Thursday 7th June 2012 @ 11:15 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

Accidentally started doing Camp NaNoWriMo (yes, that can happen by accident).

It feels like I should be worried that I’ve written over 18,000 words that are pretty much all porn, torture, guitars and/or snark (this is not what I usually write, FYI. Well, except for the snark. I am all-snark-all-the-time. My writing is a snark machine.)

Going to blame my pain meds and just go with it, because I’m having too much fun to try and make this story into anything even remotely sane.

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Thursday 17th November 2011 @ 6:30 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

Thoughts this inspires:

“Hmm, maybe I need a demonic platypus…”

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NaNoWriMo Newlyweds

Tuesday 15th November 2011 @ 1:54 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :


Sometimes we get emails that are so good we just can’t keep them to ourselves. This email from Jonny in Leeds is one of those. We post it here with his kind permission.

Dear all at the Office of Letters and Light,

In 2009, prompted by a customer at Borders in Leeds, UK, where I worked at the time, I signed up to for the first time. Not four days into my time looking around the forums, gathering ideas for my first novel and checking out other people’s synopses, I received some NaNoMail from a Bay Area, CA resident named Kristina Casto who was looking for overseas writing buddies and a chance to share her previous three years’ NaNo experience. We got talking on MSN messenger and shortly after on Skype, and soon realised we had much more in common than we thought. By the time NaNoWriMo 2009 was over, Kristina already had plans to visit me in the UK, and we knew we were looking at something special. (Incidentally, I still want to finish my novel from that year, which involved a religion based around the music of David Bowie. It’ll happen one of these days.)

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These are two of my Brighton Wrimos! I met them for the first time last Wednesday, and they are truly fantastic, interesting people. Kristina is also joining the Brighton Rockers next lot of fresh meat, so I look forward to hitting her lots. Y’know, with derby love. 

Next November there will potentially be FIVE Rockers doing the NaNo crazy dance with me! (Three are joining fresh meat, and I think I’ve converted one of the Bruisers. SCORE!)

This ramble has been bought to you by: too much pizza, not enough sleep, very few words written, and two hours of roller derby. AKA, my life. Sorry.

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Friday 4th November 2011 @ 9:20 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

Things I can say thanks to NaNoWriMo:

There is a definite possibility that someone in my novel will be killed by a demonic honey badger tonight.

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So, this is the premise of my NaNoWriMo novel this year:

Tuesday 25th October 2011 @ 11:25 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

Two teenage girls called Lola and Blair. One is a demon-hunting cheerleader, the other is a Shakespeare-loving office aide. Together they fight crime, demons, and terrible clothing choices. This is the story of how Blair got her first kiss (and saved the world afterwards).

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Tuesday 25th October 2011 @ 10:47 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

I have all kinds of love for the main characters in my NaNoWriMo novel this year 🙂