A combination of progress and frustration for this check-in. Still doing good on the reading two poems daily and blogging every day. Forgot my diary one day but managed to write it up the next day so I didn’t miss any entires. Completely bombed on the 750 words thing. I know that a lot of people seem to be doing really well with that and I thought I should probably do it as well. but to be honest it doesn’t work that well for me and I suspect I was just doing it because I thought I ought to rather than because I really wanted to.
And struggling with Emily Swann as well. Have reached a stage where I’ve realised the plot in the middle is a bit saggy and dull with not a lot going on. Because I was worrying how short it was in the first draft I’ve added a lot of stuff but most of it doesn’t really further the plot and I’m worried that I’m just padding it out to up the word count. Now I don’t know whether to add more subplots to try and make things more exciting or to just stay with the main plot and go on with that action but if I do that I’ll have to jump forward in time a bit because only my main villain can forward the action at this point and he’s gone and injured himself. So should I just jump forward to when he’s better or try to fill the intervening weeks with stuff to give some continuity of time?
Because of this problem I have written more of Emily Swann today. It’s not skivving, honest! I feel I just need some time to think about my options and decide what to do next. Have been doing a bit better with the reading but I have a habit of keeping opening new books and not finishing the ones I’m already reading. Had to take one book back to the library as I renewed it three times and still hadn’t finished it. I leave books lying around for too long and the pile of unfinished ones is turning into a mountain so one of my next goals is to not start another book until I’ve finished at least wo of the ones I’m reading!
haven’t watched any more films either.