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Hitting the Target

Last night, just before midnight (when I was in danger of turning into a very tired pumpkin) I passed the target 50,000 words in this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge. It felt good :)

In past years I have crossed the line much closer to the end of November but this year it seemed much easier to write well beyond what I needed each day. Am I more experienced? Probably. Less stressed and busy? I wish! Or did I just have a much better idea/plot/story to begin with? Perhaps, but more likely it was just the right time for this one.

I’m hoping I can continue to add to my novel each day, unlike past years when I did have good intentions but they petered out much too quickly.

And . . . perhaps on that magical one day, I’ll also revisit my past efforts and bring them to a satisfactory conclusion :)

Wouldn’t that be loverly? :)


To Glenda Janes, my NaNoWriMo Buddy and Positive Words subscriber and contributor, who reached the 50,000 word target yesterday.  A magnificent effort in just 19 days. Well done, Glenda :)

And me? Happy to report I’m not far behind with a total of 47,876 words . . . so perhaps I’ll finish tomorrow, or maybe I’ll be tempted to sit up tonight and get over the line :)

Either way, I’m really pleased with my effort and I guess that’s the most important thing.

How are you doing with your target?

Here it is…. :)

Just picked the November issues up . . . now time for a quick cuppa and I’ll have them all ready for posting quicker than you can say . . . well, I’ll be as quick as I can  :)

Thanks everyone for your patience.

And . . . my NaNoWriMo . . . . 35,169 words. I’m still very pleased with how it’s going and while I was driving to Seymour to pick up the PWs I had some great ideas and wrote the next section in my head. Just got to get it all down after I do the posting :)

Further delays

Unfortunately, the November Positive Words magazine is still not ready but I have been assured it will be available for pick up on Monday and I will post them all out . . . :)

Thanks for your patience and kind emails.

My NaNoWriMo novel is still going well and I’ve now passed the 30,000 word mark. If I can keep this up I’ll reach the target several days early and maybe even keep going and finish the story (I’m sure it will have a bit to go after 50,000 words)

I’m thoroughly enjoying it. How are your novels going?

Magazine running late :(

Apologies to all waiting and checking their mailboxes for the latest issue of Positive Words magazine.

There has been a delay at the printer’s but I’m hoping to pick them up tomorrow and have them all posted out asap :)

As I wait for the call to go and collect them, I’ve been busy with my NaNoWriMo novel. It’s going well, the best since I started doing the November challenge in 2012. I’m ahead of target, past the halfway mark and the ideas are still flowing :)

26,502 words :)

Are you doing the challenge? How are you going?

Writer’s cramp?

My fingers have been busy typing my effort for this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge.

Writer’s cramp or typer’s cramp? Either way I’m happy with my efforts and I’m ahead of the target with 8962 words :) and the ideas are still flowing.

Are you doing the challenge this year? How are you going?

Last Day…

…to post your entries in both the Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition and the October Mini-competition.

They don’t have to arrive by today – as long as they are posted :)

For detail see the previous post.

And… THANK YOU everyone for the great support!

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