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Insecure Writer’s Support Group April 2014 #IWSG

Back in February I spoke about my fear of editing. Well I’ve signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo (link to my profile) and plan to edit/addit to Tetrana to the tune of 20,000 words. It’s nearly the end of day two and I have achieved the grand total of 0 words edited or addited so far. However I’m going to aim for at least 100 before bed after I’ve posted this.

The difference between Camp and NaNoWriMo is that you can choose your own wordcount and writing project.

Has anyone else signed up for Camp?

What target/project have you gone for?

What’s your favourite camp activity?

I went with toasting marshmallows because I actually quit girl guides after a camping holiday, although cabins I could probably manage better than tents. I want marshmallows now!

No April A-Z for me this year – I wasn’t going to do Camp but I want to work on Tetrana so I thought why not combine the two.

Hope you aren’t feeling too insecure this month.


Insecure Writer’s Support Group Feb 2014 #IWSG

It’s the first Wednesday of the month (just – sneaking this post in at 30 minutes to midnight) so it’s time for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group post – this month I am going to talk about:

Editing Fear

I’ve colour coded my WIP, Tetrana, in Scrivener to show whose point of view each scene is from and to show if a scene has been edited or not. But whenever I plan to sit down to actually do the editing I can’t seem to do it. The drafting process is where I feel most comfortable and I think I’m afraid of ruining things by interfering. I’m also using Scrivener’s snapshot feature to make sure I have the option to go back but this month I’m after advice to move forward. I really want to finish a full draft. Please help.


Winning #NaNoWriMo 2013


After my first NaNoWriMo win in 2010 the following two years I did write, but not the whole 50,000 words. But hurrah 2013 has seen me winning again. At just over 50,000 I think I’ve nearly completed my first draft (just a couple of scenes still to write). What I’m most impressed about though was, this year, I wrote nearly every day (until I ‘won’ and then I crashed and have done nothing since – oops).

Huge congrats go to all my NaNo buddies who won or wrote anything – great job guys.

For those of you who would like to know a little more about my novel Tetrana – here’s the link to the extract on the NaNoWriMo website and here’s my Pinterest inspirations board (I really want some of those clothes!).

Now I need to edit up to a fuller novel count, so any advice on how to do this without the extra words merely becoming padding would be gratefully received.

NaNo cert




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