Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Eight

I’ve recovered from the position I left myself in yesterday, which is an incredible personal achievement considering how busy I’ve been all day. I don’t know how much of Chapter Seven will remain because even as I was putting it together it felt like filler but it’s all working towards something. At the end of…… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Eight

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Seven

Well, I’ve fallen behind. It was only a matter of time. I have been doing well for a week to keep up with my insane expectations but I’m calling it a night at 2,400 words. I’m too tired and I shouldn’t have had three beers before trying to make the last thousand words, while on…… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Seven

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Six

I started out well. Got over a thousand words done after my morning exercise but before work, but then the day got away from me.So I am now up until at 11pm, drinking white rum and making my wordcount because I am insisting on getting this done to my own goal, rather than the 50k…… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Six

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Five

Well, I feel like I’ve cracked it. I’ve often said that I do my best work before 9am and that was certainly the case today. I got up at six (very quietly because it’s a Bank Holiday and I don’t want to be killed), worked out for half an hour, showered, dressed and wrote two…… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Five

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Four

Well, I’m still to learn from the last few days. Over the Easter weekend, it has been difficult to carve out an exact time to write. I know that I can get a thousand words done in half an hour if I really set my mind to it and there isn’t much outside research that…… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Four

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Three

Another late start, I left it until after dinner to get any writing done. Chapter Three was a complete departure from the characters that I had introduced in the previous two days/chapters so it was an easy roll into the world of the chocolatier and a chance to get some outside ideas down on the…… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Three

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Two

Having struggled to reach my target yesterday, I was pleased to find the time today to get a chunk of writing done and am now at the six-thousand word mark, which is just scratching the surface but is at least still on the target for the rest of the month. My plan is to write…… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo – Day Two

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day One

It’s been a month or so since I updated my blog. It felt like a good time to go for it as I have been bitten once more by the writing bug. For April 2021, I will be attempting something stupid, a 90,000 word first draft of a novel that I am currently calling Death…… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo – Day One

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How Do You Feel?

Today is my birthday. For months, in lockdown, I’ve been working on an album, my fourth, and it seemed like today was as good a day as any to allow it to see the light of day. How Do You Feel? comprises of ten songs written over the last fifteen years. It’s entirely possible that…… Continue reading How Do You Feel?

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Feelgood, Inc.

This week, Mark Kermode covered feel-good films on his podcast. It got me thinking about the films that I turn to when the world is a little consistently too much. If you need an example of a time when that might have been the case, now would be a good time. I read elsewhere that…… Continue reading Feelgood, Inc.

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