Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

Beyond reason


My fingers are cramped and inkstained, I’m a little bit shaky and delirious, and I’m running short on sleep. No, not some weird addiction. Actually, yes, it is a weird addiction. I’m writing again. Or, to be more precise, I’m editing. I’ve spent the last few months (off and on) wading through Holly Lisle’s How […]

I’m working through the edits of the Anneth story, and it was turning into a bit of a slog … I’ve been through it so many times that the story had gone a bit stale on me and I didn’t know where I was going with it. The river had run dry, and for a […]

June Review


This month’s writing has been massively disrupted by the World Cup, something I failed to factor into my planning Still, it only happens once every 4 years, and has been thrilling to watch (even if painful in parts ). The big changes for this month have been removing two items off my writing list – […]

Making the cut


I’ve been working the edits for Anneth … again …. and I swear this is the last time I’m going through the process. If I can’t fix it this time, then I think it needs to be abandoned for good and all. (And yes, I have said that before … trouble is, I love this […]

May Review


This year is dashing past far too quickly, and suddenly there’s another month vanished into the comforting rhythm of a regular routine. It’s good to take the time out to pause and reflect on where I am with my goals for the year, and how these are working with my intentional words of COMPLETE and […]

April Update


I feel like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland at the moment – dashing around with my eye on the clock muttering “I’m late, I’m late” as I try to get through everything. As a result it’s been a pretty up-and-down month … plenty of feeling stressed about keeping on top of everything, and the […]

Targets always seem to be a moveable feast for me, and I made a major under-estimate of the time I would need for HTRYN in this year.  Going forward, and based on all this work, I’m figuring that as things stand, my best estimate of the time I need per book is 4 months, so that […]

March Review


It’s been a funny old month – been feeling down and tired for a lot of it, not helped by screwing my back up and losing a week or so in the process. Writing 2 ) Finish STALKER edits and sub for critiques by the middle of Mar – deferred, because the Anneth revisions/HTRYN was […]

Last week I printed off the whole 500 pages of the Anneth manuscript, ready to start in on the edit marathon that will be Holly Lisle’s “How to Revise Your Novel” (HTRYN) course. I did the How To Think Sideways course last year, and learned so much from it, that it seemed a no-brainer to […]

February Review


Another month down, and it’s gone far too quickly, even taking into account the short-change on the days. Writing: 1) Finish SERE first draft by the end of Feb – *almost* done – within 2 scenes of finishing … 8) Complete and post 3 crits per month for Silver Griffin/Manic Medley – didn’t happen for […]