4th September

I’m on holiday. I have my laptop (fail). Good excuse. My good lady wife will be using it to do some editing for her mother (another writer – natch).

So, I’m going to use it. Aim is 1k words a day and a completed novella (30-35k words – is that novella? – I already have the first 18k done) draft by the time I go home.

And I’m gonna do all the other stuff I said – with my red hair (check twitter – @clivetern)

3 September

I’m going on holiday for two weeks, and I’m not taking my laptop.

I am, instead, going to reconnect with pen and paper.

I might post some pics with the phone, I might not.


But, I am going to be working on a story with a main character called The Captain. There’s about 20k words already there. Plan is to write another 15-20k and return home with a first draft. 35-40k is light these days, but that’s the aim. Almost four times longer than anything Ive ever written.

Then it’ll be time to do the stuff that makes you a real writer. Re-writing. I’m not sure I can do that bit yet.