NaNoWriMo – Day 24

A very late start tonight – so late, in fact, that it’s now Day 25!  But anyway, I didn’t quite reach my 5,000-word target, but I did get to 3,503, bringing my total to 31,627.  Hopefully I’ll get a bit more done tomorrow – it helps if you don’t start at 10.30 pm!

But for now, dear readers, I’m going to bed.

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NaNoWriMo – Day 23

So, we have no internet at home at the moment, and my mobile data is also conspicuous by its absence, so I’m using my husband’s mobile data to bring you this VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE.

I hit 5,017 words today, bringing my total to 28,124.  Yay!  Even though we had no internet today I still managed to find distractions (Oh look, there’s a magazine I haven’t read.  Oh look, I’d better put that washing on.  Oh look, someone wants me to buy tickets in a house!  I’d better examine every single part of this important piece of snail mail…)

Anyway, my target was 5,000 words and I hit it.  I hope to do the same thing over the next few days.  I really have no excuse.  I’m on leave!  I have time!  So, just do it, me.

NaNoWriMo – Day 21

I struggled tonight – but finally got down 1,773 words, bringing my total to 23,107.  I really need to start thinking about some sort of plot!  LOL!  Actually I do have one, a vague one, but I obviously need to flesh it out some more before I sit down to write tomorrow.

But for now I must sleep.  Goodnight fellow Wrimos!

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NaNoWriMo – Day 20

Tonight’s word count was 2,124, bringing my total to 21,334.  Still quite a bit behind, but plenty of time still to catch up!  I’m getting some momentum so hopefully that will keep me going over the next ten days…

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NaNoWriMo – Day 19

If there was an Olympic event for procrastination, I’d be a gold medallist.  I’ve missed several days of writing, mainly because I haven’t felt so much pressure this year as I usually do during NaNoWriMo as I have two weeks off!  Starting officially tomorrow!  Yay!  But that could also be a trap because I’m not pushing myself as hard either.  That could come back and bite me on the buttocks if I don’t get my act together.

However, yesterday I did have a decent excuse to slack off because it was my birthday.  Actually, given that it’s past midnight now, it was two days ago, but no matter.  I ate food, drank wine, had cake, opened presents, basked in the adoration of friends and family – it was a full schedule of activities!

But tonight, although I managed to waste an inordinate amount of time, I finally sat down and wrote some actual words.  2,040 to be precise, bringing my total to 19,210.  So, back on track.  Sort of.

And now it’s 12.46 am, so I’m going to bed.  Goodnight!

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And now for something completely different (sort of)…

I finally ordered some stock of my first novel, Shadow of a Soldier, written during NaNoWriMo 2012 and published in 2013. I thought I should have some on hand in case, you know, someone with excellent taste in books decide they desperately need a signed copy from the author. (That’s me.) Sure, you can buy it on Amazon and Kindle (please do that too!) but for that personal touch, buy one from me! Hurry – before I’m too famous!

Also, as I’m in the middle of NaNoWriMo for the 7th year in a row, but Shadow is the only one of my books that I’ve actually edited and published, I figured it was time to remind myself that nobody can read my brilliant novels if they stay on my laptop and never make their way into the world. So that box of books reminds me of what I can do, if I really want to.

So watch out for the rest of my books soon(ish). There are six of them – plus the one I’m in the middle of right now for NaNoWriMo 2017. I need to set them free, because the world needs my books! And by ‘the world’, I mainly, probably, almost certainly mean, my Mum!

NaNoWriMo – Day 13

A late start tonight, but I was determined to at least get the minimum daily total done (which is 1,667 words in case you didn’t know…).  I managed 1,756, so yay!  My total is now 17,170.

Hopefully tomorrow I’ll sit down a little earlier and make a bit more headway, but for now, I’m happy with that.  Onwards and upwards!

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NaNoWriMo – Day 12

After battling a massive migraine for most of the day, I finally sat down and did some writing.  Again, I got nowhere near my 6,000-word goal – but I did better than I thought I would – 2,168 words bringing my total to 15,414.

I’m pretty happy with that.

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NaNoWriMo – Day 11/12

I’ve skipped a few days, but I thought, that’s OK.  I’ll catch up on the weekend.  And it’s the weekend.  So I worked out that I need to write around 12,000 words over the two days to catch up.  That’s 6,000 words per day.  Sure!  I had hours ahead of me.

Well, it’s 1.39 am and I managed 4,291 words.  I had a later start than planned what with one thing and another (*procrastination*) but I finally got going.  My total is now 13,246 words.

Hopefully I get a few thousand words down tomorrow.  I really want to catch up to where I should be so I’m not putting extra pressure on myself – but I will just have to see how I go.  My novel is growing steadily and that’s the main thing.

Goodnight!  #amwriting #NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo – Day 9

1,814 hard won words tonight – bringing my total to 8,955.  Still a bit behind – but that’s OK.  I plan to catch up over the weekend, and hopefully have a more solid plan in place of where things are going.  I found some photos to inspire me tonight and put them on Pinterest (and no, that doesn’t count as procrastination because it’s research, OK?  Research!  Don’t oppress me…)

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