Sorry I’m afraid this year’s NaNoWriMo is a wash out. Literally! A slow start but I was beginning to pick up pace and was still hopeful of getting there but on Thursday night a flash flood here. My visiting daughter and granddaughter (from Adelaide) went out for 2 hours as my grandson Jackie who lives with his dad in Heathcote (we are 10 kms out) had a little 6th birthday party. LOTS of heavy rain and came home to find the whole house flooded. Every room. You can image the mess. 1000s of books stored at ground level in the robes etc, fabric and wool for my crafts and so much I still haven’t sorted yet. Jess went back into Heathcote and stayed with Dahlia (9months) at my son’s house and looked after Jackie while my son came to help drag what we could out and start mopping. My husband who works and stays in Melbourne through the week came home as quickly as he could organize things. Not much sleep that night. Yesterday the insurance clean-up people came and got all the carpet and floating floor out and now we have huge dryers through the house with all those ground level items on the verandah slowly getting sorted. So many precious things can’t be saved but will try to look on the positive side and save what we can. My daughter decided it would be best to head home although they had been planning to stay another week. The noise in the house is bad and all the humidity not good for a baby. So they have just gone (very teary) and now a quick breakfast and back to the sorting/clean up.
I know I mentioned in the November issue that you could follow the progress on the blog – I hope everyone else is going ahead in leaps and bounds!
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? 🙂
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 🙂
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?
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?
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?
Today’s writing prompt:
Out of the fog emerged . . .
Hope the idea prompts some interesting stories and poems. Don’t forget that submissions (hard copy) for the magazine are always welcome and I have started working on the 2015 issues, so please send them in 🙂
Me . . . I’m emerging from a very, very foggy brain after completing the NaNoWriMo challenge on Sunday. Phew!!
Home alone as my husband had another commitment, I gave it my very best shot and although I’m sure it will need major editing, changes and re-writing, at least it will be something to work with . . . but definitely not until the New Year!