#amwriting diary ~ #NaNoWriMo17 day 23

After more than a week I am back at NaNoWriMo17. Haven’t managed to write as much yet as I have planned as the house beckoned with some work (cleaning windows, hoovering, dishes….) but I could write some on and off.

I should be at a word count of 38333 but am at 29960 and according to the National

Novel Writing Month homepage I’ll be finished with my 50 000 word goal on December 9th. Well……

So, I need some writing marathon’s and luckily I have short shifts tomorrow and Saturday. I am sure I can manage to keep up. And how is your writing going?

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#amwriting diary ~ #NaNoWriMo17 ~ update 21nov17

So, just a short update on my writing.

As I told you two weeks ago I had a break as my mum came to visit us and I had not been writing for National Novel Writing Month 2017 in that time. It was great to see her again after two years and we had lots of chats and enjoyed ourselves.

However, it is hard for me to get back into the writing now as on top of that I am starting to volunteer in a hospital close by. On Monday I was shadowing the lady who does it since years. She was a brilliant teacher but it was a lot to take in so I could not get myself to write anything for “Morsmart at the end of the Galaxy”. You can see the little NaNo picture that I am over 27 000 words but I should be at about 35000 now.

So I have to hurry up a little. Today though I have a middle shift from 10 am to 5 pm and I know I am not usually writing after that. And on Wednesday I do a split shift to get the introductory courses for the volunteering in. Why on earth did I sign up for NaNo????

Well, the rest of the week I have only short shifts so I should be able to get some huge writing done. To give myself some credit: I have scheduled a couple of posts yesterday for December and this post, therefore, I was not “writing-less” entirely.

What about you? Are you getting on ok with NaNoWriMo or any other writing you are doing? And do you have any advice for me how I could get back into it?

#NaNoWriMo17 WIP share 5

I have a writing break from NaNoWriMo so I share some of my work in progress with you.

Today I share a little bit from my sixth day of NaNoWriMo. I have to explain, that the story starts right in the middle. I am working on a fantasy/sci-fi series I have started in 2014 on an old blog but got to halt halfway through.

The main character is Rowan a young man who starts working on a supermarket planet. Aliens have taken over humanity and made them work for the aliens in supermarkets that occupy whole planets to sell to the universe. Rowan is the son of Ron who is a rebel leader who wants to stay out of any contact with aliens or technology and is still living on earth and brother of Negrescu, who has his own agenda.

However, Rowan does not remember this. His memory was changed to become a spy for the rebels and cause harm to the aliens shopping empires. I still have to work the basics and specifics out but this is just a first draft so please bear with me.

Sadit and Chan are his friends who work with him as cleaners. Gale is a girl who works for the rebels too and is supposed to help Rowan in his “cause”. She works at the customer services. She already had a couple of strange meetings with Rowan, that make no sense to him.

Ron is on earth and Negrescu has tried to kill his father who left his home, to meet an old friend called Single Feather to figure out how to get on. A clone stays in Ron’s place to not cause suspicion. There is also a “colony” of clones who work against Negrescu. Ron with Single Feather and Single Feather’s people go to them because Negrescu’s men have started to kill them.

And here is my WIP:

One of the men Single Feather had acknowledged stood up and said:” I have sent out messengers a moon ago to let Single Feather and his people know that we needed to erect and finish the wall to make sure no enemy could enter our territory. So far our reputation protected us, however, there have been intrusions into our territory and one of our men went missing. So did the messengers until we found them killed by bow and arrow after Single Feather’s men’s habit. What do you have to say!” he asked Single Feather.

“We had no dealings close to your territory since our last trade meeting in summer. I have been worried about Negrescu’s men’s movements which I had mentioned in that very meeting and I see that you have taken my worries serious. Why would I ask my men to go against you?”

The man who had spoken before stood up again. His red mane of hair clashed with the red of the cloak and his face was wrinkled in a strange fashion. “That is what we are wondering and asking you! We have experienced you and your people as trustworthy trade relation and have traded to mutual benefit. However, the world is changing and maybe your alliances have changed too?”

Single Feather’s face took on a red tinge and his muscles tightened when he said:” I would never break my word nor would I ever fall for Negrescu’s promises!” he said in pressed voice. Only Ron could realise how angry he was.

“Would I have led my people to you for safety otherwise? Surely I would have brought them to Negrescu instead!”

A murmur went through the people in the room. Rover stood up and hold up his hand. “There is no doubt about your honesty Single Feather. However, we need to establish what happened!” “I agree. Would it be possible for me to see the bodies?”

