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Are you doing NaNoWriMo?

Hello. I’m doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month – see http://www.nanowrimo.org) 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.

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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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Doing NaNoWrimo??

Erm, yes. I’ve signed in but am currently swamped with freelance editing work so I’ve not started writing yet (or even thought about what I’m going to do). I have a choice; finish the third of three serial killer novellas or write a children’s story based on a talking dog. I’ll let you know what I decide…

Jane Wenham-Jones

NaNoI am not doing NaNoWriMo officially, but with a book to finish, another one to start, columns piling up, hundreds of emails to answer and a for-God’s-sake-do-soon paper pile that is threatening to take over the entire room, I have my own reasons for needing to buckle down this month. If you live on your own, and don’t go out to work, what’s to stop you? But if you have a family and busy life to juggle, here are my top tips, hoiked out of Wannabe a Writer? for getting lots written in a short space of time…. Good luck! 🙂 

How to Write When There’s no Time:

  1. Think about getting up an hour earlier and write while the rest of the house is asleep.When I’m getting to the end of a book (which always takes longer than planned) I sometimes rise at four a.m. to guarantee…

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A big thank you!

Just a little note to say a big “thank you” to everyone who’s taken part in, and visited, this blog over the past 20 months (well, almost 20 months… will be on the 1st December (seeing as we don’t have a 31st November)) because one of you was my 100,000th visitor last night. 🙂

A lot has happened…

So plenty to read, and you do, so thank you again for your support and here’s to another 100,000 of you finding me! 🙂

 

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