So, it’s less than a month until NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. Have you signed up? Have you done it before? Want to buddy up for the month? ((okay calm down with the questions, Peachy you’re giving me a headache))
For those that haven’t done it before, I will include a link below so you can find out more and register. The website has lots of writing aids and you earn badges when you complete your word-counts so what is not to love! The aim of NaNoWriMo is to write a novel in the month of November or 50,000 words, which is less than most novels but it’s an incredibly good start!
I love doing NaNoWriMo as it focuses me to get those words down on the page and it doesn’t matter if it’s complete nonsense ((Most of what you write is nonsense, Peachy so I wouldn’t worry too much)) you can always edit it later. But it makes you find the time to write – especially if you’re busy. I’m always trying to find time and even though I’m always running around like the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland – I will add that I’m never late though – just busy. If you’re an author, working in the freelance world, hustling many jobs, and have a mortgage to pay ((not forgetting the fizz, holidays and book/stationery addiction)) you need to hustle to earn every single half penny ((showing your age there!))
If you’re thinking about giving NaNoWriMo a go, then go for it. Why not? I always aim to reach my goal, if I say I’m going to do something, then I do it, but if I didn’t manage to achieve the 50k then I would have done my very best. Everyone will have a different goal, some people use it to start a novel, finish a novel or rework a novel. It’s really up to you. You don’t have to write fiction either, it could be another project you want to start/finish.
Anyway, if you want to buddy up to encourage each other throughout November then shout up and either add me to your account or let me know and I will find you in the virtual world; either on my blog, Twitter or NaNoWriMo. I’m going to try and share my wordcount each day. My project is to work on book two of my fantasy novel; book one should be out in November/December! Exciting. I finished book one during NaNoWriMo in 2019!
Right, that’s it from me. Next month I’m hoping to finally share the news of my creative project and my Patreon account, which I have set up and will aim to build on over the coming months. It’s here is you want to have a sneak peek… C.L. Peache
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After living in various parts of the UK, including Wakefield, York, Derby, and the Yorkshire Dales, I now live in Nottinghamshire on a Narrowboat. I enjoy reading, writing, travelling, walking, kayaking, watching all forms of motorbike racing and socialising (networking).
At the beginning of my writing journey, I started a blog which tracks the ups and downs of writing, trying to get published and self-publishing. I need to mention that my blog posts are usually visited by ‘Brackets’!
My fantasy series, Festival of Time is now complete with the publication of Book Three: Battle in November 2022 which now joins, Festival of Time: Book Two: Rescue, and Festival of Time: Book One: Escape. Click ‘books’ on my website to find out more and follow me on social media for updates - I love chatting with readers and authors.
In 2021 I signed a digital publishing contract with Saga Fiction and now have three stories published on their app and Power of Nature is my latest thriller/mystery novel to be published by Saga Fiction and is available on Kindle and Kobo. Another story is coming in 2023.
I am part of a wonderful writing group in Newark: Fosseway Writers and I have a story in The Brinwade Chronicles, which is a collection of 28 Gothic stories by 13 writers. I’ve also contributed to a Fosseway collaborate novel, Burning Old School Ties and our latest anthology, Blood, Sweat and Typewriters They are all available on Amazon. We are working on our project for 2023.
In February 2019 I was lucky enough to travel to New Zealand. During my time there I wrote a journal about our bucket list 43-day adventure. This has now been turned into a travel guide: 187 Kilometres, turn left - now available on Amazon.
A Christmas Wish, is my third self-published story, which came to life after I’d published a Game of Souls in December 2018. My short story, A night lost to the past, won third place in the Newark Book Festival 2018 writing competition, which was run by the Fosseway Writers group. This was well received, and many readers asked me to develop and expand the story. A Christmas Wish and A night lost to the past have now been reedited and have been published with Saga Fiction.
SagaFiction : One novel currently in editing / Short-story for an Anthology in progress.
Fosseway project 2023 : Writing about buildings in Newark - I'm planning to write about St Mary Magdalene Church.
I'm very excited to start rewriting my psychological series, which will hopefully be published in 2023!
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