NaNoWriMo 2021 Day Sixteen

Just a quick post tonight. I wrote 599 words today and am up to just over 21k now. Yes, I’m behind. Ive been procrastinating far too much but I will be getting back on track!

Hopefully! 😂

Random Raven picture ☺️

NaNoWriMo 2021 Day Thirteen!

How yah doing folks! I only wrote 1300 words today, and all of them were snatched here and there. That’s one of the benefits to having the files accessible to all my devices is I can just jump in as and when I need to! Especially getting back into the day job as well. I’m going to try and make good use of that.

I am behind, but stories are still progressing and frankly, I just need to pull my finger out and focus better!

Good Evening, 12th of NaNoWriMo 2021

A quick little NaNoWriMo update tonight. I’m at 17180 words at the moment, which is about 3k less than where I should be. But I’m confident of getting back on track, despite being back at work soon.

I’m adjusting my writing patterns a little to see if that helps me. The pieces I’m working on have my attention and I can feel the stories building in my head. It’s just a case of sitting my butt down and getting those words out.

Below is a video of me reading my story ‘Ghost’ from the anthology 84 Stories 84 Words please give it a look and if you like it then check out the whole book.

NaNoWriMo 2021: Days 6 and 7

Good morning folks, just a quick little update here on the last couple of days.

On the 6th I wrote 2101 words and on the 7th I wrote 1974 words.

I’m getting back closer to that 2k a day, which was my aim at the start of the month.

The first story I was working on has fallen a little flat so I’ve switch to the next one. This one is a rewrite of an older story I was working on and I wasn’t planning on working on it but it’s been speaking to me so it’s been bumped up.

Happy NaNoering folks!

NaNoWriMo 2021 Days Four and Five, and Aim For Day Six

Hey Folks, Just a quick update. On the forth I wrote 397 words and on the fifth I wrote 1141 words.

Today I’m going to try and grind the words out and get at least 2k written. This’ll give me a couple of hundred words buffer and then tomorrow I’ll aim to do the same, but maybe with a push to 3k for the day. We’ll see.

Right, I’m going to get stuck in.

I hope everyone is okay and those of you doing NaNo I hope you’re making progress.

A cold kitty ☺️

NaNoWriMo 2021 Day 2

Howdy folks, just a short little post tonight.

I wrote 1754 words today and had some great conversations with members of my NaNo region, both friends and a person I hadn’t spoke to before today.

Not as many words as I’d have liked but I’m still very happy with where I am and the story is moving nicely, although I think what I did today will need a solid editing when the time comes. At the moment it feels more like a transition long scene and I don’t like it when a scene feels like that. It needs to be gripping and not just something to move the story along.

Day three tomorrow, and I’m feeling pretty good for it!

NaNoWriMo 2021 Day One

Good evening, folks! How are we all doing?

I was planning on starting at midnight but after such a demanding day at work yesterday I decided to give it a miss, and didn’t start writing until about 10ish this morning. The first 700 words were like pulling teeth! At that point I was thinking I’ll get to the 1667 words and then give it up for the day. The next 500 words flowed really well though and in that 500 I found some flow and before I new it I was passing the 2000 words mark and deciding to push onto 2500, but I passed that and was at 2700 words and decided to double the 1667 for the day. At about 2900 words though I began to wane and I thought I’ll not push that bit further. My back was killing me and it had been very uncomfortable for about an hour at that point. I wanted to finish the scene, but it ended up taking a few more words than I’d anticipated, and before I knew it I was at 3334 words.

That did wipe me out a little, but I]m glad I got ahead a little and when I go into it tomorrow it’s nice knowing I’m ahead and I know what the next scene is.

How are all your NaNo’s going?

NaNoWriMo 2021……

Good evening, folks! NaNoWriMo 2021 is. Just a few hours away and I am pumped! Despite having a very demanding day at. Work was so busy! And I feel a little like my body needs to go. In for some repairs! But NaNo is here!

I am doing short stories this year. A little bit of lobbing ideas at the wall and see what sticks.

We’re still not allowed to have any in person write-ins, so it’s all online again this year. My region, Kent, are utilising Discord again this year. It’s not the same but it is what it is.

Most of my words will be written at home in my office, definitely so for the first two weeks as I’m off work and then after that I’ll be getting a few words written during breaks at work. I am planing on getting to a couple of coffee shops to get some words done for a change of scenery, but mostly I’ll be at home for this years NaNo.

I’m going to smash the word count this year. These first two weeks I’m going to try and get to 30k and give me a good head of steam for when I go back to work.

Right, time for a little dinner. Good luck everyone who’s about to embrace NaNo. We’ve got this!

Good Morning! 29/10/21

Good morning folks! How are we all doing today?

I did not get much done yesterday. I had a few bits at home to do before meeting a friend in the evening. So no writing done at all. I did do some thinking about a couple of different projects though, which has helped me progress them somewhat.

A few notes on a future blog post while I was waiting for my buddy.

With NaNo very close now I’m definitely not going to jump into anything new or that will wash over into November. I’m not quite got my head into where I want it to be but I’m getting there. I’ve got a few ML(municipal liaison) bits to do that I think’ll get me into the mindset a little more.

Right, I’m off! Have an awesome day folks!

27th October 2021

Good evening, folks! How are we all doing tonight?

I worked through my editors notes on the zombie book today. I have a lot more to do yet, but I’m feeling good about it. I can see what and where I need to change and I think I’ve got a good idea of how I’m going to do it.

I’m going to get working on that in December I think, because we are almost in NaNoWriMo season! Whoop Whoop!!! I’m not as ready as I’d like to be but I’ve got a few ideas that I can work from that’ll get me started nicely. I’m realising when I do short stories for NaNo its me basically throwing ideas against the wall and see what sticks. A lot of the ideas I’m thinking about are ones where they’ve been mooching around my head for a while and I never seem to get to them. Part of me thinks that if they were more important then I’d have written them by now, but I think I get a sort of get out of jail free card doing short stories in November. If one doesn’t take off then I can crack on with another one. If I get stuck I can hop straight into the next one.

I am planning to do a daily blog post during November with my progress again.

Now that the zombie edits are done I’m at a little bit of a loose end as I’m not sure what I can work on in the next few days. I might have another look at the Mermaid story and see if I can make that work, but I also desperately need to assess all the projects I’ve got ongoing and what stages they’re in.

Right, time for a movie. I hope y’all are doing okay!

And remember, be kind and have fun!

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