Full steam ahead

10 Sep

I have given myself the target of 10,000 words by the end of the week, well looks like the end of the week is going to be slightly extended to tomorrow, as I’ve spent a fair bit of the morning in the GP’s surgery with my daughter.  Also been trying to concentrate yesterday and today with sending out my cv and reconnecting with people to see if there is any work out there.  I have now got over 8000 words on the computer, a combination of typing up my draft and adding to it as I go.  I’m really pleased that I’ve got so far and have hardly made a dent on my handwritten pages. 

My plan is to combine writing The Novel with some income generating writing.  I think I’ve had enough short-leets in competitions to know that my writing is of a good standard, but I really need to be earning rather than spending any more money on my writing.  Did I say that the Faber course is really rather dear?  Should be worth it though as it has already concentrated my mind (which I thought was concentrated, but clearly not enough). 

Looking for part-time work as well though, as it’s the coffers are looking fairly empty after buying a new car and signing up for Faber in the same week.  Hopefully the taxman doesn’t come knocking too!

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One Response to “Full steam ahead”

  1. Julie Gray September 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    Colette you are my hero! Go for it. I will look forward to reading whatever you write.

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