The Silver Birch

I finished my short story, The Silver Birch. Well the draft anyway. There is plenty of work to be done still. I'll be sending off to a competition for the 8th. Reckon I'll leave it alone for a day or two before cracking on with the revision. It's only a thousand word story and I'm … Continue reading The Silver Birch

Celebrating The Little Victories

Today I printed off the first four revised chapters of my novel, complete with character, location and plot point notes. A very exciting day. Now onto to the next 10,000 words! It will hopefully go a lot quicker than the first lot now I'm getting into the swing of things. Half my time is spent … Continue reading Celebrating The Little Victories

South Stack Lighthouse

Day Five: A trip to the Lighthouse Ragged and wild, I felt at home. Seagulls soar below, dark wings arched. Uneven steps narrow and worn. The Lighthouse white and sturdy against the rough seas. Dark sprawling patches of water like the shadow of a Kraken. Tides meeting, white waves crashing against placid waters. A thrill … Continue reading South Stack Lighthouse

Creating Order From Chaos

It only actually took about and hour and a half to compile a solid plot outline from the numerous scene breakdowns I've written over the past year or so. Feeling happily confident I can get back on with writing now. I'll extract the good parts of previous drafts, revise and redraft until I'm somewhat content.   Today's wordcount … Continue reading Creating Order From Chaos

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