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 …

The First 20k.

They say the first cut is the deepest. By they, I mean animal-print-clad pork swordsman Rod Stewart. I can’t account for that. I suppose it’s possible the first cut could be like a tester and then they could really take the plunge. Initially see how malleable the flesh is, then go up to the hilt. …

NaNoWriMo Cometh.

It’s that time of year again when I’m panicking and making spreadsheets and clearing my diary and wondering how close to the brink I will get as I throw myself into another novel-writing month. For those who are new to the project, here are my tips from earlier this year when I took part in …

Camp NaNoWriMo – Day 24

Day 24 of Camp NaNoWriMo 2016. 38,000 words in. The countdown is saying I’m going to finish on the 1st August which is technically outside of July. Once you’re into August it’s time up. That means I need to write more words than I currently am. I’ve never taken part in Camp NaNoWriMo and not …

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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfmJ94HaYDc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VYi5-liNZk Onto the next one…

Let’s give this NaNoWriMo a go then.

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 …