Moving Forward

I got the marks for my dissertation yesterday. To say I was pleased was an understatement. I didn’t do so well in the first year of my MA and didn’t expect to be able to recover. I did and, thanks to the kindness of the lecturers, I got what I wanted. Of course – I keep telling myself this – getting the marks was only the beginning. It’s what I do now that really matters.

Today I took the first step and had another look at my synopsis. Breaking it down into, what could potentially be, chapters was a really useful exercise. I knew there were scenes that I was looking forward to writing, but seeing them all laid out in bite-size chunks was almost too much. I wanted to stop my day job right then and there and start writing. This I think is a good thing.

One of my biggest worries was that the plot I’ve got planned out wouldn’t be enough to reach my target word count of 40k. It seems like this might be unfounded though. I’ve even found room to fit in my aborted prologue as a flashback!

It helps to think of it as the novel I will finish.

Maybe I should try affirmations.



One thought on “Moving Forward

  1. Ali Hale says:

    Congratulations on the marks!

    Looking forward to the finished novel 🙂

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