My Writing Ramblings: A Few Words at a Time…

Writing Ramblings.jpgHappy Friday everyone. How has everyone’s week been?

This week, I have been thinking a lot about how a little can go a long way. Mike Gayle, when being interviewed for this blog, said that if you were to write every Sunday during the Eastenders omnibus, you’d soon have a novel within a few months. I think he is definitely on to something there.

This past seven days I’ve been working on a short story about a guy’s performance review for his very unusual job. The idea of writing the story as a whole was a little intimidating to be honest. So, after procrastinating for a while, I broke it up into so many words at a time.

I have been writing every day – a hundred words a day to be exact. This amount isn’t something that will bog me down but it will also soon mount up. I’ve been doing this via seven hundred and fifty words. The advantage of writing in this way is that my nemesis (the delete key,) can’t be a problem as seven hundred and fifty words won’t let me delete.

As a result, I’ve had a breakthrough. I’ve currently managed eight hundred words and that is not bad.


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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