Next month is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which should now really be called InNoWriMo because the movement is now an international one. I've participated in the last two Novembers, each one successfully writing the requisite 50,000 words leading up to what exists as an unfinished over 100,000 word novel on my hard-drive. This year I'm … Continue reading To Nano or Not?
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
So that's the first week of NaNoWriMo2013 done (National Novel Writing Month) and what a fantastic first week it's been. At first I wasn't sure whether or not to enter, but having toyed with the idea contemplated writing the sci-fi novel my novel was supposed to have been last year, only to end up returning … Continue reading NaNoWriMo2013 Week 1
Last year I took part in National Novel Writing Month - the challenge of producing in November 50,000 words of original fiction. It was a fantastic month, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, although it was demanding in time and creativity. I reached the target of 50,000 but failed to finish the book! My plan … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013 – to write or not to write….
Ok, so my plan to really get back to work on my NaNoWriMo started novel this month is a little slow off the marks. This is only the second day I've really managed any work on it, having allowed other interruptions to impede getting going. Excuses, excuses. To be honest, having been away from it … Continue reading A slow restart
Back in November I took part in NaNoWriMo and wrote over 50,000 words of a novel set in Sierra Leone, 'The Roar of the Lion'. It started off thinking it was going to be a sci-fi novel but quickly became something completely different. It was a highly enjoyable process, and one I shall certainly do … Continue reading Back to the Book
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!