Extreme writing challenge – how did I do?

How not to do National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) One month. 50,000 words. That's how it's supposed to be done. But, me being me, I opted to do it differently. I tried to tackle the 23 chapters that still needed editing.  How did I get on? 28,000 new words. Almost as many revised ones. So, …

The house that NaNoWriMo built

Last year, like many good folk, I ‘won’ NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, where the challenge is to write 50,000 words in 30 days - a small novel for some, about half a novel for me). It was a very hollow victory, despite resounding initial success. I went in with a detailed plan. Despite the …

Month Two – report

Yes, I'm doing a brave thing and going back to my resolutions to report on progress. I had a list of 'do more' and 'do less'. One month in, I've rated progress using the amazing five tick/check system.   More: READ MORE BOOKS; I’M AIMING FOR ABOUT 30 THIS YEAR. √√√√√ Seven books finished in …

Day One

New Year Resolutions - love or loath them, they're a good chance to try and aspire to something different. It's easy enough. A list of things I want to do more of and a list I want to do less of. More: Books. While I'm delighted I completed the only book I wanted to read …