Not doing too bad on the challenge. Well into chapter 5 and a decent flow of writing going - about 1,000 to 2,500 a day when I'm writing. Not managing every single day, but getting there. I think I can finish in the few weeks I have left, but it may be unedited if I … Continue reading Update on that Challenge
Not done the best at keeping my word count up, but I have done tons of reading/research/outlining/character sketching which I'm hoping will start to make getting words down on the page easier and quicker. Here's committing to it! Plan is to hit another few thousand by the end of the week. Bedtime. Word count: 2,463
I wrote about a week ago that I was taking on a challenge. Essentially it boils down to writing a piece of adventure fiction that clocks in at a minimum of 50,000 words. I'll do it with the view to entering, but for me the big personal prize will be to (hopefully) finish a piece. … Continue reading Challenge update
I made up in my mind that I'd enter at least one writing competition this year. I'm not delusional - the probability I'll win is low, but the rewards are there anyway. I'll finish something. I'll learn to edit. I'll write almost every day (I'll have to go get to the 50k word count for … Continue reading Competition or challenge?
My approach to What to do after wrestling with a serpentI thought it would be interesting to write a few notes about how I'm writing one of the serial posts here. I think it is a short story, but maybe it'll be a novel. Also, there's a high probability that it will be an unfinished. … Continue reading How I’m writing…
Everyone has a novel in them. I totally agree with this statement, but in my case I feel it's more accurate to say I have 6/8th of a novel in me, 1/8th in a lovely blue leather bound book that my fiancé created for me from my scrappy word document a couple of Christmases ago, … Continue reading Working through the novel in me