Saturday, 29 November 2008

Did it!

Now there's just the little matter of editing and revising.

Good luck to all my writing buddies still hammering away at the keyboard ... keep going... you can do it!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

The finishing line's in sight!

I'm heading into the final week of NaNoWriMo with a nice healthy word count behind me, which means I just have to manage a few hundred words a day to reach the 30 November deadline. The story's had its ups and downs and there'll be a lot of revision to do, but overall it's moved along well enough. The process has been hard, but enjoyable, plus it's amazing how liberating it can be to just write and not worry too hard about the internal editor sitting on your shoulder as you work. During the process I've often slipped into what Chris Baty in No Plot? No Problem! calls 'the zone' "that place where you become a passive conduit to a story" which "exercises your brain in weird, pleasant ways and just makes life a little bit more enchanted." Amen to that.

This has been my first NaNo experience, but I'm thinking it won't be the last.

Monday, 17 November 2008

No.1 and a new Review

A Temporary Arrangement has received a lovely 5 Heart Review from Brenda Talley over at The Romance Studio. You can read the full review by clicking HERE.

Plus, A Temporary Arrangement is currently No.1 on The Wild Rose Press page at Fictionwise.

What a great way to start the week :)