Woohoo New Laptop

I am so fricking excited to have a shiny new laptop! I had an Asus Chromebook for a while. It suited me really well, long battery life and light weight.  Even after I spilt water on it causing the arrow and shift key to stop working I still had an affinity for my little Chrook … Continue reading Woohoo New Laptop

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Writing is hard

...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

Fun with templates

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

No Synopsis, but a Hero’s Journey

Once upon a time, I used to think authors sprung into life fully formed. They produced a novel without advice or influence from another living being. In my teens, I was steadfastly stubborn. I did not want books or official teaching on writing. I assumed it would somehow cheapen the 'magical' experience of writing a novel. … Continue reading No Synopsis, but a Hero’s Journey

Chiselling Through the Second Part of my Novel

Here we go, after much procrastination, I sat myself down at the computer and opened up Scrivener. I was determined to get started on the next part of my novel. The point of view changes in the second part and I am, in essence, rewriting this massive chunk from another perspective. With the greatest of … Continue reading Chiselling Through the Second Part of my Novel

Getting back to writing my Novel

Today I sat back down in my writing nook opened Scrivener and actually worked properly on my novel again. I'm working on revising this draft, it involves a lot of  re-writing and shifting around of perspective and timelines. Today I planned out a fair bit of the structure for the next few chapters. I also … Continue reading Getting back to writing my Novel