Very Little Writing Happening

Today I spilled coffee on my shirt. Now I smell coffee everywhere I go. Makes me really want to drink coffee.

That is all.

Writing progress this week- None, and will be travelling during the school holidays so it will be a bit quiet here for a while.

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Growth of Editing

In the recent chapter I have been editing, the re-write of one particular section has turned 100 words into almost 800 words.

I find, at times, during the editing process that I can slow down a scene, take more time with it and as a result more details become clear to me. I hope that this will in turn make a better story.

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When life gets in the way

This time of year becomes very busy for me at work and so I am finding I have little spare time to write. And when I do sit down to write my brain is still usually thinking about work problems. So not very productive.

I will endeavor to make sure I am writing each week, even if I can’t finish a whole chapter. But that day will not be today. *sigh*

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Editing Process Reflections

So I am over half way through the editing process. In the beginning I found it a rather easy process. It was mostly just expanding and clarifying scenes. Probably the hardest part was adding and rewriting a few descriptions.

But in the last few chapters I have made 2 major changes to the plot progression and that means a lot of rewrites. This does slow down the process and I find myself having to pause and allow my brain time to re-imagine the scene.

Overall I’m feeling really positive about how the edit is going. I’ve made changes that I think really add depth and improve the plot.

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Unexpected Absence

Sorry for the sudden absence, my home internet disappeared last week and after several calls to Telstra finally figured out that my modem died. I have today received a shiny new modem and internet is up and running. Yay.

I thought that without access to internet that I would achieve more. No Facebook to distract me. But the truth is without internet I don’t spend as much time on my computer. I have been playing a lot of Spider Solitaire and Minesweeper though.

I am still on track for this weeks editing goal, completing chapters 13 and 14.

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Seasonality of Writing

Here in Australia it has just hit Winter and it is getting cold fast. Only 2 days in and the snow is already falling. And this is having an impact on my writing. When it is cold I don’t spend as much time on the computer, it’s too far from the heater. My fingers sometimes get too cold to type.

All of this leads to very unproductive editing.

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