Saturday, 19 November 2011

The time to write.

It's hard to find, but tonight I did. I've hit 60,000 words, yay! Eaten a lot of chocolate and now have a sore back from sitting so long in the same position.
My characters are having a hard time and may have just been exposed for the supernatural creatures they are:
“You’re more worried about me than that thing I just killed, there’s hundreds of them up here, and if we don’t leave they’ll be here, soon.”
Brody nodded, “They’re coming. Put your gun down and we’ll get you safely back, keep it aimed at my friend and we’ll leave you.”
Still gun man was unconvinced.
“Put the gun down Gus,” one of the girls said.
He grunted, but let it drop. We started moving down the mountain.
“I’m gonna want answers but.”
“And you’ll get them,” Brody said.
But we all knew that wasn’t going to happen.

Tomorrow is another day, I hope I get another couple of hours to write, because when I don't write I daydream.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Guilty pleasures

Whats yours? Chocolate, alcohol, chick flicks, trashy telly?
I like reading, even when I know I should be doing something else,  like the washing, cleaning the house, etc. Or in tonight's case, watching episodes of True Blood, season 4. I've just watched episode 11, one to go, and I'm trying to figure out how to do it. Obviously I can't watch it when my daughter is awake, I can't watch it now (I'd have to down load it first anyway), so should I just pretend to be working on my computer tomorrow night? Like I did tonight. It just feels so guilty. My guilty pleasure.
I did write a little tonight and am up to 57,000 words into my second draft, which I've re-written because I wasn't so happy with my first draft, but then who is?
I also got my uni result this last week, Distinction and High Distinction, gives me a Distinction average for the course. Uni felt a bit like a guilty pleasure as well, putting everything else on hold so I could read the course work and do assignments, and now that I'm finished I wonder when I had the time to study.
Got to read my book club book this week, 'Let the great world spin' by Colum McCann
I'll let you know what I think when I've read it.

Hope everyone's weekends were filled with guilty pleasures!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Working on it

Today I sent off a short story. It will be ages till I hear either way, but I feel like it is a positive step towards being published. I have another story ready to send off as well. It has taken a long time to write and polish these two stories, but I've discovered a lot about the writing and publishing process over this last year.

I'm still working on my novel, here is my proof:
My eye’s adjusted to the yellow dancing candle light flickering by Jake's bed. Dust had settled on me and it shifted when I sat and puffed into the air. Jake's chest rose and fell, slowly. His heart was still beating but his body was fading away, we really had to get answers, figure out what as going on with him.

I'm reading book 3 of Game of Thrones and loving it. I just finished reading 'Dead Reckoning' book 11 of the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, and enjoyed that. I love following the same character through different books. I always feel a sense of loss when I get to the end of a book, it's not so bad if there is another one to come.

If you're not reading, write. If you're not writing, read.