Is it possible? Have I figured out the ending?

I set myself two goals last week: Outline the story’s key eight beats. Write a 5,000-word summary of the story. I’ll start with the good news: I hit that 5,000-word goal! Now that’s a start! Granted, I only just hit it. It’s not that I’m a slow typist; the vast majority of the time was…

Damnit, endings. DAMNIT.

Oh boy, I am in – the – zone! Goal achieved! The goal I set myself last week was: I want to have the first act outlined and have started on the second act. …and I nailed it! The first act is outlined, and I’m well into the second! So, what’s the problem? …because there’s…

May 2018 writing retrospective and goals for June

Hey, it’s the end of the month! It’s time to to take stock. May retrospective I gave myself just one goal for this month: to finish the story beats outline for “Esthree Postbuild and the Agency of Dragons and Stars and Things”. I’ve got an OmniOutliner document with a matrix of my main characters and…

Cooking on gas!

Two weeks ago, I was stumped. I had my story’s villain all planned out, but I was really struggling with the hero. Over the last few months, I’ve really discovered who the villain is. His goals and conflicts are all laid out, and now he’s easy to outline around. He has good intentions, but he…

Esthree sucks

Right! After two weeks of agony, I achieved my one and only goal from last week and finally got my head fixed. How about that writing, then? Blech. I’m going through a rough patch with Esthree Postbuild. Over the last few months, I’ve really discovered who the villain is. His goals and conflicts are all…

OUCH

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. Remember last week? I had some surgery mid-week, and I’ve been on enough sedatives to utterly lose track of time. Also, my head hurts. Well, it turns out that the reason why my head was hurting so much was because the surgery wasn’t entirely successful. I won’t go into…

Ouch

I don’t have a writing update today. I had some surgery mid-week, and I’ve been on enough sedatives to utterly lose track of time. Also, my head hurts.

April 2018 writing retrospective and goals for May

I just realised that this is the final week of April! Time to take stock… April retrospective I set myself two goals last month: April Goal #1: Sci-Fi London 48-Hour Flash Fiction Challenge This is a hard fail, for reasons I already shared. I’m gutted, but there’s always next year. And if you know of…

This week, I have been mostly… thinking

I didn’t get any word count out this week. I’ve made plenty of notes, sure, but they’re spread across papers and apps where they don’t add towards the “official” count. It’s been a week of thinking. Lack of progress I’m not going to be one of those folks who wants to be an author but…

I’m tired

I’m tired. This was my first week back at my day job since I was sick, and I’m tired. I just want to sleep, but I can’t. I’m tired. I – AM – TIRED. How about those goals? I set these goals last week: I’m still working on summarising the story top-to-bottom, so I’ll continue…