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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NaNo InSpo

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!


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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NaNoWriMo 2018 – Day 5

Another 1.5 hours tonight, bringing my total to 7.5 hours.  Not bad.  I started a bit late because I watched the first episode of the new season of “Outlander” and I must admit I was a bit shocked at the ending!  I’ve only read the first three books in the series so far and this season is based on the fourth one – so I have no idea what’s going to happen in this season.  I’ll probably have to reread the first three before I read the fourth – and there’s eight in the series (with a ninth currently being written).  And then there’s the 12 books in the “Poldark” series that I also have to read, and the many other random books I have on my shelves and my e-reader etc etc.  And I’m trying to write my own book as well!

Having a full time “day” job really gets in the way of stuff I want to do…

But for now, what I want to do is GO TO BED.  So goodnight, fellow Wrimos!

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NaNoWriMo – Days 3 & 4

Hi Wrimos!  Well, I did absolutely no wrimo-ing yesterday.  However I did watch “The Last Jedi” and “Wonder” and the first episode of “Vanity Fair”, so the day wasn’t totally wasted… 🙂

I just LOVED “Wonder” – what a beautiful, heartwarming film.   I enjoyed “The Last Jedi” too, although it made me sad knowing that Carrie Fisher is no longer with us.  (Rest in peace, Princess Leia.)  “Vanity Fair” is classic British drama (I’m now up to episode four) but boy, that Becky Sharp is a piece of work!  Imagine if SHE was the Bachelorette!  LOL.  The boys wouldn’t know what hit them.

But enough about that.  Today I was pretty happy with what I achieved – four hours editing and lots of notes so I can start doing some real writing tomorrow.  That brings my total to six hours – just a little behind where I want to be if I’m to get to that 50 hours by 30 November.  I’m feeling excited though – this story is finally getting to where I need it to be!  It’s only taken five years or so…

Here’s a cute little writing related thingy I found on Pinterest.  Goodnight!plot hole

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – Day 2

A very late start tonight but I managed another hour of revision – so a grand total of two hours so far!  I decided to just print my whole manuscript out and read the whole thing over the next day or so, making quick notes as I go.  I need to work out what happens in the last third of the book, write that s#@t, and then revise the whole thing again.  Easy, right?

But no more tonight.  I’m stuffed.  Off to bed I go!

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