NaNoWriMo 2016, I completed you. I'm still going though. Since finishing book 3, I've written six scenes for book 4. Hoping to get at least one more in today. If you've written more words in November than you have all year, well done. If you've won, well done. If you're still going, well done.
So I typed these words today. The end of part two came a bit faster than I thought it would. It leaves me somewhere between a tiny pickle and extreme happiness. I've only written 43.5K words, leaving me 6.5K short of the NaNoWriMo target. This in itself is not a problem. Book four is ready... Continue Reading →
Another first draft extract from book 5. The scene is a long one so I've just included a few paragraphs about the experience. Violet finds herself in the Himalayas for what War calls "pinballing" but the local wildlife has to get used to their presence first. The sun cast its gold over the mountains in... Continue Reading →
Another extract from the first part of book 5. It's still in its first draft, but I'm pretty happy with it. It's hard to fight an enemy that's become part of someone you love. CONTENT WARNING: This scene contains self-harm. Caleb was in the lounge, sitting beneath the window in a puddle of glass and... Continue Reading →
Got my 25k badge. Partying like it's 1999. Body telling me I'm not 26 anymore. Hope you're all hitting your targets and having fun out there.
Today was a good day. I managed to hit 20k for NaNo and 100k in this project as a whole. I also managed a 2016 personal best of 4k, my highest daily word count for this year's NaNo. And let's talk about Kent. My region is in the south east corner of England, and we've... Continue Reading →
This year I’ll be working on the second part of book five of a young adult series. I’ve been working on this project for two and a half years now, some months productive, others not so much. My girl, Violet, has come a long way from the catalyst of a car accident that happened just... Continue Reading →
Many things. So many damn things. First off, my 30 day NaNoWriMo post didn't publish. In fact, it disintegrated in the ether. But I guess all that really needs to be said is that I did it. By the end of November, I'd doubled the target with over a hundred thousand words. December was a... Continue Reading →
I hit 50K on day 18, but couldn't validate until today, so there you have it. I'm officially a winner. The very best thing to have come out of this year's NaNoWriMo is that on most days I've been able to ditch my old school ways. I've barely written with a pen for the last... Continue Reading →