A Notebook Full of Words
the random scribbles of a developing writer

Archive for January 2010

The Loss of Edits is not to End of the World!

January 31, 2010

When my USB snapped, I lost a lot of documents. But it’s not the end of the world! I’ve found that many of my edits were in fact backed up on the internet, and I can access them! I am now pasting them all into Word. It’s slow, boring work – but faster and more […]

Lost for Words

January 30, 2010

When I can no longer see the words, Their Darkness eludes me. I do not see the shapes, But only the emptiness. The spaces they’ve left behind. When I can no longer see the words, Their meaning eludes me. Shapes are nothing – I feel that emptiness, The spaces they’ve left behind.

Story Idea / Beginning. What think you?

January 28, 2010

It’s a strange world we live in. Back in the old days, people used to worry that the government was monitoring the TV channels, the internet, the emails that people sent … but that’s nothing compared to now. Nowadays, they worry that the government is monitoring their brains: the very thoughts that people think, the […]

Learn a Lesson!

January 27, 2010

I’m sorry I haven’t posted for so long. And I’d like to remind you that I gave up on my old challenge. Sorry! Remember ‘Lord’? I’d edited about 50 pages or so … and then my USB snapped in half, quite literally! I lost all my edits, and although I still have my original, it’s a […]


January 20, 2010

For all you musicians out there, here’s a website you might find helpful: http://www.irishfiddler.webs.com And yes, I have heard of shameless self-publication. It just never occurred to me that it couldn’t be helpful sometimes. Come on, admit it: you’d never have heard of this site without me. Exactly!


January 18, 2010

Whatever they were last time. Yup, that’s right, I haven’t written anything at all this week. Sorry. 😦

Day 3 Totals

January 11, 2010

Time: 1:08 pm Location: School Library Wordcount: 13, 048  words, and counting! Time: 5:10 pm Location: Study, at Home. Wordcount: 15, 515 words, and hopefully still counting! (I’ll try and write some more later!) An excerpt to whet your appetite: Prologue – Ten Years Earlier             She couldn’t hear me. I screamed again, calling her name […]

Challenge 9

January 10, 2010

It’s not really challenge nine. But it started on the 9th January and will end on the 9th February. Yup, you got it. Another 50, 000 word target. Day 1 (Yesterday) Total — 7020 words. Not bad! Day 2 (Today) — 9181 words at 3:09 pm, but it’s not over yet! [EDIT] — Day 2: […]


January 8, 2010

Here are some books that I want everyone to read. Only I don’t. Because then they’d get ‘fans’ and that would annoy me greatly. I hate teenage fangirls that only like stuff if the main character is hot. Grr. 🙂 Lament and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater. Though they’re a little bit romantic for my tastes, […]