I lied

Despite my best intentions, I ended up editing bits of the first scene. Though I mostly added and only took away a few words so I’m going to say it’s just fine.

This afternoon I started making a circle skirt out of gorgeous satin, then drafted up a post to show off my make, it will appear at some point along the line.

 

Word count: 191

Every Little Helps

I managed to scribble down a few more words of my first chapter. Today’s writing involved researching seizures. So much of my research leads me to the NHS website. It’s another work day so I’m happy I  got anything down.

My cat has decided I make a fine bed and is demanding a fuss, her paws stretched up to my face. I think it’s time to give into her demands

Wordcount; 141

A Newsletter 

Today was a work day, so pretty difficult to write anything creative. However, I did put out a newsletter for Crafty Sew & So. I forgot to check the word count but I reckon it was around 500 words.

The co-owner, who’s been away on maternity leave, came in for a quick craft session with her baby. Whilst she finished off some adorable baby leggings I had a lovely snug with her daughter. It was a strange glimpse into my future,  a baby wrapped in a sling about me, the rhythm of typing mixed with the sound sweet sleepy murders.

Todays Wordcount: Roughly 600 words

Literally Nothing

Not a single word put on paper, or screen, up until this point. My brain is well and truly frazzled. I was sorely tempted not to write a post. However, this blog is meant to keep an honest account of my writing.

Today I spent the morning playing a wonderful game of Arkham Horror with my husband. After lunch, I had a visit from my sister and her adorable daughter. We had a lot of fun making a lot of noise. Less than fifteen minutes after they left my Mother-in-law popped round for a cup of tea.

My Asthma caught up with me then and I completely crashed.

Word-count: This is it.

 

First Scene Done!

I’m working on the ‘final’ revision of my novel. Today I wrote that tricky first scene. After writing and re-writing, and then re-re-writing the first line, I managed to get out of my own way and crack on. This is not after all a final edit, only the final revision. I’m actually pretty happy with it. However, I shan’t be looking at it again for a while so we’ll see if it changes.

Todays word-count: 507 words

I Joined A Writing Group

First off my obligatory apology for not posting in forever! It has been a hell of a month.

Now onto better things. I joined a writing group! It’s literally about five minutes down the road from me and runs every week! Last weeks ‘Homework’ was to write a piece of about 200 on absolutely anything so long as it starts:

Don’t put it there…

I can’t actually make it to tonight’s session as it’s my husbands birthday and we’re staying in and watching some good Polygon videos. I did write my piece as it’s a good ol’ habit to get into.  I shall share it with you kind people instead.

The Golden Library

‘Don’t put it there stupid child.’ The Librarian calls from atop her ladder. ‘They told me you were literate. I do not have time to teach you your letters’    

‘I’m the best reader in my school. They just didn’t teach us any of that funny writing.’

‘Greek. What kind of school doesn’t teach Greek? Give it here,’  Mary lifts the great gilded tome, sharp corners scratching her arms. The woman takes its weight effortlessly. With a satisfied sigh she slots the book into place. The wall glistens, too many books to count shimmer in the half light. Mary had read all there was to read in in her school, but none of them with a hint of decoration, only faded black leather with simple embossed titles. Once, when she’d been blessed in the big church, she’d gotten a look at the old bible. Gold shone from the pages like sun on the water. Brightly painted figures danced in the borders with bold knowing smiles.

Mary traces her finger along indecipherable lettering. What treasures lay behind the leather?

‘You hear me child?’ a voice sharp and impatient. Mary snapped her hand away from the book

‘Mm?’  she replied before remembering her mother’s warning about mumbling.

‘Lordy they’ve sent me an imbecile.’ the Librarian clapped her hands against her apron, tutted, then slid from her perch with surprising grace. Placid grey eyes surveyed Mary.  ‘I suppose that’s another thing I’ll be teaching you?’ despite the harsh gaze Mary felt a small thrill of excitement. A new world had opened up to her when she learnt to read. How many more worlds lay hidden behind gilded spines.  

 

Today I wrote this piece as well as a post for my other blog Today I Made…

Total Word count: 582 words

Hello There? I’m Back

My routine has been shot to hell due to various disruptions; ranging from a funeral to a nasty illness in which I slept for five days straight. It’s bee about a week since we’ve gotten back and I’m beginning to chisel back some form of routine.

Today I tackled the muddle that is the resolution of my novel. I now have a fully formed plan and am super excited to get out of the planning phase and into writing!

Not really sure what my word count is today because there’s been a lot of copying, pasting and reorganising.

Hopefully, today will be my kick start back into writing!

A Bit Of A Catch Up

I am slowly returning to the world of the living. Despite spending the majority of the day either coughing or sneezing my brain is creaking into gear. I’m continuing to write down descriptions of locations using sound, sight, smell, taste and feel.  Since I last updated I’ve written seven locations, 1133 words.

Today’s Word Count 521

Tea Helps

I’ve been ill with a nasty chest infection. I have been stuck to the sofa. Every time I move my breath becomes short and heaving. At it’s worst I couldn’t take a few steps without having to take my Inhaler. It has been thoroughly exhausting.

However, like any good scribe, I took the opportunity to exploit my aching body for the good of my novel. I now have a brand new first-hand account of a chest infection…lucky me?

 

Todays Wordcount: 122