Writerpalooza, Day 3

One of those days that was productive but there wasn’t much forward motion to show for it. I revised a chapter and a half, including writing a one new scene I hadn’t expected (I’m taking this as a good sign that the girls in the basement are...

Writerpalooza, Day 1

Right, final tally for today is one whole chapter revised and half of two others (to finish this book I need to revise about four chapters worth of stuff and write maybe eighty pages). Probably around 40 pages in all. Not bad given I was out for about 5 hours in the...

The return of the dreaded metrics

Well, it had to happen sooner or later. We have reached the point of needing to kick along the word count, keep ourselves honest and expose ourselves to potential internet taunting if we don’t make our goals. Therefore, some writing metrics: Progress – Fen...

The wrap up

Firstly, thoughts are with those in Christchurch or with loved ones there.  Terrifying stuff. I’ve only ever been in very minor tremors and those are weird enough. Can’t imagine actually have the world move under your feet, let alone have it come crashing...

The simple things

Having Monday away from the day job always feels kind of decadent (even though it’s a regular occurence with my schedule). It’s nice to go to sleep on Sunday night knowing that one doesn’t have to get up early, even if the grey cat apparently begged...

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