It’s true, it’s only day sixteen and I’ve already written a third of the manuscript. Chapter 5 turned out to be difficult to write but I took it slowly and gave myself plenty of time to “think”. As you know, I’m a planner. As far as I’m concerned, planning is essential but that doesn’t mean … Read moreDay 16: A third of the way!
For some people life is just beginning. Welcome to the world, William Johnson, first son of Darren and Jo. For others, the first stage of their life is ending and it’s time to move onto something new. Today, in Australia, is the last day of school for Year 12 students. This traditionally is known as … Read moreMuck Up Day!
Following a recent rejection I received on behalf of the 2004 Anthology stories, it’s time to hit the query stage again. However, I want to revise the query letter I was using so I’ve been looking around for some hints on letter writing. Most of the following is common sense, but I’m going to make … Read moreWriting a Good Query Letter
This evening I found it difficult to get the words out. It was almost painful. There was no flow and I had to work at every single word. After two hours of struggling I gave in to defeat and had only added 472 words to the tally. Never mind, I still wrote and that’s all … Read moreDay 10: Pace slows down
I have a dilemma. My writing is going so well right now that I don’t want to break the flow to do other things. Past experience has shown me that if I stop for one day, I’ll stop forever (well “forever” might be going too far, but you know what I mean). However, I have … Read moreGo with the flow v. Meeting obligations
Oh my, this is just brilliant. When I opened the document for chapter 3 this afternoon, I had 50 words. I’ve been writing on and off for several hours (approximately 5 hous) and I’ve finished the chapter and started chapter 4. It was difficult getting started (with chapter 3). I knew what I had to … Read moreDay 9: Chapter 4 begins
As it’s the weekend, writing is much easier because … I don’t have to go to work and I have more time to spare. Hmmm, well that theory is out the window because I still didn’t get to my computer until the usual time in the evening. Life has a habit of spoiling plans. Although … Read moreDay 8: Chapter 3 begins
Lunch was wonderful. We joked and laughed, and ate until our bellies were at bursting point. Then, we were thrown out of the restaurant (with a smile). First in, last to leave – that doesn’t happen often. I received some lovely presents. Among them was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6). I’m in … Read moreBirthday Books