writing

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 […]

Running to Extremes – A Review

Having read Lisa Tamati’s first novel, Running Hot, I couldn’t wait to immerse myself into her follow up novel Running to Extremes. Although, it was with a little trepidation. You see, I rank Tamati’s Running Hot as one of my all time favourite running novels, alongside and equal to Christopher McDougal’s Born to Run, and Dean […]

What’s coming…

With the launch of Running Against Time late last year, things have been busy. Not to forget the addition of two wonderful little munchkins to our family! But things are about to get busier, much busier! For 2013 I have big plans, in running, and writing. And I intend to bring everyone here along for […]

How can you write an autobiography about running? You haven’t done anything!

It’s a fascinating experience to go through as an author; completing a book and sending it out there into the world, for other people to read, experience, criticise, and talk about. Just to have people purchase my novel is a huge complement, but to have them read and react to it. Well, money can’t buy […]

Eat & Run – A review

Am I just jaded because of my injury and the fact I haven’t been able to run for months? And even before that, because I couldn’t run like I used to run pre-Fuji and pre-permanent degenerative injury? Or did Scott Jurek’s novel lack something? Or am I just jealous of the fact he has such […]

Learning something new as an adult?

I’ve just stared skipping. A new challenge for 2013. Why? Because I’ve heard it’s good for running barefoot. It helps strengthen the feet and ankles. Something I’m in dire need of! I’ve also started some new stretching that I hope will help… but that’s another story… Little did I know how hard it would be! […]

Chris Pavey – extreme runner and novelist website launched!

My author website, Chris Pavey, is launched! Parallel to my running blog (as Running Man Pavey) I now have my author page, Chris Pavey. This site is to promote my writing, some of which has been published, some of which has not, and in particular, my forthcoming book about Project Fuji. In addition to this, I am launching […]

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