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 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