Posted in progress, writing

Freelancer, Now For Hire!

I’ve taken the plunge and have created a profile to embark on my new business venture…freelance work.  For those who already have their foot well and truly wedged in the door, if not already in the next room, can you provide any advice to a budding new freelance writer?

I am ready to give it more than 1000000% and have started doing homework on what to look for, how to succeed etc. The focus areas/line of work I’ll propose bids on is writing stories aimed at children and blog writing.

Let’s see what the progress is like a couple of months down the line.

 

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10K Mark

I’ve gone back to writing today, as I went to open the document up I looked at the word count and feel very proud for I’ve gone over the 10k mark.  There’s still a long way to go but it’s motivating enough to keep at the story.

Thanks again for all the suggestions and encouragement to keep on going.  I hope to update next at the weekend.

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A Follow Up Hit?

A couple of nights ago I was ready for an epic writing session but unfortunately my eldest was poorly so it came to a halt.

Tonight I have continued with a chapter where a character sings another song to this stuck up narcissistic ignorant man and, as expected, he misinterprets the meaning.  I am loving this part of the story so am trying hard to keep the content good with a potential of very few edits for this area.

Not many words for tonight’s count but 142 is better than 0

 

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The Perfect Game

My lovely husband’s short story (unsure if it’s based on real events!)

James Butler's Blog

I went to pick up the ball for the last throw. I’ve never bowled like this before, eleven strikes down and I just need this one more for the game. The sweat drips down my forehead as I try to focus my line. The sound of the crowd cheering runs down to a dull whine. Everything is becoming blurry. I need to throw now or I’ll loose my track. I raise my arm back and throw down with a little bit of spin.

It’s going wide.

It’s hitting the gutter!

In the last second it teeters back into the ally. It hit’s the middle right pin and nearly of of them go flying.

Nearly all.

The front and last pin wobbles on it’s base. Another pin roles casually into it and knocks it over.

A perfect Game. The roar of the crowd it overwhelming, as I fall to my knees…

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Haiku Wednesday

Motivation is

Something that drives you forward

More life gives purpose.

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Is motivation

Forward? you drive that something

Purpose, gives life more.

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Something that gives more

You drive life forward.  Purpose.

Is motivation.

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More motivation

That purpose drives you forward,

Gives more.

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I have really been struggling to find the need to write my novel or simply blog.  My motivation has taken off and is playing hide and seek, though it wants me to count to 10 million it seems.

If any of these Haiku’s can help a budding writer of any kind then excellent.

Likewise, if anyone can encourage or provide some inspiring words I’m all ears.

 

 

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A Song Writer In The Making?

Hello readers, sorry for the lack of posts lately, I’m trying to get back into the swing of things with term time and also finding the need to want to write, it’s coming back bit by bit.  Today I have been writing my story and have got to a point where one of my characters sings.  I have wrote a little song and want to share with you the end results

“What you Did” by Jonathan Kelps

“You’ll never know what you were to me

You’ll never see how you made me feel

I didn’t love you, I didn’t care

For you were so far up your bum.

One day I will be free, not that you’ll mind

Because by then you’ll still be in your own behind

You were so horrific, but the end will be so terrific

All I wanted was my pal”

I have written about 500 words this morning which I’m super thrilled on.  I still have a long way to go but with each writing session I get that little bit closer to the end.

Will keep you posted with further updates soon!

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Writing Progress

The summer holidays are over, which means one thing – I’m able to write during the day once again!

I have finished off a chapter this morning, word count was nearly 250, so not much but I can’t get into the next chapter as I need to work on some outlines and figure their directions out.  The finished chapter isn’t on the path I imagined so I need to work out if I want to end it on a cliff hanger or if I want the reader to know exactly what it will lead to.  For now it’s an open ending.

There is a downside to daytime writing: my youngest is upstairs napping and I left my art book up there and if I go up he will wake!  So it’s back to A4 lined paper for note taking and fine tuning. I like to use an A2 pad for all the brainstorming (is it still called that or do I have to refer to it as Mind Mapping for the PC parade?).  I imagine next week will be a more organised week.

I have missed blogging on a daily basis but I think it got to a point where priorities were all wrong and so the break has done me good.

Regarding the recent published work, I am in the process of writing more articles for future newsletters as we speak, it’s nice to say I’m finally livin’ the dream!

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The Writer Is Back

With having a much needed mini writing break I headed back to my novel writing tonight.  I haven’t touch it in a while and with the 1Kfor1K challenge I signed up to I went in with not much energy admittedly but I have written tonight.  I’ve done nearly 250 words which is all I’m going to be able to churn out tonight and with part of the rules with this challenge is to balance work with exercise I’ve opted to balance myself out by doing some yoga.

I shall say toodles and crack on with the workout.  Keep on writing and being creative!

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Writing Update

Hello readers, I am updating you with the news that I’m participating in a mini writing challenge this weekend. The aim is to balance work with exercise and thanks to Kate for setting up the challenge. 
Here is her post 1kfor1k

I’m really looking forward to this. I have been feeling very tired lately and the thought of writing just fell right off the priority list but after some yoga, meditation and an 80 minute stint on the accupuncture mat I feel ready and refreshed to visit my story and blog!