Outlining In Scrivener

Just to let everyone know that my latest article for Fantasy-Faction went live at the end of last month covering the subject of outlining in Scrivener. Be sure to check it out!

April 10th, 2016|Process, Writing|0 Comments

Baby Steps

I’ll be honest… the writing 2016 is off to a slow start. Part of it is simply being busy on other things but a significant chunk is that after writing 600,000 words in 2015, my brain needs to recharge. […]

January 18th, 2016|Process, Writing|0 Comments

Half A Million Words

So on the evening of the 31st November 2015, I hit a milestone of having written 500,000 words so far this year. […]

November 3rd, 2015|Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

NaNoWriMo Preparation Article

NaNoWriMo begins this weekend and I recently did this article for Fantasy-Faction on prepping for the big event.  Be sure to check it out.

October 28th, 2015|Process, Writing|0 Comments

The Genesis Of An Editing Process

So last night, I got to catch up with my friend, Amanda Rutter.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other so we had a lot of catching up to do.  It was also an excellent excuse for All You Can Eat Chinese.  Like I need an excuse! Amanda was the editor for the [...]

February 20th, 2015|Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

The Year of Hard Work  Report – January

As I have previously mentioned, 2015 is my year of Hard Work.  I have a lot I want to accomplish so the plan for the year is to knuckle down and get them done. So how did I do in January? […]

February 5th, 2015|Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

2015 – The First 11 Days

So we’re nearly two weeks into 2015 and I have to say that things are going remarkably well. The year has started with an incredibly busy 2015 and has only got busier as new opportunities have come my way.  Let me say, up front, my aim is NOT to try and take on as much as I can, but just to motor on and get things done. It’s still early, early days and I’m conscious that I could approach burnout tomorrow (although, I have to be honest and say that I feel like I’m slacking rather than overworking) but it’s going far better than I expected. […]

January 12th, 2015|Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

Process Update

My approach to my writing process is one of continual improvement.  I like to discover different techniques and then try them out, fine tuning them and seeing if they match my approach to writing. A lot’s changed over the last 18 months in terms of process and I’m largely very happy with it and what it’s delivering.  I’ve possibly got a big process rework for how I approach editing on the horizon but I suspect that will slip into next year.  So for now, any changes are things that aid and support, rather than radically change the current process. […]

October 14th, 2014|Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

Trying Out ToDoist

As regular blog visitors will know, last year I embarked on a productivity drive to make up for time lost due to the leg injury.  It’s proved very effective and I’ve managed to accomplish a lot since implementing it including a lot of writing and organising the trip of a lifetime in total secrecy.  Even [...]

May 26th, 2014|Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

The Process Stage 3: Serious Word Count

So last weekend I wrote 18,412 words on the novel. I also found time to go for a run twice, watch TV, write a 800 word blog post (pushing words written for weekend over 19,000), edit another article and start playing World of Warcraft again…  amongst other things. And you want to know the kicker?  I don’t think I was anywhere as productive as I could have been. So I can here you all ask, just how is this even possible? Well, here’s the secret. […]

March 20th, 2014|Writing|3 Comments