If you’ve not read from the beginning, you can start here. Chapter 3 Photoshoot Mayhem Hannah woke to her alarm going off at 4:45 am. Stretching, cat like, she felt happy, excited. Today was a going to be a nice break from the emotional rollercoaster of the past few weeks and she jumped out of … Continue reading Chapter 3 Photoshoot Mayhem
It's 6:27am and I've just sat down to take a quick look over my ebook draft that I wrote yesterday. 7253 words in five hours. And my software won't open the file. It will open other files. Just not this one. This has never happened before with my software, so I won't mention which one … Continue reading What to do when the s#%@ hits the fan
If you’ve not read from the beginning, you can start here. Chapter 2, The Keepsake Box With the wake over, and the guests gone, Hanna and Nan put the last few kitchen items away in relative silence. Grandad was out the back putting the folding chairs and tables away and Grace and Steve had already … Continue reading Reconciled – Chapter 2 The Keepsake Box
If you’ve not read from the beginning, you can start here. Chapter 2, A trip down memory lane Hannah scanned the room for faces she recognised. It had been a number of years since this particular group had assembled but the family unit overall wasn't terribly big. In addition to family there was a steady … Continue reading Reconciled – Chapter 2 A trip down memory lane
Okay, so it's confession time. I have had a case of the dreaded procrastination bug for the past three weeks. Yep. There has been absolutely no reason for why I have not posted this next scene, other than sheer procrastination which probably equals a touch of the fear of failure 😛 But never fear - … Continue reading Reconciled – Chapter 1 Reminiscing
What a day. I spent most of it working on a submission for a scholarship to a writing academy in Sydney and realised that I also needed to submit a 1500 word writing sample from the novel too. Okaaaaay. So then I slashed my 1800 word opening scene to 1496 words. Then I sat here. … Continue reading Reconciled – Chapter 1: The Journey Begins
There was a time in my life when I would have brushed this idea aside and rushed forward anyway, forgetting about what everyone else needed from me, forgetting time itself and therefore the need to be organised, provide food, be a good mum, etc.
But while I sat there, picking off grubs from the rich smelling mint, I 'watched' her from my main characters' point of view. Imagination is a wonderful thing. And being able to sit with this character and kind of 'method act' with her and think about the joint past they share, has also provided my main character with some insight into their relationship.
The good news is that this morning I sat down and worked until I had tipped over the 8,000 word mark. This made me very happy and I now have 41,800 words to write. As tomorrow is the 8th, I now have 22 days in which to do this and if I can write 1900 words per day I will complete the challenge.
I think the point for me is that there are times when my schedule needs to flex in order to recalibrate my body. If my body feels less than capable, it seems to have a direct correlation on my thinking skills which in turn impacts my ability to create amazing work.