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Welcome To Writing Stuff!

This writing vlog is an overview of how I have progressed with my first attempt at a fiction novel. I’m currently approaching the 89,000 word mark in my first draft. Once I’ve reached the end of the story, I will review and begin editing. This will mean trimming the fluff and cutting out parts that don’t serve the story, as well as fleshing out anything that needs to be elaborated on. That will be a fun stage of the process for sure!

I have given my novel a working title — Project King — named after my main character, Miles King. The story is based in Auckland, New Zealand, across a time span from the 1960s up until… well, we don’t know yet.

Here’s an insight into how I’ve structured my story’s multi-decade timeline and the research required (the big stuff and the minutiae). Also, observe how I disguise my terribly slow typing skills with 900x video speed. Watch the videos below, or click here to view on YouTube. Don’t forget to like and subscribe!

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Writing vlog – Project King overview

23 September 2019|

This writing vlog is an overview of how I have progressed with my first fiction novel! It's an insight into how I've structured my story's multi-decade timeline and the research required. Also, observe how I disguise my terribly slow typing skills with 900x video speed.

Encouragement times 5000

12 November 2018|

As I hit the 5,000 word mark in my novel, I’m thinking about what got me to this point: Encouragement. Once again I’ve immersed myself in something where I have NO idea where I’m going, NO idea how to get there, and probably NO business even going there. And, I’m loving it.

Do we HAVE time or can we MAKE time?

31 October 2018|

We’ve all said it: “I don’t have time”. Yet when the unexpected happens – disaster strikes or an advantageous opportunity comes along – the schedule instantly opens up, and our time and attention is redirected to this new task. Do we HAVE time, or can we MAKE time?