Tuesday, 26 August 2014

What to do, what to do...

So, as you may have noticed from this excitable blog post, I finished the first draft of Synthetica on Sunday. And to celebrate, yesterday I made THIS:

It took me the best part of four hours, 12 eggs and 3 different types of jam. I'm a tiny bit ashamed to say that I haven't even had a piece yet (I've been fobbing it off on everyone else - I didn't quite realise it would be so big...), but I'm going to save my bit for elevenses today ;).

I also dyed my hair, and sanded down a bit of the dresser that's been my ongoing project since about Easter. 

And now I'm sitting here this morning thinking...what do I do now? I've already looked up some info on mine and the Engineer's possible trip to Budapest later this year. I've put a wash on. I've (kinda) cleaned our kitchen. I've had a second breakfast (because I'm secretly a hobbit). And now...I'm a bit lost.

But I'm getting the strangest urge....it's like a voice in my head that simply won't turn off, and it's saying 'WRITE, WHY AREN'T YOU WRITING?!' I would've thought that voice would've left me alone for a while, so I could bask in the glory of actually finishing something. But no. Apparently writers don't get breaks from the voices in their heads.

So it looks like today, I'm going to be sketching the outline for a possible new book...oh well, could be worse...I could be doing something useful like cleaning the bathroom instead...

How's everyone's day going? How's your writing going so far?

Happy writing!


  1. Wow! Look at that cake! That's impressive.

    As is finishing a draft. Congrats on that!

    1. Thank you :)! Hopefully it means I'll be able to finish more drafts/bake epic cakes in the future ;)!

  2. Congratulations!!! That is such a huge achievement! I am really proud of you.

    The cake looks good. I love cake.

    Enjoy writing another book. Yep, once the voices start, there is no stopping them. Cleaning the bathroom? I'd rather sit on the couch with the cake and watch a movie. Wishing you the best.

    1. Thanks for your encouragement, Murees :)!!

      Ha! That's exactly what I'd rather be doing too (and actually, it's what I've been doing mostly today. come to think of it...)

  3. That cake looks huge!
    Hope it tastes good too.
    I think it's a great idea to start something new, otherwise you might be tempted to edit your first book too soon. Lots of luck xx

    1. Thanks Helen :)! It tasted good, though four tiers was maybe a bit much - I had to give up after three...
      Thanks :)! I tried to work on another idea last week, but think I was too wrung out - hopefully this week will prove to be better :)!


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