November means Nanowrimo

Posted Posted in nanowrimo, New Year, Novel, Stories, Storytelling

November means Nanowrimo. National Novel Writing Month. The time when I write 50000 words in 30 days. Which isn’t novel length, and the length isn’t the only thing that’s different. I really look forward to November. It’s just after my birthday, just before Christmas and it’s usually cold. So when I discovered Nano many of […]

Optimism… a recipe for a successful new year

Posted Posted in New Year, Optimism

Life is full of triumphs and disappointments, but it’s telling that we often focus on the disappointments and remember them better than the triumphs. Last year I experimented with keeping count of both. I’ve often used the ‘write down your problems’ – or disappointments or lack of achievement – as a solution-finding exercises, and this […]