Okay so mini rant time. I wrote my last post about blocks and my personal strategies to overcome them, I powered through the chapter I was working on, get halfway through the next and…drum-roll please…nothing. Damn you karma why must you afflict me so when I don’t believe in you.

Anyway I thought I would check in and get something up. Writing something/anything was one of my solutions to breaking a block and if it wasn’t it should have been, so maybe this will help me get back to working on my novel.

To be completely honest though this block or lack of progress has more to do with being time poor than with being stuck. I know what I want to write (kind of) I just need to find the words and time to write it. (Damn it. That’s a block isn’t it?)

I’m time poor due to a combination of circumstances. Work has been busy, add to that my decision to return to university (I hate study), family commitments and over-committing myself.

So my solution (I’ve just now realised how stupid this might be) is to commit myself to even more. I think I mentioned in my last post that deadlines/schedules and things of this nature tend to work for me (if I didn’t assume I did. I’m time poor remember I don’t have time to go back and check). So on the 8th of every month I’m going to post on this blog an update of my progress with writing my novel.

I’m not terribly computer savvy so it probably won’t be presented in any kind of fancy slider, bar or graphic just a note along the line of chapter 3 done, 9000 words total. Scratch that I’ve found a bar and how it works.

Feel free to berate, cajole and threaten me if I haven’t made any progress.

On that note I’m currently in chapter 8, 31,729 word into my novel (I have no idea how long this is going to be, but more on that later. I’ve put down 300,000 but who knows ) I’m going to start off easy and say that next month I’ll be writing chapter 9.



31729 / 300000 words. 11% done!

Wish me luck.

For those of you just hanging around for picture of my dog


If I got her a bandolier she could  co-pilot the falcon