Monday 31 July 2017

And it's finished!

41,251 in a month, including the breaks.

Not bad going I don't reckon!

Penultimate chapter written

KT's just been to the shop and chosen three phones.

I'm just about to write the final chapter and I'll prolly be in tears by the end of it!  lol


First chapter of the day written

That's chapter 53 written, two left to write then that's it for another WIP!  I'm hoping to have finished it by lunchtime today... wish me luck!

Sunday 30 July 2017

Sixth chapter of the day

Just put the final full stop in chapter 52 which means I've written six chapters today and I've only got three more to write tomorrow then that's another novel finished!  Yay!

That's 5 chapters done and dusted today

Less than an hour since writing the fourth chapter of the day and the fifth is written too!

No pressure or anything, but it's looking good for pretty much finishing the whole thing today instead of tomorrow!

4 chapters written today

Going great guns at these last few chapters!

3 chapters written today

It's not even 2pm yet, but I've already written today's 3 chapters!

Gonna have my reward and keep on writing!

Second chapter of the day

Just finished chapter 49.  It's Alex's birthday in chapter 50 and the bullies are going to be dealt with too then it'll be KT's birthday and the novel will be finished!

First chapter of the day written

Just finished chapter 48, on to chapter 49 now, then chapter 50 and I can reward myself with the rest of the bottle of J2O.  Hoping to write chapter 51 as well today to leave me with 4 chapters to write tomorrow too... wish me luck!

Saturday 29 July 2017

6 chapters in one day! Wowsers!

Just put the final full stop in chapter 47 which means I've written 4,500 words today and I've only got 8 chapters left to write until it's finished completely!

Hopefully I'll write 4 chapters tomorrow and the last 4 on Monday so that it's completely finished within a month with a few days break during the month and not starting on 1st July either.

I just hope I have another couple of productive days is all  👍

Five chapters now

Just finished chapter 46 which is my fifth of the day and I've made a start on chapter 47 too.  If I finish that chapter before I head to bed I'll have written 4,500 words in 12 hours which ain't bad going, considering I had a late night last night because of the sea gull in the back yard and an early morning today to let the RSPCA lady in after walking the pup too!

Fourth chapter of the day

Finished my fourth chapter of the day and gonna aim for five by the time my virus scan has finished then I can back everything up and go to bed... good job it's Sunday tomorrow!  lol

Three chapters written today, so...

Just put the final full stop in chapter 44 which means I've written 3 chapters so far so I'm allowed to break open my can of J2O as a reward, then keep writing to see how many I can achieve in one day!

Already written 2,250 words today so I'm happy with that and any additional chapters are an added bonus today!

Second chapter of the day done and dusted

Working on the third chapter next, then I'll have a can of J2O as a reward!

First chapter of the day written

Took a while to get going again, but now that I've started I don't want to stop!  lol

Twelve chapters to go then it's finished... that's like four days of writing three chapters a day and it's finished!

Friday 28 July 2017

Second chapter written

Just finished writing chapter 41 and I'm going to bed now.

Nite nite!

It's taken all afternoon, but...

Started writing before lunch and have only finished a single chapter so far  👎  😔

Thursday 27 July 2017

Three chapters written, so...

I'm up to chapter 40 of 55 now so only 16 to go now.  Assuming I write at least 2 chapters a day but aim for 3, I'll have finished the novel in less than a month!

Two chapters written

On track for being able to crack open a can of J2O and have an early night tonight!


One chapter written so far today

Alex is about to wake up after his snooze and KT appreciating him more and more for his support with her school lessons... is KT getting a little crush on her best friend?  lol

Monday 24 July 2017

Review: The Summer of Shambles by Ebony McKenna

✱✱✱ out of 5

An OK book but not unique enough… sorry

Just had a read of this book and even with brain damage I swear I’ve read something incredibly similar since the start of the year.

Not sure if this book or the one I’ve read previously came out first, but whichever it was and unless both books were co-written the authors need to get in touch with each other and work out who owns the copyright to it

If you’re a young teen who enjoys reading fantasy romance then give it a read… if you are older or read a lot of books then stay clear.  Sorry!

Sunday 23 July 2017

Only 2 chapters today, so...

I don't deserve my treat can of J2O  😔

First chapter of the day written

It's always the first couple of pages that are the most difficult to motivate myself to write each day, but when I've started writing I'm fine!

Hoping to write another two chapters today so that I can have another can of J2O before I head to bed again.

Just buyeded myself...

a wig ready for my author photo when I'm published!

This  one  ⬇

I love the colour of it and it'll hopefully encourage me to smile when I'm with the children and make me seem more approachable too... it'll give them something to talk about with me to help shy children  😁

Assuming it doesn't make me constantly itchy I'll invest in several of them just in case it doesn't last for long 'cos it was less than a tenner in the sale!

Saturday 22 July 2017

3 chapters written since lunchtime, so...

