As ever, once the NaNoWriMo month is over, you notice a huge chunk of your day is missing – less stressful. Despite having a crazy challenge lifted off your shoulders and leaving you with time to focus on more important things (like university assessments O_O), there’s something missing. That nagging sensation in the back of… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Winner! But pre Post-November slump.
Hiya, I’m not dead – yet. Give me four more days and come November 30th I’ll be doing a Frederick and trying to drown myself in the sink basin. People keep giving me books. This is lovely and I love all my geeky, literary friends for their passionate areas of writing, but I’m drowning in… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: the final stretch begins. Welcome Rambo and my ohso poetic banking similes.
Hey there cast and crew; fabulous news! To those of you in participating as the voices of Froxen Blue, we now have almost everyone’s lines and so production is underway. Unfortunately, due to life and various mishaps, two lines remain unsaid as one actor has had to pull out last minute. I’m already working on… Continue reading Angelus and Froxen Blue: have I got news for you!
I’m back on word target! In fact, I’m just a little bit over target, which makes work less stressful. Gore, rain, horror and rape (in much less quantities than the former three) have swallowed my novel. I’m not sure if I should be concerned that in everything I write there is always one character who… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Days a Blur and mysterious characters are so mysterious we’re running blind.
So much to do. Just, so much. I’m struggling to keep up now. I’m only managing to write 1,000 words below the target each day before I fall asleep, willingly or not. But, I shall press on. I am determined to complete NaNo. My war paint is now on. My writing plan has degraded a… Continue reading Day 16 of NaNoWriMo… What? Already?
Well, I have been so very busy. I feel quite satisfied with the amount of STUFF I have been able to achieve this week. I’ve attended more fabulous lectures, pitched one of my novels to a room full of people for the first time (practise run), told the Tories to fuck themselves, finished a fifteen… Continue reading NaNoWriMo and the end of the Week Two death wish
2010, November 10th, London: remember that date. Today was the biggest student demonstration seen in London in twenty years, 52,000 students, and I was proud to be a part of it. What were we fighting for? The right for younger generations to attend higher education. Education is for everyone, not just the rich. If the… Continue reading London Demo: the BBC doth lie but at least I wasn’t arrested.
Mercury and Frederick like to play this game, that is. For the second time this week, Mercury has had to swap his shirt with Frederick’s; but this time Freddy is the one with blood stains and not the other way around. I am not ashamed. I noticed in my previous extracts that I’ve been trying… Continue reading Day 7 of NaNoWriMo and I’ve noticed my characters like to play ‘musical shirts’
Man, this city knows how to party. Another night full of a thousand fireworks. Mitch and I started yelling our prayers to each other across the flat whenever we heard the ones that sound like gunfire. Y’know, the ones that are so loud your windows shake. Today consisted of trying to write characters that can… Continue reading Day 6 of NaNoWriMo and I’ve never wished so much for a decent synonym of ‘blood’
Woo! Chapter one of Angelus is at last complete. I had two severe computer viruses and ended up not only boot-scanning (which took seven hours) twice, but executing a System Restore, which means I lost all of my lines as narrator and Mai Kinase. I thought I had them backed up, but alas. At least… Continue reading Angelus update
Not much happened yesterday. I got back from archery around 5:30pm and still tried to avoid my NaNo. But in the end, Day 4 did turn out to be productive. I always collect pictures for my stories whether for NaNo, Froxen Blue, Scars in the System, mini-scripts, screenplays – always. Professor Sarah, before I joined… Continue reading Day 5 of NaNoWriMo and the Oxford Dictionary put my name as the definition of ‘procrastination’
Remember when I said I probably wouldn’t blog about each day? It’s a good way to procrastinate, actually. Man, did I wake up feeling like the back-side of a badger today. Cousin Mitch (click here for her blog) and I have colds from beyond the grave, but luckily our fevers have gone down. Again, I… Continue reading Day 3 of NaNoWriMo and the sex/gore increases, as does fictional coffee consumption
The title says it all. No you did not misread it. No I did not typo ‘procrastinating’ (someone asked me if I had). It’s been an interesting (I’m lying) day. Oooh, ‘Rawhide’ by the Blue Brothers just started playing on my iTunes. You needed to know this. After waking up and panicking that I had… Continue reading Day 2 of NaNoWriMo and everyone is either gay, masturbating or starving to death
Wooo! So, our Professors are encouraging my class of budding writers to start a blog. I have achieved this. Level up+1 for me! They have also suggested that we blog about how we handle each day of NaNoWriMo. I probably won’t do every day. Jus’ sayin’. What is NaNoWriMo? It stands for: Nation Novel Writing… Continue reading Day 1 of NaNoWriMo…and someone has already been stabbed with a pitch-fork.