Wednesday, 31 October 2007

we are the finishers

I've joined a new group set up by Lane called The Finishers, a group where all members aim to get all of our current novels finished by Christmas...! Similar to the Novel Racers, it's a great way to get encouragement, help and advice especially in those stressful moments when no matter how hard you try and force them, no words will come out of your head and onto that piece of paper.

It's a great blog and if you want to join get in touch with Lane and I'm sure she'll be pleased to help.

Monday, 29 October 2007


I don't know why I can suddenly keep doing it, but it just comes to me. I wrote 3,114 words tonight. It just all flowed so easily and I'm confident that I can be onto my re-write by the end of the year. I've picked and chosen which scenes I've wanted to write, so I have the boring part of filling in the gaps afterwards, but at the moment I'm really pleased with myself.

The reason I got to write so many words tonight is that I left my 4,000 word medieval and renaissance literature book in my journalism lab on Fri, which means that I can't actually do my assignment. And I can't collect it until weds, which is a bit of a bummer seems as it has to be done by Monday. But never mind, we all learn.

Now, I'm sorry if I've given anyone a heart attack by this picture. But this young gentleman here is the muse for Legs 11. He is the main character's love interest half way through my novel just before she starts her downward spiral. And it's amazing, because I've always had Jamie Dornan in mind for this specific character. But I've not actually been able to get on well with my character until I started researching pictures and info on the lovely Jamie, and now I feel as though I've got his character spot on [his physical side for definite, anyway!] You might think it's so typical of me to chose a male like this to present as one of my characters, but this is the fickle modelling industry we're talking about, and I am more than happy to concentrate my thoughts more on Jamie if it means I'm going to succeed more with my novel... wouldn't anyone be?!

Anyway. Back to the novel. I've always been one to babble on... 62,895 words have been written, and I just know that I'm going to go way over the 80,000 mark before the novel finishes. I also haven't yet included any of the important info regarding modelling [like, none of it.] and so I'm a bit concerned at how many words I'll end up with, but then again I can't wait until the rewrite where I can add the needed bits in, and take away the 30,000 words of crap.

At the moment I'm both concerned and happy. I really want to go somewhere with Legs; it's the most mature writing I've ever done and I really hope that come next year I will have shaped my novel into the perfect piece of writing I have imagined in my head.

Sunday, 28 October 2007

an update

For some reason, Legs flowed really easily tonight and I managed a massive 5,260 words, covering a couple of the biggest scenes in my story. I've been working on it all day at the same time as watching the footy/oogling over Andy in X-Factor, and I've got two assignments coming up next week so I'm glad I've done enough writing this week to keep me tied over until the end of October.

Happy times!

Saturday, 27 October 2007

a new crush

This is Andy.
He is my new crush.
I think he is GORGEOUS!
Any opinions?

Friday, 26 October 2007

an update

I'm getting into the habit of a once a week writing spree. Declining offers to the SU so that I can get my head down and write some Legs every Thursday isn't such a bad idea! I managed 1,644 words tonight, very pleased with myself and with the progress of the novel!

Friday, 19 October 2007

an update

I DID IT! 2,731 words of Legs 11 has been written tonight, and I loved it!


Wednesday, 17 October 2007

an update

Everything has been so hectic at uni lately that I've hardly had any chance to open my laptop, let alone sit down and write!! I'm quite disappointed that I haven't been able to find any time at all for Legs, but hopefully the weeks will ease off a bit and I'll be able to get another couple of thousand words done in the next couple of weeks.

I've two assignments to do for mid-november, so even NaNoWriMo is looking a bit shaky, although I can try my best to turn into Wonderwoman and do all three at the same time! How's everyone else's writing coming along? Congrats to KayJay for getting an extract of her work published in an anthology - she was one of only twelve people picked for it - that's amazing and KayJay along with Jude proves that we do not need Cosmopolitan to help us reach stardom with our writing!

Also, make sure you nip over to Word Counting.... and Lady with the Laptop's blogs to read the first pages of their unpublished paperback novels. Very brave of them, and very pleasing to read too!

I'm going to set out a few comments, update my fashion blog [check it out!] and then off to lectures I go!

Monday, 15 October 2007

blog it

Added to my blogroll is the more than wonderful Lane's blog, plus 'Word Counting.. A Wannabe Writer's Diary'

Love them both.
blog it

I'm not sure how I've only just come across this!

Check out The Lady With The Laptop, it's fab ;)