SKOSS 2, Diary Entry 20

It’s tough writing on holiday so just chill out dude and get what you can out of it. One hour a day, write fast, forget about the edit, just get the story moving. No drinking for the day until the hour’s done, alright? One hour a day and at the end of nine days you’ll...

SKOSS 2, Diary Entry 19

Yesterday was a grind grind grind but then I came through in the last five minutes with a paragraph that’s ready to expand and inform the rest of the book. It gives insight into the psychology of Joel while still allowing for a strong sense of mystery. His Mum enters...

SKOSS 2, Diary Entry 18

I probably have to work out a way to write that doesn’t tax me physically so much. I’ve had poor sleep for over a week now and, yes, a lot of that has to do with having four kids but now that I’m writing this book, about a quarter of the way into it, I’m having these...

SKOSS 2, Diary Entry 17

There is no point to anything at all. That’s sorted and filed so just keep getting back to this screen and tapping away like a soft-winged freaked-out moth banging into a light globe. No justification needed for the hours you spend every week writing books that may...

SKOSS 2, Diary Entry 16

Joel just doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere and I’m not sure why that is but I like this about him for some reason. He’s looking for validation more than meaning. I feel like he’s lacking in self-belief and needs that, on some not so conscious level, before he’ll be...