Seven days back to writing fitness: a writing experiment set up to get me back in the swing of writing and to make some progress through my novel.
Category Archives: Novel Updates
Project Songbird: jumpstarting the car
In this blog, I give a short update on my progress for my novel project. I’m really glad I’m back on track, or on the way to being on track.
Project Songbird: Two weeks in a row!
Despite the fact that I’ve done a lot of sitting on my butt watching mindless telly this weekend (okay, not totally mindless, and also I’ve done some exploring), I’m pretty pleased with the fact that I’m posting an update today. It’s not great, but it’s something. I feel like even if I make embarrassingly littleContinue reading “Project Songbird: Two weeks in a row!”
Project Songbird: It’s been a while…
So, it has really been a while… At least on the novel front. I’ve been better with my book reviews, but it’s been difficult to write over the past few weeks. Since I last did a book update, we have bought a car, been going on adventures, and I’ve been getting stuck into work inContinue reading “Project Songbird: It’s been a while…”
Project Songbird: Week 5
This has been a week of doing lots of things that weren’t writing my novel, including an online course, reading, doing some editing work, and maintaining some reasonable exercise habits. So I almost didn’t post today, because it almost isn’t worth the update, but I thought I would anyway, just to keep my wordpress streakContinue reading “Project Songbird: Week 5”
Project Songbird: Week 4
So I’ve been writing this for a little over a month, including various notes scribbled in notebooks, plot points scoped out in MS Excel, and the Scrivener project I wrote on the trial for twenty-something days before coughing up for the full version. This week, my aim was to keep it ticking over, but takeContinue reading “Project Songbird: Week 4”
Project Songbird: Week 3
It’s been a delightful weekend, at the end of a pretty good week. We enjoyed some sunshine, got Alex a bike and went on a bike adventure, went on a socially distant picnic with friends in our local park, started our wine kit… and, well, I haven’t felt much like writing. I’ve been struggling withContinue reading “Project Songbird: Week 3”
Project Songbird: Week 2
Week two of working on Project Songbird in a serious and methodical way went reasonably well. I feel like getting into this practice now will get me writing-fit (like fighting-fit, geddit?) for NaNoWriMo, coming up in November. The thought of averaging about 1667 words a day for 30 days is still pretty daunting, so IContinue reading “Project Songbird: Week 2”
Project Songbird: Week 1
I’ve been listening to Stephen King’s On Writing, in which he shows some disregard for the act of painstakingly plotting your work before you get writing, saying that this often kills the story. So I’ve been working on that and the still very vague outline I have for the project in Scrivener, and I’ve beenContinue reading “Project Songbird: Week 1”
Project Songbird: a start
Over the course of the last nearly two months, I have scratched out a little over 25 000 words of blog. It has been immensely satisfying to keep writing daily, and to maintain my unbroken streak as yet. At some point, I’m going to have to symbolically end my streak. Obviously. Today I’m starting aContinue reading “Project Songbird: a start”