A November Nightmare

Nanowrimo - or death!

Thursday, January 11, 2007


I was reading the 7 Days in Hell blog earlier (by fellow Nodpot, Iseult) when it suddenly struck me that the blog was about the book - not Nano (slow, I know!)

I realised that although the title of this book referred to the month of November, I should read keep it dedicated to Black Rabbit Island, which I got printed up by the Disresponsible Nodpots in December.

Here is the cover (an I.M.Murphy illustration):

Therefore when I return to this tale to edit, revise or rewrite later in the year, I will update this blog once more - until the story is completed to my satisfaction (and hopefully the readers!)

Until then...

Saturday, January 06, 2007


Here's to Nano 2007!

Though it won't be the same, with our wonderful ML Inkpot away.

Thank you to all my readers who persevered with Black Rabbit Island, despite its limitations - I hope to have an improved version available in the next year or two!

In the meantime, I have loads of other books to write/finish and edit!

Until November 2007...

Friday, November 24, 2006


Victroy for Valinora Troy day!

It's finished!

At just over 66,000 words - Black Rabbit Island is completed.

Okay, so it's rough, plot needs to be polished up a it, and the writing is not the best (quantity was demanded, not quality, after all!) but at least it's done.

Another finished unpublished novel to add to a growing pile!

I shall put it away for a couple of months and look at it some time next year.

I guess this means the end of this blog? Wwe have the T.G.I.O. party next wednesday, so I guess I'll update this blog for the last time next Thursday!

So until then...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Days Eighteen to Twenty-Two

I guess these are the really hard days for everyone. It's hard to keep going...

At least I have my 50,000 words in the bag, only the last chapter or so to write, but it's proving very difficult.

Had a good Nanowrimo meeting on Monday, though I was a bit tired during it. It turned out to be the last one - next Wednesday (this day week!) will be our T.G.I.O. Party!

Hopefully I'll have managed to complete my last 5,000 words by then...

Friday, November 17, 2006

Days Fourteen to Seventeen

Life just isn't the same now that I've reached over 50,000.

The book isn't finished but I've lots of time to do that.

Considered doing a second one during this month, but I have a few other things to give priority to, so I won't!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Day Thirteen

Unlucky for some... but not for me!


Didn't do much writing today - less than 2,500 in total - but the quality is better, I think, that yesterday's 10,000.

Inkpot reached her 50,000 yesterday as well. She hopes to be finished by Wednesday - which will be a fantastic achievement, considering she has another 15,000 words to go.

I hope to be finished by next Monday.

I suppose that will mean the end of this blog... :(

Sunday, November 12, 2006


What they call a red letter day!

Today I "won" Nano! I have reached my 50,000 words!!

It feels great. Book now finished yet though - probably another ten or twelves thousand words. I hope to finsih in the next few days.

Inkpot should reach the 50,000 tonight as well so it's a double celebration!

We'll mark the occasion with a gory horror film!