NaNoWriMo: Day 21.

Word count: 47,298. Recommended word count: 35,007. Proposed word count: 50,000. Something very odd has happened. I’ve run out of words. I’ve run out of story. I’ve finished short of the word count. I’m dashing back through to add bits in, basically doing a preliminary redraft which means that it’ll be in a better state…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 21.

NaNoWriMo: Day 20.

Word count: 42,300. Recommended word count: 33,340. Proposed word count: 46,666. I’m already behind on my wild plan to finish this thing tomorrow. I was lucky to get two thousand words done yesterday morning on the train in but unlucky to just make the train and therefore not get a seat. The important thing to…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 20.

NaNoWriMo: Day 19.

Word count: 40,203. Proposed word count: 43,333 Recommended word count: 31,673. So I’m going to try and finish this sucker on Wednesday. That means splitting the last ten thousand words over three days. This morning is going quite well, I fell into a pocket of writing where I just slammed through two thousand words inside…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 19.

NaNoWriMo: Day 17.

Word count: 39,073. Recommended word count: 28,339. Proposed word count: 42,000. So I didn’t meet my proposed word count yesterday. Still going to try and write beyond that today. I say I’m going to write. I’m sat on the sofa watching a documentary on Woody Allen. This is much more interesting. I’ve fallen out with…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 17.

NaNoWriMo: Day 16.

Word count: 37,403. Recommended word count: 27,672. Proposed word count: 40,000. Morning. Did some excellent work yesterday. Finally managed to finish chapter eight which is going to be the longest of them all. I originally planned to write ten chapters but its looking like I’m going to do eleven including the closer/ explanation/ emotional roller…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 16.

NaNoWriMo: Day 16.

Word count: 37,403. Recommended word count: 27,672. Proposed word count: 40,000. Morning. Did some excellent work yesterday. Finally managed to finish chapter eight which is going to be the longest of them all. I originally planned to write ten chapters but its looking like I’m going to do eleven including the closer/ explanation/ emotional roller…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 16.

NaNoWriMo: Day 15.

Word count: 34,572. Recommended word count: 25,005. Proposed word count: 36,000. We are now halfway through the month. As my good friend Sam pointed out to me last night I could write two novels in the month. I’m good but I’m not that good. I was saying to Ali last night that it is good…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 15.

NaNoWriMo: Day 14.

Word count: 31,540 Recommended word count: 23,338 Proposed word count: 34,000 Yesterday was an excellent day for writing. Managed to get about three thousand words out of the way and the whole thing is running much smoother now. I can almost see the finish line. This is only a short post because there’s a guy…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 14.

NaNoWriMo: Day 13.

Word count: 27,560 Recommended word count: 21,671 Proposed word count: 30,000. Hi Had some major dramas trying to back up my story this morning. I realised that I hadn’t done it in a week and the thought of losing ten thousand words eventually got to me and pushed me into action. It turns out that…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 13.

NaNoWriMo: Day 9.

Word count: 22,129 Recommended word count: 15,003 Proposed word count: 24,000 Good morning. I am dog tired. It’s for a good reason though and I can’t really complain. Last night I was out on a freelance writing assignment. The Korean Film Festival is on in London at present and although I can’t sit here and…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 9.