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 Seventeen

It’s been a while – all my words are being used up in a novel. We’re more than halfway through the month, and no two days have felt the same. One day I’ll write a lot and be ahead, the next three days I won’t write a thing and I’ll refuse to open the word … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day Seventeen

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

NaNoWriMo: Preptober

This afternoon I was swooped by a magpie and if that’s not a welcome to an Australian spring I don’t know what is. It’s Preptober, where thousands of people around the world scramble to get their outlines ready for November: NaNoWriMo. Pens are scribbling, keys tapping, writing vlogs are sought after (ah, the wonders of … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Preptober