Candice: I had an abundance of things to write about in this blog post.
Eating – as over Christmas this has been high on the agenda. I’ve already talked about the fact there are only so many times you can have Quality Street for Breakfast and not feel the effects. I know its gone too far when the box of Lindor I have in the fridge, something I really like, is actually making feel a bit sick when I just open the door and look at it.
Erin – well its been a whole year since she joined us and lots of things have changed, I’ve changed and it makes you think.
But actually this year is all about finally getting the book out there. Having someone interested in publishing it had galvanised Phil and I to start working on book number two. We met the other day and once food and very nice dessert was out of the way (and I got Phil to stop gassing and get on with the writing :)) we found time to roll out some new words. And the words were good. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get back on the iPad and get on with finishing the section I started but it has been floating around my head ever since with ideas on how I will finish the scene. Must get down to it soon as the ideas are starting to fade.
What I really liked about this session was, after struggling to find somewhere suitable to sit in the whole of Leamington, and having to buy a new pair of shoes to make up for this stress, Phil and I looked at the storyline planning chart we’d done the other week, picked a section that each of us would write, and got on with it. Just by looking at the sentence ‘Kate needs to explain why still at KOD’, plus the discussion we had about her relationship with the love interest Dave, my brain was off crafting a scene. I can literally see it in my head, right down to her outfit, the people she is going to meet and everything.
So I’m going to find the time to finish this section and many more and I have set us a challenge. Phil doesn’t know this yet, but I want the 80,000 word first draft of Book Two done by June. I think that is totally feasible and I don’t work well without a deadline so that’s me drawing my line in the sand. In the mean time Book One will be out there (we hope) and our followers will be clammering for more…. What did he say about buying things on sales proceeds?
3 responses to “I have a cunning plan…”
Sounds like a good cunning plan. Deadlines are good too, otherwise you just faff about. I’ll start exhibiting my paintings at a monthly show on the first sunday in april and so have to start some new works now – several ideas are drafted out – but I know I’ll leave it until two weeks before the deadline before a frenzy of activity to get the new paintings completed. But then I’ll be in the ‘zone’ and everything else will be put on hold. At the moment other jobs are getting put in front – rotavating the veg plot, making new gates for the drive, sanding down the shutters ( one set of of eight completed), re designing our holiday gite web site, some ideas for wine labels, finishing an illustration of Land Rover plus starting on the renovation of the apartment kitchen. Good job I’m retired!
p.s forget the new model railway start as well.
And you know, after writing this post I did go back and finish that chapter. A deadline really does help!
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