It seems to me, that all I am doing at the moment is editing, and little writing.  It is quite a mundane job, editing, but still, my creativeness is being used, otherwise surely I would have become mental by now!

I am working on a short story, and endeavouring to put 250 + words a day on it, but shorts aren’t the same as actually writing 1000+ words a day. 

With editing, I am trying to reduce the number of words in my stories, which seems strange, but a necessary evil, but I have found that having completed the edit of The Journey Home, I have only removed about 3000 words, and so far, with The Quest (even though I am only a quarter of the way through) I have removed 800 words, but I read 47 pages in two days, not a bad effort.

Not only am I editing, but I am also proofreading the galleys of Masters of Horror Anthology – I so love the stories in this book.  And I am not a fan of horror, but my eyes have been opened.  Horror isn’t about gore and blood, it is about what scares you, and there are so many elements in this book that should cater to a wide range of people.

So while I feel like I am not doing much, I can actually see that I am achieving a lot, and will continue to plug on…

Plugging on
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3 thoughts on “Plugging on

  • March 8, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I love horror stories for this very reason: I find what scares people fascinating. It’s the same reason I like horror movies–although most recently have been disappointing.

    I find myself doing a lot of editing these days as well, even though I really want to be writing more. I am being cowardly. Editing is easy; figuring out what happens next, or being courageous enough to write what I know has to happen next, is the hard part.

    I just found this through the “Blogs about” tag surfer thingie, so I’m going to have a look around. Feel free to stick your nose in my blog if you want. 🙂

    • March 8, 2010 at 9:54 am

      Thanks for your comment – I prefer writing to editing, but I am quite excited, I think because this is probably the last edit.

      I would visit your blog… if you told me where it was!

  • March 8, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I prefer writing when I have something to write…which hasn’t been too often lately. The really good ideas haven’t been coming out lately. I have that horrible two word disease writers get sometimes. My blog is I’m going to continue poking around.


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