Monthly Archives: June 2014

74,813. Nice. Let’s see where that puts me… What? Seriously!?

I have been writing furiously toward the goal I set of a finished book by October (see my goal setting post here), and took for granted that if I put in the hours I would get there. I have about fifteen days … Continue reading

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73,714 words, and my girls are amazing!

Well on track these days I reckon, with a few weeks to go until the re-writing stage needs to be over and the editing will begin. Feeling pretty good. Might pre-celebrate with some more world cup wake-ups and enjoy a … Continue reading

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Ask an expert. Also, 72000 something!

So, I now know how I’m going to write all the romance stuff in the story. I am a guy. I like beer and meat products and top gear, and my favourite books usually involve lots of action and wizardry. … Continue reading

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Archery, cupid, and a stack of broken arrows

I got back into it! Arrows aplenty into the target, bit more sighting in with my ikea allen key, and a groovy pvc pipe quiver. Okay, it might be a bit ugly, but I can reach my arrows a lot … Continue reading

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Exercise, Art, and note-taking at 71,037 words

Today was a day of art, walking around the NSW Art Gallery. It’s always good to see all the old classics, and we caught the last day of the Afghanistan exhibit. Never knew that the place was on the old … Continue reading

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Hard choices

It’s finally here! The weekend! I am gonna shoot some arrows, eat some jerky, hit the NSW Art Gallery (in the “let’s go see it” sense, not the Ocean’s Eleven one)… I might even do some writing. There’s a certain … Continue reading

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Tram shenanigans at the 69,838 mark

Work, work. Yesterday I got precisely zero words written for my story. Sad times. Today I wrote a whole bunch! And even better, I liked these words. I got into writing a whole bit about the escape from certain death, … Continue reading

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68,920, and now for some dialogue

I spent most of today thinking about work, about one minute total exercising (squats), and then when my mental energies were at their lowest ebb, I tried to write a dinner date between my two lead characters. I definitely could … Continue reading

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God Save the Queen! & Thoughts on Editing…

Monarchy is a fantastic reason not to go to work. It’s also a fair reason to grab a whisky and watch the Variety Gala from the comfort of one’s living room, which might just happen a little later on today. … Continue reading

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Today’s words, all 65,312 of them! (up from 62,959)

I figured I’d written about a thousand words last night and another page this morning, but somehow another thousand came from somewhere. Sweet, sweet wordy goodness. We walked the Wolf to the coffee shop this morning, and realised that we … Continue reading

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