“They have been buried I am afraid. But we have kept the arrows.” Rover nodded to the red-headed man who left through the door all of them have come in and after a minute or so came back with a bundle in his hands.

He walked around Rovers chair and towards Single Feather and gave him the bundle. Single Feather opened the beige cloth and saw four arrows. They were made from simple wood with natural looking feathers on their top. The heads were made of metal that was coloured brown so it appeared to be wood. He holds them up and sniffed at their heads which surprisingly were still attached. He then holds them up towards the fire and examined them from all sides. He then took out an arrow from his own sheath. He motioned for the red-headed man and Rover to come over to him.

Single Feather put three of the arrows on the ground on their cloth. Then he put one of the arrows given to him and his own in one hand and showed them to both men. “See the difference in the arrowheads? The one you gave me looks like wood but was made of metal. We have no metalheads. Ours are made of a hardened wood. These…” he holds up the one given to him and scratched it “… are clearly covered with something to make them look like wood. And if you look at the feathers. They are not real feathers while ours are!” he bent down picked up the other arrows and gave all of them including his own to Rover who examined them closely.

After he finished he gave them to the red-headed man and sat back down on his high chair. When he cleared his throat the men and women surrounding him stood up. “I have decided that Single Feather and his people are free of the charges. Proof is Single Feathers arrow which we keep. Do we all agree?” all the men and women nodded. Some a little more reluctantly than others.

“Single Feather you and your people are free to stay here. Is that what you intended?” Single Feather nodded and said. “Negrescu’s people have found our winter camp and it is only a question of time until they find our summer camps. It is not safe for us to stay there anymore. Even more so now that I know they try to imitate our methods. That is why we came here to ask for refuge. I am honoured to be accepted in your midst with my people”. He bowed before Rover. Rover nodded in acceptance.

Then he spoke to Ron. “You, however, are a different matter. Why are you with Single Feather’s people?” Ron stood a little taller. On the eve of the shift that my people always celebrate in remembrance of those who have perished to protect us I have been shot at by an unknown person. My people are not allowed to wear weapons. Only those who protect us do and they are handpicked by me. None of them would go against me. So the one of you who decided to stay behind with me took my place as we have planned for many years. I assume you are aware of this part of our pact?”

Rover just nodded. Ron knew that his clone was in constant contact with his people even though he could not go back to them.” So I decided” Ron went on “ to take counsel with Single Feather who is aware of different levels as to how I should proceed. I have to admit that I have not trusted my son ever since the shift and the split with your people. What he has in mind for you is not my vision for the future. However, it looks like Negrescu is up to much more than I could ever imagine!”

“This seems to be very true!” Rover said. He looked to his counsellors and asked. “Are you willing to accept this explanation and also give Ron leader of the human’s refuge?” They all nodded. Strangely those who nodded reluctantly before nodded more excited now and vice versa.

Please remember this is entirely unedited and will be improved in time. Thanks.

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#NaNoWriMo17 WIP share 4

I have a writing break from NaNoWriMo so I share some of my work in progress with you.

Today I share a little bit from my fifth day of NaNoWriMo. I have to explain, that the story starts right in the middle. I am working on a fantasy/sci-fi series I have started in 2014 on an old blog but got to halt halfway through.

The main character is Rowan a young man who starts working on a supermarket planet. Aliens have taken over humanity and made them work for the aliens in supermarkets that occupy whole planets to sell to the universe. Rowan is the son of Ron who is a rebel leader who wants to stay out of any contact with aliens or technology and is still living on earth and brother of Negrescu, who has his own agenda.

However, Rowan does not remember this. His memory was changed to become a spy for the rebels and cause harm to the aliens shopping empires. I still have to work the basics and specifics out but this is just a first draft so please bear with me.

Sadit and Chan are his friends who work with him as cleaners. Gale is a girl who works for the rebels too and is supposed to help Rowan in his “cause”. She works at the customer services. She already had a couple of strange meetings with Rowan, that make no sense to him.

Ron is on earth and Negrescu has tried to kill his father who left his home, to meet an old friend called Single Feather to figure out how to get on. A clone stays in Ron’s place to not cause suspicion. There is also a “colony” of clones who work against Negrescu. Ron with Single Feather and Single Feather’s people go to them because Negrescu’s men have started to kill them.

