So Many Pieces Of Paper

I've been trying to figure out where on earth I am in my novel, at this point there are so many revisions it's a bit terrifying to delve back in. I think I have somewhat managed to puzzle the versions apart. Now it's time to un-pick exactly which plot line I am following. Sticky notes, … Continue reading So Many Pieces Of Paper

A Good Writing Day

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. ūüôā 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

Always read the small print

I was just getting ready to send off my flash fiction when I decided to listened to that nagging voice which told me to recheck the specifications. After finally finding the correct magazine I was very thankful to that voice. I'd completely missed the fact that the piece is supposed to be first person. It … Continue reading Always read the small print

Editing Down

I Spent today revising my flash fiction down from 900 to 500. The first 200 words were easy. it began to get a little trickier after that. I think I'm happy with the result. I'm not sure if the story is any good, but my husband liked it so that's something. ¬†My main motivation for … Continue reading Editing Down

Chiselling Through the Second Part of my Novel

Here we go, after much procrastination, I sat myself down at the computer and opened up Scrivener. I was determined to get started on the next part of my novel. The point of view changes in the second part and I am, in essence, rewriting this massive chunk from another perspective. With the greatest of … Continue reading Chiselling Through the Second Part of my Novel

Almost there…

Today's word count is not bad at all. I ended up writing far more on my Today I Made... post¬†than I've ever written before. I did not manage to go through the whole of the printed novel today as I anticipated I would yesterday. however I did get through two chapters. There are lots of … Continue reading Almost there…

Erm…one page edited today

Yes, so I only went through one page of my novel last night and today I went through one whole new page today. However last night I¬†did draw an illustration of the page I edited. Now I not an artist, I only occasionally dapple in sketching, I do enjoy it a lot though, particularly¬†when I … Continue reading Erm…one page edited today

More Pie Charts for you!

  Managed to go through another couple of chapters today, in-between pilates and my sister visiting with my adorable niece!     I'm now on page of the eighty out of one hundred and fifty one. If that were a pie chart it would look like this: At this point I am really not entirely … Continue reading More Pie Charts for you!

All of the Charts!

I just love a good¬†spreadsheet, but you know what I love more than a¬†spreadsheet? A Pie Chart! Today I embarked up the noble task of analysing my novel to within an inch 0f its creative life. I've always needed a good visual for me to understand something properly. The steady methodical charting of characters, settings … Continue reading All of the Charts!