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Kai’s Nanowrimo 2009

Dec 1, 2009 | Writing, Nanowrimo, Novels | 1 comment

Final Wordcount (verified) 117,456.

Final (actual) wordcount – 122,200


Changes – 37,895
Values – 25,909
Glass Block –  44,200
Untitled new scifi (from no series I’ve ever talked about) –  14190

Cordate leaf (Cyclamen).

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Those last 14,000 words were basically the rough outline of a project that I’m now building in my snowflake method software, because I’m finally at the point where this is my last ‘free’ day for several weeks.  Not because I neglected anything else, but because I’m basically looking at needing to deal with several important projects over the next month or so.  And then we have Yule/x-Mas, and Uni and a dozen other things to look at.   It’s all very secret and hush hush, but one launches on the 6th – and you don’t need to go anywhere to keep up with the salient parts.

But that’s my Nanowrimo this year.

My experiences

The Nanowrimo this year was an odd experience.   I enjoyed it, but instead of being happy, and working down with my happiness, and slowly whittling into that store of happiness to fuel the run.  This year I started low and have ended up with a refilled well for my writing.  It’s just a pity, right now, that I can’t work on the things that I’ve got planned.  I’ve got plenty of editing and solid starts for some great books though.  I hope everyone else’s Nano went well.

Where now?

This blog started talking about the Nanowrimo – but from here, it’s going to slowly start picking up everything I write, and talk about.  I’m really looking forward to introducing everyone to the rest of my world 🙂  Anyone got requests?

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P is for Psychosis #realmentalhealth #mondayblogs #nomorestigma

This is one of my harder blog posts to write, because though I talk – a lot – about the impact my mental health has on my day to day life, and has done for a while, I’m pretty sure that this is the bit no one really understands, causes the most…misunderstanding and I hope, because I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, they can’t relate to. If you didn’t know that psychosis was a feature of my mental health diagnosis, or didn’t understand if you’d heard it mentioned before now, please…don’t start changing your opinion of me. That’s the biggest reason those of us with serious mental health issues aren’t as open as society needs. Because we lose people.