A quick update on my writing efforts for the last month of 2014.

I had some fairly high hopes for the end of 2014. I really wanted to, once and for all, finish the final draft of my epic short story, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out. November ended up being nowhere as productive as I’d hoped, so I went into December determined to write every single morning.

Well, that didn’t happen.

As is often my undoing, a circuit of sickness hit our household (gastro, this time, which made its way casually through every member of the family over the first few weeks of December). This resulted in some nights of interrupted sleep, some days where I was sick, and many days where I was just too tired from fighting off the bug to make it out of bed early enough to manage any writing.

The better news is that the Christmas break revitalised me a fair bit. Once Christmas itself was out of the way, I started getting up in the mornings again (even got up on some weekends mornings too) and managed to get back into the routine fairly quickly.

My goal, heading into 2015, is to write every morning. Including weekends. (Yes, I know the weekend thing was implied, but the paragraph needed some more drama.)

What did I write?

My goal for the month was to finish up the final draft of the first part of There Is A Light … which, at 13,500 words, is quite a hefty piece. I didn’t quite get there, but I came very very close. I also started a new mini-blog-series: a review of all 8 seasons of (new) Doctor Who to date … because if you don’t write something for pure self-indulgent fun once in a while, what’s the point? Four of those posts are hidden on this site for now, the rest should hopefully appear next week (at the time of writing this).

The stats

  • Number of morning writing sessions: 12 (out of a possible 23 weekday mornings)
  • Words written: 2,914 (all blog posts)
  • Words edited: 13,512 (all There Is A Light …  part one)