I think I just finished my novel today

Well, first draft only, but still, to do this in less than three months (while having a fulltime job, a family and a life), is just astounding. It pleases me immensely. Of course, now the task of revising and rewriting… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Hitting a magic milestone

Just clocking up a late one (as usual) and I’m about to hit a pretty magic milestone… In November, I started the National Novel Writing Month thing… then I proceeded to only get 25,000 words done in that month, so¬† not exactly a success. And yet, it was a magnificent success, really. I hadn’t written ...

On not failing NanoWriMo

I see that the month of November is over, and that I have not reached 50000 words for NanoWriMo. And I don’t care. I only reached 26000 words in fact, but that is still more words in one month than I’ve written (fiction at least) in about the last five years. So this is a ...

Easy Days

Just a real relaxation day today. Went into Coona to see the Sunday markets. Somehow I take a little money out intending it to last until we go home, but instead spend most of it this morning. It was on presents for everyone else of course, and various food. Spent some time in the park ...

Don’t get off target

Don't get off target
I was going to write something about writing as a business again, then I realised there isn’t much point, and that I have to concentrate on the writing itself, because nothing else matters until you have that down. Fair progress in NanoWriMo — I’m just behind where I should be, but it’s a margin I ...

Getting the writing better

Getting the writing better
After thinking that I’d screwed up over the weekend, with drastically less writing for the NanoWriMo project than I’d hoped, the first two days of the week have proven both just how much time I have available on the train, and surprisingly, what a good environment for writing it is if I actually get myself ...

This really works

This really works
In basically just six days or writing, and really only five days, I have written over 11,000 words. That’s a phenomenal amount in such a short time, fit in around work and family and all. It’s all about having a new laptop finally, and using the train time like never before. Fifty thousand words doesn’t ...

Writing is better than reading

Well, some of the time at least! Progressing pretty damn well so far with NanoWriMo, or as I like to call it, “Motivation to get professional work done professionally”. I seem to be able to write between 2000-2500 words a day, solely in my two train trips. It’s already justified my netbook purchase, that’s for ...

Some writing progress already

Today is the first full day of eeePC on the train, and wow, did I get some results. First day and I’ve written nearly 2000 words. Not bad at all, I have to say. If I can keep this up, the targets for NanoWriMo seems remarkably possible now. This is so much of the reason ...

We have the tools, now let’s see the talent

To do a little paraphrasing from Ghostbusters up there, I’ve finally got the gear. Managed to work out the financial details (from bond money and the like) to go and get myself an eeePC today. EeePC 1000H, with a lot of good features, and most importantly a good keyboard. For writing, most of all. So ...
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