I've given myself a bit of a breather for the past couple of days. It's been exhausting trying to get my novel ready to be sent away for a competition. There is just not enough time. I'm proud of the revision I've done. The first 4000 words are more or less cohesive. My original aim … Continue reading And Breathe
At this point, I am fairly certain I will not manage to get my first 15,000 words off by the end of the month. I've been revising scenes since around 3.30 this afternoon and completed two scenes. On any ordinary day, this would be fantastic, but I am still only on 3897 fully revised words. … Continue reading words words words words words….
Both today and yesterday I managed to write a scene. It's nice to know I can actually sit down and write, of a day. However, I still need to get 12,000 more words revised by the end of the month, including the final draft of my synopsis. In order to get this draft finished, I will … Continue reading Another Scene Done
Today feels better than yesterday. I survived social pressures of the dedication service and managed to leave relatively unscathed by well meaning relatives. I find it increasingly difficult to reply to the question how are you. particularly when i am not doing great. I tend to reply with a non-specific, 'I'm doing ok thanks.' It's … Continue reading Positive Coping Mechanisms Ahoy!
I'm struggling. with writing, with sewing, with socialising. I'm even finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. I've managed to do bits of writing, but it's the bare minimum. I feel sad. A heavy, tiring sadness. The melancholy is punctuated by moments of happiness. Today I saw my niece who … Continue reading Things don’t always feel better in the morning.
All the hard work planning the other day paid off. today I had the house to myself and decided to have a writing day. I have managed to write three and a half scenes today. 🙂 It feels really good to have a proper writing day. there's a vague possibility I will actually get my novel to … Continue reading A Good Writing Day
...Or rather revising is hard. My brain has turned to mush. I'm doing good work but it very much hurts my head. Today I have rearranged eighteen scenes for the latest revision! Today's word count: 500 What it feels like: 10,000 words
I'm a big fan of Scrivener, I've been using it to write for about a year but only recently discovered how much fun I can have with templates. If you've been following my blog you'll know I've been working on getting my novel ready to be sent off to a couple of competitions at the … Continue reading Fun with templates
The synopsis writing is now immortalised on my laptop. I can now lose the vast array of sticky notes without fear. Writing the synopsis has helped to focus my novel and mesh all my plot points into a coherent story arc. Today's word count: 550
I actually did the thing I said I was going to do yesterday! I have clear and concise, set of zebra print sticky notes just waiting to be made into an equally clear and concise synopsis. Today's word count: probably around 200