The Last Time

As we head towards the end of the month, things have (on reflection) gone remarkably well. Next month is already well in hand, and there are plans on the table for April too.  However, it is becoming apparent that after yesterday's post on the Novel, and some quite serious poking of said manuscript both Thursday … Continue reading The Last Time

Keep on Running

It is high time we did a NOVEL UPDATE. https://twitter.com/AlternativeChat/status/965662305324273666 As you can see, the words keep going, and as the header shows, we have a NEW COVER for the book. Yesterday, however, during editing, there was a bit of a bump in the road: https://twitter.com/AlternativeChat/status/965972323240116224 The trashing, in the end, has not lost much … Continue reading Keep on Running

NaNoWriMo: Next Steps

As we discussed what seems like years ago, the plan with this year's NaNoWriMo was never just to get to 50k words and claim success. There's a lot to do, and I've been chipping away at the total since I claimed victory. The key this time around is that NaNo have provided new tools to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Next Steps

NaNoWriMo :: 50 K DUN

Except... I'm not finished, not even close. I've provisioned two days next week to knock the last 20k or so off in a couple of sittings. I'll make sure I commit to the Revision Camp that happens early next year. I just want to write more fiction now, not less. This entire process has revitalised … Continue reading NaNoWriMo :: 50 K DUN

NaNoWriMo: Day Six

Firstly, apologies for the backdated nature of this post, but scheduling is becoming a bit of a lifeline, both forwards and backwards through my existence. I have, effectively, become a time traveller, which I've often thought would be the only means by which everything I wanted to do would get done. Amazingly, this now proves … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day Six

NaNoWriMo: Day Three

Today was an unexpected day with company, as my daughter was given a day off school. That gave me a chance to play some games, relax a bit into the writing and sort out some outstanding gubbins. Mostly, the major task was prepping protagonists to meet for the first time. I almost got to the … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day Three

NaNoWriMo: Day One

I decided to go all stream of consciousness on your arses this month. Clearly, I'm saving all the best words, the biggest words and the strongest words for the novel, because YOU KNOW THAT'S THE POINT. This morning there was unexpectedly satisfying yoga pre-session, which amazingly helped with the formation of the opening salvo of … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day One