Tuesdays are typically my Starbucks-Writing day. Today I didn’t feel like going, whether it’s the weather – the lack of any sort of cold anywhere, or my ideas didn’t feel like being typed out with the help of a Latte, I’ll never know. Instead, I ran a few errands and was home before 10am. For the first time in days, I opened up Project Three and edited a bit more.
I think one more draft, and then it’ll be sent off for submission – if I’m honest, I think that’ll happen by the end of the week, it’s that close to the end. I’m looking forward to having another piece of work sent out into the ether, waiting for a positive response. It will happen one day. It has to.
Tonight I’ve sat and gone through project three, my personal favourite for many reasons and I’m happy with the results so far. Either tomorrow or in a few days I plan to go back to it and edit again, eliminate everything wrong with it etc. As it’s a rhyming story it is somewhat harder to polish up as there are challenging restrictions but in two hours I’ve managed to do a significant rewrite on the original, so I’m going to leave it there and let the dust settle for now.
Currently, my google searches mostly consist of
- “What rhymes with …”
- “Synonyms for …”
They have helped massively.
If you’ve written a rhyming story, have you got any advice or tips you’d like to share?
With Project Robot, I’ve previously mentioned that it needs a lot of reshuffling around and a lot of work put into it. At the minute, I feel like I need to let it rest and let my brain do the thinking so will shelve this project for a later date.
Which means I’m moving straight to project three – my favourite! It’s the story I’ve had for years and is inspired by my eldest. I’m very excited to be editing as it does need doing but I feel it’s closer to completion which encourages me to get a move on with it.
How are your projects coming along?
I opted for the gym as it’s equally important to exercise my body as well as my mind and I can happily say, from a vigorous workout, I’ve been rethinking project robot.
Its nothing major but the first draft, I think, needs a bit of shuffling around somewhat so instead of just rewriting the sentences I should map it all out again and from that framework of view find the best way to get to the end.
As a short story it should still be accomplished within a couple of weeks.
Last night I sat and edited my robot story and decided to make a couple of significant changes. Initially, it was set in a work environment, but for the target audience, I don’t think they would relate well. So I’ve changed it to a school setting, and instead of a mean boss, it’s a mean teacher.
I’ve been on an epic bike ride today and am unsure if I can edit tonight as I’m currently tired beyond the land of nod. I’ll give it a shot though.
Good morning everyone.
I like to set myself little writing goals every day, here’s what I have for today.
“Try and work on editing at least a third of project robot.”
It’s set in a work environment but I may change it to a school so it’ll be a bit more appealing to the target audience.
More submitting – check
More over-thinking about the writing – check
More cookies eaten as a result – check
More happiness for getting work done – check
Good evening – check
Good evening all. Thank you for your many likes and comments about this project, I really appreciate it.
Tonight I sent off work to find an agent. Through my hayfevery eyes I’m pleased to have found that fire within to get to this point. The fire that says “you can do it woman, if you can spend an evening googling ‘icanhascheeseburger’ then you must surely have time to get stories out of your brain”. Well I listened, did it, ate some chocolate, watched a bit of TV in between but I DID IT!!!
So while I say goodbye to one project (for now) I’ve already got new ideas sprouting but have opted to concentrate on finishing my other work. Project 2 is next on the cards.
This is where I could do with another 12 hours or so added to every day. That way I could easily get everything I wanted doing, done.
Will be posting very soon with an update. Keep on writing and listen to your own fires!
Hello readers, I have been writing a bit more of my newest project on and off lately. It’s easy to write but as it’s a rhyming childrens story I’m hoping to keep it shorter than my 3rd project which was epic at nearly 700 words.
My other book, Nonsensically Challenged Volume 2 will be published next month too, make sure to check back here for updates.
Good evening all! I think one of my last updates was on the subject of my current project. Well good news, I have the first draft done. I feel a bit emotional as it’s a story I’ve had swirling around my brain for years and to think I’ve done the first stage of it has made me feel quite sad – but equally excited. It’s based on my eldest and was always planned for him (and now his brother) but I think I need a couple of days for it to sink in, let the completion feeling sink right in!
Before I went to project 3 tonight I actually sat at the laptop, opened up a new word document and started on project 4. It’s in a super early stage, as in I don’t know how I want it to end, the theme or style but I’m sure after some sleeps my brain will come up with something. It’ll be aimed at 5+ year olds, that’s for sure.
How is everyone else getting on? I’m getting emails about a March 2018 Na-No-Wri-Mo but I don’t have enough substance or momentum to participate this time, maybe next time though.