By the fourth week, writing has become routine, though this was my least successful week in terms of daily word count and confidence. That's right, Major Idiot made his return. I started the week just over three thousand words shy of my target. I had hoped to breach the 40,000 word mark. Despite having a cold, … Continue reading Week #4 Overview
Continuing on from How to Plan a Book, Part One (of Two), here are steps 7-10 of how I've planned Everborne over the past year. Step 7: Plan for the Future Before I returned to school---I mean work---from my half-term break, I said I'd ask my boss by Easter about the potential of working part-time the … Continue reading How to Plan a Book, Part Two (of Two)
I started planning Everborne over a year ago in August 2015. These are the first six (of ten) steps I have taken (so far) that got me ready to begin writing earlier this month. Pre-planning: Failure Everborne first bawled breath on my weekly food-shop walk to Sainsbury's during my third year of university (2013). I can even remember where … Continue reading How to Plan a Book, Part One (of Two)
Say hello to Max. We’ve been best friends for fourteen years now. Max-box, Maximus Decimus Boximus, Big-head, has been with me through school, university and even my first job. I can barely remember life without him; he’s always been there. He was a boy’s fulfilled wish and a man’s best friend. A dog really can … Continue reading Living Life to the Max!
So I've done it. I finally started "living the dream" on Monday. I'm now at the end of my first week of full-time writing. And, boy, does it feel good! I've worked out I'll have 20 writing days in September and, since it's my first month, I thought I'd set myself the target of reaching 20,000 … Continue reading Week #1 Overview
How and why I decided to quit my job to write full-time in order to pursue my dream of becoming a published author. The short version: It’s my dream, so I'm doing it. The long version: I’d originally hoped to work part-time at my previous job, working as a tutor in an East London School. … Continue reading A Time to Write