Wednesday, 7 November 2012
"Give me just a little more time..."
I recently discovered that the author of the James Bond novels, Ian Fleming, typed two thousand words every day for six months to write his first novel, Casino Royale. I would love to be able to get one thousand words a day typed at the moment. I feel like I have been writing this current novel for ever. I keep getting interrupted by a fractious Hubby who appears to be intent on halting my progress and have to keep going back to the beginning to get the gist again.
I decided I'd try to make some progress by joining NaNoWriMo this year. You use the month of November to write up the bare bones or more of a novel. The website is full of helpful hints to get you through and other authors are tremendously supportive.
We went away ten days ago to look after Old Ted the dog in France. It's always an ideal opportunity to get some writing done. My plans were thwarted when Hubby confiscated my laptop! Can you believe it? I needed three hours a day to keep up with my word goal. Hubby had other ideas. First, before we even left home, he took away my iPad after falling for my cunning ploy last time we went away and then as soon as he caught me typing he took my laptop off me saying I needed a holiday. (Pause while I gnash my teeth in frustration.)
Anyway, I wasn't going to sit back quietly, so while he read all the financial reports on my computer (grrr!) I wrote out my chapters by hand. I have very inky fingers now and a lot of illegible scribbles in a notebook but I am going to type them up this weekend when he is fast asleep. You can't keep a writer down for long.
So, because I haven't been able to write a post here I have put a link to my 'Blink or you'll miss it' post on loveahappyending.com . It's a super feature about what people would like to put on their bucket list. It's amazing what people have already achieved and I am constantly fascinated by people's ambitions and achievements. Drop by to see what it is all about and discover more on the site.What would be on your bucket list?
Posted by Carol E Wyer