October Update: Recovering from the ‘flu, NaNoWriMo and books

It’s a fine spring day here in south-east Melbourne, Australia. There is an intense bite to the sunshine as it wavers through the thick clouds and pallid sky, and a damp, chilly breeze gusts up at frequent intervals. I can’t decide if I’m feeling too hot or too cold as I type at my outdoor … Continue reading October Update: Recovering from the ‘flu, NaNoWriMo and books

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Writing & other things – for when I’m not reading

Over the last few years I've been on board the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) train. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 so far, I have set aside the month of November to engage in the arguably mad practice of attempting to write a 50,000+ words first draft of a novel. Usually I've done that "by … Continue reading Writing & other things – for when I’m not reading