Tuesday, August 02, 2016


It's summer holidays, but still plugging along. Hit the word count I had intended, but not quite done yet. Hopefully soon, since I'm past my deadline for when I wanted to be done.

Thursday, June 30, 2016


Really need to get in 2000 today if I can. Had taken a couple of days to do the short story for the bet (lost again).

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Getting a late start today, though I have no excuse at all as Max is off on his first overnight school adventure. I am distracted by everything today. Marley snoring. Music that doesn't quite seem right. Gotta get my head into the game. So. Need to get to it.

16 School days left to go, though 2 of those have Sports Day and the School Fair in them and one is only a half day. So really more like 14 days.

Goal word count is around 45K. So roughly 12,000 words to go. That's enough days to do it in if I get my 1000 in a day. Though there are some edits I'll need to make to have a solid draft. I need to get a 1000 in today if I can but at least 500.

Will update later.

Thursday, June 09, 2016


At the Metropolitan today. Also need to start a short story. But words, words, words first.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016


Should break that magic 30K today, barring any horribleness.

Friday, April 29, 2016


Close to getting the first act of the book done. It's going, still slower than it should be (no one to blame for that but myself, though health is definitely still a factor). I'm liking it though, which is good. :-)

Today out at Baker Street at the nondescript Wetherspoons Metropolitan Pub where the food is cheap (and okay) and the people are surprisingly nice considering how many tourists they have to deal with. It's Friday and we're headed into a three day weekend, Bank Holiday Monday. 

Definitely will get over 19K today. Would be lovely if I broke 20K. So, off to it then.

...ended at 19,643, so that's a good day then.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Near Paddington today. Had forgotten to post here, thought I'd catch up. Will write more later. Writing now...

Monday, March 07, 2016


Am back at it. It's been a rough time. Random dizziness, coughing fits, headaches, nausea. Today is mostly just the headache, but I've gotta get back on that horse or nothing will ever get done, so here I am. Sitting alone at the Brand Exchange, where perhaps Tracy might join me later. Had to get out of the house though. I've been housebound pretty much since late October. Not a lot of writing. Not a lot of anything, to be honest. Have no get up and go at all (or, if I start the day with a bit, it doesn't last long).

But. Back to getting on that horse. Here we go.

Starting today at 11409. Let's see where we get to.

Ending at 12422. Some of them were good.

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.