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#NaNoWriMo Wed Update 2

Seven days into the project and I have just about managed to write every day. The last couple of days I’ve felt pretty tired but I had a really good day at #GollanczFest on Saturday including a 3,700 writing spree on my early morning train journey. The journey back was…Noisier.

My writing set up on the train

Tuesdays I don’t work so I was hoping to get a bit more of a head start but I went into super procrastination mode and started tidying all my papers. I call this a win because I’ve been meaning to do that for ages, and I managed to squeeze in the daily word target after. I’ve decided that I’m using this month more to get into a more general habit of writing daily rather than writing huge amounts at once. Although if that happens I’ll take it because the key advice from Saturday was 1) Get it Written 2) Then Get it Right.

My writing stats so far. How’s your NaNoWriMo challenge going?

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#NaNoWriMo Wed Update 1

1st November. 1st day of Nano. 1st 1887 words done. 


On target. That’s better than I’ve achieved the last few attempts. 

I think it helped that I’d outlined roughly what should happen in scenes. Maybe I should try and continue with my Plantsing habits. 

I’ll update next Wednesday. 
How did you all get on? 

Kibo*

We still see stars shine

when they are gone. So we can

see you in your dark.

.

A patch of clear floor,

in a crowded, messy room 

clears space in my mind.

.

You may feel alone

but orbiting you are those

who can pull you close. 

.

Galaxies form from

words on a page, opening 

up more world to me. 

.

A shout, the void hears.

Fall onto a black hole and

friction makes you shine. 

.

One small step for most

is a massive leap for some.

Cheer ev-er-y inch. 

.

Astronauts need teams

to stay safe in the expanse 

of space. There’s as much

.

unexplored in our

brains. Humanity wants to

find others like us.

.

‘Living with’ is a 

mantra for alien thoughts 

that invade. Come in

.

Peace not pieces, pick

up the flag. I was here. We

shall live together. 

.

*nickname for the Japanese Science module on the ISS. Means hope.

Written back in April – shared tonight to remind myself whilst struggling. 

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