Here We Go Again…

As I said in Friday’s post, last week was a bust as far as writing was concerned. I started doing some on Monday but couldn’t focus enough on it for it to be worthwhile. I didn’t want to muddle my way through and mess things up. This week though I’m back on it.

As is sometimes the case when I take some time away from writing, I had new ideas. Not just for my current WIP Blindsighted, but also for new things. I’m not sure I’ll be working on them anytime soon, but it’s good to have some ideas in the bank.

My progress through the second draft of Blindsighted is steady, and I’m just over halfway through it. I’ve been adding things to flesh out the story and going through everything to make sure it makes sense and flows well.

I’m using the same method for this novel as I did for The Next Stage. I’m going to have at least 4 or 5 drafts, with my last being the one with the proof paperback. With TNS I found that this method worked really well, so I’m hoping it does the same for this story.

I still don’t have a firm date that I want to have it done by. As much as I have a goal of having it done in a few months, I don’t really want to set a deadline. I feel if I do, and I don’t meet it, it’ll stress me out unnecessarily. Although I’m treating this as a 9-5 job, I don’t want to add extra pressure. I’m already under enough as it is, what with my hip and moving house soon. Blindsighted will be ready when it’s ready. I’ll keep updating as I go through the drafts so you can see my process.

I’m sat working on the sofa, which hasn’t caused any issues before, but now I have a PS5 staring at me begging me to play it. I had a quick stream of Ghost of Tsushima this morning to help me wake up. I’ve put the controller down now, but it still calls to me.

While I’m in the mood to write I’m going to get back to it. Have a good week all.

Monday Writing Update

Just a quick update today as we’re off for our pre-plaster inspection of our new house.

When I get back to writing, I’ll be continuing with my second draft of Blindsighted. Last week I got around halfway through and even managed to add an extra 4000 or so words for the extra bits I wanted to add.

The extra bits are just small additions to the story to make it read a little better and give the story a bit more depth. So far it’s meant the addition of a couple of chapters and will probably mean another few will be added too.

In the background, I’ve also been tweaking the cover a little bit too. I’ll reveal at a later date.

I’m also happy to see that another 5-star review for The Next Stage has come in over the weekend too.

I hope you’re week is a good one. I’ll see you for the next post on Wednesday.

Writing Update – Blindsighted Second Draft

A few weeks ago I finished the first draft of my new paranormal/ horror story Blindsighted.

Rather than taking a break from writing I decided to jump straight into another WIP this one an as yet untitled sci-fi. I’ve got a few chapters and have a vague idea of where I’m going with it but I spent most of my time researching dreams, mainly what happens to us if they don’t dream, as this is a pertinent part of this new WIP. I won’t go into it much at this stage though.

After a couple of weeks of working on this story and putting together a few blogs for the coming weeks, I started to have ideas for extra chapters and ideas that I could slot into Blindsighted so I’ve taken this as a sign that I should get back into it.

I’ll start by going over what I have and then working on the extra bits and pieces as I come up to where they should go.

I’m excited to work on this story again as it’s completely different to my last release The Next Stage and I’m enjoying the change of pace.

Once I’ve completed this draft I’ll likely share the synopsis of it so you can have an idea of what it’s all about. The only thing I’ve generally shared so far is that it’s about “a man with no eyes” which I hope is whetting your appetite for more.

Anyway, back to the writing. Have a good week.