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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

That damn WIP...

I'm back at my desk after the bank holiday weekend here in the UK. It has slightly messed into my 'schedule' (and I use that term very loosely) but I wanted to spend yesterday with my husband since he was not at work! I wish I could say it was a nice weekend, but due to a few family issues, which I am not going to get into now, it was a little tense. Anyway, onwards and upwards.

A couple weeks back I posted about my lack of motivation for writing, if you missed it here's the link. In that post I mentioned that my husband has been setting me tasks in order to try and get me moving, and I'm pleased to say it's still working out well and I have my teeth thoroughly into my current work in progress (or WIP!) I'm currently at around 9k into it.

It's a contemporary romance set in London, and with a heroine involved in a career that is very close to my heart and one that has almost destroyed her and a hero that is suave and sexy and gloriously uncomplicated, with an Italian edge ;-). I'm excited about my idea and SO FAR it has been real fun writing it, let's hope this continues to be the case and I don't get 30k into and decide it's the worst thing I have ever seen and the only cure is for my laptop to be thrown out of the window (writers are prone to histrionics!)

As well as the tasks Richard (oh that's my husband btw!) has been setting, such as x number of words per day or develop character etc, I have also found that talking to fellow writers on twitter about writing helps, you can find so many authors on there and they are all very approachable. I also join in with some '1k in 1 hour' writing challenges on there (#1k1hr) it certainly helps with encouragement. You can usually find me on there at most times during the day and I usually write in the challenges any time in between 11am-5pm UK time.

In order to give my writing a further boost I'm also going to join in with Rachael John's 30k in September challenge (on twitter #30kinsept). Hop on over to her blog for more info on both this and on her, she can also be found on twitter and she is fab :-).

I'm going to leave you with some images that are a little bit of inspiration in my WIP.

All the best.


  1. Absolutely love the images and am really curious to know about your heroines career! So pleased you're joining me for the challenge. Really looking forward to being in this together!

  2. Thanks! I know I love the images too! Especially the ones of London!
    I'm glad your curious, I'll give you a little clue - The last image says A LOT about her! ;-).

    It's going to be a great challange, certainly motivating. Even if I get no where near the 30k mark!


  3. Okay.... now my imagination is ROLLING! Underwear model? Lady of Leisure?! Or does she frequent street corners!? LOL - told ya it'd be better if I know :)

  4. Oh... Now there's some ideas ;-)!
    But no! The last picture is Amy Winehouse, my heroine is a rock star!!!