Boom! NaNoWriMo completed. If you notice that little bit of purple text in the image above, you will see it says WINNER. Really didn’t think I would get there. Had a bit of a wobble with 3 days to go, but pulled it out with one of my best days yesterday! So what did I manage … Continue reading What is there to learn from NaNoWriMo (It’s quite simple)
In case you haven't noticed, it's NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month for November. I have been participating this year for the first time, however, I am writing a collection of short stories rather than a novel. I'm still aiming to hit the required word count, which is 50K words. If you read any of … Continue reading Fragment Friday NaNoWriMo Edition
Jump into this post for more next-gen writing tips! Day 24. Despite a stinking cold, and being stuck outside for half an hour after falling over, I managed to get almost 1600 words done today. I could have done more, but I wanted some time to get another update completed, plus some well deserved hours break! I … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 24 Plus more Uber Hacks for Productivity
Day 23. Been a while since I updated you on my progress. If anyone is following along, you are probably thinking 'No Update = NaNo Fail. Well, I hate to break it to you, but I'm still in the game! I've had a few days where my health has made it difficult to hit my word … Continue reading NaNoWriMo (With MS) Update – Day 23 Plus NaNo Hacks For Busy People
Ok, so day 13 and 14 are in the bag. As you can see from the above graphic, I had a good day yesterday. I stopped at 2000 because I wanted to watch The Walking Dead. I could have carried on, I think, but 2000 words is not something I'm complaining about. I am part way … Continue reading NaNoWriMo (With MS) Day 13 and 14, Plus Excerpt
For today's story excerpt, I offer you a piece of the second story from the collection I am writing. It has no name yet, but it is about a serial killer that has been killing for a long time. Here's today's excerpt (as before, it's a first draft): “Lets go, then,” Stuart said, smiling. “Thank … Continue reading Fragment Friday – NaNoWriMo Edition!
Days 7 and 8 are in the bag. I've got just enough time and energy left to write my update. No updates for days 5 and 6, sorry. Day 5 was okay, but day 6 was a zero word day. Number of reasons, family stuff got in the way (it was my son's birthday), then … Continue reading NaNoWriMo (With MS) Day 7 and 8
Day 4 of the NaNoWroMo challenge - 50k words in 31 days. (These are figures from yesterday - I didn't get time to post this on the 4th - see below) As you can see from the stats above, I'm still doing well. I'm now 1864 words beyond where I should be at the end … Continue reading NaNoWriMo (With MS) Day 4
If you've had a look over at my author Site, you will have seen 'Fragment Fridays.' Each week I have been posting a section (fragment, if you like - clever, right?) of some of my previously published work but also of upcoming pieces, not yet published. If you want to catch up on what you've … Continue reading Fragment Friday – NaNoWriMo Edition!
This is the first update of my NaNoWriMo challenge. Above to the left you can see my day 1 total, and to the right is day 2 (today). I wanted to print them out and save them, because it represents something that I never thought possible: that I could sit and write that many words … Continue reading NaNoWriMo (with MS) – Update 1