Tag: NaNoWriMo

October Blog: In a Glass Darkly

With Halloween on the horizon I’ve recently been reading In a Glass Darkly, a collection of short stories by Sheridan Le Fanu. Le Fanu was a Victorian Irish writer who mostly wrote gothic horror and mystery. One of his best known works, Carmilla, comes from this collection of supernatural stories. Carmilla is an early work about vampires and pre-dates fellow…

November Blog: NaNoWriMo and Novel Number Two

Well, it’s truly been a marathon of a month and I’m glad I did my training in the run up to it. I, somehow, passed the 50k word mark for NaNoWriMo today with a full day to spare. As of Sunday I was nigh on ready to throw in the towel as I wasn’t sure I’m make it but I…

October Blog: Attrition

The collective anticipation of NaNoWriMo is almost palpable.  Only one more day and then the manic month of writing begins. I have no reservations about participating in NaNo this year. Yes, it’s a tough slog and certainly not without its stresses but it’s also an opportunity to get a good chuck of a first draft done.  Of course, writers don’t…

December Blog: December Brag

  I can, without any doubt or hesitation, say that 2015 has been my most prolific year of writing in a long time. For that I am grateful. I don’t want this blog to read as a brag but I’m really proud of the work I’ve done this year. Naturally, there have been plenty of ups and downs; that’s the…

NaNoWriMo and Me

November, for those not in the know, is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I decided back in September that I’d give it a go this year, as it’s been a long held dream to write a novel. I love all forms of writing (mostly) but at times that does leave me feeling a bit like a jack of all…