NaNoWriMo – Day 20

Well, Wrimos, the celebration of me took a heavy toll.  I am still recovering from the weekend – but not for the reasons you might think.  Seriously, I only had one vodka the whole weekend!  No, I was suffering from mega carb overload (from Chinese takeaway, pizza, a huge steak lunch with chips and a loaded potato, and a massive chocolate dessert – not all on the same day, but still…).

I also saw “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the cinema with my husband and (most of) my children (two out of three, that is) and one boyfriend (not mine, my daughter’s) – where was I going with this?  That’s right – “Bohemian Rhapsody”.  I LOVED IT SO MUCH.  If you’re a Queen fan, just go and see it.  Rami Malek is phenomenal as Freddie Mercury, and the rest of the casting is just spot on.  The recreation of their set at Live Aid in 1985 gave me goosebumps (because I’m old enough to remember when it actually happened!)  Look it up on YouTube – you won’t regret it.

But now, to business.  Due to the various celebratory shenanigans (see above) I didn’t get much writing done over the last few days.  BUT tonight I added two hours to my total, bringing it to 25.5 hours, and my revised manuscript now stands at 49,581 words.  I think it needs, perhaps, 10,000 more?  But anyway, my goal is 50 hours so I’m just over halfway there with 10 days to go…Can I do it?  I really hope so.

I’m going to leave you with this iconic image of Queen.  RIP Freddie.  We’ll always love you.

Queen

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NaNoWriMo – Day 17

Another two hours tonight, bringing my total to 23.5 hours.  Nearly halfway to my goal!

I’m not sure how much writing I’ll get done tomorrow, because, as I may have mentioned, it’s my BIRTHDAY!  But hopefully, I’ll add at least a little bit to my total.  I don’t want to get any further behind.

My main problem at the moment is that my two main characters and plot have started to look a bit, well, boring, compared to my secondary characters and their story.  I’m not quite sure how that’s going to pan out, but it may be that I’ll end up with something at the end that is going to be quite different to what I originally thought!  Then again, perhaps that’s what’s made me struggle with the story – I knew I liked it and the characters, but perhaps it was missing some vital ingredient that I may have just happened upon accidentally.  I will have to wait and see…but I’m quite excited to see where it all goes!

But now it’s my bedtime – I’ve got a big day tomorrow, celebrating me.  Goodnight, all!

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NaNoWriMo – Day 16

Tonight I added another 2.5 hours to my total – making it 21.5 hours.  Yay!  Still behind, but hopefully I’ll catch up some more over the weekend.

This weekend though, I will have to do my writing around other things – mainly, the celebration of ME!  Yes, it’s my birthday on Sunday.  So I’ll be watching “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the movies on Sunday morning with the family, and then we’re having lunch together, and then they’re all going to shower me with gifts and love and stuff like that.  I LOVE a good birthday, especially when it’s mine.

Here’s a picture of me and my friends.  🙂 Goodnight!

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NaNoWriMo – Day 15

Firstly, can I just say I’m DEVASTATED by The Bachelorette Australia finale!  No spoilers here – but I will say one thing – the man who won Ali’s heart has a name that begins with “T”.  Damn, I’m funny!

Honestly, I am OVER these Bachelor/Bachelorette shows.  They never end up the way I want them to!  They either pick the wrong guy/girl (IMHO) or they pick nobody (I’m looking at you, Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins) or they go on Bachelor in Paradise and you think, finally, yes, not just ONE happy ending, but three or maybe four…but NO.  It all ends in tears.  No more, I say, no more! (*secretly checks to see when the next series is coming out…*)

So consequently, due to all that reality TV drama, I only managed one hour of editing tonight, bringing my total to 19 hours, which means I’m approximately six hours behind my goal.   This means that this weekend I will once again have to try to make up for lost time.  Sigh.  Goodnight, fellow Wrimos!

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I didn’t write or edit yesterday, but I did do a writing related thing!

Last night, me and two of my writing besties (and fellow Ten Penners) Marion Martineer and Jill Smith, had the privilege of listening to an author talk by the amazing (and extremely entertaining) Fiona McIntosh. Her latest novel , ‘The Pearl Thief’, is out now! Here’s me with Fiona holding my signed copy of the book. She looks a lot more glam than I do, but at least my eyes are open (unlike a couple of other recent photos of me!).

I will be back at work on my own novel tonight, as I know you’re all anxiously waiting for my next update!

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NaNoWriMo – Days 12 & 13

It’s good news / bad news time.  The good news – I added two more hours to my total, bringing my total hours to 18.  Yay!

The bad news is – wait for it…

It happened AGAIN.  GODDAMMIT.  My laptop froze and I lost some more of my work tonight (although thankfully not ALL of it).  The only good thing to say about it is when it happened to me last time, the stuff I had to rewrite was better than the original stuff I lost.  I can only hope that happens again because otherwise %$#^@*&!!!

I don’t even have the will to find a funny writing meme, so you’ll all have to miss out tonight.  I’m going to bed. 😦

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NaNoWriMo – Day 11

Another 2.5 hours today, bringing my total hours to 16 (= 16,000 words).  I’m still a couple of hours behind where I should be, but I’m pretty happy with where things are at the moment.  (That’ll do, Kate, that’ll do.)  I wondered why I had an odd number for my total, and then realised I’d added a “word” total one day instead of an “hours” total.  I’m a Rebel, but I have to be a consistent Rebel!

Here’s a little giggle for you…

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NaNoWriMo – Days 9 & 10

I had a very successful day yesterday – a successful PROCRASTINATING day that is.  That’s right, I wrote nothing.  And I still managed to stay up, bumbling about doing not a lot, until the wee hours of the morning.

There really should be some kind of award for being so good at procrastination.  I’d be a shoo-in for first prize.

However, today, I worked on my novel for four hours in total – editing and rewriting.  I added 4,035 NEW WORDS to the story, which I’m pretty happy about, TBH.

So now I’m going to go to bed because it’s just ticked over into Day 11 and I need some sleep so I can add more stuff tomorrow!  And, finally, here are some words of wisdom from everyone’s favourite headmaster, Albus Dumbledore.dumbledore

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NaNoWriMo – Day 8

Firstly, can I just say $%#@^&!  Because I just LOST ALL THE WORK I DID TONIGHT.  1.5 hours of editing/rewriting – VANISHED.  I’ve tried everything but it’s gone.  I’m using Scrivener but it wasn’t that program’s fault – my laptop froze and I had to do a hard shut down – and when I opened the program again, that whole section was GONE.  Damn you, Windows 10!

Sigh.

Going to bed now, utterly depressed.

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NaNoWriMo – Days 6 & 7

I wrote nothing on Day 6.  Nothing.  But I did watch the latest episode of Doctor Who (which I loved), so there’s that.

And tonight I just had TOO MANY THINGS TO DO, so even though I sat down at my computer early, I kept having to get up and do the other many things I had to do.  So as far as writing/editing goes, I achieved not a lot.  But I finally managed to write 535 new words.  So that’s something!  And it’s 535 words better than yesterday.

Anyway, tomorrow is another day…

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