I have joined the NaNoWriMo winner’s circle!

It's official, I have actually crossed the finish line and completed my 50,000 word NaNoWriMo novel within 30 days. For those of you who want to know how I did it; not only have I been writing furiously alongside #NaNoWordSprints on Twitter, snatching sessions when I can, I've even taken toย writing on my smart phone … Continue reading I have joined the NaNoWriMo winner’s circle!

A flagging mess, a sore throat and a pep-talk

Oh, bugger this. I have just sat down to work on my novel - instead I find myself drawn to writing a blog post about it instead. Two days ago, I blasted through 40,000 words. Then as I slowed to a halt at around 43k,ย I realised that I already had the ending worked out and … Continue reading A flagging mess, a sore throat and a pep-talk

NaNoWriMo update… 14K to go!!

It's day 20 in the NaNoWriMo world of writing. In order to have written a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, I should be on or around 33,340. My total word count to date, is 36,024. I logged on this morning,ย stared at the page for the umpteenth timeย and thought "where am I?" I'm not sure … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update… 14K to go!!

Where do I go from here?

I ended last night's brief writing spell with a closing line, and now I don't know where to go with it. I am actually sitting here with writer's block. Prior to this, I would have said that I didn't believe in writer's block, that it was just an excuse to stare at a blank page. … Continue reading Where do I go from here?

NanoWriMo update! 20,000+ words!

So it's day 13 of NanoWriMo. Today's total word count target is 21,671 words. I'm at just over 20k so I'm pretty pleased with myself. I didn't write on Saturday; I was exhausted, so spent two hours working on my web presence instead. Somehow that was easier than trying to dredge up words which didn't … Continue reading NanoWriMo update! 20,000+ words!

NaNoWriMo… And other stuff

With the start of NaNoWriMo being 1st November, I dutifully wrote my first 3,335 words in the first two days of the month. Then Saturday 3rd saw me attending the Writers & Artists conference - Self-Publishing in the Digital Age - which was extremely insightful, inspiring, and buzzing with energy. I am on Twitter, I … Continue reading NaNoWriMo… And other stuff

Am I winning? I think so

I had intended to write this blog post earlier today, but as usual, time ran away with me. As such, what I would have written earlier will probably be totally different to what I'm about to write; a lot has happened in a day. I don't have any news to broadcast from the rafters (although … Continue reading Am I winning? I think so