Canonically it’s Heather Aislinn’s birthday today. It’s a date I picked for a number of reasons, and one that’s been significant in my own life time and time again. Really it bears no actual plot significance, but it’s a nice feeling to slip in the occasional detail like this, even if it’s small. I’m glad to have something special to write for today because the last few posts have felt a bit samey.
Struggling with life, trying to get back on my feet, need to write earlier, proceeds to fail to write earlier again. I’m not feeling like I’m in a tailspin but I am functionally overwhelmed. Going to ask about booking some annual leave and using that to get back in sync. But at least writing is still going well. +10K typed of TWO and it looks like the second draft will gain about 10K words on top of the handwritten one. A lot of editing in my near future.
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I’m Sam, and I live to write. I spent most of the first 8 years of my adulthood trying to balance writing with a large amount of crap in my personal life, until towards the end of 2018 I threw everything out and started afresh with just my writing. I built the new me around one goal: I have to write at least 1,000 words a day. I called this goal 1K, and it changed my life. So long as I write a thousand words a day, the day is a success, and atop that I've managed over time to build the life I wanted all those years.
My greatest flaws as a writer is I still use too many adjectives, adverbs, connectives as openers, accidental passive voice and I don't force my work down people's throats enough on pain of extreme and unusual torture. My greatest strength is I know my greatest flaws and I'm working on them.
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