I haven’t posted as much recently as a result of writing around 73,000 words in just under 4 weeks. I almost have a first draft but, funnily enough, no title.
So I’ve written around 3,000 words per day but can’t decide on 5 or 6 for a title. A new work project begins shortly so I wanted to push myself and take this opportunity. I don’t usually write so fast but have found ‘outrunning’ the story fun, if exhausting.
I’ve been to North Wales recently (more of that soon) but Cannock Chase last Friday was a delight. We sat and drank tea and listened to the stream and the birdlife. Pics of the special place are below. It’s lush and beautiful now but was once a training camp for many Commonwealth troops preparing for the trenches of the Great War.
I hope that – despite the problems you may have to deal with – you are also enjoying some peace and tranquility.
I saw pebbles instead of words….
11 thoughts on “Peace. Tranquility. First draft.”
Wow that was fast, I thought writing a novel would take you a year or so! What sort of story is it, S.F/Romance/Historical stuff?? Give us a clue 🙂
It’s taken me 3 to 6 months first draft in the past but I’m waiting to start a new work contract so hit it full time….it’s about a woman whose parents die in a violent robbery when she’s a child. She decides to seek revenge after bumping into one of the offenders in a chance meeting years later (they’ve all changed names/relocated)
Sounds cool! I’ll give you a working title- A Dish Served Cold. ( as in Revenge is a dish best served cold) At least it’s a start 🙂
Thanks. Much appreciated….👍
Wow, that’s a lot of words Richard. Well done! Lovely peaceful photos!
Thanks Peter. Bit like Eric though….I’ve got all the right words but not necessarily in the right order….
It worked for him, why not for you?
Titles and cover art are both important. But I will buy a copy of your book whatever the title, and even with a plain cover. 🙂
(By the way, it sounds like it could be a great drama serial on TV, or a film. Get those rights secured! )
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks Pete. That’s very kind
Wow, that was a lot in just 4 weeks! Well done.