Monday, 31 March 2008
No other writing done since yesterday but I have a few evenings to myself this week in which I can get stuck in to my First Line short story entry. I had banned myself from writing short stories until I made some proper progress with my novel but that didn't work and all that happened was no writing at all. None at all. Thats not good.
Sunday, 30 March 2008
Its not much as I havent felt like writing much lately but I've entered a very short story competition which closes tomorrow. Lack of confidence, laziness - dont ask me why but I havent written anything in about a week. Today I remembered the text competition I posted about here and thought it would be a good place to start. I just sent it now. The phone didnt set itself to Turkish once which I was quite pleased about.
Sunday, 23 March 2008
Saturday, 15 March 2008
I also made a major character change. Basically I'd had a conversation with my boss a while back and she made a remark that I really didn’t like but kinda made me laugh (in that its so irritating you have to laugh kind of way) so I wrote it down and knew it would be something a certain one of my characters would say. Anyway I worked it in today adding something very minor to it and it just changed a major part of the plot. Now my leading male character looks completely different and I like him, hes more of a hero than the last guy I had imagined, he was sweet but in comparison perhaps a bit too drippy. Not at all what my female lead needs.
I've also decided to take part in the Texting short story competition which I found on Sally Q's site. I just need to borrow a decent mobile to write it on as my space key keeps getting stuck and changing the language to Turkish every time I write a word! I'm still working on the novel but this is only a very short short story.
I'm off now to prepare myself for a night out with the family Hopefully I wont be too hungover to write tomorrow and I might even manage to get more than 1% progress made.
Friday, 14 March 2008
Now back to the writing. I've got a long long list of things to get though - changing my blog wasn't one of them so I dont expect much sympathy.
1.get novel up to at least 20%
2.finish short story for 1st line comp (which I wont let myself do until number 1 is finished)
4.practice for shorthand exam
5.read thought contract law notes.
6.remember all the other stuff i need to but am blocking it out until 1-5 have been completed
Sunday, 9 March 2008
I also finished 'Shopaholic and Baby' which was so funny. Becky Bloomwood still makes me laugh out loud on the bus. I have also started reading Russell Brand's autobiography. You can definately tell that no one else has written this but him. I'm only one chapter in but I can tell I'm going to enjoy it.
I also watched Atonement. This was such a great film. I prefered Keira Knightly in this film than any of her others. She suits the role in this film. And of course James McAvoy. I cannot fault him as an actor, although not sure about his American accent in his new flick Wanted. Looks like a good film though so I'll defininately be watching it.