Camp NaNoWriMo starts today – anyone else joining me?

Yes, it’s that time of the year. April for Camp NaNoWriMo (10,000 words minimum) and November for the big sister / brother that is NaNoWriMo (50,000 words minimum).

Although I have a novel to edit (The Serial Dieter’s Shopping List, second in the Shopping List series), I’m going to add to two of the novels I’m writing, both standalone psychological thrillers.

I’ve had an emotional few months (including today) and I’ve not written anything since the middle of January, so it’ll do me good.

Anyone else joining me? Click on the picture for more details.

Another NaNo win

I mentioned back on November 18th that I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo this month with the follow up to The Serial Dater’s Shopping List, The Serial Dieter’s Shopping List, with Donna and the helm this time. It’s lovely being back with her, Izzy, William and Duncan.

Set a year later, we start at Northampton but Donna’s then seconded to the sister paper at Hemel Hempstead and stays with her mum in Tring (both Hertfordshire) so we meet a new set of characters dipping back to Northampton at the weekends.

I’ve cracked the NaNoWriMo 50,000 minimum with 52,795, although the widget counter is a tad more generous at 53,088, not sure why but I’m not complaining.

If you’d like to read my writing and be willing to give me feedback on it – being as brutal as you like but constructively please(!), do take a look at my shout out for …Beta Readers.

NaNoWriMo winner… just!

Yes, I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo this month. I should have been telling you all about it but I’ve been SOOOO busy writing, editing (client and this novel – which I don’t normally do but I have a publisher interested so have been mini blitzing as I go along) and having a small semblance of a life.

So anyway, I’ve just finished (not actually finished by I have proper work to do still) at 22.40 this evening with…. <drum roll> 50,0002 words. Yes, I wasn’t kidding when I said just. And to prove it…


Are you doing NaNoWriMo?

Hello. I’m doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month – see again this year and am a tad behind…

Day 1: 814 done, 853 behind.

Day 2: 1,455 done, 1,065 behind.

but the weekend’s coming up and I try not to do any work work at the weekends. I’m not going anywhere other than popping into one of our local bookshops (one of my stockists!) so no excuse to have no only caught up but be storming ahead, ready for work work again on Monday… lots of lovely client editing to do.

So, are you doing NaNoWriMo? Are you, unlike me, starting something new, or, like me, continuing a work in progress. In my case, I started it back in April 2014 and had only done 22,324 words since then, much to my frustration. Which is why I need NaNoWriMo… and I need it ever month. I should be able to find time to write 1,667 words ever day… shouldn’t I?

Let me know how you’re getting on.

Our writing

red pen 760505I very rarely let you know about my writing, usually because I do so little of it. I can call myself a writer because I write (and so can you). I can call myself an author because I’ve been published (by someone other than myself)… and so can you if that’s the case, even if just online rather than in print… so this post is so we can report what we have done and have planned. Yes, ‘we’ as in you and me, not myself and whichever alter ego is hanging around at the time. 🙂

This is our opportunity to share with the world… OK, 1200+ subscribers and 7000+ followers of this blog… how your writing (or other writing-related events) is going. It’s not an opportunity to tout for sales.

In no more than 150 words (total), tell us (via the comments box* – you can use the template below – or the form at the end) what you’ve written to-date, a little about your current WIP (if you not superstitious – some authors are) and what you have planned for the next few weeks. You can include up to two links: one for your website (if you have one) and a purchase link. As I said, no touting, so that’s as touty as you can get. Anything other than the requested information will be trimmed. 🙂 *NB don’t include your email address if leaving the details within the comments section unless you want it to appear publicly. It won’t be included if submitted via the form unless you specifically wish it (let me know via the to-date, WIP or planned boxes).

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