Writing Retreat – Day Two

Monday 28 November

Slept wonderfully well. Walked Maggie across the fields – there is a footpath a few hundred yards away.  We both get extremely wet.   Returned to cottage to dry off.

Read back through first chapter. Not bad. Will need fleshing out, but I like it. Phew.

Check internet.  Get embroiled in emails – good time to catch up on emails as I don’t have anything else to do!  After half an hour, remember I am supposed to be writing a novel. Go back to novel, read first chapter again. Still like it. Begin to edit chapter, increase word count to 1800 words Hurrah. I knew this was a fantastic idea.  Have brief self congratulatory moment about what a wonderful idea this was.

Write the words Chapter Two. Underline and centre.

 Chapter Two

 I am on Chapter Two already. How good that feels.

Write first paragraph of Chapter Two.  Check emails again. Maybe I should tweet about this. Yes, that’s a good idea. I was going to tell my Twitter friends. Also, just remembered I have urgent email to answer from good friends who is having problems with an ill husband Must, must check she is OK.

Go back to novel. Delete first paragraph of Chapter Two.

Have lunch.

Restart Chapter Two. Am rubbish at writing in the afternoon. It feels like wading through toffee sauce.  Toffee Sauce, yum, decide I need something sweet to sustain me. Didn’t bring any chocolate. Go on chocolate-buying expedition. Come back, check emails. Have nap.

Wake up feeling guilty. Must write novel, must write novel.

Word count for the day 400. Hmmm!

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2 Responses to Writing Retreat – Day Two

  1. Karen says:

    Looking on the bright side, 400 is better than none!

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