Plans Develop


Today I went for my writing group in town, and then to the far end of the valley for a drop in season on starting a business. The two were connected, loosely, and next week is going up with business related appointments.

I’m hoping that by the end of next week I’ll have exciting news, and more progress on my stories, which have gone by the wayside somewhat.

In the meantime,  tomorrow is my mum’s birthday celebration day out, because the market she wants to visit is shut on Sunday. I probably won’t get a lot done for the next couple of days, as a result, but what’s new?

Roundup of the day


  • 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.
  • As you can see, that went well. I did, however, figure out the plot of a story possibly for Aphrodite Terra, and gave up on StoryBook because my computer set-up just doesn’t allow me to use it for long periods of time.

    This leaves a plan for tomorrow of:

  • Attack the kitchen table with post-it notes to sort out the three plots above
  • Do a couple of job applications
  • Write many words
  • We shall see

    Week 2 of Rewriting


    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

    Day 6 of Rewriting


    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?’

    Day 2 of rewriting


    Words written: 3333
    TV shows watched: 3, ish?
    Books read: None, but I’m about to settle down with A Novel In A Year.

    I did not make it to the library, because my darling Tybalt allowed me a whole 5 hours of sleep, and then went completely bonkers for the morning when I was home alone, so I stayed to keep an eye on him and make sure he didn’t do too much damage and then I was too tired (read lazy) to do the hour’s walk for the sake of a couple of hours in the library.

    Instead I settled down at the kitchen table, crammed on my enormous pink headphones and got out the first chapter of the ghostly romance, which really needs a better name. I was hoping for more words, but I’ll settle for liking the ones I have.

    Day 1 of rewriting


    Words written: 451
    Books read: One and a half.
    TV shows watched: Three, plus a musical off DVD
    Level of fail: High.

    Tomorrow I am going to work in the library, where there are no distractions… except the books.