Here comes National Novel Writing Month

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It’s that time again. Tomorrow will officially mark the beginning of what many people are now calling “November”. And, with the beginning of “November” comes more than just Christmas shopping, Christmas songs and lots of people crying about how cold it is. November is also National Novel Writing Month. (Woo). For the uninitiated, National Novel Read more about Here comes National Novel Writing Month[…]

National Novel Writing Month: Days 1-5

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DAY ONE Written: 02/11/2017 for: 01/11/2017 When getting into a new task or challenge, there’s nothing more important than getting off to a good start. I said as much in Man vs Bookshelf. In fact, it was the reason I changed my mind about the book I was starting with at the last moment; to Read more about National Novel Writing Month: Days 1-5[…]

National Novel Writing Month Days 6-10

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DAY SIX Written 07/11/2017 for 06/11/2017 I’m overextending myself. I knew I would. I always do. I get too into it I love the writing and the blogging and the tweeting, so I just add more and more. At the moment I write this diary thing when I get to work before I start. Then Read more about National Novel Writing Month Days 6-10[…]

National Novel Writing Month Days 11-15

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DAY ELEVEN Written 12/11/2017 for 11/11/2017 Friends are not unlike sanity. You need them, or society will think of you as weird, but you can’t help but think you’d be a lot more relaxed without them. I’ve been out with friends two Saturday’s in a row now, clubbing, like some eighteen-year-old. It’s mad because of Read more about National Novel Writing Month Days 11-15[…]

National Novel Writing Month? Completed it. (days 16-18)

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DAY SIXTEEN Written 17/11/2017 for 16/11/2017 After a zero-day, you have to rally. It’s not enough to look back and say you’ve done loads recently, so it’s okay. Or even to say that you’re well over target, so it doesn’t matter. It’s a psychological thing. Two bad days in a row and you start to Read more about National Novel Writing Month? Completed it. (days 16-18)[…]

National Novel Writing Month: Pivot (day 19)

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DAY NINETEEN Written 20/11/2017 for 19/11/2017 Right, I talked about this in the last post. I completed National Novel Writing Month’s 50,000-word target. Now, it’s time to pivot. However, the book, which is shaping up nicely in many ways (and is a fucking disaster in many others – such is a first draft) is not Read more about National Novel Writing Month: Pivot (day 19)[…]

National Novel Writing Month Days 20-23

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DAY TWENTY Written 21/11/2017 for 20/11/2017 My 10,000-word day got me into a better position than I had thought. But you already knew that, didn’t you? Didn’t you? Anyway, it turned out I only needed to write 2,700 words to stay on target for finishing at the end of the month, so I aimed for Read more about National Novel Writing Month Days 20-23[…]

National Novel Writing Month: Victory

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DAYS TWENTY-FOUR & TWENTY-FIVE Written 26/11/2017 for 25/11/2017 and 24/11/2017 Yes. Another zero-day. It was a Friday. A real shit day actually. Not only was it my second zero-day but I didn’t even get any reading done in the evening. So yeah, that was a real ‘cry yourself to sleep’ evening for me. Yesterday was Read more about National Novel Writing Month: Victory[…]

National Novel Writing Month in Review

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November is dead. Long live December. The weather gets colder. The skies get darker. And tomorrow I will be putting up my Christmas tree even though my mother says it is too early. I will also be spending at least the next month redrafting the book I wrote in October., so that’s exciting. But irrelevant. Read more about National Novel Writing Month in Review[…]