That’s the number of words I have written this month. It’s probably more. I’ve sent a lot of text messages. 63,630 is my word count for National Novel Writing Month 2016. I’m calling it. It will now be some time before I can look at that book again but I am excited about it and…… Continue reading 63630

Camp NaNoWriMo 2016 – week 1

As ever I’ve driven myself to distraction with my writing. It’s day ten today and I’ve already hit 20,000 words. What makes this year and this Camp different is that I have not lived the experiences I am writing about. For the last three years I have used November to write my travel journals from…… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo 2016 – week 1

5 Tips for Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo is run every July and is basically the same as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which goes on in November. Writers from all over the world aim to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I’ve taken part in it for four or five years and won every year. It involves having to give…… Continue reading 5 Tips for Camp NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo – Day 20

I am growing slightly concerned that I’m losing the plot, and not just the plot of my second book this month. I’m at the 23,000 word mark for Sue Key and it has got even more surreal than I had originally pictured. The idea was to write the start of a three-part fantasy series I’ve…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Day 20

NaNoWriMo – Day 6

It’s day 6 of NaNoWriMo and I can imagine I’m starting to annoy everyone with just how well I’m doing. Only yesterday I got an apology message for the way someone had approached the news that I had already hit the 20,000 word mark. It’s getting worse for everyone else because today I hit 25,000.…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Day 6

NaNoWriMo: Day 22.

So, I’m finished. I did it. I hope you all get to join me in the winners lounge soon. It’s great in here. Rushdie just bombed into the pool of mojito and Hemingway is BBQing swordfish. Come on in! It isn’t an easy thing to do. I’m very fortunate in that there are nearly two…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 22.