5 ways to finish that first draft

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series How to Win at Authoring

Already, during this course, we’ve come so far together. We’ve grown to know each other well. Better than well. Intimately. In fact, I’d go so far as to say I think of you as more of a lover than a mere student. Together we have completed the first three stages of any writing project. 1. Read more about 5 ways to finish that first draft[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Confessions of a Sociopath

This entry is part 12 of 45 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

I bought Confessions of a Sociopath on 25th September 2014. That’s over three years ago at the time of writing so, yes, this was another one that sat on the shelf for a long time. How do I know the exact date for once? You may think something monumental must have happened on that day. Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Confessions of a Sociopath[…]

National Novel Writing Month in Review

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series National Novel Writing Month 2017

November is dead. Long live December. The weather gets colder. The skies get darker. And tomorrow I will be putting up my Christmas tree even though my mother says it is too early. I will also be spending at least the next month redrafting the book I wrote in October., so that’s exciting. But irrelevant. Read more about National Novel Writing Month in Review[…]

National Novel Writing Month: Victory

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series National Novel Writing Month 2017

DAYS TWENTY-FOUR & TWENTY-FIVE Written 26/11/2017 for 25/11/2017 and 24/11/2017 Yes. Another zero-day. It was a Friday. A real shit day actually. Not only was it my second zero-day but I didn’t even get any reading done in the evening. So yeah, that was a real ‘cry yourself to sleep’ evening for me. Yesterday was Read more about National Novel Writing Month: Victory[…]

National Novel Writing Month Days 6-10

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series National Novel Writing Month 2017

DAY SIX Written 07/11/2017 for 06/11/2017 I’m overextending myself. I knew I would. I always do. I get too into it I love the writing and the blogging and the tweeting, so I just add more and more. At the moment I write this diary thing when I get to work before I start. Then Read more about National Novel Writing Month Days 6-10[…]

What a week (for writing)

Like the rest of you, I hate Monday mornings.   Also, like the rest of you, I knew that. As Monday rolled around (again) I had to drag myself out of bed and head to work because bills or something.   But that, I’m afraid, is where the similarities between you and me end. Because, Read more about What a week (for writing)[…]