Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Run out of puff.

I've been doing so much writing the last few days that this morning it began to feel like a bit of a chore. 

   I had to remind myself that writing is fun. I'm not being forced to do it so why should I slog my guts out? It's not as if I have a deadline. So I've been doing some painting. This is what they reckon England will look like in a few days. I'm not quite sure what's going into this painting but I'm sort of happy with the beginning. I'll probably change it again as I always do, but it relaxes me.


   Back to the writing tomorrow. I've reached 32,000words in Kongomato 2. The country's in havoc and I get to kill and maim as many people as I like. The only hard part is moderating it slightly. Remember, there's supposed to be a plot, I keep reminding myself.

   I really should finish Hoodies Two. I have only one edit left but as I've just sent Hoodies One away to the Harper Collins competition, my first ever competition entry, I'm going to wait for a while. Who knows. I can be hopeful. I know that hope achieves little in this world, but just for a change I'm going to wait and see.

7 comments:

  1. You are so industrious you make me feel guilty! I like the start of your new painting - hope you show us how it develops.

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  2. You're kidding, right? You're expecting snow already? Love the new painting. It has lots of character. As for writing, well, when it gets to me I do go off and do anything else or I write some pretty terrible stuff.

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    1. I haven't sen any sign of it. Your writing's super.

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  3. Snow already? I Don't Believe It!
    Best of luck with the competition I hope someone has the sense to notice just how good your book is.

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  4. Thanks but once again I blew it. I didn't receive an acknowledgment of delivery and I found out why; because I hadn't sent the MS in double line spaces. I really should use my eyes occasionally.
    Last week the BBC said that Britain would be swept by snow this week. Still, it's only Wednesday; plenty of time for blizzards yet.

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    1. Awwww :( Can you resend it or is it too late?

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