Daily Archives: April 12, 2013

NaPoWriMo Day 12# 12/30 Extracts – Dead of Night


Fear slips through the dark night

Silent and scentless.

Clouds blend into the blackness

of midnight’s canopy,



Until it’s too late.

Morning creeps in

A slumbering entrance

of light,

highlights the shadows,

The stains appear

All too late.

Liberty Paisley Notebook


Friday Fictioneers – Metal Dreams


Sandra Crook



Friday again, time to write 100 words for this week’s Friday Fictioneers. Click the button to join in.




Lee had always wanted a motorbike, his mum didn’t fancy the idea much. They were dangerous machines but George had faith in Lee. He would learn to ride well, Yvonne would see.

Lee slowed down as he approached the bend, carefully leaning with the machine.

George felt for his wife’s hand, he took a moment to catch a glimpse of her haunted face. He inhaled stiffly and squeezed her hand as they walked slowly towards the bend in the road. Without looking at her husband, Yvonne slipped her hand from his, shaking, she placed the flowers at the foot of the oak tree. If only she had put her foot down.



FWF: Free Write Friday #3


free-write-friday-kellie-elmore To join in, visit Kellie’s Blog – click the picture.



Never underestimate the power of nature,

Watch carefully and you will have your breath

taken away.

A bad day, built up by miniscule

mismatching moments.

Forcing the pieces of the jigsaw to fit

tearing the edges with

ragged passion.

The whole day brought to an abrupt end

as night falls and nature starts to take over.

You are a minute part of this earth,

A bit part,

an understudy.

Consequence of players.

Mother nature does not entertain the thought

we belong here,

Destroying whole cities in one traumatic night

Of true force.

Never once catching sight of her reflection

and letting her thoughts fall out of control.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Change


This is a change – a big (decade birthday) when I felt more about the challenges of time passing than the Birthday Boy.


Click the image to be taken to the Daily Post Blog and the Weekly Photo Challenge.


NaNoWriMo Day 12# 12/30


I am taking my own medicine/ advice.

I am writing the manuscript in parts today – bite size. These are the 1st STATS for the day.


Average Words Per Day 1,667

Your Average Per Day 1,227

Words Written Today 1,253

Target Word Count 50,000

Total Words Written 14,727

Words Remaining 35,273

Current Day 12

Days Remaining 19

At This Rate You Will Finish On May 11, 2013

Words Per Day To Finish On Time 1,857

If you are struggling with Camp NaNoWriMo I posted some tips earlier. Before doing more research and writing for my own manuscript.

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Final Stats until tomorrow;

Average Words Per Day 1,667

Your Average Per Day 1,273

Words Written Today 1,808

Target Word Count 50,000

Total Words Written 15,282

Words Remaining 34,718

Current Day 12

Days Remaining 19

At This Rate You Will Finish On May 10, 2013

Words Per Day To Finish On Time 1,828

You CAN Eat an Elephant, one bite at a time (Tips for surviving NaNoWriMo)


No animals were harmed in the making of this post.

imagesCAY08TDAThe first motivation is;

  •  Remember why you signed up for camp.

Take some time to think about this or even write out your goals on paper.

I bet one word that comes up for many of us is FUN, make sure you are having some. camp_nanowrimo_2013_calendar_by_somesortofwonderful-d5z9ze1

For BELOW-AVERAGE counts;     images  

  • Remember these are just numbers.
  • It is the amount of words you have written that is falling behind the recommended daily allowance, NOT you. You are NOT below-average – you were BRAVE enough to sign up for camp!
  • Ask yourself WHY? What reasons do you have for not typing 1667 words a day?

If you were busy with life (especially if you were enjoying it – then forgive yourself.)

If you have spent the day in PJ’s watching bad TV, staring at a laptop that’s not even powered up – then forgive yourself!

Yes, you heard me.


FORGIVE & Forget

If you don’t forgive yourself you will hold onto this lack of words, you will label it a failure and that epic fail will set the tone for your camp.

Get out the marsh-mellows, toast some and TOAST yourself – ‘Here’s to tomorrow when I will try to write the suggested word count.’


The whole idea behind NaNoWriMo is to promote writing and get people writing.

As long as you are writing then you have won, whether you make it all the way to 50,000 or not.    e1b03d4cf9e0dd5e602f266e5d32e0e3


Keep going

Keep writing

Keep believing

Keep enjoying

Keep motivating

Keep camping.

Happy writing x