Monday, 14 November 2011


46037 words! So near yet so very far. I've run out of plot!

Friday, 4 November 2011

11186 words total by the end of yesterday, which was some going and I'm exhausted! I think I'm going to have to slow down for a couple of days. So now I'm more than a fifth through, but the big worry is that I am going to run out of plot before I reach 50000. Actually, I'm positive I will!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

7521 words by the end of yesterday. I could've done more - probably should've done more - but I just couldn't face any more. Got bronchitis which is making me feel a bit grotty, but that's no excuse - anyway, I've given myself enough words to be able to take a break if I want - but I don't want - no yet. But so far today, I've written nothing. I'm disatisfied with my structure, so have spent some time moving things around and lengthening chapters. Not sure where I am now - lol.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

We're off!

To reach the 50000 word count, you need to write an average of 1667 words per day. My word count for yesterday was 3681, so that gives me a good bit of leeway and I was happy with that. But, heck, it's hard work! Having been used to writing short stories and dwelling over every sentence, searching for perfection - I'm finding it extremely difficult to just 'keep writing' without any regard for my 'inner editor'. I had a plot roughly worked out in my head, but it's so rough that I've no idea, at times, how to continue! And, even when I'm having some time out (even when I supposed to be asleep), my mind is full of plot and character! But, onwards ...

A short excerpt from yesterday!

"She smelled only the air, heard only a muffled thrum, felt lightness, tasted honey, saw only the young man with the sandals."

Whoo! :)

Saturday, 29 October 2011


I forked out $10 for a halo, which I felt was very cheap.

Time to plan

The writing starts in 2 days - I'm excited about it, but rather worried! It takes me months just to write a short story of 2-3000 words - writer's block is a constant. But I've got an idea and even a title (subject to change!) 'The Eliteness of Mitzi Poole' - but I'll only be sharing my progress on here; not my novel - although you can be certain it will be wonderful! :)

Off to read No Plot No Problem on my Kindle ..