When you’re writing, inventing worlds, exploring new places, you will need to map your world. Making maps means you have an idea of where things are. You can keep track of what’s going on. If, like me, your drawing skills are sadly lacking, then Photoshop, or an equivalent image manipulation program is your new best … Continue reading Making maps
With A hopeless vigil – NaNoWriMo 2018 finished and won a day early. This is never the end though. NaNo starts the process, and now I have to decide if the story is good enough to carry on, to work on it and finish the book, and then edit. The story, as always, is only … Continue reading A hopeless vigil – NaNoWriMo 2018 finished.
NaNoWriMo 2018 is almost over. November is dying, December is rapidly approaching. Work is chaos, family life is a little more turbulent than usual. And I’m not quite on target. I have 3 days left. The story so far, has crashed a ship full of colonists, on the wrong planet, separated them and scattered them … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 is almost over
This year, having said a few years ago that I wouldn’t do NaNoWriMo ever again… Here I am, typing at ungodly hours, describing a spaceship, an unexpected planet and landing, and I’m just a little bit ahead of schedule. This is a NaNoWriMo 2018 progress update. So, today I thought I would share a little … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 Progress Update
Progress up to today on Spaceship – The Last of Humanity! So far I’m 36% complete for NaNoWriMo 2018. 19 Days remain until the deadline. OK, so I’ve not been brilliant at updating progress. You see, when I first started doing NaNoWriMo, back in 2005, I was a stay at home Mum, running a small … Continue reading Spaceship – The Last of Humanity – Progress Update
A snippet for you… NaNoWriMo 2018 is just about on target. It’s been a bit of a struggle to stay on target so far. Balancing family responsibilities, home life, and work, has been a challenge. But the story is growing, slowly. The ship was old, everyone on board had been born in space. Once sleek … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 – On Target
I wasn’t going to do NaNoWriMo this year. Having taken several years off after 8 consecutive winning years, I felt my NaNo time was over. But last week, on November 1st, I started writing. I hadn’t realised how much I miss this. NaNoWriMo 2018, a new beginning. Spaceship – The Last of Humanity isn’t the … Continue reading Spaceship – The Last of Humanity NaNoWriMo 2018
Not completing is not failing. NaNoWriMo is a challenge. You compete only against yourself. If you compete, then you win. Even if you don’t complete the challenge, you are not failing. There is no big prize for any winner, no publishing contract, no offer of professional editing, no accolades. There is only a certificate that … Continue reading Not completing is not failing.
I’m writing again. My writing journey began in 2005, when I first discovered the NaNoWriMo challenge. I took part, and completed the challenge for 8 years, and then I decided to take a break. That turned out to be a break from writing completely. I did finish a couple of projects, moved house, life changed, … Continue reading Writing again.
Nanowrimo has been part of my writing journey since 2005, and I completed the challenge several years in a row before life got in the way and I took an extended break from the whole thing for a few years. The Portal series was pretty much written as part of, or as a result of, … Continue reading Let the novel begin…