Year Of Hard Work

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2015 – The Year Of Hard Work

2015 was my Year of Hard Work. I had quite a simple philosophy, it would be the year I knuckle down and work my arse off. I’d follow up any opportunity and keep my irons in every available fire, so to speak. Having spent the previous year perfecting my organisation I was confident that I [...]

2015-12-31T11:29:37+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Process, Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

Year of Hard Work – October Report

So here we are, into the last couple of months of the year and approaching the end of my year of hard work.  I certainly don’t think I underestimated how hard this year would be, but I could never have guessed what a rollercoaster it would be.  And it’s not even over yet. […]

2016-10-17T17:13:12+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Productivity, Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

It’s Done

It’s done! After 5 months and 192,000 words the revised draft of Black As Knight has gone back to the agent. I won’t deny it’s been a hard slog both physically and emotionally.  It’s the first full rewrite I’ve ever done and I learnt a lot of the experience. But I’m incredibly proud, not only [...]

2015-10-22T09:54:53+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Writing|0 Comments

The Year Of Hard Work – September Report

No matter how well you plan or hard you work, there will be times when it all goes a bit wrong.  August was one of those months for me.  Pressure got to me and my work suffered because of it. What causes it doesn’t really matter.  It could be a bad review or a rejection.  [...]

2015-10-16T14:31:51+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Process, Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

Year Of Hard Work – August Report

So in many ways, August was my worst month so far this year in terms of productivity.  I wrote only 20,000 words and my productivity was down 70% overall.  But I’m glad to say that I end the month slightly more on track. After all the excitement and then disbelief of this summer, I came [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:12+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Writing|0 Comments

The Year Of Hard Work – July Report

Things have been pretty quiet on the blog in the last month but that’s not because I’ve not been working hard, but because I’ve been focusing on the rewrite. Whereas previous months have a wide number of projects on the go, I’ve cleared my slate to just focus on Black As Knight. Looking back at [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:14+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Process, Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

Year Of Hard Work – June Report

In many ways, June was a funny old month.  From the perspective of my overall plan for the year, June was to be the month I knuckled back down after May’s storm chasing adventures.  My slow April had enforced that even more.  June was the time to launch myself into a new writing project and [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:14+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Process, Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

The Year Of Hard Work – May Report

I feel like I’ve been very lax lately.  Just writing this blog post feels like a lot of work.  I worked hard until Easter and then found myself treading water until I went Storm Chasing in May.  Of course, this meant that May has effectively been my month off – I can count the number [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:14+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Process, Writing|0 Comments

The Year Of Hard Work – April Report

April saw the Year of Hard Work take a marked change as I moved from first drafts to editing and submissions. With hindsight I think I could have handled this a little better.  Project 4S surprised me with how well it went.  I’d honestly thought I’d blow past my initial deadline and finish it sometime [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:14+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Process, Writing|0 Comments