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Pep Talk – Lizzie Harwood
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Pep Talk

Lizzie Harwood / Pep Talk

What 'winning' Nanowrimo means to me.

At first I thought that what I wrote wasn't too bad and started imagining how quickly I can put Betty and Alabama out there in the publishing world as 'real'. Then, of course, I finished reading Jo Nesbo's The Devil's Star and I realised that my 50,000 words towards Polaroid Nights needs a) another 50,000 words, and b) some really excellent research and thinking-through of the perpetrator and crimes because c) I pretty much wrote it just from some odd...

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Nanowrimo euphoria… sort of.

I am still Nanowrimo'ing - we are three days away from November 30th and the 50,000 word goal. I'm at 44,913 words, so I am quietly confident that I can get the remaining 5,000-odd words down. Of course, that's not to say that what I've written is useable, editable or even comprehensible. I've shifted around with no transitions, I've introduced characters only to have them fade into the mist, I've changed point of view with no consistency. But that's probably how...

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Nanowrimo lament

She who will not sleep at bedtime       I am still¬†NaNoWriMo'ing - today is half way day, Day 15 of 30 so by midnight tonight I should technically be at 25,000 words.I'm at 21,263 and I am not sure I can manage 3,737 words in one day. In fact, I'm pretty sure I can't. However, I am trying. Despite the 5-year-old who won't go to bed until 9:30p.m. when it should be 8p.m. and the 18-month-old who should be...

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