Thursday, 20 September 2018

Set Backs and Forward Plans

So, my plans to participate in Pitch Wars didn't happen - no surprise really! : ) There's something been bugging me about my manuscript and I think it's my antagonists that aren't right. I was thinking too much of the overall trilogy arc instead of focusing on this story so I need to do a little rejigging and before that I'm going to put it aside and concentrate on something else.

This, for instance -

I was messing around with Photoshop making some book cover mock-ups for fun when this one sparked a story idea! I've always been a visual person anyway so it was easy to come up with something!

This is going to be a novella and other ones that I have planned to get written are -

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Writing Vlog #2 - Plans for the next 3 months!


The title sounds a little violent, doesn't it? Lol! Sorry about that! But that is exactly how I'm feeling about myself right now.

I decided that starting from this year I was going to take a couple of years to take my writing seriously and  try and get the foundations of a writing career set in place. I intended to write - and finish - a few books this year and next to give me a backlist.

But, through my own procrastination and self-sabotage I have managed to essentially waste the past five months. Five months I could have potentially had the first draft of a couple of novels done! *sigh* Doesn't help that I know it's all my own fault!

So, instead of wallowing in self-pity and wasting even more time I'm going to really knuckle down starting from the 1st June (tomorrow) and write as much as I possibly can. Any new TV shows or movies are just going to have to wait! : )

In order to keep motivated I will be putting up more vlogs on Youtube and I also have word count meters in the sidebar so everyone can see how I'm doing. I intend to use this blog more frequently just so I can record my progress although I warn you now, it quite possibly could be more of a whiny rant than a coherent post!