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I’m currently on a little break so I am keeping it short tonight and sharing something that appealed to my sense of humour!

People who like quotations love meaningless generalisations

Thank you Graham Greene, for a comment that I had to quote.  All quote lovers will understand… and hopefully have a little chuckle to themselves.

Happy writing,

EJ

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I have had a frustratingly slow return to the story today, for multiple reasons.  I didn’t meet my word count target, so that means there’s more to do for the next few sessions, but as long as I keep in mind my June word count target I suppose a little flexibility isn’t a disaster.

Today’s quote for you is:

She was so busy trying to put a spin on reality that she had given up on it altogether.

My poor character doesn’t know her top from her tail right now.  She’s spinning out of control and from a writing point of view it’s interesting to see where her behaviours take the story!

So hopefully I will make up some of the word count tomorrow, or at least not fall further behind, but I do have my two nieces here again so it may all change once more…

Happy writing,

EJ

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A quick post today as I need to get to bed – have an early morning appointment before going back to work which will be a bit of a slog after nearly 2 weeks off!

Today’s quote is:

She would carry the scar; she had to carry it.

My character has made a decision about something and the decision will damage her. She knows this but it has to be done this way for the people she loves.

She’s a fickle thing though, so I’m not convinced the decision will stand for all that long…

Happy writing,
EJ
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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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