Character Sheets in Campfire Blaze

Today I have been attempting to get to grips with Campfire Blaze, a writing programme I've recently discovered. There are a lot of moving parts but it seems like it will be particularly useful for magic systems, character development and important plot points. Now should I have been working on my novel by simply writing … Continue reading Character Sheets in Campfire Blaze

Touch is Complicated

Dabble is still working well for me, I've transferred another scene and wrote up scene notes for character, locations and plot points. A very clean layout. Scrivener is still my favourite for developing plot and writing but Dabble works very well for revising. For the past few days I've been suffering from a nasty cold. … Continue reading Touch is Complicated

Another Asthma Day

Yesterday a neighbor decided to burn masses plastic in his garden. This, as you can imagine, worsened my breathing. Even with the windows closed the acrid air seeped in through the walls. I can still taste it in the back of my throat. I am now taking a course of steroids. I hate the way … Continue reading Another Asthma Day

The Hook?

Back to writing group tonight. The homework this week was to write a 'hook'. I am supposed to make the reader irresistibly hooked within the first couple of sentences. The tutor told said to make it as shocking as we wanted. I am being ever so brave and bringing in the first paragraph of my novel. … Continue reading The Hook?

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 … Continue reading I lied

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, … Continue reading First Scene Done!

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

Getting My Writing Mojo Back

Whether it's a tempory high or a sign that this current  haze of anxiety and depression is passing, my motivation is back with a vengeance.  There are lists upon lists of things I want to write, make and fix. One terrifying task looming on the horizon is the dreaded driving test.  I am straddling the … Continue reading Getting My Writing Mojo Back

Ha.

I may sound like a broken record but here goes anyway. I've been feeling a little down recently.   I bet if I bothered to check, that phrase would be the most common throughout my blogging.  For those of you who don't know, I've suffered from depression for a fair while now. For the most part, … Continue reading Ha.