Good afternoon all you lovely readers, it’s been over a month since I’ve written a post of the Weekend Coffee Share so I thought it was about time to get off my butt, or in this case sit down on it, and get one written.
September turned into something of a meh month for me, I’ve done very little writing and Shadow Dawn is pretty much where it was at the end of August, the only progress being that I’ve managed to finish redrafting chapter six today. This takes the word count up to 18,000 words for the redraft, closing in on the one quarter mark that is 25,000 words.
My original target to try and have the redraft done by the end of the month is out of the window, which is a shame because I’ve been playing with the idea of doing NaNoWriMo. I don’t think I will take up the challenge this November but who knows, maybe I’ll get around to doing Camp NaNoWriMo when that comes around.
The big news this month was the launch of the new weekly features here at Writing and Works. Each week a new guest post will go up where writers talk about the trickiest time they have faced, and those moments where they wanted to pack it all in. The point is to get people talking about how they overcame their lowest moments and managed to turn things around. So far we’ve had two writers contribute and a third set up for next Wednesday but that still leaves lots of space to fill for the coming weeks so if you’re interested, or know someone else who might be, then I need you!
As well as working on Shadow Dawn I’m also taking another look at a piece of flash fiction called Solitary Creatures which I’m hoping to post a follow up to in a few days. I did intend to sit down and write it last night but I ended up having a lazy night in front of the TV instead so shame on me.
Seeing as we’re already half way through October I really need to get going if I’m going to do as much as I wanted to this year.
As it stands there are two things I want to be able to say by 2017:
- Draft Four of Shadow Dawn is complete
- I’ve finished my Level Two AAT Accounting Technicians Qualification
Looking at the craziness of this year I think that achieving those two things would be something I can really be proud of.
What do you guys think? Do you like my flash fictions? Would you like to see me expanding one out into a series and if so, would you prefer I went back to Headquarters or picked one of my other pieces to focus on?
Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear how your weeks have been and what’s on the horizon for you.