Black Friday weekend offer: first-look edit!

If you’re a regular reader (*waves*), you may have seen my previous post on memories of my first NaNoWriMo – and how I didn’t touch my first draft for months because I was scared! With that in mind, I’m going to trial a new service specially tailored to first-time NaNoWriMo participants. I’m calling it aContinue reading “Black Friday weekend offer: first-look edit!”

NaNoWriMo: remembering the first time!

Do you NaNo? I haven’t this year, but I can still remember the first time. That makes it sound as if it was decades ago. It was actually in 2015 – but that seems like a VERY long time ago now! I’ve written so much since then… If you’re reading this and saying ‘Hang on,Continue reading “NaNoWriMo: remembering the first time!”

Here we are again: new year goals…

This year seems to have gone both quickly and slowly. Somehow, the whole family has managed to stay Covid-free (I ought to cross my fingers but it’s quite hard to type at the same time). The kids are back in school, I’m back tutoring (in just one school this time), but my husband is stillContinue reading “Here we are again: new year goals…”

It’s that time again: new year goals…

Well, 2020 has been interesting, to say the least. What’s that saying about ‘may you live in interesting times’?  I reread last year’s ‘life goals’ post, and either I was unusually prescient, or I may be partly responsible for the mess that has been 2020. If so, I apologise. That said, I’m conscious that I’mContinue reading “It’s that time again: new year goals…”

On finding a new writing routine when your old one collapses

It’s been an interesting few weeks, hasn’t it? We’re all coping with something which, frankly, I could never have imagined. First of all, I’m not complaining. So far, my family’s doing OK. The grown-ups are still working, the kids have been studying (as far as I can tell!). Most importantly, we’re all well. Of courseContinue reading “On finding a new writing routine when your old one collapses”

The End, again

In this episode, three The Ends which aren’t, really. On Wednesday I finally got my butt in gear and ran 5K (with much complaining). I’d got to about week 7 of Couch to 5K, and had stuck there for ages. I had gone out running, but with a friend, and not following the programme. SoContinue reading “The End, again”

New year, same goals…

At least I’m getting in with the new year’s goals post quicker than I did last year! I won’t get into whether it’s a new decade or not because people will start squabbling, so let’s move along. Here’s a recap of last year’s goals: Work smarter, not harder  Try some new things  Get fitter  2019Continue reading “New year, same goals…”

Camp NaNoWriMo – The End!

Made it – and earlier than planned! Pippa Parker book 5, The QWERTY Murders, is now in its full first draft! I think I wrote my last post on Monday, hoping to finish on Thursday. As it turned out, on Tuesday I got to my planned word count for the day (3000) and found myself INContinue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo – The End!”

Not the NaNo’Clock News

Please forgive the pun-tastic title, but I can’t help it. You see, it’s November, NaNoWriMo month, and other people are posting on social media and blogging about their super word counts and how far they’ve got with their stories and how they feel it’s all coming together. Normally at this stage of the year, I’dContinue reading “Not the NaNo’Clock News”

Why I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year

It feels weird to say out loud that I’m not going to be taking part in NaNoWriMo this time around. Admittedly I haven’t been writing long, in the grand scheme of things, but NaNo in November, and Camp NaNo in April and July, formed part of my goals and targets and gave a bit ofContinue reading “Why I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year”