And here is my WIP:

Rowan had nearly reached A1 when he suddenly fell. Out of nowhere the manhole he had investigated earlier in the week had opened up and he did not see it. He landed on the floor with a clunk to find himself in front of the dark-skinned man who could not help but laugh. “You again!” Gale came running from the hole and asked: “What’s the matter?” When she saw Rowan getting up and patting the bruised parts of his body she said nothing but rolled her eyes.

“Hi Rowan,” she said eventually. “Hi. Do you always catch newbies like this?!” Josh laughed again. “He has some humour!” Josh said to Gale who again rolled her eyes. “No not usually only when my second in command can’t follow procedures and check when opening the door!” she gave Josh a stare. Josh stopped laughing. “What do we do now?” he asked instead. “We have to kill him” Gale wanted to say but didn’t.

“Well close the door for one!” she said. “Did it automatically!” Josh said. “At least something!” Rowan looked around. He had landed in a tunnel roughly hewn out of the soil of the Morsmart planet. At the end, he saw a light though a simple wooden door and he could smell sheep. “Ok, what is going on?” he asked. “First come with me and let me check if all is ok with you!” Gale said and took him by the arm. She jerked him towards the door. Josh followed them. “Hey, don’t drag me like this!” Gale let go only a little until she was through the door. She pointed towards the table and nodded towards Josh who went to the bed and then behind it to the wardrobe. He opened it and got a first aid kit out which he brought back to Gale. “Sit down!” Rowan just sat down and looked around and wrinkled his nose. “You’ll get used to it!” Josh said standing behind him. Gale had a look at Rowan’s hands which had some scratches. Then she asked,” Does anything hurt particularly?” “No” was all Rowan bothered to say. “He seems alright!” she concluded then asked: “Coffee?” Rowan nodded and took the wooden doors, the bed and the kitchenette in. “Cozy!” he said while Gale was getting him a mug and coffee. “Not really!” she answered when she sat down in front of him with her own mug in hands.

“So what are you up to guys!” Rowan asked eventually. “Before we answer that we want to know what you are up to!” Gale answered and stared over his head. “Me?” Rowan asked. “I…..” “What am I really up to” he wondered at the same moment. “…. am not sure. I was headhunted to work as an engineer but they put me to cleaning. I see you and Mr dark-skinned walking around A1 and suddenly vanish and aisles explode in the shop….. Let’s say I wonder a little what is going on here!”

“Well, you know now how we “vanish”” Josh said instead of Gale. “You haven’t heard from earth then?” asked Gale. “Me?! From Earth?! Why should I hear from earth?!” Rowan asked stunned. “I have no one to hear from anyway!”
Gale gave Josh a look and then stood up and chucked her coffee into the sink and got herself a glass of water.

“He certainly is the one.We have the pictures” Josh said, “but why doesn’t he remember by now?”
“Who am I supposedly?” Rowan asked. “You are Ron’s younger son. One of the specially trained operators to bring down the supermarket imperiums” Gale stated like it was nothing special.

“My father’s name is not Ron and he is dead!” Again Gale looked at Josh who just shook his head. “Something is gone terribly wrong here!” she stated the obvious.

“What are you talking about?”

Please remember this is entirely unedited and will be improved in time. Thanks.

#NaNoWriMo17 WIP share 3

I have a writing break from NaNoWriMo so I share some of my work in progress with you.

Today I share a little bit from my third day of NaNoWriMo. I have to explain, that the story starts right in the middle. I am working on a fantasy/sci-fi series I have started in 2014 on an old blog but got to halt halfway through.

The main character is Rowan a young man who starts working on a supermarket planet. Aliens have taken over humanity and made them work for the aliens in supermarkets that occupy whole planets to sell to the universe. Rowan is the son of Ron who is a rebel leader who wants to stay out of any contact with aliens or technology and is still living on earth and brother of Negrescu, who has his own agenda.

However, Rowan does not remember this. His memory was changed to become a spy for the rebels and cause harm to the aliens shopping empires. I still have to work the basics and specifics out but this is just a first draft so please bear with me.

Sadit and Chan are his friends who work with him as cleaners. Gale is a girl who works for the rebels too and is supposed to help Rowan in his “cause”. She works at the customer services. She already had a couple of strange meetings with Rowan, that make no sense to him.

Ron is on earth and Negrescu has tried to kill his father who left his home, to meet an old friend called Single Feather to figure out how to get on. A clone stays in Ron’s place to not cause suspicion. There is also a “colony” of clones who work against Negrescu. Ron with Single Feather and Single Feather’s people go to them because Negrescu’s men have started to kill them.

