I finally broke the 30,000 mark yesterday, very pleased!  I actually just wrote the final scene as well, but thankfully there’s a huge pile of empty space and notes between scenes still – lucky as I still need to find 18,320 words to fill the gaps.

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NaNoWriMo update

Well it’s official, NaNoWriMo is Very Difficult.  I haven’t given up yet, but at 23,702 words, it’s beginning to look unlikely that I’ll hit the magic 50,000 by the 30th November.  Still it’s been a fantastic experience, I wouldn’t have imagined writing this much in such a short space of time and the story I’ve been working on will make a great screenplay.  I’m still trying for the 50k, but right now 30k would be a more realistic target for me.

A week of early mornings, long lunch breaks and evenings in front of the computer await…

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It’s coming along, NaNoWriMo is incredibly fun, a great excuse to just let a writing project take over.  18006 words puts me currently 11,994 behind target, but I’m finding it gets a little easier every day as the story comes more alive and the characters begin to do their own thing.  Plus breaking it down into short 500 word sessions helps – first thing in the morning over breakfast, once over lunch and another on the bus home on the phone has been helping.

Here’s to a weekend in front of the computer!

Good luck to all fellow NaNoWriMos…

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NaNoWriMo – one month to write a 50,000 word novel, well, to write 50,000 words of a novel, or of a first draft of a novel. This seemed such a good idea on October 31. Currently at word count 11,115 and should be around the 25k mark by now, but it’s been fun so far. I’m still quietly confident that I’ll finish on time, even if the next 38,885 words may be ‘and then I’ repeated 1,295 times…

Actually, all joking aside it’s a great chance to try my hand at novel writing. I’ve spent most of the summer turning the garden shed into a writing space and finally I’m back in there scribbling, not as fast as I’d like, but scribbling all the same.

I’m still hoping to meet the 50k by November 30th, but if I don’t, well, I’ve written more in 15 days than I have in the last few months and that can’t be a bad thing.

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Celtx: Open Source Screenwriting – Beginner’s Guide

Second post and I’ve managed to blag myself a free copy of the excitingly titled ‘Celtx: Open Source Screenwriting’ which is a beginner’s guide to using the fantastic Celtx software that is availabe free (FREE!) all over the place, but mostly here.

I’ll be back with a review as soon as I’ve read through all 376 pages, which may take a few weeks.  In the meantime, here’s a sample chapter and a snazzy picture of the cover taken from a jaunty angle…

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Think that’s all for now, so er, see you later…

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