Saturday, 28 May 2016

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Randomness Friday

April Kelley and I are starting something different, instead of blog swapping we will be answering questions along with sharing bits of our research into 2nd BonyDee Press challenge; click name for rules

Please, after reading below, go and check out April’s Post

WIP, the Ups and the Downs

I’m going to choice Different for this question, mostly because the only other thing I have written this year is a short start to a book coming out in November, and I can’t very well say, “the downside is that my birthdays coming up and I’m excited” so I’m going a little older. Plus I’m meant to be editing the book so going back into it isn’t a bad thing.

Different a book written by my alter ego McGee, it’s a YA adventure, I think we can call it, and I first write it back in 2011 and then re-wrote it between Feb – Mar 2016.

Cons: hm, mostly with this book has been the self-doubt. I’m not just talking about this re-write…actually I think this re-write was were the doubt came in. was the story good enough? Was there a reason? Did the reason I wanted the story to hold come through? Did I take too much out? Did I put in the right things?

The first time I write this book in 3 months. Which back in 2011 was a pretty good stretch for me. The re-write was about a month of solid writing, but I had a block of time where I couldn’t write and that pulled it out.

The thing is the idea came easily. It’s not original, not really, it’s a lot of things all sawed together and that’s fine. You know how hard it is to come up with something completely original?

The secondary plot reason for it to be there fit well, it was more pushed in the first telling then the second. So that was something that made things harder. The second was the romance, as in the first was littered in it in a way I never wanted the book to be. Therefore taking that out made me wonder if there was a story there after it. If it was interesting enough. If I could pull off that word count.

Lastly I had a problem, the one that made me stop, when I was nearly crippled with the doubt that the book didn’t even make sense. That it wasn’t worth reading.

Pros: I love this book, I loved it when I first wrote it, and I love it now that it’s done. It’s one of those stories I think holds a lot of nostalgic for me, but I think I’m able to pull it off

The points that are above are the ones I mentioned above because being able to figure then out was one of the happier moments of the whole re-write. I’m still not 100% sure if its worth reading or it its truly good but the fact that I finally finished one of my favourite books is more than I could have hoped and has given me the best boost in…whatever you’d call it.

It may not be the best things I’ve written but it’s finished and to me that’s more than enough.

SHAMELESS PROMOTING

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

I Did Nothing



I did nothing. Nothing at all. Honestly have no excuse except to say that it’s my birthday in a couple of weeks and my family have this amazing present they are giving me and have been teasing me with for the past 6 months and apparently this is my breaking point. I can’t concentrate on anything but wondering what I’m getting.

So what is in store for this week? Well first I have to delete my iBooks app on my iPad and upload it again which is one of the hardest things I’ve had to do in a long time. I know I’m going to be losing books. Book I won’t be able to get back. Some are on the never list, others I will have to buy them again.

The thing is my iPad is old and it’s had enough and as it is now I can’t open the app. Well it’ll open and then get out of it asap, but it’s not all backed up and so…painful. But it has to be done. Really. I’d rather lose books then no be able to read any. Still it’s sad and hard. And means I’ll probably want to deal with the busy work of reuploading all my books, or more so get them back up into my hard drive and only download the ones I want to read again. But that also sucks, because I have books that just come to mind and I don’t want to deal with all that bullshit when I just want a little taste … oh well, there’s no help in it.

I will also spend a few days uploading my birthday bash things. I’m doing it through my blog this year. The FB page was good, but being that I had to go in every day and deal with it isn’t something I’m able to do this year. My computer just won’t allow for that. So blog it is.

It will be starting on the 7th of June and running until the 21st of June.

I also want to get the editing down for Different. It needs to be done and yet I’m not in a rush so I can go chapter by chapter and see how things work. But it’s something that I don’t have to be to creative over and it really needs doing and once it’s done and I’m back to normal again I should be able to push out the books I need to write – which is 8 books in 6 months…yeah I don’t see it happening. But I’ll give it my best shot.

And that’s it for me, how your week looking?

Monday, 23 May 2016

Exciting Excited



So last week I read nothing. Literally, I have nothing new to read, I didn’t even re-read anything. I had other passions that I went into and it took up my whole week. I also seem to be all bundled up in excitement for my birthday present. So this weeks and probably the one after will show the signs of that.

Anyway, I thought since I’ve nothing else to say here, I’d show off a pretty I got a couple of days ago. It’s pretty and exciting and the first one I’ve gotten …