Word Count Wednesday: 19 Jan 2022

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

I’ve finally been constructing my non-fiction book in Word and have 1,266 words over 33 pages. It’s a template book so lots of copy and paste but it’s coming together nicely. It’ll go off to my BFF (also an editor for a publisher) in the next few days so I may have news for the next WCW. As the saying goes, watch this space. 🙂

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.

Word Count Wednesday: 12 Jan 2022

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

I’m still at the notes stage for my non-fiction book so no official words this week but I’m hopeful to have the bones somewhat padded next week.

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.

Word Count Wednesday: 5 Jan 2022

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

I had an idea for a non-fiction book, nothing related to writing, so I’ve started making notes for that. While it’s a zero word count technically, and it won’t be huge as it’s a template kind of book, I’m back in the saddle, as the saying goes.

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.

Word Count Wednesday: 29 Dec 2021

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

It’s another zero from me but I’m hoping the last for a while, or at the most next week too. I’m feeling much more positive and am spring cleaning (decluttering my surroundings and brain) early to clear the decks for more writing time.

There are just two and a bit days left (at the time of this going live) to enter the final month of my 100-word competition that’s been running for 76 months!

Best wishes to everyone for a safe and happy new year.

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.

Word Count Wednesday: 22 Dec 2021

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

I finished work for the holiday season late Monday evening so had a lovely relaxing day on Tuesday. No writing but I’m feeling more positive about getting more (serious) writing done next year. Yes, Covid (in whatever form) will still be with us but I’m going to get my deadlines done ahead of time so even if it’s just a case of shuffling things around it will free up that part of my brain. My 100-word competition finishes, for good, this month so that’s a day a month (at least) freed. I enjoyed it but after 76 months it was time to say sayonara, as do I until next Wednesday. Wishing everyone a safe and happy festive week.

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.

Word Count Wednesday: 8 Dec 2021

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

I’ve still been on my hiatus from writing so a zero from me. I’m ahead with work projects and my 100-word competition closes this month so I should at least have the time I used to use from that January onwards. That said, as I said to someone recently: time is like the size of a house; the more you have the more you fill it. And also I have a lot of successful entrants who only have until the end of February to use their ‘wins’ so that may keep me busy. I like the idea of having a break until March 1st. I’m very much a spring/summer person so I may write something before then but I may not. It’s not my day job so there’s not the pressure there might be if it were.

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.

Word Count Wednesday: 1 Dec 2021

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

I’ve still been on my hiatus from writing and I’m okay about it. I will get back to it when I’m ready but it’s more therapeutic to think of it as a holiday. I feel like I have too much in my brain at the moment (work deadlines and complicated elderly mother/local council care arrangements) and writing is therapeutic so killing someone on paper might help(!) but I’m not even in the frame of mind to get started/continue anything at the moment. I’m conscious, as a ‘mentor’, that I should be the one who overcomes any kind of block but there’s no point in giving myself a hard time, or pushing myself to write when I don’t feel like it and it’s good to share it as I know I’m not alone.

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.

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