NaNoWriMo 2021 Reflections

NaNoWriMo 2021 Reflections

Well, I did it – I won NaNoWriMo 2021! I hit the 50k mark around 11am on the 30th November. By the time I typed ‘the end’, I had a final word count of 51,122. What I wrote for NaNoWriMo I really enjoyed writing this story! It was set in Edwardian times (specifically 1909). It’s a historical mystery romance, that starts out with my main character Penelope having just got married to David as part of an arranged marriage. They once

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Why do NaNoWriMo?

Why do NaNoWriMo?

It’s NaNoWriMo time again! Where writers from all over the world flex their typing fingers and prepare for frenzied word sprints and quite possibly a few late nights. If you’re unfamiliar, NaNoWriMo (Nano for short) stands for ‘National Novel Writing Month’ where participants from all over the world commit to writing everyday throughout the month of November. The goal is to have a 50k word novel by the end. It will be my fourth time participating in Nano so as you

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July Camp NaNoWriMo 2021

July Camp NaNoWriMo 2021

You might already know how much I enjoy NaNoWrimo events! June is nearly over so that means July Camp NaNoWriMo is starting on Thursday, 1st July. I’ve hit my goals for my 4th historical fiction novel and I’m ready to take part! So, this week on the blog, I thought I’d tell you a bit about my project. About NaNoWriMo If you’re not familiar with the term, NaNoWriMo stands for ‘National Novel Writing Month’ and it’s an online writing challenge. Participants

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NaNoWriMo2020 Reflections

NaNoWriMo2020 Reflections

Yesterday, at about 10 past 5, I finally closed the lid of my laptop. I’d just finished my science fiction project for NaNoWriMo2020! I had actually ‘won’ by crossing the finish line with 50k much earlier in the day, but I was determined to also finish the project itself by the end of the day. Hence why this blog post which normally comes to you on a Monday is coming on a Tuesday – I just couldn’t face doing any more

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NaNoWriMo 2020 is here!

NaNoWriMo 2020 is here!

NaNoWriMo is here! It’s that time again for National Writers Writing Month! Writers all over the world started adding words to their projects. The challenge is to write 1,667 words a day throughout November and therefore to have a 50k by the end of the month. We’re only in day 2 so if you’re interested in the challenge, you can find out more the NaNoWriMo website here. This will be my 3rd time participating! If you’ve been following my writing journey

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NaNoWriMo 2019

NaNoWriMo 2019

In the words of Porky Pig, ‘that’s all folks!’ NaNoWriMo is over for another year! Writers all over the world are closing their laptops as well as their eyelids, trying to catch up sleep. If they’re anything like me, November whizzed by as I attempted to write throughout the 30 days of November, so I would have a brand-spanking new 50K novel by the end of the month. This was my second attempt doing the main event in November. It follows

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Walking in the footsteps of the Brontes

Walking in the footsteps of the Brontes

You don’t have to know me for very long to find out Jane Eyre is my favourite book. I think I first read it when I was about 11 and instantly fell in love with it. I was gripped from the very first lines: “There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wondering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when she had no company, dined early) the

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