Signing up to camp

Signing up to camp

So I have taken my laptop outdoors to get myself some fresh air for a change. While I am here, I am going to give some writing a go. I have not written in a long time because I have been through the period most writers will be familiar with, and that is the whole self-doubt situation we believe nothing is possible.

It is definitely time to try pulling myself out of this rut, so I have signed myself up to camp NaNoWriMo for July. I probably won’t do 50,000 words that is the acceptable goal, but I am going to set a much lower target 20,000 words so that I can do a little piece of work every day which will hopefully get me back in the swing of things.

This is more like a journal than the intended piece of free writing, but that’s what happens when you sit down without a plan in mind!

Mind you, at least I am doing something 🙂 for camp I will probably be working on my work in progress just to keep that going, but I am sure there will be the odd short story that comes to mind during the time staring at the blank page of the screen.

Wish me luck!

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Music to my ears

Music to my ears

Just out of curiosity,

Do people have a general playlist that they listen to while they are writing?

I have a playlist for general writing which is instrumental music that I used to try and focus my mind on the writings spirit. However, as the story generates I tend to grow a playlist around each character. I find that this helps me get into the mind of the character I am writing quickly.

I just wondered if anybody else worked in the same way, or whether they prefer silence while they are writing.

If my work ever gets published I may share a playlist for each of my characters. Until then, I will leave you with this which is by general theme music for my book dream caster.

Monday journal – 26 March 2018

Monday journal – 26 March 2018

I have not done one of these in a very long time and that I can only apologise. You see, about a month ago my computer stopped working and because I am reliant on Dragon dictation to do any typing I have not been able to do any of it since that day.
However, I have just got my computer back and, not only that, but I bought myself a shiny new laptop so that this situation should not happen to me again. I have really missed writing all of the stories for you people so I look forward to getting back into the swing of things.
In the meantime, I would just like to thank everybody for their patience in the time I have not been able to do anything.
I hope you all understand.