Tag: NaNoWriMo

  • NaNoWriMo 19

    It’s 18th November, 2019. I have finished the first draft of my National Novel Writing Month project. It’s been an interesting two and a half weeks where I’ve had to carry my laptop with me at all times, desperately squirreling away when I get some time to myself to work. This was the first time […]

  • CAMPNANOWRIMO – July 2019

    I have just completed my National Novel Writing Month project for July. It was touch and go on a number of occasions but I am proud to announce that the first draft of The Gift Shop is now complete. It’s one of the most personal stories I’ve ever written and, as tends to be the […]

  • 63630

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • National Novel Writing Month – week 1 and week 2

    In the first two weeks of NaNoWriMo 2015 I managed to start and finish an entire book. It got pretty dark at times but I still thoroughly recommend it. Onto the next one…

  • What NaNoWriMo 2013 Taught Me

    It’s the last day of November which means it is finally time for me to have a day to not really do a whole lot. Unfortunately in my world these kind of days do not exist. I don’t know how to not do anything. It makes me anxious. On this day of not doing a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]