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I am only going to do one post today, and not my usual weekly roundup, as I have had family round and haven’t really had much time to prepare so focussed on writing something new instead.

Today’s quote goes something like this:

She could feel them chugging along, polluting her brain with unclean thoughts.

My character is still struggling with yesterday’s thoughts because she is now feeling guilty for being suspicious.  It’s like a form of torture – she can’t win and she can’t let go of the nagging feeling something is wrong, that her partner knows things they shouldn’t know.

I am aiming to have completed about 12500 words by the end of the month which will be a pretty good start – and am also considering continuing with the daily blogging into June.  What do you think – can you bear it?!

For me, it’s been a success, but have you been inspired to write every day as well?

Let me know what you think…

Happy writing,

EJ

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The writing has been limited today, but I got a little done and that’s always better than nothing.

Today’s quote is:

She was trapped in place by her own pain.

It is accurate, but it doesn’t really capture what I want it to show.  At this point, my character is bruised all over, her muscles strained and her head filled with a million drummers bashing out a discordant tune.  I want to capture this, but in about 10 words!

So it’s something to be worked on in the revisions – but at least it’s written.  As I’ve said before, I can’t edit a blank page, after all!

Happy writing,

EJ

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And so I’m back, from outer space…

Well Menorca, actually! We’ve had a lovely few days recharging our batteries, and I have to be completely honest and say I pretty much had a tech-free week. I wrote, but not the crime novel, so I did have to get myself back into it a bit today.

Having left my character reaching for the comfort of a drink last week, today she felt some of the after effects! These are not all good, or pleasant, but before she gets to the negatives she has to have a few of those stupid moments that only too much alcohol can bring. Which leads me to this:

She guessed she was still drunk, and smiled drunkenly to herself.

Now, remember that she is my viewpoint character: she is doing that typical repeating herself thing here, because that’s what people who are under the influence of alcohol do all the time.

I have left her for today realising something far more dangerous though…

Happy writing,

EJ

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Sorry, a technical hitch makes this a few hours late.

My last holiday post today so I am going with a quote from a writer whose life story I find very interesting:

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.

Isaac Asimov, a great scientist, and a prolific and surprising writer. Read about him if you get a chance; his life and death are an example of how effort and chance both shape the world.

I will be back to normal tomorrow!

Happy writing,
EJ
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A quick post today – but a goodie!

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

Thank you for that bit of wisdom, Voltaire!

Happy writing,

EJ

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Today’s inspiration is a quote, not a photo. But it’s linked to what I am doing, and what I do…

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

Thank you, Augustine of Hippo.

Happy writing,

EJ

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I have tried to make up for a couple of misses this week, and I feel like I managed it because today I wrote over 1000 words, and I’m not really finished with the scene yet. However, I did need to have a little break so I thought I’d use it to get my posts online!

Today’s quote is:

He was all she had left of her family and she wasn’t going to risk it.

We are finally getting to see a little bit of back story and my character has clearly experienced great trauma before, although it has not been revealed exactly what that trauma is (because I haven’t quite decided!) so it’s all side comments and suggestions right now.

I am on 7500 words which I am pretty happy with – I know there is a lot more to come and the story is only just beginning to take form, but I am pleased where I am in the tale at this point.  It feels as though something is building up, which is what I wanted.  It’s also an average of 500 words a day which isn’t huge, but is achievable – something I need to focus on.

So that’s the daily post done, now I’m going over to the weekly one!

Back soon,

EJ

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For the first day this month, I did not write.

It wasn’t intended to be a day off but with preparing for my holiday in the day, and then an evening out catching up with an old school friend, I really haven’t had a chance.

I thought about sharing a picture with you but instead I decided to share a website.

It’s www.actionforhappiness.org and it’s currently one of my favourite places online.  A close friend pointed me in the direction and I think it’s a great place to start if you are looking for a way to build a more positive life.  B4Peace bloggers will probably get a real sense of joy from it!

The purpose is to increase wellbeing and it’s an important cause for me as someone seeking a more harmonious humanity.  It goes back to the Desmond Tutu quote I shared back in January: every person’s effort is part of something bigger.

So, remembering what I have been taught in the search for peace and happiness, I will not feel bad about my lack of writing today, because I was fulfilling other needs.

I will get back to it tomorrow though!

Happy writing,

EJ

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It’s Friday 13th, which is my excuse for my rubbishness at writing today.

It’s gone badly. I will try a little longer but it’s nearing midnight and I can’t see much changing in the next 4 minutes of today!

I can offer up one quote:

Her stomach roiled, oily and uncontrollable.

I do not want the word uncontrollable here.  I have been literally putting my hands out as if to grasp the right word, but I can’t find it at the moment and it’s stopped me progressing effectively.  I should have just accepted it and moved on, but for some reason that wasn’t possible today.

I think maybe I’ve been overdoing things this week which hasn’t helped – but I have my holiday coming up so I can rest soon!  Until then, I want to keep going and get as far as I can…

Happy writing,

EJ

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I am combining my posts today, because two in one evening is hard to keep going!

Today I give you this quote:

As if in a horror film, a shaft of moonlight was perfectly illuminating the door handle just as it began to turn.

It’s another one that’s got the general idea I am trying to convey but not the exact words.  Still, version 1, people!

Meanwhile, to get away from my doom-laden character, I bought myself a new pen today, just to make me happy. When writing, I like a pretty pen and a pretty book for certain things because they make me feel extra positive which improves my writing.  It’s weird, but it’s a psychological trick that seems to work for me.  Oh, I also bought 4 new books, so I’ve got three stories on the go now – one on the e-reader, one book I already had and one I bought today.  I just need to finish one now!

Happy writing,

EJ

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