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Archive for Humble Beginnings…
Two quick things to share, first, I’ve started using my twitter account, primarily so I can stalk Nathan Fillion, Norman Reedus and Tom Hiddleston, but I may actually do some tweeting as well
Second, I have brushed off the dust and read through what I’d written so far and realised why I’d stopped. Id started to over complicate the story, not good, not good at all. I’m going to scrape back some of the unnecessary crap and get back my enthusiasm.
Web Work: Up to date (almost)
Daughter Back to School: Monday
Desire to write: Building
Get it done woman, get it done!
Happy New Year.
I’m actually very glad the holidays are finally over. I’ve been flailing around like a drunk fly for the last month and I am more than ready now to settle back into some kind of sensible routine and get my life back on track in many different ways.
This year is all about health – body, mind and bank balance.
Hopefully getting my head back into writing will not only help heal my mind, but one day, heal my bank balance too
Today I’m going to be reviewing everything I did last year on this site and in my writing and will make a start on picking up The Keeper where I left off. My challenge is going to be stopping myself from editing and tweaking what I’ve already written. I want to get the entire story down before I start getting all OCD on it.
Ok, over 800 spam messages to clear out of my inbox first… urk, I’m very glad I turned on the captcha thingamabob.
I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas and New Year and that you are well on your way to making 2012 the year you start following your dreams too.
I’ve fought back the sleepies and made a start on Chapter Two but I think I’ll need to rework it, it’s a bit on the boring side, so boring in fact that I can barely keep my eyes open. This chapter is mostly about scene setting and giving the reader a feel for what life is like for Lilya right now, but I think I need to inject some drama into it. I think I know how to build it up, but not today. Tomorrow I must not start writing until I’ve got a cup of coffee in me.
Today: 804 words
Total: 4961 words
“And Kaylee, what the hell’s goin’ on in the engine room? Were there monkeys? Some terrifying space monkeys maybe got loose?”
I didn’t really want to write today, I’d had a bad night’s sleep and I was tired and feeling totally uninspired, but I made myself login to my work account planning to at least spend a little time tweaking some of the writing I did the other day.
Well wasn’t I surprised when I’d not only tweaked but also finished the chapter and two hours had passed!
I probably could have kept going, but my network had dropped while I was lost in the words so I needed to switch back to my play account to fix it and lunch and Skyrim are now not so gently calling my name. I may do more later today but probably not, I know exactly where I’m going with chapter two, so I’ll probably jump right in again tomorrow and get it all down then.
I’ll leave the reading back and tweaking until the next time I’m feeling uninspired
Today: 1,657 words (> 1337 )
Total: 4156 Words
“Achievement seems to be connected
with action. Successful men and
women keep moving. They make
mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
- Conrad Hilton
I have set myself up with two accounts on my PC, one for work and one for play. I’ve also set up parental controls on my work account so that I can’t login outside of 9-5, Monday to Friday. I’m hoping the knock on effect from this will be that if I have any exciting or fun ideas over the weekend, I have to save them up so that I can be all enthusiastic come Monday morning.
I’m also hoping that treating writing as a proper job will encourage me to actually get on and work at it instead of just playing at it.
“Imagination is everything. It is the
preview of life’s coming attractions”
- Albert Einstein
“Many of life’s failures are people who
did not realize how close they were
to success when they gave up.”
- Thomas Edison
I’m not giving up, hell, I’ve barely even started, but I have been dealing with health issues this week. I’ve done something to my neck, it hurts lots.
I’ve still not decided whether to pick the story up 10 years on or to continue where I’ve left off, so, being smarter than the average slug, I’ve decided to start with the time skip and if I later decide to it needs that bit more story at the start, I can fairly easily add it in.
MUST IGNORE THE CALL OF SKYRIM!!!!
Total Word Count: 2409
I’m falling asleep in my chair. Not been sleeping well due to my sore neck. Time for a coffee and I need to get on with my laundry and vacuuming. Fun
I still have excuses today but I am going to ignore them and crack on regardless.
“What you get by reaching your
destination is not nearly as
important as what you will become
by reaching your destination.”
- Zig Ziglar
I wish I could get rich off my incredible talent for doing absolutely nothing.
I could make excuses, but I won’t, as they are nothing but excuses and as such hold no real value.
I wonder if I will ever be able to stop waiting for life to happen and instead make life happen.
“Destiny is not a matter of chance,
it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be waited for,
it is a thing to be achieved.”
- Winston Churchill