All right this is going to be a short one. So first up how did I do on my monthly goal? Am I writing chapter 10. Yes I am. Unfortunately for me when writing the previous post I mislabelled the chapters. I was already writing chapter 10 and I was supposed to be in chapter 11 by this month. That said I’ve made some solid progress in the chapter and I have a feeling it will be a big one.

Last time I mentioned I might be attempting NaNoWriMo. November has just kicked off so let’s check in and see how I’m doing. I’ve written 153 words for the month. To reach the 50,000 mark I should be writing 1,666 words per day. Of course that’s if I’m writing every day. Which I’m not. If you’ve got time to do this I envy you. I also wonder how you pay your bills and when you interact with other people. So how many days am I writing? Well November 1st to 3rd was worth 150 words so I can pretty much eliminate them. I don’t write on weekends and I’m about to go on overseas on holiday for a week (lookout New Zealand) I’m not taking my laptop so doubt I’ll be writing very much there. So what do I have left? Well I’ve got today and the last two and a half weeks, excluding weekends to vomit out those 50k words. That’s 14 days. If I subtract my measly 150 words from the target 50,000 Ive still got a long way to go. In fact I’ll have to write about 3,561 words per day. I’m sure many would baulk at the task and I’m not saying it’s going to be easy or that I’m going to be able to do it but I’m going to give it a go.

To make things a little easier on myself I’m going to say that anything I write will count towards my 50k. That way if I get distracted by a short story I’ll still count it. So I’m spreading the love between my Novel, my novella, last year’s NaNo project and the short story that I know will derail me (I’ve already got the idea). I’m even going to count the 500 or so words for the blog.

On top of all that I’m starting a summer semester of uni and I’m trying to finalise plans to renovate my house. Oh and don’t forget work. I still have to eat and pay the mortgage after all.

Hopefully I’ll have something more interesting to share with you next month. I doubt it but I can always hope.

I may have bitten of more than I can chew this week but hey better too much to do than not enough.

Best of luck to everyone who is participating in NaNoWriMo this year

Obligatory dog photo


I swear I was sleeping the whole time