I set myself a stretch goal of 1,000 words again yesterday (29th August) and nearly achieved it. Managed to get 738 words done. I definitely find the more words I do the better I feel about a story and the easier it is to write more.
I’m not going to write a lot this morning as I want to get on with some stuff before heading off to work.
Just record that Trial by Dream is at 2,310 words total and that I again did quite a few submissions for Alt Hist yesterday as well!
I was away for the weekend and fairly busy on Friday getting ready to go away so didn’t have time to do a post. I did manage to do some writing, however. So here’s a quick summary:
Friday, 23rd August – 420 words on the start of a SF short story called Trial by Dream. I have a vague idea where this is going, the title is a clue, but otherwise I’m writing into the dark pretty much. But it’s fun!
Saturday, 24th August – nothing! We were out for most of the day, so simply didn’t have time
Sunday, 25th August – this was a travel day so actually did quite a bit of writing – nearly all of it in the car. I did a puny 55 words on Trial by Dream and 574 words on a new writing in the dark project called Dragons Above. The idea behind this one is that it will be a fantasy war themed short novel. The intro of the novel features a dwarf on Anti-Dragon Artillery duty. Loving writing this and looking forward to doing some more.
In total 629 words on Sunday, so a good day for me.
Monday, 26 August – still on holiday so things were fairly busy, but I still managed to get in 177 words – all on Trial by Dream. That’s the problem with writing two things at once – one project can slide a bit. I think I’m going to finish off Trial by Dream first (its going to be a fairly short short story) and then get into Dragons Above a bit more.
Tuesday, 27th August – another travel day, but less opportunity to write. This time did 279 fairly fun words on Trial by Dream – its interesting to see how the setting and the story is developing. I also did a bit of work on tinkering with prices and blurbs on some of my titles on Amazon and other platforms – Lulu, Smashwords and Kobo.
Should be more regular posts for the foreseeable future now!