Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

Goals: setting, hitting and changing

One of the beautiful things about the Round of Words in 80 days challenge is that ability to change your goals, as and when you need to. An admission: I love setting goals. I love aiming high, having deadlines, striving to complete enough to put a tick on my to do list. I love seeing my… Continue reading Goals: setting, hitting and changing

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Back to the Beginning

The weirdest part about revising, for me, is that moment when I sit down with a fresh print out of my novel, look down at page one, and realise I have no recollection at all of writing it. Over the course of 80,000 or so words, my story, character and theme have inevitably wandered, grown… Continue reading Back to the Beginning

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Halfway Through and Loose Ends

I've been very neglectful here recently, at blogging, at checking in for ROW80 and, I'll admit, at writing, too. Yesterday was the summer solstice; the nights are now officially drawing in. We're halfway through the solar year, and it seems to me that this is the perfect time to renew ambitions, look at what I… Continue reading Halfway Through and Loose Ends

Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

ROW80 Check In – 29th May

I feel like I'm finally starting to get back on track. With only another two days left in the month, I have (probably) another 10,000 words to write to finish this draft of Breaking the Spell. So that's pretty much my goal for the week. I've written about 12,500 on it since last week, but… Continue reading ROW80 Check In – 29th May

Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

Update on Life

I know, I know. Where the hell have I been? Many apologies. I don't want this blog to be a chronicle of my personal life, rather than my writing one, so suffice to say that things in the real world have been alternately trying, difficult, great and troublesome recently. I've not been in a position… Continue reading Update on Life