April Camp NanoWriMo & Editing Update

I have a confession to make: I won CampNanoWriMo in April, but only because I was editing. My word count didn’t drastically change over the month, despite me spending an hour each day (or a few hours one day, none the next) going through my existing manuscript. But editing is …

Autumn in Oz

February managed to sneak away from me and with it the last days of summer – although you wouldn’t know it since temperatures are still hovering in the low thirties, high twenties (around 80-90°F). It’s also humid, and I hate humidity. The air feels hard to breathe and sticks to …

It’s officially SUMMER

December in Australia means summer. Days and nights are already heating up, the kids will be on school holidays soon, and the beach is calling. Christmas and the New Year are just around the corner. Before then, I have to do all the necessary shopping and preparation. I still have a couple …

NanoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month (NanoWriMo), where writers from all over the world attempt to write a novel (or part of a novel) in a month. The goal is to hit 50,000 words by writing 1,677 words per day. I don’t tend to write evenly, so my words tend …

Spring has Sprung

Australia is leaving the colder months behind and the mercury will soon begin to rise. My moods and motivation levels tend to reflect the temperature, dipping with the cold and rising with warmth, so last month’s goals may have been a bit ambitious. I managed to read five books to complete a winter reading …