This morning I returned to my novel-in-progress 'The Roar of the Lion'. Having written Part One in NaNoWriMo 2012 and Part Two in NaNoWriMo 2013, my first job was to stitch the content from these two sessions together, interweaving them to make them make sense as their parts were spread throughout the plot. Next up … Continue reading Post NaNoWriMo Editing Begins
One month on and somehow I made it through NaNoWriMo with the 50,000 word count. Feels great! Not sure how I did it in one of the busiest months in my year with the build up to Christmas in full swing, but it was worth the effort. I have contrived yet again to not actually finish … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013
I've not been as much of a virtual presence over the last month as usual, and that's because I've been taking part in NaNoWriMo this November, and I'm thrilled to have made it past the winner's 50,000 word mark. That said, although the novel is over 50,000 words, the story's far from done, and there is a … Continue reading Done it!
Over the last few weeks I have been beavering away doing the layout for and organising publication of a collection of poems by a Sierra Leonian friend of mine, Rev. Sylvanus Alaba Nicol, called 'I Wish I Knew'. At last it's complete, and available for purchase at £4.99+postage from Lulu. Of this £2.56 goes towards the Sierra … Continue reading I Wish I Knew
Trash by Andy Mulligan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every year our daughter's secondary school encourages the school family (pupils and their fami lies) to read the same book. This year's was 'Trash', about the exploits of three boys scrapping out a living on a rubbish heap in a place called Behala. This was … Continue reading Review: Trash
Bringing together my love of Sierra Leone and my support of Liverpool FC, I shall certainly be watching the documentary on ITV4 tonight at 9pm, which talks about the work of Craig Bellamy with children in SL. Here's a preview that was posted today:
Spent last night naming and tagging 200 odd photos that I took during my visit to Sierra Leone in February this year and uploading them to the SLM website. Used a nifty WordPress plugin to install them as a photo gallery - NextGen Gallery - which not only shows them as a slide show or … Continue reading Worth a thousand words