Daily Archives: December 2, 2013

Done and Not Done

As the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed, this blog hasĀ been slightly quieter and slightly more automated over the month of November, to allow me to concentrate on writing a novel for NaNoWriMo. Since Sebastian’s arrival, and the acquisition of a lovely-but-work house, my writing time is curtailed and I knew it would be a challenge to write the necessary 1667 words every day and maintain this blog without something else suffering more than I was willing to let it.

The good news is, I hit 50,000 words on Friday and validated my novel to “win” on Saturday morning. Winners of NaNoWriMo get nothing more valuable than a purple icon on the website and a sense of achievement. Well, that and the first draft of a novel to do as they wish with. Those three things are enough for me.2013-Winner-Square-Button

The bad news is, as so often happens, the 50,000 word mark hasn’t coincided with the end of my story, so December is going to be a balancing act (again) of writing the rest of the novel, re-reading TPF which I’ve been editing for most of the year and want to start submitting early in 2014, and still trying to keep house and home together.

But I managed to keep up with FF last month and I want to start working on InMon prompts again this week, so it will just all have to fit in together somehow.


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