Reflections of an Unknown Writer & Three Act Structure

writing three act structure

Reflections This week I've been working on getting through the second draft of my pirate story. It's going painfully slowly. Not only am I struggling to find time when I'm awake and functioning, but the draft itself is difficult. Because the first draft has so many plot-holes in it, it's taking a lot of pulling … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer & Three Act Structure

Words & Thoughts – Week 32 & 33

hectic dreams

Weekly thought & writing update. Words Honestly, writing has taken a backseat again the last two weeks. Other things have taken priority. Which is frustrating, but also life. I think my problem is that I haven't really been prioritising my writing/editing. I've been unsure exactly what to prioritise this summer. I have so many projects … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 32 & 33

Words & Thoughts – Week 31

angry waves

Weekly thought & writing update.  Words I am currently editing Into the Unknown, and I've decided to not use wordcount to measure my progress - I'm working in a bit of a confused manner at the moment, so I'm not going to try to explain here, but I'm finding that measuring my work in time … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 31

Words & Thoughts – Week 29

schedule writing

Weekly thought & writing update. Words I've been writing. Not as much as I wanted, but I'm battling stress and an unusually hot British summertime. I just don't understand how this heat is happening in this country. How? Why? How? 😓 I've been writing in a notebook, which is a change I always find refreshing, … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 29

Words & Thoughts – Week 27 & 28

be present

Weekly thought & writing update. Words The past two weeks have not gone to plan. I've done some work on Into the Unknown, but I'm having doubts about the path I've taken with it, and life-related exhaustion has happened. I decided to move Into the Unknown from third person POV to first. And I think … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 27 & 28

Words & Thoughts – Week 26

change

Weekly thought & writing update.  Words I've done some writing. Bad days and good days. I am making progress with Into the Unknown. It's an easier story to think about and write when I'm not feeling very motivated. I've done a couple of flash pieces, but they haven't made it up onto my other site … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 26

Words & Thoughts – Week 25

summer

Weekly thought & writing update. Words I have written! It feels a lot like a victory, and honestly I wasn't expecting it. I intended to get back to my writing now my official summer has begun, but part of me doubted I could get back what I felt I had lost - the passion for … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 25

Words & Thoughts – Week 23 & 24

summer

Weekly thought and writing update. Words Good news? I've finished all my essays for the summer. Bad news? I've not done any writing outside of essays. Best news? I have three months (give or take) with no other writing to do but my own. My first project is going to be Into the Unknown draft … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 23 & 24

Words & Thoughts Week 17

Success and failure

Weekly thought & writing update. Words Accomplishment of the week: I worked on an outline for a rewrite of Rabbit. Not sure I'm doing the right thing, but I know I'm not happy with how the story came out. It's not how I envisioned it before I wrote the first draft. Thoughts You can't win … Continue reading Words & Thoughts Week 17

Words & Thoughts – Week 16

one step at a time

Weekly thought & writing update. Words Still ugh. I'm currently spending my time going through old notes, and taking new ones, on the technicalities and practicalities of writing. It's not what I want to be doing (draft two of Rabbit), but it's the best I can right now. Thoughts I'm in a funk. I'm trying … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 16