Let’s get down to business

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.

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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!

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I Have Written!

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:

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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!

 

Christmas TV

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!

Here to Stay

Ok, so I had a bit of a set back this year. You guys might not remember this, but I have had some health issues in the past. Unfortunately in the last few months they have come back have really gotten me down. As well as that I have been having some family issues, which caused a long spell of anxiety attacks and upset.

However, I am much better now, with the help of my boyfriend and people around me and tablets for my pains I have finally settled down and gotten back into a routine.

One part of my routine which I seriously missed was you. My Blog, and my direct link to the people out there.

I have also missed writing hugely.

In the next few months I am planning on applying for a Creative Writing Masters, which I need a portfolio for! For this I obviously need to write!

So I will be taking to writing again! I have a distopian novel in mind, which will be my main focus for the next 5 weeks.

I will be using this Blog to record my writing as that is what helped me to finish the first draft of my first ever fantasy novel!

However, I also have a new Blog which I will use for actual articles and general vents and information. You can all definitely check it out, as I will be posting on both Blogs regularly!

I hope you’re all doing well, I know ye probably don’t remember me, but I sure as hell remember ye! Happy Christmas to you all!!

Laptop Blues

I have left my laptop in my apartment in Dublin, over an hour’s drive away and 10.50 on a bus. I’m back in Carlow and although Mr. Cooke was good enough to give me his iPad to write on, I have no charger for it so the only chance I will have to go online will be when one of my brothers feel nice enough to give me their laptop, so don’t expect any posts for a while. I am currently posting secretly… My brother must NEVER find out.

So, I was in Dublin for a while, with the pure purpose in a game’s night… We are huge nerds when it comes to games… and in general really.. The night was a success, but meant that I couldn’t write for a few days.

However last night I started a new novel idea which I really haven’t thought about much. It’s fantasy (of course) and I am absolutely in love with where it starts. And so this will be my BIG project from now on, until I hate it and need to cry to you all about it and kick myself in the ass to get back to it.

Expect that, it will happen.

But I’m hoping this will be a good story… We’ll see anyway. But as I am writing on an app I have no way of knowing how many words I’ve written, unless I count them manually, which ain’t gonna happen. I do not have the patience, nor the battery to bother!

So, until my next laptop robbery, good bye! Hopefully I’ll have kept my writing going!!