And here is my WIP:

When the announcement woke Rowan early the next morning he felt like a brick wall had fallen on him. “Ouch,” he was getting up going to the bathroom and relieved himself. He had just managed to set the tea machine for the right time the night before so when he came out of the bathroom his mug was ready.

He sat down on the bed with the mug in hand looking out of the window. It was foggy. He could hardly see the bushes over the car park but something caught his eye. He got up to have a closer look. There was a light moving from somewhere in the car park towards the bushes but he could not see who or what it was. “Strange!”

He moved a little to the side to figure if he could see better but it made no difference. The announcement had said no gym time until clearing was done. So he had some time on his hands. “Don’t really want to go out there. But that is not right!”

So he dressed and left the building. He looked left and right but no one was about. There was a shed for bikes over where the bushes were and he positioned himself behind it so he could see where the light was as far as he could remember.

Nothing happened. His feet started to get cold and the wind got into his coat. “Let’s have a look over there!” he thought when he made his way into the bushes. A crack just before him made him stop. He hold his breath, putting his cold hands deeper into his pocket. “Woa,” someone said in front of him. “What are you doing here in the middle of the night!” Rowan asked. He could now see a young dark-skinned man with a round face in front of him who was dressed in dark clothes wearing a hat and gloves. “First of all”, the young man answered his looking like he laughed despite the severity on his face “It is early in the morning and secondly what are you doing here?” “Not sure I want to tell you,” Rowan thought. “I always have a little walk before my shift. They are funny now with all the clearing up,” he said eventually. The other cocked his head and eyebrow. “Sure,” he said. “I am with security and have to check everywhere!” “Aha!” Rowan just answered. “Well, did you find out who or what used the light that just went your way?” he then asked.

“No. But there are a couple of fireflies left around here. Might have been one of them!” the other man said. “NO there aren’t!” Rowan thought. He had not seen one since he has been in the secret garden in school. According to his friend they did not exist anywhere else let alone on a supermarket planet. “Oh” Rowan just answered. “Well, I better go back and ready for work.” Rowan just turned and left the man standing where he was. When he reached the door he bent down as to tighten his laces but managed to look through his legs. The man was watching him at the shed. He had not moved. “How do I find a window to watch him fast enough?” he wondered when he entered the door. There were announcements at the gym so Rowan went over looking to his left out of the window where he saw the man walking towards the spot where he saw Gale vanish the other day. The man vanished too.

Rowan turned around and went outside. There was a manhole at the spot both had vanished but you could not move it. He inspected it and the area around it when a strong hand touched his shoulder. He got up and turned around just to face Mitchell who grinned. “Up so early?” he asked.

“Well, I have an early shift and had checked if I need to go to the gym today when I saw something around here.” “Now what might you have seen!” “It was a light. Was strange.” “Well, don’t worry about lights around here. You can still find fireflies around here!” “Oh, can you?” Rowan’s voice did not sound convinced.
“Yes, you can. And you can also go back, have your breakfast and then turn up for work!” Mitchell said forcefully. Rowan sighed. “Yes sir!” he said and went back into the house.

Please remember this is entirely unedited and will be improved in time. Thanks.

#NaNoWriMo17 WIP share 2

I have a writing break from NaNoWriMo which so I share some of my work in progress with you.

Today I share a little bit from my second day of NaNoWriMo. I have to explain, that the story starts right in the middle. I am working on a fantasy/sci-fi series I have started in 2014 on an old blog but got to halt halfway through.

The main character is Rowan a young man who starts working on a supermarket planet. Aliens have taken over humanity and made them work for the aliens in supermarkets that occupy whole planets to sell to the universe. Rowan is the son of Ron who is a rebel leader who wants to stay out of any contact with aliens or technology and is still living on earth and brother of Negrescu, who has his own agenda.

However, Rowan does not remember this. His memory was changed to become a spy for the rebels and cause harm to the aliens shopping empires. I still have to work the basics and specifics out but this is just a first draft so please bear with me.

Sadit and Chan are his friends who work with him as cleaners. Gale is a girl who works for the rebels too and is supposed to help Rowan in his “cause”. She works at the customer services. She already had a couple of strange meetings with Rowan, that make no sense to him.

Ron is on earth and Negrescu has tried to kill his father who left his home, to meet an old friend called Single Feather to figure out how to get on. A clone stays in Ron’s place to not cause suspicion. There is also a “colony” of clones who work against Negrescu. Ron with Single Feather and Single Feather’s people go to them because Negrescu’s men have started to kill them.

