It’s Almost NaNo Season!

It's almost that time of year again, NaNoWriMo is just around the corner and it's time for the preparation to begin! After several years of failed NaNo's as a panster (someone who doesn't plan before writing) and one year as a successful planner (you can guess that one) I know I need to plan plenty... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNoWriMo Update – Day 10 and the end of the road

I never thought I would have to do this, but I am bowing out of Camp NaNoWriMo. Not because I don't have the time or the energy. But because right now typing is really quite painful, this is why. This morning I managed to sprain my wrist rather badly. With the swelling going from my... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNoWriMo Update – Day 8

Hello fellow campers! We are at the end of our first week of Camp NaNoWriMo and I have royally mucked up! For this month I have been editing my novel, which I wrote last November, and I've been keeping in mind how much I had edited before July 1st. So I could work out an... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNoWriMo Day 3 Update

Camp NaNoWriMo has been up and running for three days now and I am happy to say that not only have I met my target for the first three days, I have surpassed them! At the time of writing I am sitting on 5,478 words in three days, I was only aiming for 3,000. I've... Continue Reading →

My Writing Life: Planning and Plotting

When I first got the idea for my current work in progress, The Revelation Academy, I was actually already planning a different novel. For the first idea I was using revision cards to plan out my scenes and where they would sit in the overall story. But for TRA I ended up choosing a different method, I... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNoWriMo – Week One Is Over

Hello everyone! Well we are one week into April and I have been rather productive considering I have been on holiday and haven't had much time for writing. I am ten pages into my thirty needed to complete Camp NaNoWriMo, the majority of which were hand written then typed up late last night after getting... Continue Reading →

My Writing Life: 1st Draft vs 2nd Draft

Hello everyone! Today I would like to talk about drafting. I am currently on the second draft of my novel The Revelation Academy and I have noticed quite a few differences between my experience of writing them. The first draft was written during NaNoWriMo last year, I wrote the whole 50,000 words of the first draft in... Continue Reading →

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