29th May 2022

Good evening folks. This morning I edited 3800 words on Black Blood. After the poor nights sleep Friday I decided to have an easy day. After editing I did a lot of gaming.

I’ve got a busy work week coming but I’d really like to get closer to the end of this pass of Black Blood.

I’ve tried to be a plotter but it doesn’t work for me. Most of the time my first draft is me plotting it out. This is what I’m finding with Black Blood. I’ve got a lot of good content but I need to flush out the crap and build on what I have. One example is a large battle scene and I’ve found that it’s a little bit of a hodgepodge. I want to get it so it builds to a certain moment, which I didn’t realise until I’d got stuck into it. It’s like I can see the scope of the scene now. So I’m looking forward to getting stuck into that chapter and getting it right.

Right, I’m off to bed. Early start tomorrow.

Have an awesome week, folks 🙂

28/5/22- Flash Post

About 2400 words edited first thing this morning. I got cracking early as working with words always sets me up for a good day when I get some done early, and I had plans today.

I’m wiped out now though, simply because I had the worst nights sleep I’ve had in a good two months. So it’ll be an early one for me.

Rock on, folks!

Good Morning, 27th May 2022

Good morning, folks! How are we all doing today?

Yesterday I had A light day, I knew I was going to be gaming with Stefan from Stefan’s Daily Gaming so I was up and editing by 8am and got a little over 8300 words worked through.

Today will be another busy day away from writing so I’m going to be cracking on with some word wrangling later on today.

How are your creative endeavours progressing?

Good Evening, May 25th 2022

Hey folks, how are we all doing tonight?

Today I got up nice and early, made a cuppa. Put the dishes away and then got editing. I worked through 9431 words on Black blood, adding 103 in the process.

This pass feels more like an exploratory expedition. I’m reminding myself of the story and world I’m playing in. When I come to the next pass it’ll be a lot deeper and there will be a lot more changes going on. I think the story itself is good, but I need to tweak a few characters and some of the world building. It is feeling good, but a lot of work to do on it.

I cracked on with some garden work, and then got a couple more hours of writing done, typing up a short story I wrote earlier this year. I got 1622 words down of that story. I’ve found a couple of plot holes in it, that I’ve tried to fix but some will need a little more thought to get them right.

I’ve got to be honest with myself, I don’t think I’m going to get much long fiction written this year. Much of what I need to do is get what I’ve already written cleaned up and sent to beta readers and then editors. These aren’t trunk novels. These are novels I’ve written and never done anything with. So many years thinking I’m not a good enough writer, or I didn’t deserve to put my work out there. So much time wasted.

No more.

Time to get this work out into the world.

24th May 2022

Good evening, folks! How are we all?

I have edited 5294 on Black Blood, adding 61 words. I’ve typed up 804 words on a short story and 777 words on a non-fiction piece.

I did this over three sittings and feel pretty darn good. Black Blood really does need a lot of work, but I’m getting a good feel of what I’ve got to do to get it where I want it to be.

My boss is done with my shit for the day 🤣

I was gonna write a longer post tonight, but tiredness has just smacked me upside the head so I’m gonna call it a night.

Been a while since I’ve needed a third A5 page for my monthly word counts (April 2021 being the last).

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Flash Post – 23/5/22

Evening folks, I managed to edit 1908 words of Black Blood, adding 91 in the process. I’ve also typed up 354 words of non-fiction as well.

A short one tonight. I’m planning on being up early to get cracking with my writing day.

22/5/22

About 400 words today on non-fiction. I did have a little more time as I finished work early but chose to rest a little after I got all the bits and bobs done I needed to.

Tomorrow is another longer shift so I’m not expecting to get much if anything done on Black Blood but I will be doing some more of this non-fiction piece I’m handwriting.

I have another non-fiction piece that needs to be finished typing up, in addition to a short story I need to get typed up. I’m gonna try and do them this coming week as I have a little time off.

Right, have an awesome week folks!

Good Evening, 21st May 2022

Hello!!! How are we all doing this evening?

I knew I had a busy day, but I decided to get up about eight am and get cracking. My body had other ideas and I ended up being up and about a little after six am. So I got cracking.

I wrote 321 on a non-fiction piece. This was done slowly as I woke myself up a little, and then I got cracking with getting the house tidied. Getting up early meant I was done with the chores a lot sooner than I would have been and it gave me time to get some work on Black Blood edited. I did one chapter that was 1952 words and added 641 words to it. This one is really going to take a lot more editing than I thought. I’d given myself a false sense of how easy it would be after flying through that final pass of Penal Earth.

I posted my first published story to my Ko-Fi this evening. It’s available to monthly subscribers and folks who give a one time donation.

Tomorrow will offer little time to write, but I’ll try and get some words wrangled at some point during the day. Next week I’ve got a little time off so I’m hoping to put some decent time to Black Blood and put a good dent in it.

Right, I’m off for the night. I hope you’re all having an awesome weekend.

18th of May 2022

Good Evening, folks! How are we all doing?

This morning I edited 8510 of a short story that will be posted on my Ko-Fi next month. It wasn’t something that needed a deep edit, just a once over to make sure there wasn’t anything that I’d missed and I needed to make a couple of tweaks that’ll bring it in line with something else I’m working on 😉

This is becoming Dizzy’s spot. She’s gonna be annoyed once that bits done and new flowers are planted!

After that I went out and cracked on with a job in the garden that took a fair chunk of time, I was going to do a little more writing work afterwards but I had a nap!

Raven found me taking an old shed down very interesting.

I felt a little bad for not doing more writing, but not as bad as I used to feel when this sort of thing had happened in the past. Something I’m thinking about a lot is balance. Tomorrow I’ve got an early and I know I’m not going to sleep great tonight. So the nap this afternoon will hopefully balance out any sleep I don’t get later on.

Always time to punt the ball for this great doggo

Right, you lovely people. I’m off to watch Alien Vs. Predator while I nod off. Night all!