I'm working on sending a submission to Horror Tree under the headline Ghosts on Drugs. A nasty bout of depression which stole my motivation, which meant I missed the deadline for my novel. The computer is a bit of a scary place now, it's a place where I fail to write my novel. My laptop is … Continue reading Writing from Experience
I've been inspired by the, quite frankly , Inspirational Dolomites. I spent a week in exuberant luxury,walking about the mountains and lounging in the hotel spa. Tea and cake served each day at three, then a five-course meal at quarter past seven. fifteen minutes after the spa closes. I cannot forget the Aperitifs, my favourite was … Continue reading Inspiration From The Mountains
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….
Both today and yesterday I managed to write a scene. It's nice to know I can actually sit down and write, of a day. However, I still need to get 12,000 more words revised by the end of the month, including the final draft of my synopsis. In order to get this draft finished, I will … Continue reading Another Scene Done
All the hard work planning the other day paid off. today I had the house to myself and decided to have a writing day. I have managed to write three and a half scenes today. 🙂 It feels really good to have a proper writing day. there's a vague possibility I will actually get my novel to … Continue reading A Good Writing Day
...Or rather revising is hard. My brain has turned to mush. I'm doing good work but it very much hurts my head. Today I have rearranged eighteen scenes for the latest revision! Today's word count: 500 What it feels like: 10,000 words
I'm a big fan of Scrivener, I've been using it to write for about a year but only recently discovered how much fun I can have with templates. If you've been following my blog you'll know I've been working on getting my novel ready to be sent off to a couple of competitions at the … Continue reading Fun with templates