Writing

Target: Exceeded

My initial plan was to write 2,800 words a week. Well, this week I managed to write 7,000. I’m now sitting on 16,000 words, but I’m starting to struggle. Developing the beginning of the story was fun at first, but now I feel like rushing it so that I can get to the good part. …

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Genre issues

Yesterday I worked up the courage to show the beginnings of my novel to my Head of Department. She is a trusted friend and an excellent editor, but I was still extremely nervous. I think it’s probably because she’s such a good editor that I was so nervous – I didn’t want her to hate it. This …

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Feeling good

Today is Tuesday. No prizes for me as this is fairly common knowledge. However, Tuesday marks the day where I have both (finally) got an interview for a new job, and also managed to spend some of my precious time writing my novel. Although I have only spent an hour writing, I feel good about …

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Finding the Time

So, this weekend I started two new things – my blog and my novel. Sure, I’ve had both in the pipeline for a while, but I finally found the motivation to get started. In fact, I’ve been so motivated this particular weekend that I managed to write 9,000 words of my – hopefully – 90,000 word novel (only 81,000 …

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