Working myself into a Nano Frenzy!

Wondering what the hell a Nano Frenzy is? I will explain!

As I have set myself the task of publishing two books a year, I am in need of a book to publish this summer. And I haven’t written it yet. I have already had a couple of e-mails asking me where the next book is, so I thought I had better get going!

So having decided I would write my new book in April, I then received an e-mail from the beautiful folk at the Office of Letters and Light, telling me they are running Camp Nano in April this year! And you can set your own wordcount. Perfect!

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So I promptly signed up, and set my wordcount to 75,000. Yes, that’s right, 75,000.

Oh and did I mention I will be doing a couple of Mind Body Spirit fairs, working,  and getting on with the marketing for my other books, too?

Have they perfected the science of human cloning yet? I may need another me…

You are beautiful!

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And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!!

Hello from sunny California!

I took the photo above in Venice yesterday, it’s on the side of the Tao healing centre. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were positive messages like this everywhere?

Anyway, I just wanted to write a quick writing update- I have resumed writing my latest novel, and while chilling out here in the sunshine, I plan to write as much of it as possible. So far I have been mostly writing on trains, planes and in waiting rooms, but tomorrow, I shall be writing on the beach! Purely because I’ve never tried that before!

I’m only at around 14,500 words, and as always, I haven’t the faintest idea where the story will take me, so we will just have to wait and see! As soon as I know the title, I will post it here.

For now, I’m just going to enjoy being in San Diego. I really do think I’m in love with the place!

Oh and I will post next week about the big Conscious Living Expo I’m going to. Looks like there will be some amazing talks and workshops.

I’ll see you soon, Beautiful!

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The Faerie and the Mad Hatter!

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This week has been pretty busy! I really should be editing right now, but I just wanted to get these photos online! I’m down in South Wales, having 4sighted in Newport on Tuesday, and in Cardiff Bay on Wednesday. As … Continue reading

A healthier wordcount!

I’m not quite where I should be with the wordcount yet, but I’m certainly in a better position than I was! Just over 5000 words written today, and I’m nearly at the halfway mark, with 24,587 words.

The story has turned into a completely different one than I imagined, and has completely taken on a life of its own. I have no doubt that it’s going to need a LOT of work, to get it into shape for my December publishing deadline, but I know it will get there!

I think I need a break now, I think some dinner and then some more banana and strawberry cake with ice cream is in order!

The breakthrough we have all been waiting for!

Well, the breakthrough I have been desperate for, at least! I have been so very behind on my wordcount all month, dragging my heels because my initial story idea only lasted the first few chapters, then I was adrift in the sea of uncertainty.

I know I always write this way – with no plot or guide map, but I still get slightly unnerved when I have thousands of words left to write, and I don’t know what any of them will be.

But today, after pushing myself to write another 2500 words, to help my flagging wordcount, I had come to a standstill. So I figured I may as well make dinner and chill out for the evening. Until I suddenly realise I’m supposed to be somewhere in twenty minutes. In the hurry to get ready and go, just as I am about to leave, the flash of inspiration comes zooming into my head, and as I close the door, I recognise it for the genius that it is!

So I now know, where this story is going, and it’s perfect, even if I did not see it coming, at all. I hope I can do the idea justice, I guess I will leave my readers to judge that one.

All I need to do now is to fill in the rest of the story to that point that I imagined earlier.

Easy!

Still camping…

Okay so you know I said I would update you about my wordcount, but if things went quiet it would mean that I’m behind? Well, surprise surprise, I’m behind on my wordcount, which is why you haven’t had an update!

But fear not, I WILL have 50,000 words of my novel written by August 31st!

I’ve got a few scene ideas floating around at the moment, and this evening I will be settling down to explore them. At the moment I am busy revamping my website, which I’m pleased to say is looking pretty good so far! I will post an update when it is done!

To all the other wrimos out there who are struggling – keep going! You can do it!

I have arrived at Camp!

It is August first, and day one of Camp Nanowrimo. Once my commitments for the day are taken care of, I will be beginning my next novel.

I will post a few updates here, though if all goes silent, you will know that the word count isn’t quite what it should be!

Good luck to everyone out there who has also decided to attend Camp this year, I hope we all win!

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Spiritual Author Insight – Sofie Couch

Welcome to the first Spiritual Author Insight! Each week I will be interviewing a different Spiritual or Visionary Author to gain an insight into their life as a writer. This week, I interviewed Sofie Couch, author of Angels Unawares. On Spirituality … Continue reading