Wednesday 24 October 2012
25%, New Writing Routine & The Sizzle
I'm a quarter of the way through the first draft of Book 3 and Book 2 is now 'out there', sitting on a slush pile, poor lamb.
Book 3 is going quite well and I'm getting to know the characters. I've seen them hanging around my pages and pages of planning but they're becoming more real as I write about them properly. It's quite different from Book 2 in subject but it still has 'my' style (I hope).
I'm liking my new writing routine too. I used to write in the evenings, when the kids were in bed but my youngest is in nursery in the mornings now so I drop them off at school and write until around 11.30 when I have to go and pick the littlest up. It's half term next week though so I think I'll go back to writing in the evenings for a few days.
I had a bit of a scare with my laptop late last week. It needed plugging in but when I did, the charger started making a sizzling noise. I unplugged it from the laptop and as I went to unplug it from the wall, the little box from the charger 'popped' and a little spark shot out. I unplugged it and then quickly backed up onto my USB stick before the battery ran out completely. Luckily Amazon have been brilliant and I've sent the charger back for a refund. So beware of The Sizzle. And back up regularly, just in case.