Word count: 20,004 Recommended word count: 13,336 Proposed word count: 22,000 I’ve sort of lost track of what day it is. It’s weird but it isn’t the writing which is dragging me in, down, backwards, wherever. It’s trying to do other things. As it goes this week is spectacularly busy compared to my usual rota…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 8.
Word count: 18,040 Recommended word count: 11,669 Proposed word count: 20,000 Good morning. Didn’t do any writing yesterday. Feel sort of anxious about that despite still being ahead of target. I think I would feel better if I had managed to get a seat on the train this morning and power through but that didn’t…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 7.
Word count: 18,040 Recommended word count: 10,002 Proposed word count: 18,040 I’m having a day off from writing today which means I woke up at five and wrote a thousand. I have an interview this morning and I’m going to a gig tonight and in between I have work so it doesn’t really leave me…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 6.
Word count: 12,512 Recommended word count: 8,335 Proposed word count: 15,000 Due to unforeseen circumstances (getting distracted watching films) I only managed to write 2,500 words yesterday. Still a pretty good day by my count. Today I’d like to match it. I’m on my way to the station now, to head to work. Some poor…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 5.
Word count: 5,007 Recommended word count: 5,001 Proposed word count: 10,000 So I didn’t write anything from when I put up yesterday’s blog up until today and there’s a good reason for that, I didn’t want to. I got far enough ahead that I was covered for three days for a reason and today is…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 3.
Word count: 5,007 Recommended word count: 3,334 Proposed word count: 5,007 (stick) So it turns out this writing thing is really easy. I’m joking. I’m joking! It’s not. I’ve just got into this thing a lot quicker than I thought I would, or that I thought was possible, I can’t remember the last time I…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 2.
Word count: 0 Recommended word count: 1,677 Proposed word count: 2,000 My god, this backpack is heavy. It’s the first time I’ve ever had to cart it into work. It’s got my lunch, my pass and my old iBook in it. All set for day one. This is also the first day in over two…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 1.
And so it would appear that NaNoWriMo is upon us. I would like to wish everyone the best of luck with it and ask that if anyone needs a break or a chat about how it is going then they turn to me because I know that I will need the same. I’ve got a…… Continue reading All Hallows/ Last day of freedom.
until NaNoWriMo and I’m pretty settled on the winging it strategy. I have the basics set aside in my head and I’ve been reading a lot of Kerouac and Thompson to get into that totally free and rambling sensibility but beyond that I have very little really planned. I haven’t done a spider diagram or…… Continue reading A week to go….
National Novel Writing Month. It’s coming for us and I am very much looking forward to it. First off it will give me a good chance to purge my current writing from my system. I’ve been writing about the same characters and setting for over a year now and I’m almost ready to put the…… Continue reading Let’s give this NaNoWriMo a go then.