One year ago, on the first of November, I embarked upon a quest to write 50,000 words in thirty days. I was nervous. I’d go so far as to say that I was scared. I wasn’t sure that I could do it, even though I had planned and plotted. As it happened, I over achieved. By the end of the month, Eleven Miles has grown to 65,000 words. I needed two more days and 5,000 more words to complete the book. It was [self-] published on 16th December and has sold quite well. The reviews on Amazon and Goodreads are pretty good too. Take a look.
Tomorrow, NaNoWriMo 2015 commences. This time, I am neither nervous nor scared. Instead, I am really excited. I have planned and plotted my second novel, Knitting Can Walk! I can’t wait to start writing about the adventures and misadventures of Calum McDougal in the early ‘seventies. It’s going to be such fun.
I’ll provide occasional updates on my blog and maybe my other blogging activities will diminish slightly. Part of my plan is to attend a three-day creative writing course at Shanklin on the Isle of Wight starting on the 20th November, followed by a few days in a cottage in South Wales with just my wife and three dogs. We’ll go walking and I will write. Success is assured.
If any authors in Southern England would care to join me for the writing course, especially if you are participating in NaNoWriMo 2015, I’d love to meet you there.