I’m trying to work on a book at the moment, so this latest herding is novel-related rather than short story. I’ve returned to a project I abandoned some time ago, but I’m really struggling to get back on track with it. And the fact that it’s our so-called summer isn’t helping, either. Looking out the… Read More The unweekly herding: novel ideas
Well, I’ve come to the end of my novel-writing challenge. Not actually the end of writing the novel itself, but of reaching a certain target by a certain date, when the Greenbean Novel Fair results would be made known. The last 9,000 words have been by far the hardest to write, my motivation and confidence sapping in equal measures.… Read More Unwise writer, week 14: (not) The End
It’s the penultimate week of my 14-week novel writing challenge, and my inner monologue currently consists of this: noooooooooo! Nothing’s working. Nothing’s coming together. Trying to make myself put words on the page is like 10-year-old me attempting to do Maths homework as the Little House on the Prairie TV theme strikes up in the other room. Man, I loved… Read More Unwise writer, week 13: are we there yet?