Book report, week 1: hope and hammers

I have started 2020 with great writing fervour, dear readers. Ok, that isn’t true. I’ve dragged myself into 2020, frustrated with my lack of concentration and nagging myself to commit to one – just one – project. Things are about to change. Oh, yes. For I am determined to finish one of the novel projects… Read More Book report, week 1: hope and hammers

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Unwise writer, week 13: are we there yet?

It’s the penultimate week of my 14-week novel writing challenge, and my inner monologue currently consists of this: noooooooooo! Nothing’s working. Nothing’s coming together. Trying to make myself put words on the page is like 10-year-old me attempting to do Maths homework as the Little House on the Prairie TV theme strikes up in the other room. Man, I loved… Read More Unwise writer, week 13: are we there yet?

Unwise writer, week 6: computer says NoMoWriMo

It’s often part of the narrative arc for a protagonist to have one last, seemingly insurmountable obstacle that threatens to stop them from achieving their goal. In my own true-life drama, my laptop gave up the ghost with four days left of NaNoWriMo, jeopardising my ridiculous/charmingly eccentric novel-writing adventure. This was bad news, especially as… Read More Unwise writer, week 6: computer says NoMoWriMo

Unwise writer, week 2: NaNoWriMo, snowflakes and writing sat-nav

This week, I’ve done three practical things to help my crazy novel-to-be challenge: Written an ending, as I touched upon in last week’s unwise writer post. It’s terrible, and unsurprisingly vague, but it does give me a tentative destination on the writing sat-nav. Provided I don’t get sidetracked by too many interesting looking cul-de-sacs. I’ve… Read More Unwise writer, week 2: NaNoWriMo, snowflakes and writing sat-nav