Archive for November, 2007


A Race Against time…

I am sadly neglecting all my other creative projects at the moment in a race against time, to finish my novel for NaNoWriMo. I need to write minimum of five thousand words a day, which I can do, providing I don’t get another migraine or something! My main problem is trying to stay awake! I have narcolepsy, and yesterday the sleepiness was overwhelming. I had to stop so many times, often just between paragraphs, get up and do something physical and then try again. I actually had four hour long naps throughout the day, and went to bed at 11.30pm still feeling shattered. However, it is encouraging too, because if I can do that much in a day, wordcount wise, then I should be ok for the remaining time.

Then, once Friday midnight comes, (and hopefully 50,000 words) regardless of whether the novel is finished, I will have to start thinking about christmas cards or else I won’t have them made in time. Another race against time?



Nano update.

Well, three quarters of the way through the month I have finally felt I could write again. Having been plagued by colds migraines and fibro pain I thought I’d had it as far as NanoWriMo was concerned. However, I’m on a roll, and have written over 8000 in the last two days. My plot is unfolding nicely and I’m adding all sorts of twists and turns as I go along which is making it much more interesting than I first thought. So, here’s to a weekend of writing!

To follow my progress, click here

Meanwhile, I am still experimenting with little boxes for the christmas tree. I have enlarged them slightly so that i can get a reasonable size gift in, like a handbag or mobile charm, or sweets etc. I will be trawling the shops later this week to see what little treasures I can find. I can’t believe that Christmas is almost here. there is so much do . I have only done about a dozen Christmas cards too. Nevermind. This week I need to concentrate on Nano, and then onwards I can think about Christmas.

Good luck to everyone else who is scribbling away for Nano.




“The colour of my soul is iron-grey and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams.”
 Claude Debussy  (French composer, 1862-1918)


Catch up Time


It’s a while since I’ve posted, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been creative. I have been writing, poems mostly, and the first chapter of a novel, for NaNoWriMo. I have to write a 50,000 word novel in a month, (by Nov 30th, 11.59pm). I haven’t given up, but having been full of cold I am obviously now way behind. When I am on a roll, I can write 5000-1000 words a day, so I am hoping that I will feel wired up again. If I don’t, it is not the end of the world. I can do Nano again next year. or write the book in between times, as I have it all planned out …I think!

So, whilst not feeling wonderful, I have done smaller projects, like christmas cards, and designs, and using my craft robo to make little goody boxes to hang on the christmas tree. I haven’t finished them yet, but I think they will be great when displayed.

I have been busy trying to illustrate my poems on my writing blog Inspirational Rainbows.  Continue reading ‘Catch up Time’

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