Tonight’s effort was mostly putting meat on a skeletal dialogue-driven draft of a chapter to give it form. It’s not what I planned to do with this time, but I am actually tired after a day at work (what a surprise).Read More Aramis Gothboi – Progress Journal: 10K in 10 days – Day 02
Okay, new plan going forward. I managed to get over 1,500 words out last night, but I won’t have the luxury of time every day because of work and I’ll be exhausted both Thursday and Friday evenings…Read More Aramis Gothboi – Progress Journal: 10K in 10 days – Day 01
I’ve been preparing this manuscript for a submission due at the end of the month, but some unexpected news has thrown a spanner in the works…Read More Aramis Gothboi – Progress Journal: Shifting goalposts
I joined a writers group the other week and it seems to be going well so far. We’re quite the ragtag bunch of ne’er-do-wells, but prior to the initial Zoom meeting, I’d never met any of these people before. Good first impressions? Forget about it.Read More Aramis Gothboi – Progress Journal: On the virtues of a writer’s group
What name do you give a character to make them memorable? Are there any hard and fast rules to what you should and should not use? What is it about Harry Potter, Arthur Dent and Katniss Everdeen that makes a memorable impression?Read More Aramis Gothboi – Progress Journal: Character names
I’ve reached my second milestone one week earlier than anticipated! Feels good to see that 20K goal so close that I can almost touch it.Read More Aramis Gothboi – Progress Journal: Second milestone reached!
It has begun. Humans are reading my manuscript with the aim of sharing their critical thoughts with me. It took some time to adjust to this unfamiliar level of vulnerability, but I think I’ve come to terms with this necessary step in the process.Read More Aramis Gothboi – Progress Journal: Share and share alike