Monday, 22 July 2013

I've Ground to a Halt...

Yes, I know I've been missing for weeks- sorry.

I didn't realise how tired out I was until my brain went on strike and I began sleeping late on a weekday- very unusual for me...

This year I've been able to do more concentrated writing than I have before- at least 15,000 words on the novella since mid-January. It may not seem a lot, but it's the most I've written in six months before.

(I just need to get my busy weeks organised better, so I can get a few writing sessions in...)

As soon as normality returns I'll get the last two chapters of the first draft completed, and then the really hard work starts with the 2nd draft- putting flesh on the bones of the basics that I've been concentrating on so far.

There are a few 'information needed' queries that I need to delve into, so I'm making a list to work through over the remaining summer holidays.

I'm thinking about going to this year's Festival of Romance (November) but haven't actually mentioned it to my OH yet- who will have to hold the domestic fort if I do go...:-)

As my short story writing has finally improved, I'm going to make an effort to write a few more before the year ends.

I also have to catch up on my reading- both paperback and e-books.

Serena is still lacking a website, but she does now have an e-mail address. So I have to make some decisions there too.

So I may have ground to a halt in one way, I realise that the 'to do' list is building up... :-)


Patsy said...

There's more to writing than just writing - sounds to me as though you've been busy with the other writing related tasks.

Carolb said...

I hadn't thought about it that way, Patsy, but you're right.

That does make me feel better about it. :-)

Anonymous said...

There's that moment, when you've finished all the tasks, that a 'to-Do' list becomes 'ta-Dah!' and you start reaping the benefits.

Keith Havers said...

I'm glad you intend to write more short stories, Carol. You've obviously started to get into the groove and will go on to more successes.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Sometimes we just need a little rest from all that creating - makes us raring to go again!

liz young said...

That doesn't sound to me like ground to a halt - more like nose to the grindstone. Go to that Festival - you deserve it.

Carolb said...

I do hope so, hardeggnews. :)

I can only keep trying, Keith. :)

You're right, Rosemary. My brain is working on further ideas already. :-)

Lizy, my OH doesn't mind me going as I can get the train, so don't need him to drive me there and then collect me at the end. :-)

Maxi said...

I hope you get to go to the Festival, Carol. Sounds like you've been busy, not at a halt at all! As Patsy says, there's so much more to writing than just scribbling the words down! Good luck with the short stories too!