NaNoWriMo is the yearly marathon for writers. The only rule is to write 50,000 words between 1-30 November. Anyone teetering on the edge of taking part? Don’t! Just go for it, have a got. What have you got to lose??
For those brave enough to try it, I’ve got a double list today: 5 things to keep you focused and at your desk, and 5 things to stop you wasting your precious writing time.
This question is on my mind because I’m shivering in my office under a blanket and a quilt, and I’m writing about a massive snowstorm, while listening to blizzard soundtrack (yes, you can find anything on YouTube!).
This year is panning out to be a pretty rubbish writing year! I had successfully managed to firmly reattach my derrière to my writing chair, but then life – again – happened…
Hubby broke his shoulder cycling (surgery plus six weeks in a sling), then daughter sprained her wrist playing football and is wearing one of these velcro straps things that apparently renders her incapable of motion.
To top it all, we’re having our only bathroom redone.
Let me be clear, food is important to me! I love eating, but I also love feeding other people. So I was never going to let my characters starve…
When I started building the Skyriders’ world in my head, I spent a lot of time wondering what these poor people could eat after an earthquake destroyed their self-sufficient community.
Ever since childhood, I’ve had an affinity for foraging and picking mushrooms or berries. (I can still occasionally be spotted parking my car by the side of the road to gather fallen hazelnuts or apples!)