Thursday, January 14, 2016


Wound up working on some images for Tony the other day, so not a lot of forward progress (though there was reading and getting acclimated again). Also figured out some things about character motivation (in my head), so that's progress too. A lot of writing isn't necessarily on the page, but somewhere in the grey matter. Squishy.

Today at the Brand Exchange. Time to get back into it. Goal to get past 10K. Well past, I hope. Update later.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Holidays are over. Max is back to school. I am almost feeling human again (long story -- it has been an odyssey of doctor appointments and medication and has so far summed up to really, really low vitamin D and really quite high blood pressure coupled with (probably) an ulcer or possibly gallstones or other horrors. I now take a cocktail of pills upon rising in the morning.) and have even ventured out of the house without falling over.

So, back to writing. Have promised myself a treat. Will buy a Sims 3 add on once I've finished 40K on this book. Starting today at 9630.

Also need to write a bit on the thing David and I are lobbing back and forth together.

Starting today by reading through what I've got so far on Maxtorious.


Wednesday, December 02, 2015


Back out. Still sick. Today Brand Exchange with Tracey. Ending 8792. Considering my head, that's not bad. 542.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Hadn't updated in here in a bit. It's been busy what with sorting out a new agent (agh!). Today at the spot by Bank. More later.

8250 which is miserable, but sent out a number of emails and chatted with a friend and generally tried to not feel too ill. Also some notes. So there's that.

Monday, November 16, 2015


Beginning at 6145. At the Metropolitan Pub at Baker Street. Eating a Mexican-ish salad.

6431, hopefully more later.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Yesterday created the entire family tree and worked out all of the deaths in poor Maxtorious' family. Today just a bit of writing in while waiting for Max at a bowling birthday party. 

Started at 5889, deleted some, edited other bits, add a little and (so far) ending at 6145 because I need to go buy Tony a birthday card.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Started today at 5128. Currently at 5790. 662 so far, all at the local bakery while listening to Maureen alternately chide and encourage local residents. Taking a bit of a break while they are mowing the lawn outside, perhaps for some painting because I have a general feeling of ennui and annoyance.

End of day (probably). Wound up at 5889.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Spent the morning at home waiting on the ant exterminator to show up (for it to prove to be only an initial visit and not the actual treatment). Did clean up my office though, which it has been in desperate need of for eons. Now out because I need to get stuff to make dinner (chicken noodle soup) and because Rosa will be in to clean and I have a hard time working with a vacuum running. At Lowry & Baker, drinking my latte and smelling all the loveliness cooking. I think I might have gained a kilo sniffing everything.

At any rate, kicking off at 4817 today. Going to perhaps not go straight on and just write up some bits that I want to get down before I forget them.

5128 now. Not a lot, but also some work on the map and other details.

And annoyed. Things I am not good at: dealing with passive aggressive posh mums.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Today at Curzon Soho. Starting at 4435.

Thinking. Aiming for 42,000 words on this book. I average around 2000 words per chapter. That makes 21 chapters total. 37,5656 words left to go. Which, if I do my normal 1000 words a day, means a finished draft in roughly 37 days.

Strangely enough, there are exactly 37 weekdays left in this year. Of course, some of those days are holidays and a chunk of them are while Max is off school. But.

1:34 PM. 4814 and kind of meh about it. Stopping for now because not sure the transition between chapters is working but knowing I need to get on with the action. Maybe stop a bit and map out some chapters. Off to Chinatown to buy Max some more seaweed.

Monday, November 09, 2015


National Theatre for an office today. Blogged on official site for first time in eons. Starting at 3401. Update later (coffee first).

4435 and done as I think it will be today. 1034 words. Forward progress.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Too much, so skipping ahead

Will write about all the goings on later, or not.

Posting to track wordcount. 2679 at the moment, though I'd forgotten I was going to track things and had already made a bit of forward progress. So, eh, maybe 2665? No idea. Close enough. Later.

Later...3402. But need to go buy some chocolate. And the people next to me are chatty. Hopefully more later.