Saturday, 14 November 2015
Today I was interrupted by my partner telling me about what happened in France. I commented about it on my other blog.
This week I've been busy writing. Its something I do when not reading or thinking. Or eating and sleeping.
So this week I compiled Strike Dog and read through it after finding a typo on the first page. An oops moment which resulted in a quick editing pass going through the whole novel and adding 40 words to the total. Phew! Next I finished polishing off Bad Dog, a slightly more strenuous edit which I started at the end of last week. I ended up changing about 102 words and after compiling it found some formatting errors. So a quick once over to correct that and I was done.
After that and going to Aldershot to retrieve my truck after its service and MoT.
Then it was back in the saddle and I made a start on Ghost Dog, the third book of an unintentional trilogy. In the process of starting the re-write I found a scene to pull and put into a side novel that I've tentatively titled Two Moons. I had already put about 7,500 words in a Scrivener document from scenes pulled out of Strike Dog. So by the end of this week, after a serious revision of those words, I find myself having accidentally written 10,653 words of a new novel.
Any of my friends who are doing NaNoWriMo this month I do apologize if knocking up ten thousand words in a day a bit discouraging. But what you have to remember is that for the last three years I write almost every day. So don't be disheartened just keep typing and good luck.