And here is my WIP:

“Strange!” Ron thought “That is exactly the direction I need to go. He picked up the animal, took out a knife and skinned it. Then he got out a bag from his rucksack. It was a material no one could make anymore. They used to call it plastic. They found huge amounts along the seashore if they dared to go there. He had once found lots of those bags and took them home, cleaned them and kept them. “You never know what they might be useful for” he had thought. Now he packed the skinned bunny in it and hang it at the bottom of the rucksack making sure the bag was closed securely with some string. “Don’t want to attract any predators, do we?” he said. “Ah, I am already starting to talk to myself!” he thought.

The dog came running back he had crossed the stream and was barking. “I am coming!” Ron whispered carefully looking around to see if there was anything suspicious around. But there were just meadows ahead of him after the stream. The forest full of fallen branches and rotting leaves behind him and a dog running ahead along the stream towards the right. If he looked ahead that way the forest went up a slope which he saw went higher further ahead. He had planned to stay in the valley along the stream even though he had to go upwards eventually.

So he stepped into the stream and started walking. “It’s mainly sand and flat rocks. That’s good!” Ron thought. But he was still careful where he stepped. Getting wet was not on his agenda. His thoughts went back to the time just after the first attacks. Joselyn, he and the boys were living in a little village within a wood like this one. Well, Negrescu was no boy anymore by then. “Too clever too early!” Ron thought when he remembered his pride about his eldest son’s success at university and then getting a job at a famous science lab no one remembers today when others just started university.

The dog barked further ahead. Ron stopped and stepped aside behind a rock and a bush. He could see a little ahead through the bush where he saw the dog running back towards him. It stopped behind the bush and looked around sniffing. Then navigated around the rock to stand in front of Ron. Ron looked down at it. “Never was keen on dogs. Well, pets as a whole!” he thought. “Rowan always wanted one!” Ron sighed. “What is it, dog?” The dog looked up at him then stepped out of the stream and started running up the hill to Ron’s right. Ron did not follow. “I don’t want to go too early up there,” he thought. The dog came back just when Ron stepped back into the middle of the stream. He suddenly heard shouting coming from ahead on the stream. “Oh, oh!” he started running after the dog up the hill and into the under bush.

He ducked down and waited. After a minute he saw a group of men coming down the stream. He recognised the leader and young man in Negrescu’s group who was looking around everywhere. “Stop” he commanded and the group stood still all along the stream. Ron holt his breath. “Shouldn’t he be here by now?” one of his men asked who wore a black bandana and had a beard that resembled a goat. “Shush!” The leader said who had short-cropped red hair and a huge nose. “Maybe Negrescu was wrong!” he said after a while. Maybe his father just had one of his little outings and is back by now.” “What shall we do?” another man addressed the leader. He hardly seemed to be a man so young did he look from afar.

“Go home. Tell Negrescu to stop being paranoid!” The men started walking again and went in the direction of Ron’s camp last night.

Ron waited for about half an hour. The dog who waited the whole time beside him crouched low suddenly got up and started walking upwards into the woods sniffing the ground. Ron watched him go and hesitated. “I am not sure I can really rely on you, dog!” he thought. He looked back down towards the stream. “On the other hand though,” he thought “they might have left guards down there. Better follow the dog. I have no other choice anyway!” he sighed remembering the cliffs that parted him from the other side of the mountains where he was heading.

Please remember this is entirely unedited and will be improved in time. Thanks.

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#NaNoWriMo17 WIP Share 1

I won’t have time for blogging nor for NaNoWriMo this week as I wrote a couple of times last week because my mom comes visiting. Well, she is my ex-step-mom (my father was married to her in the late 80’s and early 90’s) but I have “adopted” her as my mom because my birth mother died when I was quite young.

So I decided to share a couple of chapters of my work in progress for NaNoWriMo throughout this week. They need editing but I share them anyway and hope you enjoy them.

Today I share a little bit from my first day of NaNoWriMo. I have to explain, that the story starts right in the middle. I am working on a fantasy/sci-fi series I have started in 2014 on an old blog but got to halt halfway through.

The main character is Rowan a young man who starts working on a supermarket planet. Aliens have taken over humanity and made them work for the aliens in supermarkets that occupy whole planets to sell to the universe. Rowan is the son of Ron who is a rebel leader who wants to stay out of any contact with aliens or technology and is still living on earth and brother of Negrescu, who has his own agenda.

However, Rowan does not remember this. His memory was changed to become a spy for the rebels and cause harm to the aliens shopping empires. I still have to work the basics and specifics out but this is just a first draft so please bear with me.

