Good morning everyone and welcome to the wonderful weekly blog hop that is the Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by the lovely Dianna at Part Time Monster.com. As always, I’m going to substitute coffee for a large mug of tea and get right into in.
If we were having coffee…
Well, this week has been somewhat more productive than last, but I haven’t got as much writing done as I wanted to. I’ve managed to get a lot of reading in and finished four books as well as making some good progress of The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scot Lynch. I’ve been stuck at about page fifty for the last six months and I decided it was time to get this book read once and for all. It’s not that I don’t like the book, it’s just I’ve had other ones popping up on the doorstep that have distracted me from reading it. To be honest though, last month I read very little so I’m playing catch up with my Goodreads reading goal and I didn’t bother with an April update on what I’ve been reading like I did in March.
While I haven’t progressed much with my writing I did managed to hit the 60,000 word mark for the re-draft of my novel. I even managed to go over the plan for the rest of the novel and tweak a few things here and there so I have a clearer idea of what I need to write next.
Now most of this re-draft has been written in sequence, however, I’ve got a burning urge to write a chapter that the haven’t got to yet and I think I might just need to get it down on paper and slot it in later on instead of waiting. I can see the opening quite clearly but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for the book in the long run, or that I won’t struggle to write anything beyond the first two hundred words. I’ve spent the week mulling it over so I think I know how it will go, but until I start typing I can’t be sure.
Also, this week I decided on a couple of features for this site. The first will be a regular post that comes up every Friday and the other is a one off. The first is free write Friday. Now I used to join in with this every now and again but I think it will me good for my writing if I make myself sit down every Friday and write a short, free piece to put up on here. Mondays and Tuesdays are normally spent doing DVerse prompts and Wednesday sometimes involve Friday Fictioneers but the rest of the week tends to be a little blank. I like the idea of adding a little more structure to the site. The first two posts for this feature are up already, ‘Broken Cups and Awkward Poets’ and ‘The Boy By The Stairs’.
The second feature that will be going on falls in line with my recent attempts at trying to post more positively. On Wednesday I put up a post asking readers to let me know what keeps them inspired, motivated and positive. I’ve had a few fantastic responses and tomorrow I’ll be pulling all of them together into a post to put up on the site. If you’d like to share what keeps you inspired, motivated and positive please pop over and check out the post here. I’ll link back to all the bloggers who contribute and I’m hoping that the post will be useful to those of us who sometimes find our own drive and energy failing a little and just need a quick boost to pick us up again.
This weekend I’m trying to focus on my novel and also getting some studying done for my accounting course. It’s been a pretty good start to the day, it’s only 11am and I’ve done the majority of the housework, washed and ironed by uniform for work next week, fed the fish, done the shopping and written this post. Let’s hope the rest of the day follows the same theme.
Make sure to let me know how your weeks have gone, I always love to hear from you. I hope you enjoyed stopping by for coffee today, until next week, all the best!
Oh, and happy Free Comic Book Day.