I love that moment when I realise how stupid I’m being with a story, and suddenly it looks so much clearer. Let me rephrase that, I normally love the moment when I realise how stupid I’m being. Continue reading
- Put all my story data for The Ghost and the Hart into StoryBook
- Plan my short story for TemptedToWrite
- Go through my feedback on Fill The Teapot and make edits
- Do a critique on Scribophile.
No big deal…
Pretend there were some updates in there somewhere.
Not much writing done, as I slammed into the problem of realising that I didn’t actually know my characters all that well. I also got sucked into research, which is a dangerous thing if you go to the internet instead of the library. I mean, at least the library closes! Got going again thanks to some amazing help from The Flibberatic Skreebles who read over my first chapters and gave me some awesome feedback. Continue reading
Words written: Uncounted, all handwritten. Story direction redrafted, though.
Books read: Finished A Novel In A Year, now on to How To Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (and Second Best Husband)
Level of fail: Getting to the library at 20 past 9 and discovering it doesn’t open until 10. Getting into the library a bit after 10 and discovering that it doesn’t have public access to plug sockets. Getting in touch with my mum and discovering that she didn’t check her phone until she got home, so she won’t be able to pick me up for 3 hours.
We’ll call that ‘please can I go to bed and pretend I never left it?’
Words written: 2820
Words added to story: 1135
Words deleted: 1685
Desire to cry: High
Hours left in the day: One, after morris practice
Level of fail: Don’t even go there.
I promised to edit my novels into the story they deserve to be, and I intend to honour that promise. Unfortunately, stage 1 (read through them after a healthy break) unearthed the sad fact that they’re not finished. Continue reading