Category: Writing

Nano Day 4 – meets, greets, beats 1

Nano Day 4 – meets, greets, beats

This morning was our first ‘all day coffee meet’ for the Nanowrimo – I met up with a group of my fellow regional participants and hung out.  It was a good turn out –...

Nano day 3 – no work for the wicked 0

Nano day 3 – no work for the wicked

I didn’t get to Nano today – a client decided to move the goalposts on a contract that has dragged on so long now I can’t even remember why I took it.  So instead...

Nano day 2 – procrastinate 1

Nano day 2 – procrastinate

I procrastinated to death today. I cleaned the kitchen and bathroom – to let my stories flex and write them in my head today.  I can’t work out why, but despite feeling I was...

Today’s random elements (day 2, Nanowrimo) 3

Today’s random elements (day 2, Nanowrimo)

Random elements is something I’m going to try and include in every novel this year round, within reason.  I’m not going to have pink rabbits romping through a scene with Elliot for a start,...

Nano Day 1 -no’so’good 2

Nano Day 1 -no’so’good

Image by Bright Meadow via Flickr I’ve never had quite such a….slow start to the Nanowrimo before.  It’s not that I don’t know what I want to write – it’s more that I know...

Change – introduction 1

Change – introduction

Zoe Eyes burn scant inches from the glass, my voice is hoarse.   I don’t manage to explain it the first few times, instead gulp and blink dazedly at a world untouched by the...

Nanowrimo day 0 (midnight 1st November) 0

Nanowrimo day 0 (midnight 1st November)

I’m so excited right now that I can’t sit still – I don’t usually get to start till around 1am on the 1st anyway, because I take care of all the last minute support, cheering...

Why nine tales? 0

Why nine tales?

One of the first questions that gets asked when people see the name of the site is ‘why nine tales?’ And I thought I had an answer when I started this blog – it...

And the 09 Nanowrimo Novels are…. 0

And the 09 Nanowrimo Novels are….

Change (7.5k more or less is part of my dissertation)- science, technology, and the understanding of how knowledge affects our decisions.
Glass Block (redux, last rewrite, from scratch) – seven years after writing the original, I’m going to rewrite it one last time, and it, with all of my other stories are going on a pen […]

Who’s ready for the Nanowrimo? 0

Who’s ready for the Nanowrimo?

I’m so excited.  Not only did I get to meet Stephen Fry AND Mark Carwardine this weekend at the Cheltenham Literary festival, who both signed my book, and join Neil Gaiman (05)John and Carol Barrowman(08), and Toni Morrison(08) on my pride of place ’signed’ corner, but we’re nearly at Nanowrimo 09!
For those of you that […]