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NaNoWriMo 2017: Day Sixteen

I remain on target, and have passed the halfway point with 27,142 words (and I plan on doing a little more this evening). Yet I can’t really say I’m loving this story. Throughout the second week, I was finding it … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Day Seven

I thought I’d give an update on my NaNoWriMo progress, though to be honest, there’s not a great deal to report. As of tonight, I’m at 12,121 words, so I’m on track. I’ve been to two write-ins, and it’s been … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Ready to Begin Again

Every year, I seem to worry about whether I’ve done enough to prepare for NaNoWriMo. This time, I feel reasonably confident that I’ve got enough outline and historical information to work with – I certainly have just as much as … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: It’s That Time Again…

October is almost upon us, which means one thing: it’s almost time for the annual ritual of National Novel Writing Month! Since this is my ninth year taking part in this challenge, I find it hard to remember a time … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Day Twenty-Seven

Waking up this morning, I was on 45,846 words. Without anything else pressing to do today, I decided, “Screw it, let’s see if we can finish.” So after about an hour’s writing in the morning and a longer sprint this … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Day Twenty

Where NaNoWriMo is concerned, conditions in the last full week in NovemberĀ are looking less than ideal, with some late nights and other commitments eating into potential writing time. Yes, the real world comes first, but it would still hurt to … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Day Eight

How’s NaNoWriMo 2016 going so far? Well, I’m technically behind, though not by much. Turns out that throwing yourself into writing a story is harder when you’ve only had a day to recover from eight-hour time difference jet-lag. I was … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Day One

Hello! There haven’t been any posts for the last couple of weeks as I’ve been away on a wildlife watching holiday in the Philippines – of which there will be a full report in due course. I can’t afford to … Continue reading

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Order of the Phoenix, and Tales of Zombies!

There’s a couple of things to mention in today’s post. First, Rachel, Abby, Jeremy and I have had our fifth Harry Potter film discussion, for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, talking about the characters’ respective roles and … Continue reading

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Update: Camp NaNoWriMo and Harry Potter

A couple of things to talk about right now. Firstly, I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo for this month – though maybe ‘doing’ isn’t the right word, because it’s proving a hard job. My aim was to finish the story I … Continue reading

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