If We Were Having Coffee

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Saturday Coffee post but to be honest, not a lot has really gone on. At the beginning of February all of my productivity stalled and coupled with every cold going, and even a chest infection, I’m not really done very much at all since January.

The second draft of the novel has now reached 40,000 words but progress is a little slow. I’m trying to focus more on my AAT course than the writing and that means I spend a lot less time at the keyboard than I would like. The course is what needs my attention however and the sooner I finish the sooner I can get back to focusing on my writing. Even if it does seem like Darkened Daughter is just getting longer and longer with every passing day.

The fiancée and I have just got our mortgage-in-principal so we can start making choices about where we want to buy in earnest. Trying to get my head around legal fees and surveys is more tricky that I was expecting. Being the first time buying a house I’ve got no context to put costs against and not having context really stresses me out. I like to know what I’m getting myself into and at the moment I don’t.

Hopefully with spring now in the UK, though it has arrived with storms and rain as always, I’ll find some way of being a bit more creatively productive. I’ve decided to give Camp Nanowrimo a miss this April due to the workload. I’m hoping that if I reduce the areas that I’m focusing on the more I can get done on those areas.

However! I have managed to get Headquarters up on its own site! I’m also working on the next update for the story which I haven’t updated in about two years so I’m feeling pretty good about myself. Reading back through the stories I can remember what I loved about writing Headquarters. I can’t spend as much time as I want on it but I’m hoping to spend some time here and there.

Progress is progress, no matter how small.



  1. The first time walking into a house that is yours is an exiciting experience. It’s been 22 years since we bought our first house and I still remember that feeling. I also wanted to say the last couple of months writing wize has been slow for me too, and I haven’t been sick.


  2. I’ve had issues with writing, too. Outside of preparing for the A to Z Challenge, it’s almost been nonexistent. Journaling had been an afterthought, at best. But I think I’m going to go back to writing my entries longhand. We’ll see. As for short stories, that’s also been an afterthought. I started writing my third story of “The Cell Games,” but put it on hold. The beginning is troubling me. I hope to work out this funk now that I have time to write more.


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