A few weeks ago Freya and I spent a fun morning with my friend Kate and her lovely children walking in the woods. As we are freelance journalists our work was naturally a key topic of conversation but we both also have aspirations to write a novel (Kate's already published a fabulous non-fiction book). That day, … Continue reading The Friday 500 Writing Challenge.
“When are you going to write your first novel?” I was about 20 minutes into the interview with a wonderful author, with several successful books under his belt, when he turned the tables on me. His question didn’t surprise me – there’s a quote “Every journalist has a novel in him – and that’s the … Continue reading Writing A Book: What’s Stopping Me?
Saturday was officially a good day. Not only did I complete Couch to 5K (finally) but I also filed my 50K to become a NaNoWriMo2015 winner. I was (and still am if the truth be told) unashamedly proud of myself for both, which I know is a bit uncool. There is no way I could … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – I’m a winner.
I've spent the last three days behind target, desperately trying to catch up and tonight I made it. It feels like a lot of those words are quite possibly nonsense but I find myself not even minding (and certainly not going back to edit. There's no time). The process of just writing, once I settled … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – 10,000 words.