Just finished chapter 30 so that's three chapters written since I had me lunch.

Gonna take me prescription then treat myself to the promised can of J2O... yay!

2 chapters written today

Just put the last full stop in chapter 29 so I'm gonna work on chapter 30 then head to bed for an earlyish night.

1 chapter written today

Didn't start until I'd had me lunch, and 4 squirts of B12 but now that I've got back into the groove of writing, I'm going to keep on until bedtime now... yay!

Wednesday 19 July 2017

2.75 chapters written today

Over half way through the MS now!  Up to chapter 28 of 55!  Not bad going for a couple of weeks of daily writing!

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Chocochino's definitely wake my muse up!

Wrote precisely 1 sentence before I started drinking the chocochino just now.

Written another one in the time it's taken me to have 2 sips of my chocochino.

I should be getting my preferred multivitamin tomorrow which wakes me and my muse up as well as giving me the push I need to start writing every day.

Gonna have another chocochino and carry on writing now!

Sunday 16 July 2017

1.5 chapters written today

Finished off chapter 23 and wrote the whole of chapter 24 this afternoon.

Wanted to write more, but I was struck by lack of motivation until about 2pm.

I'm just under half way through now so I'm still on track to finish by the end of July, thankfully!

Friday 14 July 2017

Just renewed my SCBWI membership

$80 a year is pretty steep but so worth it for what I couldn't get anywhere else!

Thursday 13 July 2017

5 chapters done and dusted

I really am going to bed now!  lol

Nite nite orl!

4 chapters written today!

Just finished my fourth chapter of the day!  Aiming for the fifth now!  I'm a machine today!  lol

3 chapters written today, so...

Just finished chapter 19 which is my third chapter of the day, so I can now, officially, reward me with a can of J2O like I promised myself I would last week.

Very much doubt I'll write 6 chapters by bed time, but considering it's not even 4pm yet, I'm going to have the can and go to bed for a very early night.

2 chapters written today

I'm hopefully on track for having my first J2O of the week at this rate!  Yaaay!

1 chapter written so far today

Aiming to write another chapter before bed time, but if I manage a total of three chapters today then I can open a can of J2O for the first time since Friday... no pressure or anything!  lol

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Only managed one chapter today

Just finished chapter 15... a lot less than I was hoping for, but I'm going to have an early night now and make a fresh start on it in the morning.

Nite nite!

Monday 10 July 2017

2 chapters written today

10,500 words written so far and up to chapter 15 right now, so I'm about a third of the way through the MS now.  Hopefully I'll take another chunk off it tomorrow and every day for the next week.

In theory, it'll be finished by 30th July, as long as I keep on writing at least 2 chapters every day and no more breaks of more than a few hours until I've finished it now.

I worked out yesterday or Saturday or whenever it was, I can write a chapter every two hours, so, in theory, I'll be able to write 4 chapters a day and still have several hours to meself as well.

Just got to get the first few paragraphs written every day then I'm good to go for the rest of the day!  lol

Saturday 8 July 2017

3 chapters written and it's only lunchtime!

Started writing at 4.30am.

It's now 1.08pm and I've had my celebratory J2O.

It's so hot out there that I'm gonna have a coolinh bath then try and write a bit more.  I'm not going to pressure myself, if I don't write any more today that's totally OK, but want to take advantage of my muse being awake and try and write more chapters before the virus scan finishes at about 5pm.

Feeling proud of myself already though!

Seem to be more creative after I've taken my multivitamin and it's still dark outside 'cos I wrote an average of 1 chapter every 2 hours first thing but the third chapter took almost 4 hours to write!!

2 chapters written since 4.30am

That's chapter 10 finished.  Gonna make a start on the third chapter now... I'm fine once I've got started, it's just the getting started that causes problems!

1 chapter written so far

Wrote 2 chapters yesterday and another one starting at about 4.30am... aiming for at least one more chapter by the end of the rugby then I'll go down and write another one before lunchtime!

Up to chapter 10 now and had several days off last week so I'm playing catch-up again now  😞

Sunday 2 July 2017

Starting now...

I've still got 10 cans of J2O in the kitchen and I'm going to use them as a reward for writing 3 chapters a day in my WIP.

If I don't write 3 chapters then I'm not allowed a can, if I do then I'm allowed 1 can for every 3 chapters I write.  No in between allowances, it's just multiples of 3 that I'm allowed a reward can.

It's achievable 'cos it's 2,250 words a day so I'll be able to write 3 chapters, have a can and then go to bed.

Tomorrow might be tough to achieve that 'cos I'm getting me hair cut in the morning and the shopping is coming in the evening so I'll have to write a chapter an hour to be rewarded tomorrow and there's no way I can write all 3 today, but after that it should hopefully be OK.

Hopefully my current WIP will be finished by the end of July.  Yay!

Wish me luck!

Saturday 1 July 2017

4 chapters written in two days

Not bad going for 29 hours, including the 12 hours I was asleep!