Favourite Nano Videos, Progress to Date, and a Winner!

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!

Nanowrimo Day 7

Progress Update!! After a couple of shaky days, I'm proud to say that DS has zoomed back into the writing, with 72 words today!! YAY!! With no writing at all on Sunday, and only 20 words yesterday, he was starting to get a bit behind. He's a 6-year-old boy, so concentration and focus for lengthy … Continue reading Nanowrimo Day 7

Nanwrimo and the Young Writer’s Program, Day 2

Here is my son's writing from yesterday - and I don't know if you can see it, but at the bottom is reads: "hallo Nanowrimo, I love doing this!" How cute!!! 😀 Now, I doubt very much I'll get in to report on our progress every day, but while I'm able I thought I'd keep … Continue reading Nanwrimo and the Young Writer’s Program, Day 2

Nanowrimo and the Young Writer’s Program – Day 1

What a day! Spent the morning avoiding my story, because I still felt as though I was in editing mode and wanted to try and get out of that before I started. So I procrastinated by cleaning instead - you know the saying - a tidy house equals a tidy mind... or something along those … Continue reading Nanowrimo and the Young Writer’s Program – Day 1

Book Giveaway!! – Kate Morton “The Secret Keeper”

  In a bucolic English summer at the end of the 1960s, a young girl witnesses a shocking crime. Fifty years later, she sets out to find out the truth, uncovering layers of mystery and deception. Moving from London during the Blitz to the present day, this is classic Kate Morton: a compulsively-readable, entrancing mystery … Continue reading Book Giveaway!! – Kate Morton “The Secret Keeper”

Young Writer’s Program

  I am thrilled to say that my 6 year old son is joining in the Young Writer's Program this year. (http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/) We signed him up on the site, and checked out the Word-Count Goal Calculator, a brilliant device to help Young Writer's set a word goal for themselves. He typed away for 10 minutes, … Continue reading Young Writer’s Program