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What is #blogmas and why should I care?

In the waning days of NaNoWriMo, when I should have been playing catchup like there was no tomorrow, I was of course procrastinating on Twitter. Continue reading “What is #blogmas and why should I care?”

To NaNo or Not to NaNo

With just under a week to go, it’s time to make that all-important writing decision: to NaNoWriMo, or not to NaNoWriMo? Continue reading “To NaNo or Not to NaNo”

How to cure back pain

If I were to tweet about my day, it would go something like: ‘sat on my arse eating scones and reading The Last Dragonslayer cover to cover #myperfectsunday #bliss’.  Obviously I would be using these hashtags for comic effect, because I’m cool and ironic and whatnot. Continue reading “How to cure back pain”

Novel In A Weekend

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© jeffrey james pacres http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjpacres

Not the weekend just past, or the weekend before that, but the weekend before that, I wrote another novel.

Well, that’s not strictly true – it was more of a novella, whose final word count was just over 24k.  But that’s not bad going for less than 30 hours of work.

Continue reading “Novel In A Weekend”

Libraries I Have Known

Today is National Libraries Day 2013, which naturally got me to thinking of libraries I have loved and lost.  It won’t come as any surprise, I suppose, that I wouldn’t be the person I am if it were not for libraries.

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Continue reading “Libraries I Have Known”

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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