Camp NaNoWriMo April 2015: Days 23 and 24

Camp-Participant-2015-Web-BannerDay 23: 20,291 words

Day 24: 20,316 words

The story is finally starting to kick into place (ain’t it my luck?!) with my FMC going from finding the origin point of the disease to managing to bond with the dragons by saving the dragon baby she has hatched whilst chasing off two poachers and making the teen with them promise to never speak of it again if he left quietly.

A later call on a satellite phone she has received reveals that her bonding with the dragons without knowing or having the White Fire shouldn’t really have happened. She is about to find out though.

The way things are going, the notes and writing the bits I want to method might be the best method to at least have some sort of full story down.


Camp NaNoWriMo April 2015: Day 22


Day 22: 17,838 words

Again, not masses written but had the revelation that my FMC’s dog is dying from disease, my FMC has already accepted that and the birth of an orphaned baby dragon after the death of its mum. The dragon is still genderless.

Right now, I am just hoping to at least write and hit my 25,000 word target as I am just happy to be writing again.

Read Regional 2015

Discover new writers from the North of England with this year’s Read Regional list.

Wakefield Libraries



It’s Read Regional time once again. Every year this scheme introduces library users to new titles by authors based in the north of England. This year there are 10 exciting titles to explore.
There are five novels:
Letters to my Husband by Stephanie Butland
The Last King of Lydia by Tim Leach
The Quick by Lauren Owen
Herring Girl by Debbie Taylor
Into the Trees by Robert Williams

Three books of poetry:
Ellen Phethean: Portrait of the Quince as an Older Woman
Helen Tookey: Missel-Child
John Wedgwood Clarke: Ghost Pot

a novel for young people, Hate by Alan Gibbons and finally a graphic novel, Sally Heathcote, Suffragette by Mary and Bryan Talbot. If you have never tried reading a novel in graphic form why not give this a try. Their graphic novel Dotter of her Father’s Eyes won the Costa Biography Award in 2013.

You can find out more about…

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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2015: Day 21


Day 21: 17,383 words

Only a quick update. FMC replied to a letter from her love interest where I managed to write thoughts and feeling just for word count.

Just hope I can write some more real story stuff before the month ends.

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2015: Days 19 and 20


Day 19: 16,221 words

Day 20: 16,975 words

I am pushing on and at least writing, even if the prose is not going to be exactly awe-inspiring.

Main events: FMC has seen a dragon die after the storm, taken in the dragon’s egg and is trying to get it to hatch and has also received a letter confirming that there is a virus, an illness, within the dragons and potentially her dog has already been exposed.

Not much but I am writing. That’s the main thing for me.

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2015: Day 18


Day 18: 16,028 words

Main thing that happened yesterday: my FMC finally finished her letter to her love interest, with help from the little dragon following her around.

I seem to suddenly get a second wind as things started clicking, starting with having a storm blow in requiring her to go help the dragons before starting an environment assessment. Because of this assessment, she needs to go to the other islands. I won’t reveal too much more but suffice it to say I wrote a load of planning underneath the last bit I did to get things out of my head and written somewhere.

I think the second wind was influenced by something I ended up thinking yesterday: am I trying to do a story over too big of a time period? Considering my thinking about my FMC and the White Fire, maybe it should be shorter. It not only helps my wc (hopefully!), it might make it easier for me to actually write it.

I’m due for a second wind I think. I need it, desperately!

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2015: Day 17


Word count: 15,371 words

Yesterday I wrote more of the same but it was different. I wrote about Autumn on the archipelago, the dragons migratory patterns and their pups/babies then revealing she had just found another dead dragon. Not much really so the same things as before but not quite.

I know I am going in circles but it’s because I know I am stuck and unsure what to write next to get the full story down before the end of the month. I feel bad short-changing the story admittedly but it is a necessary need I think. Can you see the rock and the hard place I have put myself in admittedly?

I just hope this works out.