Day 362: How you still can

What I was doing was… Writing writing writing while melting melting melting and aiming to finish a chapter. Wrote 2000 or so more words on the novel draft. Took a little help from the Writers Emergency Pack which spun off an idea about how to externalise what plot wise seemed a very internal scene -quite similar to an issue I had with an earlier chapter (maybe this will make me

Day 361: How to appreciate your process

What I was doing was… Writing on the novel draft today, working to finish one chapter and get going with the next. Worked in sprints for about 3 hours in total and came up with around 3000 words to vault me from one chapter to the next, both of which I notice are involving a lot of dialogue -then I doodled another thing. I appreciated the difference between the sprint-and-goal-focused

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 356: How to not get tense

What I was doing was… Writing a little on chapter 20 of the novel. Got another 589 words down, in twenty minutes hidden away in my bedroom cave -quite a few things to second guess in what was coming out. Realised I’d somewhere changed tense, had reached the climax of the chapter really quickly and possibly in a cliched way -telling myself that these are not unsolvable issues and the