Coming into work today it was hard not to feel extremely lucky after the terrible events at Charlie Hebdo. Everyone here at Mightier Than the Sword UK is sending their prayers and best wishes to the families of the victims of this terrible assault.
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Well as day 5 of this years NaNoWriMo draws to a close, I feel very behind on my word count. When it comes to NaNo when you start to fall behind on your word count it can be very hard to catch up, fall behind by more than three days and you have more 4,500 words to catch up on to stay on target.
Ordinarily I’d be ahead on my word count as the meet on the first Saturday would have seen many word wars that would have gotten my word count to a healthy few thousand before the day was out. Of course the subject matter of this year doesn’t help, but that is hardly the point.
Trying to find a day when I can just sit down and focus on it may be the answer but then again, that seems to be what we all say when we are trying to get round to something we know just won’t happen.
Tags: Bonfire Night, Book Review, C.S. Woolley, charity, City of Magi, Fireworks, Michael McDuffee, NaNoWriMo, novel, Office of Letters and Light, Site updates, V for Vendetta, writing
We know we’ve been rather quiet on the site updates and blog front for the last few days. Having so few of us in the office means it has been all hands on deck in terms of getting things done, but this week sees everyone returning from their travels and those who have disappeared into the world of Alien: Isolation seem to have all finsihed the game just in time for a few weeks work before we lose them to Dragon Age: Inquistion.
We’re really happy to announce we’ve got a new book review going up – City of Magi by Michael McDuffee. The review was done by C.S. Woolley but based on what she has said about it, those of us who stayed behind here hi-jacked her kindle so we could see what all the fuss was about (on a side note – never come between an author and her kindle).
Now that halloween is over it seems that everywhere has gone Christmas crazy but we’re trying to keep that kind of chatter off the radar until after Bonfire Night at the very least. So in honour of the foiling of the gunpowder plot we’ve got a great night planned for 5th November. V for Vendetta is on the cards with hotpot for dinner followed by sparklers outside at the local bonfire display organised by the Lions – oh yes we know how to live it up!
A seasonal warning though to all those who are celebrating Bonfire Night – sparklers and fireworks are dangerous so never use them inside and make sure you stand well back from any fireworks. If you can always go to an organised display instead of one in someone’s backgarden. Wrap up warm when going to any organised display and make sure you are wearing gloves if you are going to be playing with sparklers.
Now we’ve got the serious stuff out of the way – we’re three days into NaNoWriMo! For those who don’t know what that it is, the Office of Letters and Light organises an international event every year that takes place in November and its full title is National Novel Writing Month. The aim is to write a novel in just a month, at least 50,000 words, which means writing at least 1,667 words a day to reach that goal. C.S. Woolley is currently taking part and meets up with the Nottingham NaNoWriMo group. It isn’t just for published authors, it’s for anyone who loves to write and is up for a challenge and wants to raise some money for a great cause. For more information take a look at their website.
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