Romantic Suspense and Romantic Adventure Author

Category: Writing

  • Word Count Update 21st April

    Super quick update. I decided to try using my wee dictaphone to get my writing done today–to then run through my transcription software. BUT… I can’t dictate without seeing the words on the screen. The story was there, but the writing felt cold and clinical. The moment I saw the transcribed text (which took forever), […]

  • Author Journal 21st – 27th April 2022

    Author Journal 21st – 27th April  2022

    Last week took me by surprise. I set out with a sensible plan of attack for my writing goal. Nice and easy; just spread the word count across the four days, and there’d be no need for another crazy Sunday. No need to hit 2K words in a day. But, like all plans, they rarely […]

  • Word Count Update 18th April

    It might be Monday, but this is my Friday in my tapsalteerie (Scots word meaning topsy-turvy) world. I don’t tend to write on the last day of the week, but I’m nearing the end of Act 2B, and the shit is really starting to hit the fan! Today I added a further 1,682 words! Pretty […]

  • Word Count Update 17th April

    😳 Today is my first (and possibly last) +3K-word day ever! I was led to believe there was cake when this happened… Where is it? Gie’s ma cake! 🍰 🀣 Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 116,827 words.

  • Word Count Update 16th April

    2,777 words! I’m knackered, but I’m so happy. The story’s really starting to pick up pace, and it seems to be having a similar effect on my daily output πŸ€— Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 113,822 words.

  • Word Count Update 15th April

    Okay, wow. I hadn’t expected to get anywhere close to this number today. (That’s crazy Sunday numbers for me.) But, I did another wee bit of experimentation today. I split my writing sprints evenly between this morning and this afternoon. And like yesterday, I found myself in flow in the afternoon. I know I can’t […]

  • Word Count Update 14th April

    Getting started was a bit of a struggle–shiny distraction squirrels live in my phone–but after half an hour on the elliptical, I was ready. I aimed to hit somewhere between 1,000-and 1,250. But by the end of my morning sprints, I only had 951 words in the bank. So, with the knowledge gained from my […]

  • Author Journal 14th – 20th April 2022

    Author Journal 14th – 20th April  2022

    Last week was odd. It started with a mystery leak in the kitchen that ate a fair bit of writing time. A leak that, after hunting its source down, turned out to be a spill πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ But after that… nothing. No dramas. No llamas. No distractions.

  • Word Count Update 10th April

    Oh, wow! I’ve actually impressed myself with today’s word count, hence the sparkly backdrop. But, it’s not without a mega-ton of pain. I went beyond what I’m physically capable of doing, and now my hand is screaming for a bucket of ice. Yet, I know if I’d stopped a thousand words earlier, I’d have been […]

  • Word Count Update 9th April

    Another pretty awesome day down the word mine! Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 104,546 words.