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

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