Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The "Moon Crater" Write-Up week # 4 - Beginning the end...

# "I've got to begin again, though I don't know where to start... Yes, I've got to begin again, and it's hard..." # - Billy Joel


The grand plan: to finish the novel I've been working on for about 8 years over a period of 5 months! All of the planning, plotting and preparation is over, it's time to just get down and write the blighter! Hopefully along the way I’ll be able to pass on some tips for other first-time writers as I discover them myself! So with a working title of Moon Crater, this is my week-to-week experience of its creation to complete-draft stage... Chris G. Allan (May to Sept ‘07)

3 things that I've achieved this week with my writing:
* I've finally written down a difficult sequence that I wasn't too confident about in Chapter 14...
* I've made a decision of "taking a risk" with my writing to look again for ways to read my work in public...
* I've successfully completed the first month of the new working ethos for my novel...

A sentence from the newest chapter of "Moon Crater":
Billy stared at his dad, all smug and comfortable in his armchair, and slowly uttered the words he knew would make him sit up and pay attention...

Friday, May 18, 2007

The "Moon Crater" Write-Up week # 3 - Headings for History...

# "Elevator to the moon, whistling our favourite tune, trying to get a closer view" # - Guster

The grand plan: to finish the novel I've been working on for about 8 years over a period of 5 months! All of the planning, plotting and preparation is over, it's time to just get down and write the blighter! Hopefully along the way I’ll be able to pass on some tips for other first-time writers as I discover them myself! So with a working title of Moon Crater, this is my week-to-week experience of its creation to complete-draft stage... Chris G. Allan (May to Sept ‘07)


3 things that I've achieved this week with my writing:
*** I've come to a dazzling realisation and important decision about this journal blog...
*** I've made some giant leaps in forwarding the story of one of my sub-blog pages...
*** I've placed a certain bowler-hatted slapstick pair more in Moon Crater than I realised they would be...

A sentence from the newest chapter of "Moon Crater":
Jo looked at Billy with as much shock on her face as he felt in his head. "We're back to the same question as at the start of the week - what on Titan is the combination to this thing going to be?"


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The "Moon Crater" Write-Up week # 2 - Time & Space...

# “Cos you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable, and life's like an hourglass, glued to the table” # - Anna Nalick

The grand plan: to finish the novel I've been working on for about 8 years over a period of 5 months! All of the planning, plotting and preparation is over, it's time to just get down and write the blighter! Hopefully along the way I’ll be able to pass on some tips for other first-time writers as I discover them myself! So with a working title of Moon Crater, this is my week-to-week experience of its creation to complete-draft stage... Chris G. Allan (May to Sept '07)


3 things that I've achieved this week with my writing:
*** I kept to my new writing routine and early "get-ups" (a small miracle, on past experience!)
*** I placed the present "state" of my tome in my mind (in relation to sending off to agents)
*** I gained greater control over my overall writing output and how it's presented to my "audience" (good but sad news)

A sentence from the newest chapter of "Moon Crater":
"All afternoon, Billy's thoughts were focused upon the peculiar events of the past four days. It was nearing the end of a long and eventful week, seven days he thought were going to be just like any other in his tired old village - boring..."

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The "Moon Crater" Write-Up Week # 1: Back to Basics...

# “What a beautiful day... I'm the king of all time... and nothing is impossible in my all powerful mind” # – The Levellers

The grand plan: to finish the novel I've been working on for about 8 years over a period of 5 months! All of the planning, plotting and preparation is over, it's time to just get down and write the blighter! Hopefully along the way I’ll be able to pass on some tips for other first-time writers as I discover them myself! So with a working title of Moon Crater, this is my week-to-week experience of its creation to complete-draft stage... Chris G. Allan (May to Sept '07)



3 things that I've achieved this week with my writing:
*** A brand new chapter is complete...
*** I've resolved a niggling plot point regarding a runaway wheelie thing...
*** I've set in motion a new, regular writing routine for myself...

A sentence from the newest chapter of "Moon Crater":
"I know that thing's older than the Freezer but we'll still never beat it on foot!" said Jo. "Hey,... we've got our own transport right here, though - look!"