Day 357: How to randomly find new life to mine in your chapter

What I was doing was… Morning pages today with the old novel writing. 398 more words, in a fizzy 15 minutes going off in a new direction midway into this chapter. Felt like I’d reached a premature conclusion with yesterday’s writing, so decided to give myself a prompt by throwing a beanbag to randomly choose a writing prompt card, which inspired setting up an unplanned for interaction between my main

Day 355: How to make the most of the sun

What I was doing was… A small sliver of novel writing today. Clocking in with my 15 minutes (443 more words for the draft!) Helped immensely by hiding in the blacked out cave of my bedroom while the heat outside gradually climbs and cooks my flat. Feeling like I am unwinding a bit after a busy week, and feeling so grateful for the lovely day I had yesterday thanks to

Day 354: How to end

What I was doing was… Little novel writing this morning before my last day at my job. Wrote for 15 weird minutes (about 470 words) this fever dream of a chapter. Helped immensely by having not enough sleep (feeling anxious). Feeling real tired and nervous about this last day at my job after 8 years -the sadness of endings and the anticipation of new beginnings. Tomorrow and the next few

Day 352: How to find a cliffhanger

What I was doing was… Writing again this morning on the novel draft, aiming to finish the chapter I didn’t quite complete yesterday. Wrote 379 words in the 15 minute window, ending the chapter quite abruptly! Considered coming back to it but kinda like the cliffhanger ending, so will let it sit and see later what it needs to function better. Feeling tired today, preempting a busy week ahead, thinking