Author: C.R.Michaels

Final Nanowrimo (2015) count

Although I completed my NaNoWriMo challenge on day fourteen with 51,056 words, I found I couldn’t just stop writing, even though I had other things to be getting on with. So I didn’t stop. I kept writing, deciding that while I was in the mood it would be a good idea to outline books two and three of my trilogy. In the end, I ‘wrote’ the grand total of 75,000 words for NaNoWriMo (2015):   My original goal was to rewrite all three books, but other commitments made this impractical so I didn’t attempt it. Rewriting the first and outlining the remaining two was my second option and I’m pleased with the results. The story came out in the […]

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Nanowrimo 2015 – completed

I have just this moment completed the Nanowrimo challenge (2015). I had a slow start, a couple of days of virtually no writing, but for the last few days my fingers have been flying across the keyboard (think ‘woman on a mission’). I now have what I would consider an outline; part reams of dialogue, part exposition, and far too much narration. What I do have, however, is writing I can now work with. The writing will be getting its obligatory ‘rest period,’ though I won’t leave it as long as I did when I originally wrote the story (about six years). I fully intend to publish this book at some point later next year. […]

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Halfway through the Nanowrimo challenge

I started late due to taking a short weekend break, I’ve tottered between moments of extreme motivation and zero motivation, but having now got ‘into’ my story, I have been hammering away at the keyboard and am pleased to let everyone (anyone?) who cares know that I have now passed the halfway mark:

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The first post is always the worst post

In November 2009 I discovered Nanowrimo – a worldwide writing challenge with one goal – write a complete novel with a minimum of 50,000 words, and so I did. I signed up, I wrote solidly for thirty days, and I completed my novel. I even did a little editing before tucking it inside my hard drive, and then I forgot about it – on purpose. It was awful. Not the story. The story was fine, it was the writing. It was all over the place – still is. I’ve rewritten it twice since then, and with each ‘draft’ more of a story emerged. Fast forward to 2015 and I now face the prospect of editing […]

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