In August 2013, I signed up for Misha’s 5 year project / do you have goals. My goal was to finish writing a novel and to get it published. I have 8 months left….
Things I didn’t achieve in 2017
Sometimes I feel the weeks just slip by, and I cruise through life, enjoying myself but achieving very little. It’s good, therefore, to look back on the year and take stock of any accomplishments. Continue reading “Failures and successes in 2017”
You would think writing 50,000 words would be easier than this…
I’m a NaNoWriMo winner
Yes, I finished the NaNoWriMo month with 51,416 words in the bag.
So, yet again, I’m a NaNo winner! That’s quite an achievement because most people who start off writing in NaNoWriMo never make it to the 50K word mark,
And yet… and yet… it was hard for me this year.
Words that wouldn’t flow.
51,416 words is a good total for one month, but last year I wrote 61,500 words for NaNo, and the year before I wrote 63,400. In those other years, the words just flew.
This year I stumbled and hesitated and edited and got frustrated with myself — and only just made it to the finish line because I was determined this would not be the first year I failed at NaNoWriMo.
I’ve been doing NaNo since 2010, with one year off due to onerous NHS commitments, and so this is my seventh year.
You might think it would get easier. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo – reflection on 2017”
Seems wrong to be writing this so long before the end of the month, but the last Friday of November has arrived. Actually, it’s been and gone, and I’m late in posting this, and that sort of sums up my life at the moment.
How’s my NaNoWriMo novel going?
Frustratingly I’m still behind the target word count, although I am slowly catching up. Usually I’m well ahead by this stage of NaNoWriMo. But, I’m not despondent. Continue reading “Writing in November: update day”
I love NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo is the crazy month when thousands of writers, all around the world, sit down and write furiously, in the hope of penning a novel of 50,000 words in 30 days. Continue reading “Another November, another Nano month”
Still working on that final, final draft.
It’s time to post an update on my writing for the 5 Year Project Do You Have Goals? blog hop. My goal is to write a novel (done) and get it published (working on it).
I’ve just finished editing chapter four of the final, final draft of the Orbital Contract. Feel ashamed not to have finished the whole novel by now, but I’ve been busy with the new grandbaby, dog walking, and enjoying Manchester. Continue reading “October Writing Update: editing progress”