Weeknotes – S07E08 – Lots Going On

Summary: Another seven-day ‘writing’ week. The novel is still going well and there are lots of interesting projects coming up on the paid editing front. I’m feeling a bit more enthused about things in general – so yay!   Monday: Monday again! And time to eat the frog… So I wrote the next Darkness scene […]

Weeknotes – S07E07 – Still Trucking

Summary: Still trucking along with the novel, still looking at agents for the two books I’m querying, still working reasonably hard for paying clients – all progress is good progress.   Monday: After not having a particularly productive week last week, I knuckled down and wrote the next Darkness scene. Then it was back to […]

Changing Goal Types

The second half of 2022 was a struggle in terms of bolstering my creativity. I felt like I didn’t achieve that much and that I was always trying to force myself to work on my writing projects, and generally failing.   Doing an objective review of what I achieved across the year showed me that […]

Weeknotes – S07E06 – Work-Lite

Summary: Technically, a seven-day writing week, but only because of novel notes and reviews – but hey, all progress is good progress, and a chilled-out weekend has left me more enthused about committing to a better work ethic all round.   Monday: I kept to my novel-writing plan, working on the next scene of Darkness […]

Weeknotes – S07E05 – More Frog-Eating

Summary: Frog-eating the novel is still working as planned and I picked up some chunky paid projects to keep me busy for most of February. We’re a bit behind on the podcast, but it’s supposed to be fun, so there’s no use putting ourselves under undue pressure over it.   Monday: Sticking with my ‘eat […]

Weeknotes – S07E04 – Breaking Ground

Summary: First draft of fifth novel has begun! Prioritising it at the start of each ‘work’ day has been very successful, and I haven’t had any trouble getting my paid work done afterwards.   Monday: I planned a full cafe day and was set up and ready to get started by 9am. I decided to […]

Weeknotes – S07E03 – Attitude Shift

Sunday: Not much concrete progress this week, but that was deliberate. What was unexpected was a major shift in my attitude towards starting novel number five, which was awesome!   Monday: I did a sample edit for a prospective client. I also finished the new Christmas ghost story I started last week, and submitted it […]