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It’s Camp NaNoWriMo Time!

Regular readers will know I use NaNoWriMo as one of my procrastination busters. It provides a clear goal – with a set word count time and a time limit.  Most importantly it is a public pledge/announcement of my intentions. It’s the public bit that spurs me on. It’s like a promise: If I don’t at least…

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Breaking the Curse

It has been a rough month. The black dog has been biting at my heels. Anxiety has cursed me with migraines. There have been a few highlights, including my talk for Critical Mass but, I must admit, the writing has been sporadic – at best. I can’t blame writer’s block; I am transcribing the handwritten…

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Of Curiosities, Updates and Blurbs

Chapters 11-15 are transcribed, with many edits and rewrites. 23171 words in ten days! Who’d have thunk it? It is a strange thing to read a first draft (scribbled in November’s NaNoWri, last year) and think did I write that? Gosh, so many adjectives dropped and repeats excised. I know I said I was going to…

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The Law of Murphy

Most of you have probably heard of Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Over the years I have had more than just a passing acquaintance with dear, unrelenting, Murphy. Honestly, I wish he would stop hanging around and buggering things up. Hasn’t he got any where else to be? He has…

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I know, I know. It’s Another Book Post: Book Launch Info

But it is all getting exciting! The Adventures of Viola Stewart – Journal #1: Doctor Jack & other Tales is a paperback book, combining two ebooks – three short stories and novella. Steampunk adventures with a gaslamp flavour. Things are falling into place, after long months of writing, rewriting, rewriting some more, editing, formatting, organising and pulling…

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Calm Before the Storm

It is done! Doctor Jack rewrites are finished. Major background changes for two characters and ending are sorted. Fifth edit and spell check are complete. The manuscript is now ready to be proof read and checked and analysed for inconsistencies by some very particular readers (thanks to Amanda for some tips on printing out for…

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NaNoWriMo Wrapup

April Camp NaNoWriMo is coming to an end. My goal for this adventure was to complete as least 15000 words of Doctor Jack (30-35K words). Camp is useful that way – I can write new stories, revise, edit – whatever. But how to record the rewrites? The official camp information quotes one hour of rewrites…

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The One Where I Confess to Procrastination

This past week has been long and emotional. The muscles in my back and chest are screaming in protest, after coughing fits set off by smoke. I am due back to the doctor next week for a check up. It has taken all of my mental effort to get out of bed.  My manuscript has…

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