So I promised myself I’d upload one of these every week but it’s great to see myself fail at the first hurdle. Starting as we plan to go on clearly! However last week I was at uni in the middle of bloody nowhere and didn’t have the connection to upload. So two weeks to catch up on with two big things that have happened.
I still live at home which means I mostly use the family computer to write. Partly because I have developed a crippling paranoia of my little laptop. I am pretty sure it will one day kill me, even as I write this on it. But let’s not get into my crippling paranoia and anxiety instead talk about why my little laptop is shit to use (and pray it can’t hear me).
I have to use OpenOffice on my little laptop because of convoluted reasons. And the family computer uses Microsoft Word like normal people. I prefer Word because it is more user friendly, but is it compatible with OpenOffice? Of course not. Whenever I have to write on my little laptop (which is a lot) I have to write in a separate document without knowing where I left off in my main manuscript.
So now I’ve started this confusion mix of using five or so documents to write merely one description. It’s like I didn’t find editing my four year project hard enough, I wanted that extra challenge. I have written the beginning of three scenes twice at this point, forgetting I’d already written it and quite frankly I lost my motivation once I became blind to what I’d written before.
However the second big thing that happened to me was I started university. I’m doing an apprenticeship so I’m only need to spend three weeks in uni over the course of a year. My university is in the middle of nowhere, no Wi-Fi, no fucking franchise chains (nearest McDonalds was 40 miles away!). Which is both torturous for my mind to cope with and an amazing time to get some writing done. With nothing else to do it I wrote 9606 which is really good, considering I was suffering with writer’s block for a week and I’ve stormed through a big chunk of plot, I was unable to start beforehand.
This week though I’ve got to put it all into my manuscript and hope it makes sense!
How has your week been going?