NaNoWriMo Update!

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Hi Luvvies!

This is a quick post just to let everyone know I’m alive and kicking (out those words) during this month’s NaNoWriMo 50k words – in 30 days shenanigans.

Meanwhile, if you’d like to read some free bits and pieces, please pop over to my Patreon page and see what I’ve written for my supporters. Links are below.

They’re available to all for free – however – you’re more than welcome to support me writing you some more! (You get perks for being my “fan” MWAH! MWAH!” – those are kisses, not evil laughs ).

OCTOBERTwo POETRY BONUS posts

—  Bonus Poem Part I REWARD Can be read by clicking here.

— Bonus Poem Part II REWARD can be read by clicking here.

My 1st SHORT STORY Written for MY PATRONS – Who will all be acknowledged in the dedication when published – REWARD can be read by clicking here.

NOVEMBER – One DADDY DAUGHTER STORY – Again this was written for MY PATRONS, so they will be acknowledged when this gets published!

NOVEMBER REWARD can be read by clicking here.

Thank you! Must dash.

Big hugs and loving spanks!

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P.S. That site again… just in case you missed it the first 100th time round 😉 … http://bit.ly/PatreonAngel

P.P.S. Thank you to ALL of you for your follows and support. Much love! xxx  (Yes, you can just follow my Patreon site, if money’s too tight. You’ll get instant emails about when I’ve posted something for all to see).

P.P.P.S. If you’re not already, please follow this blog, too. I follow back!  😉

OK BACK TO NANOWRIMO FOR ME. ONLY THE REST OF TODAY AND TOMORROW LEFT!!! I’m currently a little behind, but I think I’m going to make it.  I’m on 42, 226 words, and still working flat out!  I must do this. I don’t want to let you or myself down!!!! Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

 

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P.S.S.T     Did I tell you I’m on Patreon!? 😀

#Submission : #Poems & #Shunga

My first two Month 1: Part 1 and 2 Patreon Bonus poems are now available for all to read.

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Credit  Kikugawa Eizan (1787-1867) ascribed to
Kissing lovers on a futon under a blanket.
Date: Edo period, ca. 1820-30

They’re only short, but as I’m in my first few days of being on Patreon, the work I am being supported to write this month is not going to be available until next month. Well, that’s the way it’s supposed to work. But I didn’t want to keep everyone waiting that long, so I shared two short poems in between.

I am writing something else as we speak and that will be posted before next month. But I don’t want to give too much away here as it will spoil the surprise I’ve got lined up for my Patrons!

Meanwhile you can find both the aforementioned bonus poems, free to all to read, by reading this post. And if you like these, longer stories are on their way. Please consider supporting me.  🙂

Thanks!

Hugs,

Yep, that's me!

Angelika Devlyn

Half Angel | Half Naughty Little Devil 

P.S. The picture above is a classic example of “Shunga”. The traditional Japanese term for erotic paintings and prints. They are also called makura-e, “pillow pictures” (presumably the original term) or higa, “secret pictures”.

P.P.S. That link again… bit.ly/PatreonAngel  🙂

3 Steps to #Winning #NaNoWriMo!

Nano2                        Btw, I’m on Patreon? 😀Please check out my latest POLL! Thank                    you! https://www.patreon.com/posts/should-i-write-14815000


In fact, let me change that to — How to Win NaNoWriMo in 3 (non) Easy Steps! Which, if truth be told, is much more appropriate. Nothing in life worth going for is ever easy.

How to Win NaNoWriMo in 3 (non) Easy Steps!

Disclosure: I’m by no means an expert, but I won by writing 50,000 words in the month of July during #CampNaNoWriMo (find that post here).  I plan to do it again during this November’s 30 day stint over at the main site NaNoWriMo.

Oh, and a heads up – this post is hardly a quickie. Take your time and really savour the moment with this one.

So, any tips?

  1. Grab  yourself a writing buddy!

Seriously, chaps, this is the clincher for me. Writing can be a solitary and lonely profession if you let it — especially if you live among wruggles (my version of muggles but those with an aversion to pens, not wands). The support of other writers is tantamount to winning! Miss this at your peril

Where to find other writers online?

There are lots of writing communities online with forums where you can meet other like-minded people. Just Google writing forums.

Writing buddies are good to keep you on track, they stay supportive, don’t mind when you vent, and best of all they understand what you’re going through. Listen to them. Help each other out. Before long you’ll see the magic appearing on your page — in full on plotter style.

((Waves to Amy and Devon!))

You can also mingle with other writers on Social Media. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are great places to get started. Look out for those who share the tags #amwriting #amediting #author #authorlife. Honestly, there are heaps of writing tags out there. #WriterWednesday is another one. Appropriate, considering what day it is. 😀

 

 

2. Write every day!

Okay, this is easy to say, but not as easy to do. Don’t forget, during  NaNoWriMo you need to reach 50,000 words in 30 days. I break that down to 1,667 words a day. But you also need to be aware of days you know you’ll be unable to write. Like having a day out with your family or friends. There will also be days where you’re going to have unexpected interruptions stopping you from writing. Don’t beat yourself up about this. Just accept it for what it is (a minor irritation), take it in your stride and push harder the next day.

Have a pen and paper with you at all times. Jot things down as and when they spring to mind. Usually at the most inappropriate moments. Don’t let this happen to you. Always have a notepad to hand. Be prepared to catch your thoughts, like a dreamcatcher catches dreams.

Plus, I find this is great for when you sit at your computer and go to write, as you always have something written down, which can start off a good day of writing – Tommy Cooper style. Just like that! It’s already there in your notebook, so not much effort is needed to get started

From: Black Adder the Third (TV Series) Season 1, Episode 5 Amy and Amiability (1987)

I Have a Cunning Plan, M’Lord

3. Plan Your Writing Time Ahead!

“Fail to plan and you plan to fail!” I’m not too sure who said this. But I like it.

It’s October now, so go through the month of November on a calendar and work out if you can see any days in November where you are NOT going to meet your daily writing goal.  For example, I have a lot of family birthdays in November and expect quite a few hangovers. Then there’s the pre-Christmas celebrations…  Anyway, know in advance there’s not lot you can do about this, except perhaps live your life like a hermit (not advisable). Therefore, my best advice for peeps with a busy life, is to mark these days happily with a big fat zero on a calendar.

Then — now this is the biggie — work your word count goal out by dividing it by the number of days you have left to write.  This should give you a realistic daily word count goal. Although, in the big mad rush to get finished, and during that busy time in November leading up to Christmas, nothing is set in stone, but a guideline will always help to smooth away some fears and harsh edges

Always have a plan, my friends. Always have a plan. Think Baldric from Blackadder, and take a leaf out of his book and have a cunning plan, m’Lord.

Until next time, take several super, planned hugs,

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P.S. Here’s my NaNoWriMo profile link if you’d like to follow my progress (and perhaps have a good laugh at my expense), or maybe add me as a writing buddy, so you can really goad me — I’m all yours.

P.P.S.  I have won NaNoWriMo before, but I used to forget my passwords and create new accounts under different names just because it was easier. Now I wish I hadn’t. I love my stats. I wish I had all of them (the wins and the fails from previous years) all neatly stacked up in a nice orderly fashion. But alas, that was not meant to be. You live and learn, chaps. Live and learn.

P.P.P.S.  Did I  mention I’m on Patreon? 😀 Come, check me out!  THANK YOU!

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