NaNoWriMo: Recap

Safe to say, I did not reach 50,000 words this month. You may be thinking – Sarah, you still have three hours left of November, you can write more in this time! But let’s face it: I will not be writing anything after this blog post has been sent into the internet world. The first … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Recap

NaNoWriMo: Day Nine

It feels like I’ve been struggling through NaNoWriMo for weeks, not nine days. But, good news: I’m on target. I’m a hundred words ahead of schedule and feeling good about the words I’m putting on the page. Savoury muffins were cooked and enjoyed as a reward for writing 10,000 words (though for some reason the … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day Nine

NaNoWriMo: Day Seven

Day seven and I’m going strong! I’m currently 100 words ahead of schedule, so I’m hoping to do a lot of writing today so I’m ahead by a larger amount. On Monday (day five) I only wrote 200 words and it was quite discouraging, but last night I wrote about 3,000 words, and today 2,000 … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day Seven

NaNoWriMo: Day Three

As incentive, my reward for reaching 10,000 words will be to make a batch of savoury muffins and enjoy with much butter. I am not at 10,000 words, but one day I will be and we will all rejoice for the savoury muffin fest. In terms of the writing itself, I think I have direction. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day Three

NaNoWriMo: Day One

WHY DON’T I HAVE A PLAN. It’s day one of NaNoWriMo and I don’t have anything to write. This is why people take Preptober so seriously. On one hand I knew this would happen. I didn’t have a specific direction and didn’t want to force a novel that wasn’t ready to be written. On the … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day One

More Words

I like flicking through my old journals. Not to read or dwell on anything, but because they’re so full of words. The pages are overflowing with my thoughts, and I find that fascinating. I also really want to know what ten words I use the most, and would those ten words vary between journals? (This … Continue reading More Words

Floating

The creative paragraph I wrote today. "What are you doing?" He asks the question gently, out of politeness rather than yearning for response. She does something with her shoulders then – not quite a shrug, but changing position so she can write and keep the paper in place with one hand. "Investing in my future." … Continue reading Floating