getting my work finished. I get bored and move onto the next shiny object, and if I’m to hit my goals going forward I need to get work finished!

On that thought, I’m off to do some more of this red through.

Have a great day, everyone!

23rd of January 2019

Good evening! I haven’t written 870 words today, more likely about 500 or so but the last couple of days I’ve neglected to keep track of what I wrote and when. I’ve a feeling I wrote more yesterday than Monday but in the grand scale of things, it doesn’t really matter.

I am at 12100 words so far for the month, and have a feeling I may not be able to get to the 20k words written for the month. If I get this final edit pass of PE3 done by the end of play on Sunday then I might hold off making the changes that will be inevitable till February and smash out some words. I think I’m getting close to wrapping up CS1. I’m nearing 10k words on it and am feeling like I’m approaching the final straight.

I suspect the early part of this year will be editing heavy.

21st of January 2019

No words today, but I’ve done a little editing on CS. This is one that I started in NaNo last year so I’d a little rough and I needed to refresh my memory of what I’ve done so far before continuing with the story. So not editing really, that’ll come later.

I’m going to start the red pen edit on PE3 on Thursday as I’m at the cinema tomorrow night and at a write-in in Wednesday. I don’t really want to start and then have a two day gap before I work on it again.

That’s a wrap for the day. I’ve done the day job, writer stuff and some reading. I’m calling that a win!

20th of January 2019

I have had a productive day. I finished the digital edits for PE3 and will start the red penning this coming week. I merged three stories in Scrivener that I’m planning on tying together once I’ve got PE3 off to Beta Readers and I finally typed up and posted my top ten reads of 2018.

In short, I’m knackered! So I’m going to read a little and then bed. I’ve just started Green River Blend by Armand Rosamilia.


18th of January 2019

Just a quick post. I was going to try and get this edit pass done tonight, but I didn’t. I did I get a fair few chapters worked through and could have pushed on for another one I think. But I’ve held back because I know there’s a scene In The next chapter that’ll need all but rewriting. So I want to be a little more fresh for that. All goes to plan it’ll be done by this time tomorrow.

And just to wrap for the night, I wrote about 200 words on CS.