NaNoWriMo 2016

ants30 Days and 30 Short Stories

This is my 6th year of participation in the annual frenzy of writing, called NaNoWriMo. And I’ve done pretty well so far.

  • 4 novels drafted
  • 1 novel (of the four) actually finished
  • 1 year of NaNo rebellion, when I drafted my non-fiction walking book
  • Publication of my non-fiction walking book, Walking the English Coast

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5 year project: October update

do you have goalsI’m taking part in Misha and Beth’s Five Year Project and my five-year goal is to write a novel and get it published. To pursue this goal, I really should be continuing my quest to find an agent interested in my historical novel, The Reluctant Scribe. But, in fact, I’ve been doing other things…

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November = NaNoWriMo month

Why am I doing NaNoWriMo again?

Last year I sat down and started writing during NaNoWriMo month. Was I a NaNo winner?

  • Yes, I achieved the 50,000 NaNo words.
  • No, I didn’t finish the manuscript.

In fact, there are 4 unfinished books sitting on my hard drive.
I’m not exactly a completer-finisher.

NaNo book covers So last year I decided I would definitely not begin another manuscript until I’d finished at least one of my previous NaNo projects. Continue reading “November = NaNoWriMo month”

Nano blues

Arrrghhhhhh, Ruth Livingstone does an impression ofBurn OutOk, I was behind.

And then I was catching up.

But then I got ill.

And then I fell behind some more.

But then I felt better.

And then I was catching up.

But then I fell ill again.

And so it goes on…

and on…


Nanowrimo participant and word count meterShould be over 25,000 words by now, but I’m not.

The good news is that I’m feeling somewhat better this afternoon. Managed to stay out of bed for 10 hours and did some frantic tapping and got some serious words down.

Slowly, slowly, creeping up and creeping forward.