Sunday, 27 September 2009

Writing, cleaning and almost being washed away

It's been another week of mad writing, and I'm happy to report that things are nicely on schedule for me to be finished before I go to Cyprus in just under 2 weeks. My current work count is around 68000 words which I think is just under 10000 words since last Sunday. This week I have struggled though: words just not flowing, tiredness taking over, a generally busier than normal work week. It all starts to gang up on me after a while but I'm not feeling deterred and I don't dare take more than a day off from it. For one reason I really miss it when I do take a day off and can't resist doing at least 100 words to keep JJ company over on the 100 words a day blog and for another it's harder to get back into once I've spent time away from it. It's definately become a habit now and I'm sure it will feel weird when I finish the first draft and have that break until the new year but I'm sure I'll keep myself occupied with a few short stories here and there.

In other news I finished Hens Reunited! Firstly I just want to say I finished it a week ago but didn't have time to blog (hence the Sunday only blogging) and it's taken me almost 2 months to finish purely because I have been writing so much and the only time I get to indulge in a good book is before bed and by that time it's late and I have to force myself to stop reading. There just wanted to explain that before you all wondered. You probably didn't and now you think me weird so I'll shut up now (nervous laugh).

So, yes... Hens Reunited which the lovely Lucy Diamond signed and awarded to me when I won her anagram comp. I LOVED it. I loved the three different characters, who although I didn't relate to one in particular, did have different traits I could relate to in some way. Katie and her meticulousness, Alice and her timidness and Georgia with her attitude to certain things. Thank you to Lucy for a great read and I look forward to reading about Laura (I read the interview too!)

It's not all been writing, writing, writing. Yesterday boyf, boyfs bro and g/friend and myself went to Beachy Head in Eastbourne to soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Whilst me and boyfs bros g/friend (thats hard to say) sunbathed the 2 boys went off to catch crabs (not what some of the dirtier minded of you are thinking). I had a little doze under this months edition of cosmo before I was woken by the tide coming in! Boyf and his bro did a bit of frisbying and luckily I only got hit by it once! I also did a spot cleaning today as my mum is back from Cyprus for a week on Wednesday. Mum if you are reading this we clean every Sunday not just cuz you are visiting, honest).

Thats all for now as I need to get back to the writing. Hopefully I'l squeeze a midweek post in but if not I'll see you Sunday.


  1. Ah, Lily, you always put me to shame over there at 100 words a day. I reporte a terrible wordcount this week. Ah well, I shall keep on...

    Good luck to you for this week.

  2. OMG, you are doing so good! I'm sturggling to get to 60,000 and I know I need mroe before I start subbing it. Sigh. Tired now.

  3. You are doing brilliantly!! I just know that your going to get it done before you go :-)

    C x

  4. JJ - Don't put yourself down, you're doing really well too. I shouldn't have to be writing like a mad woman as I started this just over 2 years ago. I'd rather take my time than have to rush but if I didnt have a deadline I probably wouldn't ever finish. Thanks for the luck, i'll pass some back to you for your Nov deadline :)

    DJ - Thank you!! I think i may be a little bit possessed by some writing demon, but I'm not complaining. Mine has a lot of work to go into it before I start subbing but I am aiming for next year.

    Thanks Carol - I really hope so. I'm hoping when I hit 70000 something will take over and somehow I will manage more than my usual 1000 words a night as I want to tidy it up a bit before my mum reads it.