Month: November 2018

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NaNoWriMo comes to an end once more

Congratulations to all of my fellow NaNoWriMoErs who hit their target this year. Commiserations if you didn’t reach your target, but don’t worry. I failed for far too many years…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – day 29 (oops, I did it again!)

Well, I made it. Despite taking several days off, including an unplanned additional 6 days sick, I reached the finish line once again with a total of 50,270 words. I…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – intermission: days 22 – 28

We had a very busy weekend with Monkey Dust playing both Friday and Saturday evenings. Two very late nights on the trot automatically mean two very late lie-ins the next…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – days 20 & 21

I didn’t mean to take another day off. But yesterday I did a new assignment and by the time I got home something else happened to distract me from my…

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We interrupt this broadcast …

I am delighted to announce that my book A History of Cadbury is now in stock. You can buy the hardback direct from the publishers at Pen & Sword or you…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – days 17, 18 & 19

The weekend just gone was planned time off. I had 2 of my 5 days off together, as I prefer to have days off at the weekend than midweek. Saturday…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – days 15 & 16

Oops-a-daisy! I seem to have had another inadvertent day off.  I’m not beating myself up about it, though. I’m currently very busy and next week is looking busier. And anyway,…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – day 14

I’ve not had much time again today, as I’ve been pitching for some new and different jobs as well as continuing with the existing work I have in. I only…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – day 13

I didn’t get around to NaNo until quite late on this afternoon. I’ve been in correspondence with various people, including editing and proofreading clients as well as the publisher of…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – days 9, 10, 11 & 12

I hit my weekly target by the end of Thursday evening. I’d planned to take Sunday off, but as things transpired, I had 3 days off! But as I’d hit…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – day 8

So now I’m thinking, if I can do this in November for NaNoWriMo, why can’t I do it the rest of the year as well? My daily target is 2,000…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – day 7

I was quite tired yesterday following the shenanigans of the previous evening, but by 5pm I’d completed my day’s work quota. I’d added more than 3,000 words and I reached…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – day 6

It was a long day yesterday. We visited Mom last night – she was great and in fine form – and we were set to be home at a fairly…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – day 5

We were going to visit my mom on Saturday and then stop off at Sherwood Forest, or similar, on the way back as it was going to be such a…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – days 3 & 4

The plan always was to work yesterday, and take today off as my first day off. Then the plan changed because the weather was supposed to be nicest yesterday. We…

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – day 2

Day 2 and I’m still planning a bit while writing a bit, although my word-count did go up quite considerably this morning. NaNoWriMo is my first “job” of the day….

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NaNoWriMo 2018 begins

And so it begins again … I was a little late to the party this year. For the past few years I’ve been ready to go by the end of…