I’m gearing up to take part in the Six Month Novel Programme, which starts next week. One of the first tasks you have to undertake is to select what is called a ‘companion novel’ to read. You’re supposed to choose something that contains an aspect of writing you want to work on in your own […]
Summary: Typical short story cycle this week. After weeks of not being able to start, I sat down and completed the first draft in one sitting. If only I could do this on demand! Monday: Judicious use of a five-hour gap between appointments saw me ensconced at Good & Proper for the afternoon. […]
Summary: I did something unfortunate to my neck over the weekend so had difficulty focusing and being productive this week, but I still wrote or planned or organised or brainstormed at least a little bit every day, and that’s very definitely a win. Monday: I had to wait in for a delivery so I […]
Summary: Lots of minor progress on a variety of both big and small projects. Still a bit scattered, but I’m pleased I’m maintaining my daily writing habit. Monday: Back to The Turk’s Head in Wapping for a session with Ann today, which evoked memories of sitting outside in the sun all last summer. I […]
Summary: Still writing every day so far, and it’s not feeling like too much of a chore. And a couple of projects are now at the stage when I need to really launch into the meat of the work. Monday: I started with Day Three of Write With One Story 2019, then […]
I thrive on variety. I do my best work when I have multiple projects on the go and can switch between them at will. If I get bored with or stuck on one thing, my brain will likely come up with ideas on how to progress with something else. This helps me to keep working […]
My Fringe Guru reviews for The Vaults 2019 can be found here, along with those from the other reviewers who attended shows there too.