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?
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
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: 4369
Books read: None
Best article read: A ghost ship crewed by cannibal rats is somewhere in the Atlantic
Rejections received: One
Success in reaching Manchester: No
Phrase of the day: Tybalt, please don’t do that.
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.
Books read: None
Books borrowed from library: 4
TV shows watched: 2
Telephone surveys done: 1
Ladies who lunch: 4
Level of fail: Moderate
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.
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.