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It’s OK To Not Win Sometimes

IMG_9565About two years ago today, in the golden aftermath of NaNoWriMo, I decided to write a book every month for a year.

About one year ago today, I had completed NaNoWriMo – with a manuscript I have yet to re-visit – and was spending December writing and drawing a graphic novel.

Today, I can confirm that this year I did not complete NaNoWriMo.  Continue reading “It’s OK To Not Win Sometimes”

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Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

Of Sheep and Selkies (and NaNoWriMo)

I spent the weekend with other people’s stories, editing and trying to work out a running order for the Homespun eBook. It felt nice to sit with them and give them my full attention, which will hopefully prove motivational for getting on with my own stuff.
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Editing Tales

As regular readers may be aware, I go on about how editing takes longer than first drafting to the point of being really quite boring.  It deserves attention, I trill, it is the most time consuming of all the things if you want to do it justice.

JG Ballard Crash Manuscript, found at donyalynne.blogspot.com

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NaNoWriMo – A Pep Talk

I’m concerned that this year I’m being a little bit louche about NaNoWriMo. 

(In case you are unsure, this means: Oblique, not straightforward.  Also, dubious, shifty, disreputable.)

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Winter is Coming

 

And I think I’m OK with that.  Since fuel prices are increasing exponentially (something that affects me these days, how depressingly grown up) I forsee a lot of sweeping round the flat wearing my patchwork blanket like a mantle and demanding ale and wenches.  It’s going to be pretty sweet.

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