The antibiotics are working my chest is getting clearer and writing is getting easier. I'm onto a scene in which the plot and characters are similar if not the same as my previous drafts. Super short post but keeping that wordcount going Today's Wordcount: 334
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?
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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….