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NitS Inner Story Done

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Earlier this week I finished the first draft of the inner story that sits at the heart of Night in the Sidhe. It needs a lot of editing. There are lots of scenes that are too short where I sketched over the action to get to the end. I’ve started working my way through it […]

NitS Beginnings and Endings

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

I was worried about the structure of NitS. It lacked a climatic ending and I wasn’t too sure that the opening was really able to grab the reader. As I’ve been working towards the end I’ve discovered not one but two potential climatic confrontations so thats one problem solved. As to the opening I’ve decided […]

I don't make New Year Resolutions…

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

… But if I had and it had been to get a shift on with Night in the Sidhe I’d be doing well so far. Admittedly tidying up the current draft last night actually cut it down by several thousand words. I’ve move note and fragments of story without a home in the current structure […]

More NitS Progress

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Not so much of a big bang of progress over the last few days but anoter 1000 words or so have tied together some fragments of plot. I’ve managed to inflict a bit of rewritting on myself that I’ll have to do to make an innocuous object appear earlier in the story but thats what […]

NitS: Another 1K+ Words Bite the Dust

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Yeh! another thousand words of Night in the Sidhe bit the dust yesterday as I found a way from the bit of dialogue to the climactic fight sequence. I then immediately found I didn’t have a good idea for the fight but didn’t let that stop me so I just pushed on past it and […]

NitSCreeping Past 80K

Friday, December 7th, 2007

It’s taken nearly two months but Night and the Sidhe finally crept past the 80K word mark thanks to two nights when the police helicopter woke me up this week. Each time I had a random fragment of the story in my head. Not the next bit which I’ve been stuck on which I really […]

So near I can almost touch it…

Monday, September 24th, 2007

After a seven week break trying to formulate how I’d get through the climatic scene of the inner story I threw a couple of thousand words for Night in the Sidhe on to the virtual page tonight. 79,500 words are now on the page. 80,000 would have been a nice point to finish on tonight […]

And in a Packed Sunday…

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Last day of my week off today. I’ve done a lot this past week although as is normally the case with a week off not as much as I wanted to. I started the day with a trip into the city centre with plans to get some photographs for Wordless Wednesdays and to do a […]

Thursday Thirteen #15 / Post 500

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

My Thursday Thirteen this week happens to coincide with my 500th post to this blog so I thought I’d combine the two events. Here are 13 posts from the 500 posts by Mark Caldwell about having Too Many Ideas… My First Post which isn’t particularly exciting: Staring at a Blank Page. Favourite picture: A reed […]


Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Really early on in writing my Noir Fairy Tail I decided to make the main character a former soldier. For a bit of colour in his background I decided on the unit he served with and a couple of operations he had been involved in. I’ve just finished reading Chandler’s The Long Goodbye (a good […]

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