Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Big Fat Zero

This pregnancy malarkey is really rather tiring right now! Not feeling like doing any writing at the moment. Will update here when I do tho! Debating whether or not to write a short story instead of a novel, as I'm not sure I have the "staying power" to get to the end o a longer work... Think perhaps tomorrow (if I feel up to it, the last couple of days even sitting at the computer has been too much effort!) might just "write", you know, pick a topic / title / character and just write something. With no idea or care for where it is going or how long it will be or what it might become. I think perhaps I need more of this sort of writing practice before I tackle a novel. I'm not abandoning the chunk of work I've done on the novel so far, just putting it aside for a while, until I can come up with some better ideas for what might happen in it. Writing prompts here I come....

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Another wasted day, due to throwing up this morning and taking the rest of the day to recover.. perhaps the third trimester wasn't the best time to start this project! let's see what tomorrow brings.

Monday, August 01, 2005

1746 words

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18,964 / 70,000

Back on track today after yesterday's little break. Quite pleased with myself for reaching just under 19k words in 2 weeks! Still a little worried that I will run out of steam before I reach the big 70k (or whatever it turns out to be)...hopefully more ideas will come along as I carry on writing.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

651 words

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17,218 / 70,000

Not such a great day. I know it's still early (midday) but I can't see me doing any more writing today. Just feel like having a day off from it, I need some inspiration for where the story is going next. Have a few clues, but am worried I won't be able to fill another 50k words to get to the climax. I'm sure it's just newbie jitters. Was a bit of a struggle getting to 650 words today, although better than nothing. Think I'm better off having a little break today rather than forcing myself to sit at the computer and write rubbish. Anyway, off to read a book now (instead of trying to write one!).

Saturday, July 30, 2005

1768 words

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16,567 / 70,000

Another fairly productive day. Am hoping I can tie the story together in a readable way, as the fear that my writing wil somehow 'dry up' one day soon is very real!

Friday, July 29, 2005

1707 words

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14,799 / 70,000

Managed this in one hour, although probably could have done more later in the day had it not been for the dramatic stuff on the news about the police catching the London bombers.