Tuesday, 18 March 2014

MORNING - FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE ANYONE?

Anyone willing to give me 'first page advice?' Would you read on? If not, what's missing? Happy to return favour. 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

SO LONG TILL THE SKY LIGHTENS...

Day 17 of NaNoWriMo, and I'm still in there.  Are you?  The story's unfolding itself, and given I've had quite a lot going on in my real life and day job, I'm chuffed that I've written 21,000 words plus.  More than that, I've doused my inner editor and just kept going.  No delusions whatsoever that there will be editing, and there will be tears.  But I think I'm going to get through the tale till its end.  Maybe not by November 30th, but I hope by December 17th, 2013.  When I'm done, so the novel can rest before I begin Re-Write I, I might work at blogging :-)  Have a good Sunday. xx

MY SECONDARY MC HAS JUST GOT ENGAGED....CAN YOU ADVISE?

Here is her ring :-)  I meant it to be white gold, but should I leave it as yellow gold?

Monday, 4 November 2013

# NANOWRIMO 5 - GOOD LUCK TO ALL

Morning all :-) Day 5 #NaNoWriMo2013 and I'm up at 4:22. Hope to be at my desk but all ready for the day 5:30.  That'll give me an hour of writing. 


Kitty has discovered, at the age of 23 and from the lawyer who's reading her mother's will, that she's adopted. Her father, who had passed away a few years before, had left a long letter for her. 


Best of luck to all with the continuing quest. Between work and some family commitments up in St Andrews in Scotland this week, my word count is going to flag badly, but the flow of the story's there. I've opened up a new line and I'm loving it.  I'll catch up the word count at the weekend. 


If anyone passes this way, keep the bit between your teeth, and just write. It's a first draft; that's the key. Good Luck :-) 

Sunday, 3 November 2013

#NANOWRIMO 4 - GAME ON - HOW'S EVERYONE DOING?

Well, I didn't manage 4:00 but I'm going to be up at 4:50 with a blog post done lying in bed. Kitty Amparo is shaping up nicely and the story's moving. Just need to stop my instinct to edit/rewrite. I've got December and 2014 to do that. 

How's everyone else doing? :-) Go, go, go! We can do this. (4:51) in my feet xx

Saturday, 2 November 2013

I LOVE DEADLINES. I LIKE THE WHOOSHING SOUND THEY MAKE ON THE WAY BY. Douglas Adams

#NANOWRIMO 3 - and what happened to my daily blog post!  Well, fortunately no one reads them anyway ;-)  Circumstances have conspired against me these first two days.  But this morning, I'm on the case of fitting round the rest of my life.  I managed before.  I must manage again.  So after a sleepless night coughing, I got up at 4am, and I'll be on Day 3 of Nano which will be my Day 1, but I shall catch up.  Today begins with Katarina Amparo, Kitty, in St Andrews in Scotland...

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

#NANOWRIMO -1 :-)

Going to go for it after all. It'll help get back the early morning writing slot which has faltered. I'm going to try blogging ever day. What would be most interesting? I thought I might blog as my protagonist or another character?Her  brother? The twin sister who died?