Sadit and Chan are his friends who work with him as cleaners. Gale is a girl who works for the rebels too and is supposed to help Rowan in his “cause”. She works at the customer services. She already had a couple of strange meetings with Rowan, that make no sense to him.

Ron is on earth and Negrescu has tried to kill his father who left his home, to meet an old friend called Single Feather to figure out how to get on. A clone stays in Ron’s place to not cause suspicion. There is also a “colony” of clones who work against Negrescu. Ron with Single Feather and Single Feather’s people go to them because Negrescu’s men have started to kill them.

And here is my WIP:

“What the…” Rowan thought. He remembered how he got told off walking out there on his first day. “What do you think you are doing?” Rowan jumped. “Sadit. No time come with me or stay behind. Somethings going on!” “Oh, really?” Sadit muttered but followed Rowan out of the doors. They had to dodge around customers and employees streaming in all directions. Some towards the mayhem some away.

Outside Rowan looked but could not see Gale anymore. He shook his head. “Care to explain what is going on?” Sadit asked. “I wish I knew!” Rowan answered. “Back there I saw Gale picking something up where the glass shattered. No idea where she came from and why none of security saw her. They were just behind her and when she left all around her but no one asked what was going on. Then she left towards our quarters but I can’t see her now!” Sadit looked at him but said nothing. “What?!” asked Rowan. “Well…. I am not sure, to be honest!” Sadit answered. “Something like this happens and you are still after the girls?” Rowan rolled his eyes. “Didn’t you hear what I said? Gale picked something up. And a couple of days ago I saw her vanishing in the toilet. Or more appearing out of nowhere. There is something fishy going on!”

“Ok. And?” Rowan took a step back and looked at Sadit. “You don’t’ find that strange?”
“I find it very strange mate but one of the most important things I have learned working here is: Keep out of strange things.”
“But you can’t…” Rowan fell in but Sadit holt his hand up.
“You remind me of my uncle. He wanted to know everything that was going on and you know what? He found out things. Strange things. Things that don’t add up at all. But then he vanished. Out of nowhere. Gone. Noone can tell us something. Noone wants to tell us something. Left my aunt and cousins without support because those who have too curious family members lose their job. Get that? We throw away more food than we should because we know they are coming around getting it. We can’t help them otherwise we are out of jobs too. There is no way I do that to my mum and dad! But you don’t understand that. You don’t have any!”

“Hey! That’s not fair!”
“Maybe! But you are still so green you don’t know how things work here. Don’t’ seem to know anything really.”
“Wow…” rowan took another step back. “And I thought you are a friend! Why did you follow if you don’t want to be involved in anything?”
BECAUSE I like you! Don’t want you to get into trouble even though trouble seems to attract you like a fly to shit!”
Rowan started laughing. “Shit you are so right!” Sadit grinned a little. “So what are you going to do?”
“Well, she is gone now anyway. But I’ll keep an eye on her. If I suddenly go off just don’t follow me ok?” “Deal!” Sadit took Rowan’s hand but had a rather worried look on his face.

Please remember this is entirely unedited and will be improved in time. Thanks.

#NaNoWriMo17 ~ #amwriting Music list

I have managed to finish not only Friday’s wordcount but also Saturdays, Mondays and Tuesdays which means I can keep next week from writing for my mom. I can’t wait. It also means I topped my previous record of about 4000 words a day. Yesterday were nearly 9000. Good heavens!” Good luck to all of you NaNoWriMo’s and if you need some music for your writing here is my #amwriting/Schreiben music list. Well, I hope it embedded the whole list and not only this song. If not have a look here #amwriting/Schreiben

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#amwriting diary Nov11 ~ #NaNoWriMo17 No 7

Yesterday I very enthusiastically wrote this tweet

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when I sat down to start my #NaNoWriMo writing session and then… then I wrote not a single word! Bugger! Sorry for my language.

Life got in the way and I won’t bore you with the specifics. That’s how it is.

For a moment I considered to give up but that only lasted a minute or so. I just want to get some content on my blog for next year and Morsmart just begs to be written and finished.

So how do I get about it? I try to write double the word count which I had planned today and if that does not work I will have to add additional words for the rest of the month because I won’t write a lot next week when my stepmom comes to visit. I can’t wait to see her. It’s been two years since the last time and no matter how much I love #NaNoWriMo it’s not more important than family.

Just in case you feel the wall already or just can’t get into it. Here are some video’s (I hope the NaNoWriMo video list got embedded and not just one video) for your motivation.