Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I am still alive. I was given some slimming herbal supplements last and I tried them out. Disaster. The first two nights I didn't sleep well and then I the next two days I just felt really ill. So I have stopped taking them and now I feel like I am returning to normality.

Working on several projects and ideas.

Including CAP - Christians Against Poverty, KIDS Kids in Discipleship, Job applications, research on a business idea, housework!!, Christmas planning and getting back to writing.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Writing Up and ......

Its been a good week. Doing word sprints on the WriMo Ireland Chatroom has helped me focus and get my word count up. I have now written 10 190 words.


Unconscious Mutterings hosted by Luna Nina

I say ... and you think ... ?

  1. Freezing :: cold, winter, ice, Popiscle
  2. Bikers :: parade, Harley, Isle of Man
  3. Infrequently :: blank
  4. Mickey ::Mouse, Joking, Funny
  5. School :: Dinners, Fete, Work, teacher
  6. Textile :: beautiful materials, India, China
  7. Obstinate :: Donkey, some people
  8. Guard :: of Honour, Guard your heart
  9. Release :: freedom, Nelson Mandela
  10. Authentic :: what I strive to be.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Writers Inspiration

I have written a few words today - now officially at 4253 out of 50 000. Lost four days. 3 due to sheer busyness and the 4th because of exhaustion and a headache.
Now I feel like I am swimming up stream. But I keep reminding myself that slow and steady wins the race - but tooo slow may never complete it on time.

Looking forward to writing more tomorrow, going to join the word sprints on the On chat forum.. Attending the regional meeting in Belfast on Thursday and maybe meeting other writers in my area on Sunday.

"Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
E.L. Doctorow

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Catch Up

Had hectic and positive three days. Unfortunately I have been able to write a thing.

So today is catch up day.

To get me kick-start I thought I would do a little Unconcious Muttering:
http://subliminal.lunanina.com/ hosted by Luna Nina

I say ... and you think ... ?

  1. Everything :: is going to be all right
  2. China :: Friend
  3. Essence :: the core of my being
  4. Immediate :: Action
  5. Obstruct :: justice, progress
  6. Force :: retaliation, combat
  7. Constellation :: heavens, star signs
  8. Intuitive :: a sense of knowing, a way of thinking
  9. Complain :: what's the point when nobody hears, rather be an agent of change
  10. Train :: spotter, Athol Fugard (south African playwright),Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling ( (Ballad for an Individual)

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

NaNoWriMo Day 2 and 3

I managed to add another 700 words or so.
I am a bit stuck at the moment - had a bad day health wise and busy day cleaning up because I am having people come sleepover.
I am not happy with where my main character is at I feel too tired to think about what I should be writing next.
Thinking I will go early to bed and get an early start tomorrow. The first thing I will do is make coffee and write and hope that it will sort itself out.

A man grows most tired while standing still.

Chinese Proverbs quotes

Monday, November 01, 2010

NaNoWriMo Day 1

Kicked off day One by changing the genre of my novel and changes a lot. My main character is still the same.

completed writing 1405 - just a few words shy of the goal of 1666. Well maybe I will get some inspiration before i sleep and write a few more.

This is going to be tough. I got all these idea in my head but I feel like it looks soo amateurish when I put it down on paper. I also think that I don't really want people to know that I wrote that - that i am thinking that. then I remind myself that I am an amateur and that I don't have to let me read it under my own name.
And as our NaNoWriMo reminds us this challenge is more about quantity not quality.