A Cautious Admittance 

So I just noticed that the last few blogs I’ve written have been to do with my mental health. I think this means I need to do more than simply writing to do lists.

I can plan to my hearts content but the reality is i’ve got a hell of a lot of events coming up. I’m not sure I have a quiet period til christmas.

Oh Lordy, Christmas! That’s another mountain to climb. 

I’m writing this on my phone as my Chromebook has decided to shut down at random intervals. It’s where I tend to do most of my writing. I don’t dare now for fear of losing passages mid-sentance. 

Today’s wordcount: 436, mostly the newsletter for work

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Editing Down

I Spent today revising my flash fiction down from 900 to 500. The first 200 words were easy. it began to get a little trickier after that. I think I’m happy with the result. I’m not sure if the story is any good, but my husband liked it so that’s something.  My main motivation for submitting a piece of writing every month is not necessarily to get myself published, but form more habits and to lose some of the fear of sending off my work. Though winning a competition would be lovely.

 

I’m a Happy Writer

So I am trying out a new App called Fabulous, it’s meant to help with motivation and forming positive habits. It worked for me today! Though I suppose that really isn’t the purpose of the app. I’ll see if it continues to work.

Anyway, I’m pleased with myself today because as well as tidying up a bit, making calls and ordering a certain husbands anniversary present, I also managed to get properly started on my next chapter. I was struggling to introduce a new character and so I spent a lot of yesterday re-reading all the scenes  with him in. I have now finally  introduced my second protagonist in a way I’m happy with.

I’ve also written the first paragraph of my flash fiction entry, due at the end of the month.

Today’s Word Count: 605 words