60,000 words reached 💃🏼
60,000 words reached 💃🏼
This sounds so like me 🤗💫
I’m quiet coz I’m typing for NaNo!
(PS.. my wordcount to date is
10,000 this month…
Which added to my WIP brings
the total to 42,000 😱🥂
This first draft thing
could actually happen!!!!
Some of you might already know (from one of my recent Hashtag posts) that I have decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this time around.
What is it? It is an annual event during which writers challenge themselves to write 50,000 words in the month of November.
In 30 days.
I have never heard of this until last year. I was only about 5 months into blogging when suddenly my Reader became covered with NaNoWriMo posts. Everyone was writing a novel. Back then it was too late for me to start, so I figured I would attempt it the following year.
My plan was to spend the entire year on coming up with an idea, drafting, planning, etc. By the time November rolled around, I would be prepared and ready to write my first book, which would turn into a bestseller. Of course.
Once November 2017 ended…
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On waking, the moaning which had kept her awake in to the early hours, had ceased.
In its place were noises of an average morning in the neighbourhood – dogs barking, mopeds sputtering up one way-streets against the arrows, a distant knocking of nails into wood on an unrestricted building site and the faint swish of traffic on the main road a few miles away.
She could smell the air was different. Seagulls cawed and screeched their agreement as they waited on surprisingly supportive upright yellow legs for fishermen to arrange their nets for the day.
Smaller birds sprinkled palm trees with a chattering which became louder when she focused on it.
Then it started. The pitiful moan, almost inaudible if you’d not heard it before.
But Lara had shuddered for hours under only a sheet in the heat while desiring the coziness of a duvet.
The distinct slap of human hand sliced the air and even the birds became momentarily silenced. A woman’s gasp cut short and Lara’s heart lurched in her chest.
She held her breath and waited. Something horrible was happening. Nearby.
Morning my lovelies!! Now, why, when I am presented with these beautiful sites on the first morning of my mini break in Spain, do I come up with a piece of flash fiction evidently going into the dark depths once again 😂. oooh, I just love subjects like that.
However, what I am really here to do is progress my manuscript. I feel prepared;
My laptop was on charge all night.
I have my critique report through which I am working.
I made notes last week for new chapters so I have bare bones to work from that the Reader who produced the critique hasn’t even seen
I want to be true to YOU and show you I can progress this thing.
Happy typing and creative writing all of you fiction writing buddies 🖌
Let’s make a pact here and now – to encourage each other between now and Monday lunchtime when I have to leave, to have increased our wordcount 🥂
Your wordcount or your life? I jest. Obviously.
My wordcount now is: 25,207
Tell me in comments what your present wordcount is and where you’d like it to go in four days?
I challenge you to a wordcount update;
Mike2all a blogger who is reinventing his brilliant fiction born some years ago, now with the hindsight of more life lived, more miles cycled and mental health studied .. I love this man’s writing 👏🏼
JonBeckett a travelling family man and a writer with a passion for fiction. Great tone in his posts, I know I’m going to enjoy what he creates.
Joseph Beech a blogger with an intriguing mind, creating fiction from a science-based world where he works but is often found to be thinking outside the box 📦
ALittleBookProblem a book reviewer who is also writing fiction 🖌
So excited today to read that fellow blogger has had his brilliant short story published 💫
He had a lot of fun with this tale .. and it’s an honour to be able to share his success here 🥂
I shall have extra custard creams today with my tea – just for you x
Hello friends & fellow Bloggers! I hope y’all’re doing well on this fine Friday. The weather here in middle Tennessee is damnear perfect today. It’s a mild, partly sunny 80 degrees with a sky full of wispy white and fluffy gray clouds being pushed along by a gentle, almost autumnal breeze here in my little corner of the world. I’m on cloud 9 myself right now.
Over the years, I’ve had a few poems published online and in a couple of college literary journals. Of course each published piece provides a measure of pride. I think I’m a better short story writer than poet, though, so the fact that I’ve never succeeded in getting any of my stories published has long been a sore spot for me. Guess what? That changes today. Independent publisher Z Publishing House has graciously included my story “Sick Day” in this year’s Tennessee’s Emerging Writers
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I absolutely LOVE a list.
To be able to tick small achievements off, or cross words off on my whiteboard is metaphorical for ‘that’s you off my mind’ !!
I enjoyed reading this post by Alysjournals 🌸
I’m very happy to welcome Johnzelle back to my blog for a second guest post, this one all about a subject very close to my heart – list making. I make lists religiously, for anything and everything. If you’re like me, or even if you’re at the opposite end of the spectrum and don’t really understand why anyone would make lists, then this post is for you…
Make sure to go follow Johnzelle for more helpful posts about mental health when you’ve finished reading!
Let’s take a minute to imagine the inner workings of the anxious mind: fears, an overactive fight-or-flight response, racing thoughts, and much more. As someone living with an anxiety disorder, these are all thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that I experience on an almost daily basis. List making is a skill that I’ve used in my own life to help manage the racing thoughts.
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Think we’ll have a bit of this over here … just how inspiring is this blogger’s message? 🌸
MAKE IT YOUR REALITY.
Some times are hard. It doesn’t mean it is time to give up. Quite the contrary if you face struggles it is part of the journey and it means you must keep going. It means this is a lesson life wants you to learn, this is a test to see where your determination lies. How far can you go. The journey is long but it is up to you to see where you want it to end. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Find that goal and focus all your energy on it. If you do something with passion you can never go wrong. Follow your heart, follow your dreams and fuck the “what could have been”.
MAKE IT YOUR REALITY.