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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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Nanowrimo 2015 has arrived

So… Nanowrimo has arrived, and as per usual, it has taken me a couple of days to get into it. Not helped by the fact I was down London for a friend’s 40th birthday party and didn’t get home until the 2nd, but hey-ho, I’m on the case now. Having lost the majority of my writing in a cloud storage disaster, I am going to be a Nano-rebel this year. Over the past few months, I’ve been doing a little rewriting and had a word count of about 20k before the 1st November arrived (obviously I’m only counting new writing towards my Nanowrimo counts). The plan therefore, is to complete the rewrite of my first […]

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