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Another writing update

I swear I write one of these like every six months and I’m sad to say that this another writing update that doesn’t have a great news. I haven’t written a single word of my novel since my failed attempt at NaNoWriMo. I think the main reason being is that I am a huge planner and this novel is not planned AT ALL. I think before I begin writing it I’m going to have to take the time to plan. […]

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My Declaration of Writing Incompetence.

This is it, this is the moment where I make a conscious effort to finish my goddamn novel. I declare complete writing incompetence. It has been too long to justify anymore, and the novel is crying out for some much-needed attention. So I’m writing it here in the hope that it will hold me accountable and I’ll actually get it finished – which means on to the rewrite and the edits and staring my writing incompetence in the face. I […]

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Writing Update : NaNoWriMo Draft

I have been putting writing this post off for so long in the vain hope that I would get my act together and start writing my NaNoWriMo draft. Well, I haven’t. December was a write off in my mind, I did blogmas on here and that took the majority of my time and energy, I mean damn, I was writing blog posts most days and if I wasn’t I was planning blog posts. It was intense. I didn’t have the […]

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My NaNoWriMo Draft | Blogmas Day 8

I finished November and NaNoWriMo with a half completed NaNoWriMo draft and a whole load of editing to do. Having to not only finish a story but then go back and edit all the parts that you hate out of it. That is completely overwhelming. In fact it’s so easy to lose sight of everything you had planned for the story and the characters. It makes me a little queasy to think that I have worked so hard on this […]

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My Last NaNoWriMo Update

I can’t believe it’s my last NaNoWriMo update, it makes me sad to think I’ll have to wait a whole year to participate again. But boy am I glad that it’s over! This month has really been a tough one and I genuinely didn’t know if I was going to make it to the end. I can now confirm in my last NaNoWriMo update that I have written 50000 words. I have officially won NaNoWriMo 2016. I AM CHUFFED TO […]

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My Third NaNoWriMo Update

I have been so absent for the past week, but here’s my third NaNoWriMo update. I have been desperately trying to catch up as I am falling massively behind. This week my father-in-law died and I have had to spend a lot of my time trying to get my head around everything that has happened. Plus making sure we can pay rent. Surprisingly, my writing has gone untouched. I spent the weekend trying to catch up and failing. I’m now […]

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Second NaNoWriMo Update

I have hit the halfway mark and it’s kind of bittersweet second NaNoWriMo update. I have written through some awful times this week, and I’m kinda missing having my lunch break to sit and read or just do nothing. My husband is away for this week and I have to say it’s been tough, we have a ten month puppy which I am now solely responsible for looking after, meaning that instead of writing I have to be walking and […]

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First NaNoWriMo Update

If you didn’t know I’m partaking in the wonderful torture of National Novel Writing Month. I hadn’t planned to until well into September so it wasn’t a lot of time to start building on idea or even plotting a story. Who doesn’t love a challenge? Well here it my first NaNoWriMo update and I am one week and one day in. I have written as of yesterday 13,336 and I think I’m doing okay. In terms of how easy this […]

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My novel writing (if you can call it that) | Writing

I’m back to writing. It’s not going to fast but it’s trundling along. I’m trying a new approach. I’ve done NaNoWriMo the past couple of years, won once and wrote a decent amount the other and then tried to write from that but it seems to be the way I write needs more planning than speed. I need to have the time to reread and plan as I go along, otherwise I end up missing out subplot and the whole […]

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