Thursday, 1 December 2016

Finished National Novel Writing Month!

Hello from Morocco! I'm down here for one of my regular writing retreats and making a rare appearance online. I mostly ignore the existence of the Internet when I'm here. Anyway, I just wanted to announce that I made it through another National Novel Writing Month, a movement of mass craziness every November when people around the world write 50,000 words in 30 days.

Actually it's not as hard as it sounds. Like any other skill, writing becomes easier with practice. The more you write, the more you can write. It helps that in Morocco I don't have any distractions to lower my word count!

Mostly I've been working on the fourth of my Toxic World series of post-apocalyptic novels, Emergency Transmission, which sees the reappearance of the mysterious freighter`and the reappearance of a certain crazed cult that wasn't fully done away with in the first book. I also did some ghostwriting. I've been getting a lot of that sort of work lately.

I'll be in Morocco for another couple of weeks. I'll post some pictures when I can!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! It certainly isn't impossible when you put your mind to it.

Sioux said...

Sean--Congratulations. I got 22,000 words by yesterday, but it's a kids' book, so it doesn't need to get to be 50,000.

You're a winner in so many ways...

Donna Volkenannt said...

Congratulations on completing your NaNo challenge. Stay safe in your travels.

Mandy 'n' Justin said...

Yay for finishing NaNoWriMo and being in Morrocco! How fun!

Looking for more from Sean McLachlan? He also hangs out on the Civil War Horror blog, where he focuses on Civil War and Wild West history.

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