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The Magic Of Christmas: First Draft Completed

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I did it! At the beginning of November, I set out to complete NaNoWriMo. Write 50,000 words in a month. Complete a first draft of a novel. Easy? Not quite. But I quickly found myself in a routine, and the ideas generally kept flowing. I wrote and I wrote, morning and evening, in bed at […]

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NaNoWriMo Update: Day 11

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I’ve been trying to write for NaNoWriMo this morning. I’ve churned out 501 words according to Scrivener, although I think they are probably the worst ¬†of my 21,000 so far. So I thought I’d write this blog post instead. 21,000 words! Yes, somehow, over the past 10 days (plus the 40 minutes I’ve spent this […]

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Ready to go for NaNoWriMo2015

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50,000 words. 30 cold, dark November days. Tomorrow is the start of National Novel Writing Month. It seems daunting, and already I find myself looking to my calendar in horror as the days on which writing will be tricky seem to stack up at an alarming pace. But I have signed up anyway, I have […]

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The Asylum in the Lab

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Or a day in the life of an over-active imagination. I wrote this short story a little while ago, and was surprised how quickly it came together. In truth, the idea had been with me for a while, lurking in the back of my brain, and slowly forming into something pretty weird. It was inspired […]