It’s the Weekend Wind-Up – I missed this post last week, and this week, a huge opportunity has arisen which is taking a lot of my time.
I have a 30,000 word skeleton of a novel.
I need to have that finished, in an edited manuscript of at least 80,000 words on/by October 4th.
It’s day 4. I’ve edited 26,000 words so that I now have 5 complete chapters; which my mum and friend have both proof-read.
If you want to help offer critique or use you pom poms for “go Rose, go!” then this is the place to leave a comment.
Also, if you missed the latest blog post, this week I discussed my redefinition tools – particularly the imagination. Catch up here if you missed it.
I Am Currently…
Listening to: Tyr – Northern Gate
Drinking: Nettle Tea
Reading: The $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau / The Hounds of Morrigan -Pat O’Shea / EVERY NOVEL WRITING AND EDITING BOOK I OWN (about 20)
Most Recently Watched: Talk To The Hand – Nina Conti
Wearing: A bathrobe.. And a towel on my head…
Writing: Written about 5,000 words over 3 days. Aiming to write 2,000 words a day once the editing of my first 30k is done.
Thinking: Having to add things into Chapter one when it’s already been “okayed” by my mum + friend… I don’t want to “ruin” the pacing, but I need to refer to X in Chapter 6.
Feeling: Exhausted. Ended up in a seeing-red state last night. This is where being a facilitator of anger management courses comes in handy. But I feel exhausted this morning having processed all that emotion.
Wanting: To just get all these ideas down in a nice, readable format. Why can’t I write “X does Y, finds out Z” and it magically forms 1,000 words of scene for me? (i love the process of writing, I’m just panicked about the lack of time!)
Needing: Less sleep. More plot point ideas.
Enjoying: Being able to share a love of reading with my mum. She’s not very critical though.
Grateful for: My mum, my partner, Sorcha (#1 proof-reading friend), access to a printer, the Garamond font (makes it so pretty to look at a chunk of rubbish text).
And The Weather: Grey and white clouds. Warm though.