The night of writing dangerously was not as successful as I had hoped – although to be fair, my hopes were ill defined and woolly round the edges to begin with. I think ideally I wanted to bash out 30,000 words and be like HAH, TAKE THAT INTERNET!!!!! But that would have involved typing 125 words per minute every minute for the solid four hours, which was never going to happen. Unless lack of sleep helped me evolve into Superman.
Between 2am and 6am I wrote just over 5,000 words, but I had hoped to manage more. There again I did claim I would write from 12-12 (because it’s 12 books – clever, no?), which didn’t happen. Had I actually done that, rather than catching up on the drafting of some STV articles and wastefully falling asleep for 2 hours, maybe I’d have got closer to achieving my unspecific catch up goal.
I think I have to resign myself to the fact that 50k will not be reached this month.
But on the plus side, the following sites are great if you’re too spaced out to concentrate, or just want to laugh.
Also, have you filled out the census yet? I have! I was sad to see there wasn’t a box for any other info into which I could put I was writing 12 books in 12 months, but I still feel it was worth my time. For more on that, read my interview with Edinburgh-based genealogist Kirsty Wilkinson.