Candice: Phil and I got together on Friday for a writing session. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go as we haven’t done this on “the book” for a while as we have been ignoring it. Why? Too frightened to start again and not sure how it would go.
Anyway, Phil turned up a present for me – a Foo Fighters‘ egg. Well, not exactly, its more like the only time that OneD and the Foo’s are likely to be in a mash up. Made me smile though.
Anyway, after an hour of catch up I said ‘work time!’ off we went to our respective corners. I was upstairs keeping an eye on the cat while on the big computer.
Well after some surfing I pulled up the words and had a go. And out it came. All the ideas I’d had floating around in my head for the last year. And new first chapter took shape. An hour later I gave it Phil to read and we were well on our way.
However, then things sort of fell apart as we rehashed all our ideas over food and then went to Fallen Angel for a final celebratory cupcake.
I was in a very single track mind on Friday and wanted to get something done. But I’m not sure we’d done enough to deserve the cake.
But I spent Saturday and Sunday beating myself up for not doing enough, and then have come back today to update Chap 2. What I can say is what came out is pretty good. I think we might have cracked it in making our story more punchy. I’ve been ruthless with the pruning so its now much slicker.
Plan – 1 lunch break a week for running and 1 for writing. And when I say writing I mean book writing not just the short stories. We’ll see….