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And so it begins… (2019)

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I am not sure if there will be a knight in my Nanowrimo story but I do know one thing there will be a battle. Hopefully a battle in the story and not a battle of me staring at a blank screen and not knowing what to write.

I have often heard how important planning is for a novel. I find that impossible. I don’t feel I can visualise where things are until they are there. Does that make sense? No. The answer is no.

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To it is like going for a walk but having to imagine the walk first. Then you write down a sequence and try to follow just that sequence. So rather than having a map you just have a piece of paper that says: left, right, left, left, right, and so on and so on.

So instead of a plan I am going to just start. I am on 2904 words (total) at the moment and have 2096 words to go to get me on track. I want to smash through that and finish this week, which I am off work for, far above the 11,667 target for the fist week. At least that is the plan. Now, if you’ll excuse, I need to get back to it. Toodles.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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NANOWRMO – 2019

It is that time of year again when, possibly mad, writers embark on a 50,000 word start to a novel. I will be partaking once again. I don’t have a title for my project but I do have a basic premise.

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The story concerts two planets. One of magic and one of technology. There are some areas where magic has the advantage and some areas where technology has the advantage. The primary focus of the story is that Fauns steal a warship – its powerful weapons can do far more than the limited magic of the fauns.

I am trying to do some planning for the novel but, in truth, I find it hard to plan and would rather just make a start – in ten days I will.

The other question in my mind is do I just use our world as the technological world or invent my own? I will probably decided that as I go along too. The advantage is that if I build it from the ground up then no one can say I am wrong. The disadvantage is I have to invent everything and there are still things I would like to know that are not easily googled.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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It Begins…

Today is the start of National Novel Writing Month. This time around I’m going to attempt it. The idea is to start a novel  from scratch. I’ve had this idea moving round my brain for a while so now is the time to embark on it. I’m also going to be doing other writing, which I admit maybe a little ambitious. However with a combination of less sleep, a takeaway or two, very simple meals, and less you tube I can find the time.

So posts here might be a little few and far between in November. I’ll try to post progress updates once a week. 50,000 words in a month is a tall order.

Will I succeed?

We shall see….

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I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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