Bits and pieces, here and there throughout the week. It didn’t feel like I was doing a lot, but what I did was useful and progressed several projects. And at least I kept my brain ticking over and working on stuff.
I took myself off to Good & Proper quite early today, and managed to stay for five hours, with Ann joining me for the last three.
I wasn’t quite as focused as the day before, despite my schedule, but I wrote the second scene of the new novel and discovered quite a liking for the initial antagonist, who is going to end up being much more of a main character that I had planned.
I did several critiques on Scribophile to build up enough points to post another story whenever I want, and also received some useful comments on the cafe story.
I also typed up more snippets and notes from one of my completed notebooks, discovering the start of a story I began at Moniack Mhor last December, which I had completely forgotten about.
I had a great discussion with Hannah about our current writing projects, and also did another Scribophile critique, to try and get my cafe story closer to the spotlight. I’m remembering how much time and effort has to go into getting the most out of Scribophile, but I think it will still be useful to post stories there from time to time. It’s also a good thing to keep on my task list, so I can do critiques here and there to keep my points level up for when I need it.
I went along to Let’s Write Together, which I haven’t done in many weeks. It turned out to be very useful, as I didn’t feel very motivated to do anything earlier in the day, and the two hours spent with Nil prompted me to edit the cafe story, based on the comments in the five critiques it had garnered on Scribophile.
I also submitted entries to three different competitions - one for the novel, one for flash fiction, and one for travel writing. So I’m keeping my diversification up!