The Witching Hour Approaches

“Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.”

Well it’s not quite midnight and I’m being all deceptive quoting Shakespeare on Halloween. The truth is that in just under an hour NaNoWriMo starts, at least for us in England. Those ahead of us will have started, in theory.


I even have a novel planned for this year’s November challenge, although I wish that I had spent more time on all the characters. At least ‘Tortuous Terrain‘ is a sequel to Spiral of Hooves, my first soon-to-be-published novel, so some of the characters are familiar.  So the chapter-by-chapter guide might see me to 50k by the end of the month.

In 2011 and 2012 I managed to write the magic 50,000 words – ‘The Last Leaf’ and ‘Wyrm Blood’ – and both are in the editing queue. Only problem this time is that we are going away for a few days around Thanksgiving, and my daily word count is well below 2,000 at the moment.

Well I’m up for the challenge, even if the rest of the household are no doubt dreading my mood swings. Maybe I should have trained a cat to write for me, instead of sleeping on the keyboard-job.

But it will be worth it, Well, I will try to convince everyone, especially myself.

And the clock is ticking. Now what were those opening lines? Must check Facebook one more time though…


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