And I am Back!

I can’t believe it, but on my first day back at writing after a summer long break I have reached a very good word count! I am incredibly happy with what I have written today and can’t wait to go back to it tomorrow to look at how I did and how I can change it!

As you may know I was writing a short story that’s been on my mind for some time now. Though I didn’t realise just how short my story was going to be, I’m thrilled that I’ve finally taken to writing it down!

Today my goal was 2,000 words as it always has been, and I managed to reach

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I know I’m a bit off the 2,000 mark, but I honestly don’t mind at all! I am just so happy to have written when I was so sure I wouldn’t be ab;e to write anything at all when I got down to it.

As usual there was an awful lot of procrastination and desperate attempts to throw myself down the stairs to get out of starting back into it, but now that I have I am thrilled!

I would post my short story here, but as I’m not sure about how strict the college is on what you do and don’t use for your portfolio and what counts as being published I’m not going to take that chance. Though I will try to put some other short stories and things up as I decide that they are not good enough for my portfolio, and you guys can all slate the bajaysus out of them and help me to become a better writer!

However, now I stand a new challenge; as my short story seems to be taking considerably less time than I had originally thought, I need to decide on what novel I want to work on next.

I have a few ideas in mind, one werewolf, one vampire, one mythical and one dystopian. Each of these is as little planned out as the other, I would seriously appreciate any help, PLEASE comment on what you think I should write, I would really love to hear what you all think! Thank you!!

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Home and Damn Excited

While on holiday I got to have a proper chat with Mr. Cooke about where I am in the writing mind set at the moment. The answer is very unclear as I have no idea what novel I want to write. There are a few things going around in my head, making it very difficult to narrow down my decision.

Therefore I am starting with a short story that has been on my mind for quite a few weeks now. And it being a short story it should take no more than a week or two to get it exactly right. And with this one the writing has to be sneaky, descriptive and will be really fun and interesting to phrase. Short stories depend on the phrasing and how you depict the characters, and then how they actually are. Right?

I’m pretty sure that’s a good way to start with the writing of my short story, but we’ll have to see as I haven’t written a short story in a few years- not since my Leaving Certificate exams. And that was two years ago at least now.

I think once I have something finished, something¬†I have written in front of me, it will give me incentive to start back at my writing and will help with the writer’s block I seem to have. I know they say ‘just write when you have writer’s block’, but what do you do when you have so many things you want to write that you can’t start any of them?

Well, this is my home-made antidote to writer’s block: short stories. Having something small, definite and finished will be a huge achievement when writing has become so difficult. I’ll let you all know how it goes tomorrow, I’m hoping for my past usual of 2,000 words a day at least from now onwards. We will see how that goes….

But lets have faith for now and hope that I stick to this… No… I KNOW I can stick to this daily goal. As I mentioned before I need to have a good portfolio for the Masters in Creative Writing I plan on getting. The portfolio building begins today, sure this may only be a small foundation, but at least it’s a start!

Wish me luck!

Lazy Days Are All You Need

I’m having a super lazy day today, I woke at half 11 (which is super late for me lately) and have been watching TV since I got up. I was meant to travel home today, but between the weather in the last few days and me just not feeling up to it it was out of the question.

I have a strange obsession with food shows. So far today I have watched ‘Dinner Date’, ‘Man vs Food’ and I have been watching Friends for the last while because I’m waiting for ‘Come Dine With Me’ to come on.

All the while I have been thinking about my novel and how come Monday I’ll be writing it every night until it has finished. As you all possibly know by now, I am not going to finish it by my original deadline, but I will definitely have it finished by the summer! Then I will have the holidays to spend editing the first one.

I have a lot to do next week between essays, tests and appointments, but I am not going to let any of these things get in the way of my writing. I am determined to write everyday and get this done!

As well as that, my boyfriend will be starting back into his writing on Monday, that means that I will be writing at the same time as him. I work by routine in some senses, and if he’s writing and being creative it gives me more inspiration and drive to be the same.

Let’s hope I can actually stick to my word this time and finish this novel! It has had quite a long time to brew in my mind so hopefully, even though I don’t know what will happen, my brain will know what is happening!