16th January

Two months of drought broke today with 219 words written (of the latest re-write). I also did some necessary maintenance behind the scenes and updated the Progress page where this post will appear for a few days.

9th November

Nothing more written, but I have been working much of today behind the scenes of this site.

1st November

I’m typing this at the home of Nigel Leech of Adel Publishing and of his wife Jenny. I’m stopping off here briefly on my current visit to England. Nigel has been giving me the benefit of his sage advice about Elin’s Story the Novel and Elin’s Story the website.

20th October

Not much to report for today and probably not much to add for the near future either. On 23rd I’m off to England for an extended visit mostly to see family. Travelling with computer but kind of doubt I’ll have much incentive – or opportunity – to write more for Elin till I’m back.

19th October

About 600 words written – though only for posts on the blog so no changes to to progress bar today. Devised a couple of new categories, but am having second thoughts now. I’ve also made a new set of drop capitals and a few more illustration to use in the blog.

18th October

Not much in the way of writing, but I wrote an Overview text and tried out a couple of new themes for this website.

17th October

Wrote 592 words. Elin is struggling to explain her feelings and what she knew of her future before she left her family’s estate to join the court of Princess Cecilia. Created set of drop capitals to use on the website (for articles not status updates). Font is Viner Hand ITC, colour is iron gall ink […]

16th October

Wrote 420 words today. Elin’s mother’s plan to ‘turn me like a key in a lock’. Not so much but better than the zero production of the last two days. In the evening I did some picture research for the blog – looking for illos that are approximately contemporary with the story that I can […]

12th October

Not much achieved today. About 60 words written (and several times that cut). Some fiddling with the home page coding.

10th October

Not a terribly productive day, but at least I have found how to present these writing progress status updates on a page on this site. I’ve also instated two progress bars on the Progress page to show current progress on the novel and the chapter I’m working on.