I’ve just got back from Wales after a long weekend and am feeling pretty relaxed.
I had intended to use the time off to get a whole bunch of writing related tasks done but it didn’t quite pan out as planned. I started well enough by looking at the structure of the first draft and working out why/where the rhythm of the story felt wrong, this is quite useful for deciding what method to use on the redraft. In this instance the majority of the work is going to be about improving the prose style (the first draft was written quite some time ago) and providing flesh to the characters’ stories. Or put another way: a full rewrite.
Then I went back to Wales.
And well…writing at my folks place is a bit hit and miss – particularly if I don’t stick to my early morning routine. But I got to see lots of my niece and my siblings and the sun even came out for a while making it quite hard to grumble about only doing a thousand words. The plus side is of course I’m now keen to get on with it as my brain has started ticking over with ideas.
In other news I have another backlog of short stories waiting to go out – I’m going to have to sort that out this week. Bookrater also has another review live, I’ve added an RSS feed on the sidebar here and so you should see new reviews there as they go up – I’m not always very good at pimping stuff like that.
Lots happening in October: going to see Amanda Palmer at the Koko in a couple of weeks, Neil Gaiman a few weeks after that and then there’s a friend’s wedding to attend. I’m sure there will be some inevitable hijinks to report – it is after all me.
Anyway. That’s all for now.