Right, now where was I?

It's remarkable how quickly one can fall out of the habit of writing every day. It's been almost two months since I worked on my current novel -- mainly due to travel and stuff -- and it would be very easy to drift along past Christmas without delving back into it. But with so many … Continue reading Right, now where was I?

Postscript: Camp NaNoWriMo

With all the excitement post-Conflux, I've ended up almost forgetting to wrap up the big challenge for April -- Camp NaNoWriMo. The target was 25,000 words in 30 days, and once again I was on schedule -- ahead of schedule, actually, with around 21,500 words written with a week to go -- when I hit … Continue reading Postscript: Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo update — with Mr Tickle

As Camp NaNoWriMo hits the halfway mark, I too find myself at pretty much exactly half my target number of words for the month. That is: 12.5 out of 25K. OK, I might have kept writing tonight until I reached that point, might even have thrown in an extra paragraph at the end to stack … Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo update — with Mr Tickle

On the eve of Camp NaNoWriMo

Tomorrow is April 1st and that means . . . the beginning of Camp NaNoWriMo! My official plan is to write 25,000 words in 30 days.  Maybe more. My actual plan is to complete the messy first draft of of my current novel-in-progress. I'm poised on the brink of the last act, the final descent into … Continue reading On the eve of Camp NaNoWriMo

Packing for Camp NaNoWriMo

After my positive experience during NaNoWriMo last November (when I wrote a stack of words on my WIP) I'm now considering signing up for Camp NaNoWriMo. Yep. It can all happen again in April and/or July -- the word slinging, the discipline, the moral support from the writing community. This time we have the flexibility … Continue reading Packing for Camp NaNoWriMo

Being an update on writerly progress

I've been getting back into my WIP this week, which is hugely satisfying. After hitting the wall during NaNoWriMo in November, I lost momentum -- mainly because December is always crazy with Christmas and the start of summer, and then I was just getting going again in January when... stuff happened. But I am going … Continue reading Being an update on writerly progress

And that’s a NaNoWriMo wrap

Well, that was an experience. My first NaNoWriMo. I didn't quite make it to the end, but I did give it a red hot go for 25 days out of 30 and achieved 41, 750 words. This (aside from the fact I didn't achieve the ultimate goal of 50K) is a wonderful thing. It's certainly more … Continue reading And that’s a NaNoWriMo wrap

NaNoWriMo sanity check

This is just going to be a quick update of where I'm at with stuff (aka NaNoWriMo sanity check). The most excellent news is that I'm still on schedule to complete the 50K in 30 days and sailed past 35K this evening. There was a mini meltdown on Monday evening, when the pressure of producing … Continue reading NaNoWriMo sanity check

NaNo milestone: 20K

When I signed up for NaNoWriMo a couple of weeks ago, I stated that I'd be happy if I achieved 20,000 words in the month. Well, guess what? Tonight I passed that milestone! And it's only Day 12. At this point of the challenge I am still slightly ahead of schedule -- which is amazing -- … Continue reading NaNo milestone: 20K