I originally set this blog up so that I could keep on track with my writing. And it really did fulfill its purpose as I did complete the first draft of my first ever novel.
‘But what happened after that?’ I hear a distant thought in your mind whisper.
Nothing. Nada. Zip.
I came out of college thinking I would take a year off to find myself and my writing ability. I panicked and now I’m nearly finished my Masters in Primary Education.
Big change, right?
Now I’m lucky that I have found an extreme passion and love within myself for teaching. I love it with all my heart and I live for the day that I have a classroom of my own.
However, the brave side of me, the rebel still wonders whether I would have a shot at publishing a piece of work or not.
So for now, I am writing small bits, small amounts- for me.
This is something that I am really enjoying at the minute.
It will be interesting to see whether or not anything comes out of it-maybe it is purely a way of avoiding my thesis- who knows?
And who cares, really.
But let’s see whether or not this blog helps me back into that state of mind where I wrote 2,000 words every night without fail!
One can only dream!
And here I stay. I am trying desperately to write lesson plans for my final three weeks of teaching practice, but after 2 weeks holidays and 7 weeks of constant Teaching placement before that, I feel I have lost my flow.
What do you do when you know you’re procrastinating?
How do you get back into the swing of things?
Let me know. I need assistance!
So I have a different blog now that I am actually far more active on. I left this blog behind because I thought that I needed a new start.
Yet this blog is still getting views…
Why is that?
Is it that the tags really do work?
Did I write something that registered well with people out there?
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I get even 20 views a day. But the fact that I still get views and my last post was over two years ago, that astounds me.
Can anyone explain to me why this is?
So I have gotten an iPod for Chridtmas. Words cannot explain how excited I am about this!!
And so, WordPress, it will be much harder for you to get rid of me!
So, I didn’t really expect to leave the house at all today, but then I realised I had forgotten to buy a few presents! So I ended up nowhere near my laptop until now. Sorry guys, no writing update today because of some drowsy meds I had to take! Enjoy your day- TWO MORE SLEEPS!!!!!
It is official! I no longer look like this:
But now feel like this:
I have finally written and it feels fantastic! I know that I was off to a rocky start, but I think I got some good points out there and I’m really starting to develop the world, which is great because I wasn’t really sure how it would all work out.
Does anyone else out there write dystopian novels? If so tell me about them! I’m really curious and love reading about other people’s writing!
So, today I wrote for approximately 40 minutes and this is what I got:
I usually write around 1,800 in an hour, but I know that tomorrow will be tough to start into because I’m still not entirely sure, so I thought for today I’m going to leave the blood pumping and juices flowing and pick straight back up where I left off!
Ah, it’s good to be back!
Why, oh why did I choose today to attempt to go back to writing? Was I not aware that it is the week leading up to Christmas? Lord knows all great shows come out during the run up to Christmas! Between movies, marathons and Christmas specials it feels like the whole TV end of the world is completely against me writing!
Not only is there a Friends AND Catfish ‘the most shocking moments’ marathon on, but we also have a Christmas movie channel. It physically hurts thinking that I need to turn the TV off and turn to a blank document and try to make sense of how the hell I’m going to start this bloody novel!
This always happens. I am positive for weeks beforehand that I know what I want to write about, how to start it and where I’m going with it. Then the day like today comes and I find myself staring at my laptop screen, willing my fingers to type… anything… ANYTHING AT ALL!
Though there is one positive about starting to write today, and that is that tomorrow I won’t be staring at a blank screen anymore, I will be picking up where I left off and finally back on the writing path and walking- slowly but surely- to my destination- finished novel!!
I’m not entirely sure where I’m going to start, but I have my idea, so I guess I just have to work from there. This novel is going to be set in Ireland, which is a new thing for me, as I usually try to set them in America. This one is going to be home grown though! Which might actually help because I won’t be focusing on a system I don’t know that well.
Well I’ll keep my Blog updated, and we’ll see where this novel goes! Hopefully I’ll do well enough with it, but at the end of the day it is just a first draft! Enjoy your day people!