August 16th, 2021 – 1,055

That’s more like it. Being back at my work desk – heck not even that, as I’m enrolling students for the 2021/22 academic year in the cafeteria right now – makes such a huge difference to my wellbeing. I am going to do my best to never go back to working from home again, not least as I also managed to hit target before 3pm to boot. This is a lot more like living for me. As for what I wrote, well, I still feel TBS is ending up a bit more of a mess than I would like. I am also trying to incorporate more sensory detail in the first draft, but if I do decide to look into online courses I think this is the one area I could use some tips and tricks in. I’d say ‘Leave suggestions in the comments’ but that would likely backfire if it did anything at all, and oh look I don’t have a comments field, what a shame, how could I make such an oversight?

The only real solution I have in the short term is to declare I’ll fix it in post, which to be fair is going really well in WHT at the moment. I’ve done eight chapters so far and added about 2,200 words give or take, and the changes do read better. I am also convinced I’ll get a ‘not quite enough yet’ back from the beta reader which is fair enough, but I do have to get a handle on this. I feel as if this is the barrier that keeps my writing from being good, and if I can figure out a way around it, I’ll see my work improve in quality a thousandfold. It might even be ‘ok’ after that. All to play for I suppose. And speaking of play, as I’ve done all my writing early I can actually play some Phasmo tonight. Maybe one day I’ll even be good at that. I doubt it. I don’t stand a ghost of a chance.

It’s my blog and I’ll pun if I want to.