Monday, 16 November 2015

Making Progress...

Though it may not seem like it, I have been making progress on the writing front, amongst all the deadlines- not all of them writing related.

I have found that a few of the organisational changes that I've made over the summer and autumn have been helpful.

There's still a lot to do. I know there's one or two small boxes of writing related materials sitting waiting (in a currently inaccessible position) and in one of those boxes is likely to be the items I'm looking for- early research material for my Nottinghamshire story.

(Think there may be some heavy furniture lifting going on at my place over the Christmas holidays!)

Even without the missing items, I'm finding the second draft much harder than the first draft. There's detail to add, characters to add in or change, and new scenes to be written.

Story #4 in the queue decided to emerge from the mists as I sat waiting to collect a prescription at the pharmacy. I'm not certain what the time period will be. I thought it might be somewhere in the first half of the 20th century, but now I'm not sure...

Fortunately I had a spare lidded A4 box waiting. So I just need half hour to type out my notes from the quick scrawl in my notebook, and it can go to the bottom of the boxes pile.

As long as I can jot down notes on the new ideas I can keep them from interfering with my current work in progress. I'm just grateful the other ones are still dormant.

I have to concentrate on one at a time and not let the others distract me.

Actually I need 36 hours in a day... :(


  1. I'm glad you're making progress, Carol. Good luck with avoiding distractions - that's not something I can advise you on as I'm easily distracted myself.

    1. Sometimes distractions can be useful, Patsy. :)

      It's often in those distracted moments my brain notices something, and that provides the link to making progress in my writing.

  2. You sound pretty organised in the midst of your mind careering off in different story directions, Carol. I do try to be organised, but it can be a bit hit or miss when life is particularly hectic.

    1. That is the problem, Susan, life gets hectic sometimes and I can end up having more to do to get back on an even setting. :-)

  3. Sounds like you're making good progress, Carol. Those extra hours would certainly be useful xx

    1. November is always a busy month for me, so less writing gets done, but I'm trying to do what I can in between, Teresa. :-)


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