Category: Writing

WarRunner: The struggle continues

Writing Historical Fiction is hard. It’s almost a year ago since I posted announcing the start of my second attempt at WarRunner. I’d been re-structuring and re-planning it for six months prior to that. I’d written 50,000 words in NaNoWriMo before that. And I’d spent another 15 months prior to that researching and planning. So that […]

Writing historical fiction: This is my story…

I have always loved writing. As a child in my early teens I wrote a fantasy novel based on a character being stranded in a swamp, who rescues a mysterious girl fleeing a flock of deadly gargoyles (or something like that). I can’t remember what the outcome was. Knowing how a teenage boy operates they probably had sex and […]

NaNoWriMo success

I always doubt myself. I certainly had my doubts about this one. Could I really write 50,000 words in a month? Could I do it in amongst all the family and work commitments? I didn’t really think so. But I signed up for NaNoWriMo anyway. And I signed up with one clear goal in mind; […]

NaNoWriMo the struggle continues

I have been pounding away at the keyboard for another week. Some days the words have flowed easily and quickly. And sometimes it has been like squeezing juice out of an unripened lemon. Each day, no matter what, I have managed to meet or exceed my word limit. Gradually I have been clawing back my deficit […]

NanoWriMo something exciting is happening

Half way through this challenge and things are running hot! I knew it would be hard, there was no doubt about that. I also knew that finding the time was going to be my biggest challenge. But somehow, I have found it. I’ve etched out extra hours in my day by getting up earlier. I’ve set […]

NaNoWriMo is as hard as it sounds!

If you think writing the first draft of a novel in a month sounds hard, well it is. Especially when you’re juggling family and work responsibilities. Day 6 is here, I’m just edging on 6,000 words written, and I’m already three days behind in terms of word count. But that’s the downside. The upside is, I’m […]

NaNoWriMo here we go!

How do you follow up a book about running? How do you write something similar but new and interesting? Especially when you can no longer run! Write a book about not running? About how my injury has destroyed any future hope of running? No, that’s depressing enough to live, let alone write. By the middle of […]

Self publishing: The end of traditional publishing?

So we’re in the age of self publishing, print on demand reigns supreme, and the big publishers out there are struggling, failing, and their evil reign might just be coming to an end. I can hear all those writers out there struggling to even get their manuscript read, let alone published, scream out with delight. […]

Writing in the real world

It’s been a tough week in the Pavey household. Injection week has sent routines and schedules all out of whack and to top it all off I’ve had to put in extra hours at work. All this means that both my running and writing have suffered. Oh, and did I mention the fact channel 9’s […]

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