Where Do I Start?…


HELLO!

Its been a while hasn’t it :)

But i just couldn’t cope with moving house, Nano and blogging, all at the same time.

The house move went well :) I now have a STUDY! *grins stupidly*
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My desk is a 1950′s military desk and it’s brilliant :)

As for Nano…ha ha ha, what a mare that was! I decided to write the novel by hand, and after 2 weeks only had 11,000 handwritten words….but then, I was seeing everyone crossing the finish line and it made me determined to finish. There was no way I wanted to ruin my record of finishing every year…house move or no house move ;) So I put the novel away and started writing short stories on the laptop. I did 30,000 words in the final week, crawling over the finish line at lunchtime on the 30th *rolls eyes*

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So now I’m back :) All unpacked at the new house and enjoying my study. But now what? I’m not sure. I think I need time to think, time to regroup, re access and reevaluate what I want to do, with my writing and other stuff. I want to finish the novel (A Little Whistle) and I’d still like to do that by hand, then type it up as the first part of the editing process. I think I will take this month off though, and start again in January, using the 100K in 100Days challenge to keep me motivated.

I will try to get back into a routine with the blog, gawd, I have missed it and you guys :)

So tell me…what have you been up to? How are you all?

And in the meantime, the lovely Bridget Whelan is offering her new Creative Writing book – Back To Creative Writing School – for FREE today. I am soooo looking forward to reading it :)

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12 thoughts on “Where Do I Start?…

  1. Welcome back. It’s sensible to have some time off, epsecially after nano, and over Christmas. I always find the festive season hard on writing time. Will have a look at the free book – can never resist a free book.

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  2. About time too. I wonder what you think you’re up to taking time off to move and so on. I see no reason you couldn’t have written from the moving wagon and every day after NaNoWriMo. You kids, you’re all part timers. Why when I was young I’d have been feeding the baby, cooking the meal and checking in with you !
    I’m glad you’re back
    Penblwydd Hapus a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  3. I’ve so, so, so missed you, Vikki D: I love your new office space. It’s really warm and cosy looking — and tidy (for now?). I think all the joints in my hand would seize up if I even tried writing three pages by hand. Addicted to my PC. Really pleased to have you back from your NaNoWriMo mountain climb :-)

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  4. I bombed NaNo this year. I just couldn’t get the motivation though I think the story could be a good one if I have it half a chance. My creativity has been absent. This time of year tends to put me in a nasty funk. I’m moving to warmer weather for winter. Maybe that’ll improve my writing.

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  5. Good to see you again! Glad to know that the move went well and love your new space! I have changed my blog, but I am not satisfied with the look or functions so may be changing again.

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  6. Thanks for the mention Vikki and it so nice to have you back where you belong…(It’s all right, I won’t sing.) This one day Amazon promotion is really quite exciting behind the scenes, watching the virtual book fly off the virtual shelves…India has ordered two. Yeah!! Spain three….! I know, I know…

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  7. It feels like it’s been forever! That’s awesome that you finished NaNo despite the house move and everything else life throws at us. Yay! I look forward to reading more blog posts from you now that December is here. I was going strong on a new novel I’ve been working on, with plans to write another 50 pages or so in the final week, but… that didn’t happen. But that’s okay, I aim to write at least that much over the next week or so now that I’m feeling a bit better. Happy writing!

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  8. Congratulations on your NaNo win, which was no small feat considering all that you had going on. I love your study! It even has a bookshelf–and of course, a view. ;)
    I finished NaNo as well, but I’m glad to be back in the revision of the novel I finished in October. I think my NaNo story needs a lot more structure, and an ending, before I take it any further!
    I’m glad to see you’re back, and look forward to reading what you’re up to next. I missed you too!

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