Back to writing group tonight. The homework this week was to write a ‘hook’. I am supposed to make the reader irresistibly hooked within the first couple of sentences. The tutor told said to make it as shocking as we wanted.
I am being ever so brave and bringing in the first paragraph of my novel. I fiddled with it a bit today and swapped scenes around to have the reader jump straight into the action.
Wish me luck
Today’s Word-count: 142
Yesterday consisted solely of running around after my niece. She is flipping adorable. We had the best day together. It consisted of throwing food about the place, reading books, going to the park, singing songs, rolling around on the bed, signing along with Mr Tumble, chasing cats, running around in a circle and two really good snuggly naps. After that, I fell into a bath and had a hell of an early night.
Today I wrote the newsletter for Crafty, It felt easier to write this week, less stressful. I actually managed to complete it within an hour.
Today’s Wordcount: 203
Again didn’t get a chance to post yesterday. Asthma struck again. In the morning I kept on working on my Novel. I’m hoping one day soon I’ll be able to write a thousand words or so in a sitting like I did in my first draft. I miss that freedom.
Writing group last night was pretty fun. I read out my piece, The Golden Library, and received positive feedback. Although I was told to cut out the adverb effortlessly, which I think might be fair enough. I’ll have to take another look to see how I can get the message across without it.
I also read out a piece I found from a while ago which described having an asthma attack. It made everyone in the group feel short of breath. I’m hoping to write it up today.
Yesterday’s Wordcount: 303
Despite my best intentions, I ended up editing bits of the first scene. Though I mostly added and only took away a few words so I’m going to say it’s just fine.
This afternoon I started making a circle skirt out of gorgeous satin, then drafted up a post to show off my make, it will appear at some point along the line.
Word count: 191
I managed to scribble down a few more words of my first chapter. Today’s writing involved researching seizures. So much of my research leads me to the NHS website. It’s another work day so I’m happy I got anything down.
My cat has decided I make a fine bed and is demanding a fuss, her paws stretched up to my face. I think it’s time to give into her demands
I’m working on the ‘final’ revision of my novel. Today I wrote that tricky first scene. After writing and re-writing, and then re-re-writing the first line, I managed to get out of my own way and crack on. This is not after all a final edit, only the final revision. I’m actually pretty happy with it. However, I shan’t be looking at it again for a while so we’ll see if it changes.
Todays word-count: 507 words
My routine has been shot to hell due to various disruptions; ranging from a funeral to a nasty illness in which I slept for five days straight. It’s bee about a week since we’ve gotten back and I’m beginning to chisel back some form of routine.
Today I tackled the muddle that is the resolution of my novel. I now have a fully formed plan and am super excited to get out of the planning phase and into writing!
Not really sure what my word count is today because there’s been a lot of copying, pasting and reorganising.
Hopefully, today will be my kick start back into writing!
I am slowly returning to the world of the living. Despite spending the majority of the day either coughing or sneezing my brain is creaking into gear. I’m continuing to write down descriptions of locations using sound, sight, smell, taste and feel. Since I last updated I’ve written seven locations, 1133 words.
Today’s Word Count 521
I’ve been ill with a nasty chest infection. I have been stuck to the sofa. Every time I move my breath becomes short and heaving. At it’s worst I couldn’t take a few steps without having to take my Inhaler. It has been thoroughly exhausting.
However, like any good scribe, I took the opportunity to exploit my aching body for the good of my novel. I now have a brand new first-hand account of a chest infection…lucky me?
Todays Wordcount: 122
Today was not the best. It started with a tickly throat that’s now become a hacking cough. I chipped a tooth and my body is aching all over.
However, I did manage to do a bit of writing despite being huddled up in a blanket for most of the day.
Today’s Wordcount: 286