of which at 750words: 5564 (35%)
Blogging: 1666 (11%)
Guest Blogs: 1896 (12%)
I am already over a 20th to my goal of 100,000 words, as I mentioned in my last post, so I gave myself a bit of a kick up the backside. If my writing is going to be effective, it has to be stuff I want to write, not just going through the motions (though, going through the motions is good to make sure it beds in as a habit). Something I’m noticing is I write CONSTANTLY. Emails, content, client documentation, but I don’t count it towards my goals. I’ve been coding a lot lately too, trying to get a couple of things sorted out for other people, so it’s been quite difficult here lately, as I feel like I’m not accomplishing anything, when actually, I’ve just not been writing fiction. I fell in work late last year and just haven’t had the heart for it. Aside from a killer headache for most of the last two months (varying degrees of painful, always worse on the laptop), I’ve just felt…different. I recognise this feeling as like the one I had after my last serious fall (about seven years ago), but because I recognise it, I kinda feel more equipped to deal with it.
So, I went old school the other day, grabbed my Livescribe and wrote till my hand felt like it was going to fall off. What resulted was a credible outline for a new sci-fi universe and the closure to an old one. It felt really good.
I get to talk about that later, when I unveil the first cover. We’ve got plans for the others already.
All in all, I’d say a really good week.
D Kai Wilson- Viola is a prolific and often intensely fun writer. Her favorite genres are Sci-Fi, where her Darkness series is set, Fantasy, where she writes up actual play from RPGs she never got to run, urban fantasy, mostly inspired by her bad idea bear (aka her partner, Tempus, and mental health advocacy, as she’s got a raft of diagnoses, none of them particularly pleasant, but none that tend to hold her down for long either
When not writing, and still *thinking* about writing often enough to get caught out, Kai can be found training with her beloved at the Ludosport Academy they belong to, hanging out with family and friends gaming, or enjoying exploring parts of the world they’ve got access to at the time.
A nature and animal lover, Kai is a writer because she has to, because she loves it, and because it’s fun. She is the mother of two cats, two adults and lives in the Cotswolds, UK, with her beloved.