This is the third in the series my novel-writing journey. You can read the first two posts here: On Inspiration and here: On Research. As I writer, I am also a reader, and among the many many books I read, of course, are the books on writing, and of course there are many different methods of … Continue reading A Novel’s Writing
Nanowrimo is done and dusted for another year... the actual event at least. For me the end of November marked 52,000 words through my 80,000 word manuscript- a success in terms of reaching Nanowrimo's goal of 50,000 words in a month, and I have to admit that I'm feeling pretty good about my progress thus far. … Continue reading Another Nano Success…
The year draws to an end, and once again it's time for the biggest event on the writer's calendar (well, mine at least). This is the eighth year I've participated in Nanowrimo, though for the second time I'm rebelling, and working on my current historical novel. At 80,000 words, my aim it to have it … Continue reading November = National Novel Writing Month!
This was my seventh year of NanoWrimo. It was a struggle this year. With a 4-month old baby, and the stress of the impending closure of my children's most wonderful school, I wasn't sure I would make it. In the last couple of weeks, I seemed to be constantly a day behind, and I kept finding … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2014
One of the things I absolutely love about National Novel Writing Month, are the Pep Talks. Emails from published authors, encouraging all the writers out there to keep on writing. Today's Pep Talk was from Nick Hornby. His words of encouragement need to be shared with the wider writing world. All of us who worry … Continue reading Inspiration via Nanowrimo – and our final winner!!
Ah Nano! I love it! This is my fifth year of taking part in NaNoWriMo, and I am pleased to say I have been successful each time, some more than others. This year, I was excited to be writing a sequel for a novel I wrote during Camp Nano in June. To my memory, Red … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2012
I have been procrastinating. It's particularly bad today, because I now had a clear outline of how to get this story to the end... I spent half an hour yesterday (or maybe it was the day before... it's all blurred together at the moment), working out how this story was going to end, and how … Continue reading Favourite Nano Videos, Progress to Date, and a Winner!
This is the start of Chapter 19. The story is beginning to feel stuck again, a little dull. The next morning I awoke, fear heavy in my heart. The other 'maids were already up, and the cave was deserted. More than ever I wished I could get to the surface, to feel the fresh air … Continue reading Six Sentence Sunday #7 – Nanowrimo
Recently my father-in-law asked me about my writing. Specifically, how I write about things that I don't know about. He said 'obviously you don't write from a vacuum, it has to come from somewhere'. And I agreed. I talked about research, and how I could do a little research, and get an idea about something, … Continue reading Writing from the Vacuum
Posting has been sporadic this last week, with a sick daughter earlier in the week, and now a sick husband, alongside two 'sick' cars - writing posts has been at the lower end of my priority list. Which isn't to say I haven't written any - it's just that I saved it as a draft … Continue reading Our second winner is!!