Daily Archives: November 7, 2013

Day 7 – 1 WEEK of NaNoWriMo


After two hours catching up on PAD poems I finally managed my NaNo write – which has taken the best part of another 2 hours. I have also being trying to join piboidmo2013-participant-214x131 PiBoldMo – tonight was the last time you could register but I keep getting errors. Maybe next year.


I started with 906 words in 40 minutes which I was very pleased with and then I changed scenes – and characters, I managed to create 560 something words and came a little unstuck so left the computer for a bit.

I came back and typed away and when I started to feel my brain give in – I decided I must be 1667 words in … It was 1589 I thought that was close enough and because I am currently a bit ahead of schedule it would have been fine to leave it.

This is my first year of Nano though and from my camp experiences I know that to try to stay ahead or on count is important. So I pushed on …. 1653….. 1764

Which is where I left it for tonight.



TOTAL WORDS = 14710 – great JOY! How close it is to 15000? I know that I will definitely reach through that next barrier tomorrow!

WORDS LEFT = 35290


Top Tips

Self discipline – push yourself. You will be amazed at how resilient and flexible you are.

Try to make the daily word count if you can.

Keep enjoying yourself…. if you’re not – walk away for a while.

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 7


2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 7

Wow! We’ve made it a week into the challenge now. Let’s keep the momentum going.

For today’s prompt, write a hardship poem. The hardship could be moving forward after a tragic loss, having to work through a difficult problem, or even just showing up to work. It can be serious, funny, or complicated.

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And I am FINALLY (2 hrs later) up to date with the PAD challenges, with 5 new poems in the collection.

This Sunday is Remembrance Day and I am attending a Poems for Peace event, fs poppywhere I am reading a set (of yet to be written, chosen poems) – this prompt spoke volumes and I thought of the hardship soldiers face in life after the battlefields. It is a poem written especially for Sunday’s event. A list poem. Every verse is a question.

Thursday Night – Write Night


I am quite looking forward to my evening of writing. 2013-Participant-Twitter-Header

I wasn’t home from work until 6pm and I have some paperwork to sort for tomorrow and I may be going out.

I have decided to start with the PAD poems as I am falling behind with this challenge and want to get back the 3 days (4 poems) I have missed. Porcelain_Hanging_BIRD

Then I will write my NaNo Novel and be back in here to update the blog.

I also wanted to join the picture book Nano and I think today is the last day you can register for that. chn bks