November 7, 2011

I barely wrote anything yesterday¬† – around 500 words. Elephants take up a lot of time when you’re learning to ride them bareback… To make up for it, I wrote 1433 words today for a total of 13,123. That means I’m over a quarter of the way through in 7 days, but I’m using up…

November 6, 2011

There’s something to be said for being made to rise at 4.45 to got to Bangkok Airport. Not much, but something. Our guide said it was because of potential traffic problems. I think it was because he wanted to go home and practice his standup routine. The good part was that it gave me time…

November 4, 2011

Swift recovery from Bangkok whatever, and managed to write 1741 words today (Total: 8973). Now I have to pack for a 5.30am departure tomorrow for Chiang Mai. I hope I’ll have time to write in the airport…

November 3, 2011

Felled by Bangkok Revenge, or something. So I’ve only managed 1236 words today and the quality is dreadful. Never mind.That brings my total to 7290. More tomorrow, I hope!

November 2, 2011

Well, so far this is kind of fun. I started writing this morning at Saigon Airport (a fabulous place by the way, and brand new). I continued this afternoon at our hotel in Bangkok. Yes, there’s some flooding, but really, we’re OK. It’s tough for the inhabitants, though.     I wrote 2081 words today,…

November 2, 2011

I recently asked Patrick McCord for some writing tips for those of us hoping to get our 50,00 word novel written this November. Do let me know which ones you find helpful.¬† I personally am fond of tip number 4. It worked for Hemingway, and it seems to be working for me. Patrick certainly has…

November 1, 2011

Well, I managed 3700 words, most of them while riding a tourist bus in Vietnam. It was a 3 hour drive from Saigon to the Cu Chi Tunnels (Google it…) and back, so I sat in the back and typed. I feel I’m going to need a head start because life will happen when I…

October 31, 2011

Stephanie Lehmann has a cure for your novel – so long as you realize you’ve got a problem. She’s written a book: Your Novel Sucks…Now What? and it’s only $2.99 from Amazon and other sources. Best value ever, especially if you find yourself with 50,000 words at the end of NaNoWriMo. She knows what she’s…