A Note About Word Counts
And as a hobby, the stuff ‘around’ the actual writing is something I find interesting just as much as the writing itself. And one of those things is word counts. At heart, I’m a stat hound. I love numbers, that’s why I work with them day in and day out. And, to me at least, and don’t hate me for this, there are few things quite as satisfying as a well-formatted, informative spreadsheet.
Holiday Time Proves Productive
I’ve been on holiday this week. I’ve come with my family to a truly lovely part of the world, Pembrokeshire in South Wales. We’re staying in a lovely little cottage on a working Small Holding (a very small farm) and it’s been a very pleasant week so far. Unfortunately, all good things have to end and we have just one day left before we drive home on Friday.
The Waiting Game Begins
So… I have a first draft of The Truths We Live. I think I’ve been able to find the balance that I spoke about a couple of days ago and I’m happy with where I’ve left Bobby & co for now. And now the waiting game begins. With the story and characters still very much fresh in my mind, it’s probably a bad idea to being working on crafting this first draft into something publishable.
Finding the Balance
I know I’ve been relatively quiet on twitter and Facebook these past few years but that’s primarily because I’ve been tweeting under my legal identity. Writing about the appalling state of politics in the world doesn’t feel appropriate on my author site or accounts, even though it’s something I did regularly in the past.