Diary 2

I have had some fun writing a fantasy story but have struggled to find time to focus on anything seriously. After receiving another detailed bit of feedback about my novel from a friend, I feel like I have a good plan of action going forward; it’s just about whether I am able to prioritise writing over other things I have to do.

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The Language of a “Like”

I’ve got a confession to make, I’m a bit promiscuous with my “likes” on various websites, including WordPress, Facebook, Tumblr and more, if you know what I mean. I can sometimes have a tendency to throw them out without a care in the world, and sometimes for little more than basely practical reasons. “Liking” something can sometimes be eerily similar to going on a date just because you’re bored or hungry, or telling an acquaintance you’ll text them when you have no intention of ever using their number.

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Powdered Milk

Having finished writing another chapter of my novel I feel both empty and satisfied at the same time. I feel empty because I am an impatient person and the completion of one chapter simply means I am yet to have started another. On the other hand, and of an even greater concern, I am overjoyed at my having finished anything at all. I re-read the chapter twice before posting it and sounded even better with each read. That’s a problem because it can’t have improved, nothing’s been added or changed, so why the increase in my smugness?

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I’ve Moved, What Now?

I’ve moved the first four chapters of my novel from my old blog to this new one and it only took me a couple of hours spread across three days. I could have done it in less time had I really wanted to, but I didn’t. This new website exists solely for my novel whereas my previous blog was a joint endeavour with my friend, featuring both fiction and non-fiction pieces; however as my novel grew it become overcrowded and needed a place of its own. It has that now.

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Moving to a New Blog

Note: This is the last post I made on The Patient Approach blog before carrying my novel over to here. 

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new installment of my novel, however, it’s not because I’ve stopped writing. I’ve noticed that my last few entries have had a number of spelling and grammatical errors, as well as having a few narrative issues that might need to be rewritten.

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