The magic is back

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

Positive Coping Mechanisms Ahoy!

Today feels better than yesterday. I survived social pressures of the dedication service and managed to leave relatively unscathed by well meaning relatives. I find it increasingly difficult to reply to the question how are you. particularly when i am not doing great. I tend to reply with a non-specific, 'I'm doing ok thanks.' It's … Continue reading Positive Coping Mechanisms Ahoy!

I have a pseudonym!

...am I supposed to keep that a secret?  I have now sent off my Flash Fiction to Writers' Forum, after changing it to the first person (see yesterday's post). While I was at it I figured I may as well send the piece off to  the Winchester Writers’ Festival Writing Competition.  They required a pseudonym.  I had … Continue reading I have a pseudonym!

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 … Continue reading Editing Down

Productive Day

After the horrors of dentist yesterday I decided to take today off work. I wrote a to do list and had a very productive morning. My writing went pretty well today. I wrote about 350 words of my flash fiction. Considering the total word count is meant to be 500, I will be doing a … Continue reading Productive Day

Morning writing is the best writing. 

This morning I got up, out of bed and sat happily down at my computer. After compulsively changing wording on my previous scene I decided to word with a tried and tested method. I set an alarm for ten minutes and write any old rubbish that vaguely related to the scene. It worked. I spent about … Continue reading Morning writing is the best writing. 

Why do I avoid Writing?

Today I wrote the second scene in a chapter. It's far from perfect but I'm relatively happy with it. I still need to get to know this character a little more to be happy with the writing.  I've got the substance done now, it's just the style I want to work on. I find it … Continue reading Why do I avoid Writing?

An Anniversary Post

Today is my third wedding anniversary. I've had a lovely day and I  am writing this as my husband is playing Dark Souls III, his anniversary present. It's the first day I've felt relaxed in a couple of weeks. We played a game of Pandemic Legacy  and I had fun organising my brand new sewing box. I … Continue reading An Anniversary Post

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 … Continue reading I’m a Happy Writer

Ho-Hum

I only wrote the first couple of sentences of a chapter today. I'm finding it very difficult to get started again. The screen hurts my eyes. Yesterday  we did the first stock take at Crafty. I spent the day counting buttons. It all sounds very fun, but after the first five tubes or so my … Continue reading Ho-Hum