It can be hard to keep your confidence as a writer. Most of the time you think whatever you write is completely rubbish anyway and it doesn’t help when someone actually confirms that for you. That happened to me this week. However I’m clearly in a good place at the moment as following the initial downer I was left feeling that ok, that clearly wasn’t good enough, the next thing I do has to be better.

This view was no doubt helped by a turnaround in my writing this week and that happened because of a timely reminder and kick up the backside provided by a very good friend of mine. You know who you are and although I doubt you are reading this, thank you.

So, yes, I eventually found myself writing with enthusiasm this week and it felt wonderful.

I’ve planned out a timeline for the story which at the moment does have a rather large plot-hole sized hole in it, which is a little alarming, but I’m hoping as I approach it at typing speed some solution will present itself. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed on that one!

I’ve also written a couple of mini-sagas (a story in 50 words, not easy!) some book reviews and I’ve been scheduling a few posts for the blog for the next couple of weeks, where I can.

Busy, busy, busy.


This week, or maybe last week, I don’t know any more the time flies past so quickly, I set up a landing page for my newsletter, which is cool, even though I’m way too old to be using that word 😀

For wonderful people who sign up via my Landing Page there is the chance of winning a prize, each month. I’ve just done the first draw which was very exciting and am currently waiting for the prize winner to get in touch. If you want to go and see what that is about you can click here (and do sign up if you would like to take part!)

Mailchimp Landing Page

So, finally the scores on the doors…

Project B – Hill of Beans –  previously 5532 words – still 5532 words.

Project C – Parallel Lies sequel – previously 6275 words – now  10,014 words.*

* I shall qualify this by saying that I was so desperate to get past the 10K milestone I may have finished off with something so nonsensical that it will never see the light of day, but that’s what editing’s for, right!?!

Have a great week everyone!

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2 Responses to Accountability Post #6 ~ To Reach that Goal ~ #amwriting #selfpublishing
  1. My week started badly and got worse in a hurry. I have damaged the muscles in my back through my own stupidity in thinking I am still fit and strong, so fate has taken control, forcing me to evaluate just what the hell I think I am doing and giving me the opportunity to have a really good think! Every time the painkillers wear off, I know the way I live my life has to change for the better, as I am sick of enduring the consequences of my own stupidity.
    I am sorry your week wasn’t ideal either, but it does tend to make us more determined, doesn’t it?

    • I am so sorry to hear that, Jaye. Such a painful thing to happen, I know from bitter experience. You’re right about the determination though and I hope your back improves rapidly so you can get back on with doing what you want to.


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