So my end of March blog post has become a start of April blog post. Which seems to summarise how March has gone, quite frankly.
March is one of those months, every years, almost without fail, where something changes. Whether it is the pressures of the financial year at work, or the changing of the seasons means I spent more time in the garden, March is always one of those months that flies past.
Assassins 1 Progress
Assassins 1 has stalled, somewhat. I’ve gone through an editing slump, which I am only now starting to come out of. I’ve managed to finally push past one of my key blocking stages and start to weave together the second arc which takes us into the main story. It’s exciting, difficult work, which always leaves my wordcount looking rather sad at the end of an evening.
But progress is happening. And any progress, no matter how small, is all that matters.
Writing on Caffeine
This month on my Newsletter I talked about Writing Goals, which was rather apt given that this month I have completely shot any goals and am now scrabbling around the remains to look for something to aim for April. Probably just something as simple as “write something”.
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Missed any of my posts this month?
I’ve been trying to stick to my new 2021 posting plan, which despite all of the various pressures on my time I’ve managed to just about stick too. If you’ve missed one of my previous posts, you can check them out below!
You don’t always need the same project all the time. If your current creative project is stalling, give yourself permission to try something new. You might be amazed at what you create.
Back in 2019, I spoke about what I learnt from travelling around Asia, and then what I learnt around travelling to the south of France. I love traveling and experiencing new places. This love is a relatively new endeavour, but it is one I will cherish for the rest of my life. Ever since I … More Learnings from my (Not) travels
“It was all so good,” Tristan sighed, into his drink “before you lot got involved.” The bodies didn’t talk back. They never talked back. “You know,” he said, reaching over the bar and pulling a bottle from under the shelf, “I really wish that time magic was a thing. That I could go back to … More Before (From the Archives)
“You’re orange,” A bit of a state-the-obvious comment from Ryan. Cassie wiped the orange blood of her blade and sheathed her weapon. Monster blood never made for a particularly delightful colour. Least it was better than the stuff they had up North, which was acidic blood. “Stating the obvious much,” Cassie remarked, kicking the corpse … More Like the Sky at Sundown
Taking time out from writing is okay. It might not feel like what you need to do right this second, when time pressures are on you and you’re watching the clock click down to the close of another writing session. But maybe today is the day you need to think. To sit and breathe with … More Time Out (Monday Inspiration)
Identifying how power works in your world is important because, let’s be honest, power is what drives society. Who has it, who doesn’t have it, and what those in power do with that power impact swathes of society and the people within it. It constrains some actions and allows others, creating a complex web of … More How To: Power and Politics
And suddenly, just like that, we’re at the end of April, and another monthly round up of my thoughts, writing and other such things is out into the world. A Shift of focus Blogging for me has always been a side item in my writing life. Something to switch to from writing my novels or … More A Shift of Focus
Don’t stop trying. Keep going with your project. You’ll get there, you’ll make it to the end.
“Wake up,” Christie whispered in Garet’s ear. He groaned, rolling over. In his half asleep state, he didn’t register the urgency in Christie’s voice. “Wake, up,” Christie said, punching Garet’s arm, “it’s the Alarm.” Garet woke up fully. The Alarm shouldn’t be going off. The Alarm wouldn’t sound unless there was something very, very wrong. … More Awake (From the Archives)
Each day is a new opportunity to try again. To create the world and life you want to create. Today is your new opportunity – seize it.
There is something to be said about how everything must be achieved now. I’ve talked before about taking your time when writing or creating. It’s something that I think needs to be said more – that it’s okay to not have achieved everything by a particular age or date or time. Life doesn’t work like … More It’s Okay to Pace Yourself
I think we can all accept that Adult fantasy is not the largest of book genres out there. It’s straddles a weird space – one between the “childish” ideals of magic and mythical creatures and a commentary on very “adult” issues. Why don’t many adults read adult fantasy. When I ask people what they read, … More Why you should read a Fantasy Book
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