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.

The magic is back

I now have a couple of months in which to edit my first 10,000 words. Reading back over my previous revisions I realised it was a little dull. The information is there, laid out in a concise effective manner. The world has magical aspects but the wonder of that magic has been lost. Today I spent … Continue reading The magic is back