Word Count Wednesday: 27 July 2022

Good morning. Oh boy, it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

Another week of house stuff. Transferring things from my mum’s house to the (bigger) storage unit, the old one emptied quite quickly (so I wasn’t paying for two) and dealing with a new estate agent, a cock-up (pardon my Franglais) between my ex-mortgage bank and the Land Registry, and contractors fixing things at my mum’s house and my uncle’s (one turned up, one didn’t).

So it got to Tuesday again and it dawned on me that it was Tuesday again! So, at 16:38 I got writing. I’d had nearly 500 word written by 17:53 – the opening to a new novel (that I’d planned last week), one I feel has potential to be commercial so will either go off to agents or a select choice of publishers. I’m currently self-published (one of my 16 titles was trad pubbed to mixed reviews: a one-star review that said ‘I don’t usually leave reviews for books but this was so bad that I felt I had to’ – thanks! – but also a blogger’s (and we know how many they read) favourite of 2018 so I love the disparity) but would love to be wider read… wouldn’t we all.

With the distraction of dropping more things at my storage unit, meeting beloved (always the highlight of my day) and collecting something from Facebook Marketplace (I’m a slave to it!) – a mile apart, thankfully, I finished my writing part-day with 1,698 words (almost two chapters). Not bad for a handful of hours plus I’m very pleased with them. Hopefully it won’t be next Tuesday before I add more.

Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing related, over the past seven days.

One thought on “Word Count Wednesday: 27 July 2022

  1. WorldWideWalkies says:

    Hmm, the fun of mixed reviews. Now, I only read the good ones, of which there are many more, and just console myself that you can’t please all the people all the time!

    I’m quite pleased this week – I have just submitted an article to MMM Magazine (Motorhome and Motor Caravan Magazine) about how we came to be overlanding in a 26.5 tonne truck! 1500 words – exactly as requested!

    I’ve also knocked another 1500 word blog on the head, although I would like to be further ahead with my travel blogs.

    I did my first ever live interview with Valentina Cirasola about my books, nomad life and how I create beauty every day. Thankfully, the rather sketchy internet in Montenegro held up. You can watch the replay here if you’re interested! https://youtu.be/kUUYQmXIuRc


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