Monday journal – 20th of March 2017

Monday journal – 20th of March 2017

Well, here we are at the start of another week and so it is time for my weekly roundup in my Monday journal.

I am really enjoying using the beacon software from one room to manage my targets. As a result, I seem to be making progress at a quick rate. There is nothing like a bit of motivation that a deadline provides to get you going on things. I have added to it as an overall target that I hope to finish the first draft by November. Hopefully, it will be quicker than this but for me, that was a realistic target for a number of words I want to be written.

Quick question for you, I am not sure there is enough of the story to form a trilogy but there is probably more than as a sensibly sized novel. My question is, is this such a thing as a pair of books? Either that or I am going to have to make up a whole storyline to fill in the middle!

The challenges are going along very nicely and I am definitely enjoying taking part in them. I hope everybody is enjoying reading them as well.

Today I submitted two articles to a writing site in the hope of being able to sell them. I will let you know if anybody purchases them.

I am in for a busy week this week so I am not sure how much I am going to get done, but I am definitely going to try!

Until next week, take care!

SPF: The trouble with actors

SPF: The trouble with actors


195 03 March 19th 2017

© A Mixed Bag

“Cut!” The director walked in front of the camera completely exasperated. He pushed his fingers through his dark hair in an effort to calm down. “Dale, do I honestly have to keep telling you this? Romeo does not get on the balcony with Juliet. He is talking to her over it.”

Dale just shrugged his shoulders. “I know what it says on the script, but I think it would make more sense for him to get on the balcony to get close to Juliet.”

Marie, who played Juliet, turned her head towards her co-worker. “Really? You think he’d want to climb onto a balcony so he is inside his enemy’s house? They are trying to keep their relationship a secret.”

“Yeah, but he is young and with youth comes recklessness. In my opinion, that is exactly what he would do.”

The exhausted director sat down in his chair and rubbed his temples. “I don’t care what you think, Dale. You are here to do what I am telling you so get yourself on the other side to the balcony and please given us five minutes where we manage to stick to the script!”

Under his breath, he added, “Bloody actors!”

Written for Sunday photo fiction

FFfAW: Unexplained

FFfAW: Unexplained

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Tim Livingston with the blog, The ForesterArtist. Thank you Tim for our photo prompt this week!

There were some things in life that just seemed to come without an explanation. The perfect example of this was Stonehenge. I mean, that structure was just there but no one knew how it got there or what it really represented. It was all speculation.

I felt a chill of either excitement or fear when I stumbled across another unexplained site. Less impressive than Stonehenge, maybe. There seemed to be no logical answer to explain how a car had ended up rusting in the jungle without any connecting roads.

Some things were never meant to be explained. They just were.

Written for flash fiction for aspiring writers

Monday journal – 13 March 2017

Monday journal – 13 March 2017

Time goes around so fast and we have reached the start of another week. This means it is time, yet again, for my weekly roundup in my Monday journal.

Well, I showed some of my work to the writers’ group that I am attending. It was the beginning of my story Dreamweaver. All of the comments are really positive and generally helpful. I am going to show them some more in a couple of weeks.

I did not manage to meet my weekly target that is set via beacon but I was not too far away so it didn’t really matter. Progress is still coming along and hopefully, it will be ready to go into the next editing phase by the end of the year.

The weekly challenges have fallen behind this week because I have been busy with life in general. However, I am fully prepared to catch up and do everything this week. I think that writing flash fiction is a good way to get your wording and a control so you don’t use unnecessary phrases. I could be wrong, of course.

I think that it’s about it from my corner of the planet. Mind you, I have to say that at the moment I am really enjoying the book that I am reading. I hope this does not change when the action gets going.

Until next week, keep on being you!