Australian Spring is here..

It’s Spring and time for closure of winter writing projects such as academic journal articles and do time on those longer term projects, in my case spending the bulk of my writing time on my book.  

Over the winter I have been collecting content for the book by populating the writing database tool ‘Scrivener‘ and have 80,000 words now. However, as a ‘pantser’ rather than a ‘plotter’, this activity means many hours crafting in light of my new conceptual framework.  

My learning so far 

1. If I hadn’t been using Scrivener to collect information/knowledge in pieces I would be sitting looking at empty page today.

2. When I lost motivation I listened to podcasts such as ‘So you want to be a writer?’ by Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait, both successful journalists and authors who provide the latest in news, opportunities, trends – and gossip – in the world of writing blogging and publishing.  

3. Reading accessible writers on writing, like Natalie Goldberg (e.g. Writing down the Bones’ )

4. That old advice to put in at least an hour a day writing helps too. 
Back to the PC now!

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