Month: November 2014

My daily word count is down

I’m aiming for more than 50,000 words this month and have joined the nano club of writers world wide doing the same. So far I am on target to hit this but my personal goal is higher than that set by nano so the past few days have set me back a little.

I suffer with Vertigo, have done for about 10 years now. It comes on in unpredictable bouts and is greatly relieved by the Epley manoeuvre.  Even when the dizziness is bought under control it can leave me with a headache and mild nausea that lasts for days.  Not a migraine, not nearly as bad, I can function but not  well enough for sitting at a computer screen.

The past few days weren’t a total waste of time, I spent a lot of time thinking about my character even though I wasn’t writing about them. I watched more films than I care to tell you! And read a book.  Enjoying the creative works of others can be very inspiring so today I’m back at my desk and hope to do at least 3,000 words but more would be good.

NANO project and non linear writing

I’ve joined the nano community to focus on getting a novel done.  As you know writing smut is not the main way I earn a living but I have cleared most of my other work diary (the joys of being self employed, though it does mean no income).

The aim is a first draft of a novel within a month.  My novel should be just over 50,000s and today I have just short of 15,000 words stored in that folder on google docs.

You might think I’m not even half way through the story.

No. I think of myself like a spider weaving a web, I can go and do one part when it suits me and another part when so inspired.  I have written a few thousand words that go very near the end.

Apart from the chunk that goes at the end I have written up to possibly half way through the story but with lots of bits missed out and this morning I just started writing what might be the first page.

Back to it now.

Possible opening paragraphs have been written and posted as excerpt on my page, nano registered writers can read here: