• 2012,  NaNoWriMo,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >A few writing thoughts

    >I can’t remember if I shared this already but by the end of November I was still loving the writing but I was just done with the project I was working on. Totally bored of it. Talking to others who did NaNo that seemed to be pretty normal thing. I’d probably go as far as to say its an expected part of the nanowrimo process. But that said I don’t remember it being as hard in years gone by. I did have several instances of life kicking me in the teeth in other ways during the month though. Two weeks later however I’m finding that I’m really missing the writing.…

  • Family,  friends,  NaNoWriMo,  tv,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Somethings are more important

    >I had hoped to update my blog this evening with the news that I had won NaNoWriMo for the third fourth (was sure it would be the third but then after I hit publish I looked on the NaNo site which says otherwise) time.  But that was not to be. I am so close to winning that it’s pretty much a given that will happen.  Just not today.  I have about 4K left I think.  In all honest it’s a bit of a mess though as I’ve ended up writing bits of both the projects I considered dong for NaNo and a tiny bit of a short story that landed in…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Uncategorized,  writing,  writing prompts

    >Stop! NaNo Time!

    >Yes it is indeed that most wonderful time of the year – NaNoWriMo. And just because the madness that is writing 50 thousand words in 30 days wasn’t enough for me this year I’m also one of the Municipal Liaisons for Oxfordshire. It’s going well so far although not as well or as fast as I’d hoped.  I’ve been very lacking in motivation for the past day or so which means I’ve not hit the goals I’d set for myself but I have hit and exceeded the standard day one and day two goals.  The goal is 1,667 words a day and I’m ending day two with 4,462 words meaning…

  • NaNoDiYe,  NaNoWriMo,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized

    >End of November Updates

    >I have zero time for a proper update. I’ve just posted an update post below this where I hope to track how I do with my main goals each day this month. Hoping having it visible for comments will help me keep on track better than the spreadsheet idea did (went out the window after about five days). Lost 1lb this week! So that’s the one I gained last week, gone. and means that in November 2009 I wrote 60,594 words for NaNoWriMo making me a winner for the first time since 2006 (I think) And I lost 5lb! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Uncategorized


    >Official validation and the lovely purple verified winner bars aren’t available for a few more days but the brilliant news is too good to share! I’ve gone from a blue progress bar (under 50K) to a green one! And I always knew I’d look good in green, but I didn’t know I’d look this good. Current word count is 50,014 but the month is still young. Can’t wait to validate and get my official winner icons and such like in a few days. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • NaNoDiYe,  NaNoWriMo,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized

    >[insert witty and amusing title here]

    >I am tired right now but I want to get this done sooner than later. Plus I’m not sure I’m tired as such as fried my brain. We shall see. This week I’ve managed several times to turn down things I wanted or to make healthier choices. The smaller pizza in Pizza Hut rather than the bigger one. Turned down the free biscuits, cake and bacon sandwiches on the train and just took the free drink that sort of thing. And as I already said a few days ago I’ve done a lot more wheeling of my manual chair than I usually would. The main news this week, however, is…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Uncategorized

    >Can’t blog, writing.

    >Just a quickie – NaNoWriMo is going well after I had a complete crisis on confidence on Thursday over it. Everyone in the Oxfordshire forum on their was lovely and encouraging. And I also posted a thread in the “NaNoWriMo Ate My Soul” forum too and a couple of people from there were lovely too. I met a few new to me wrimos in my favourite Reading coffee shop this afternoon too, that was fun. My goal before the end of the weekend was 30K – I was on 24K and some odd at that point. Now almost on 28K and knackered but reckoning on an hours solid writing to…

  • NaNoDiYe,  NaNoWriMo,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >Going Down!

    >Brief check in for the Healthy You Challenge this week. In bullet points: Managed one day with NO CHOCOLATE at all Managed another with NO COKE at all and without feeling overally ill Have a sinusitis type thing going on Keep having nose bleeds Made healthier choices on most days in the past week Drinking more water Wheeled myself all the way around IKEA for three whole hours on Sunday Did a fair amount of walking at my parents house on Saturday. The result? 2lb lost. yay! And my NaNoWriMo attempt is up to 19,531 words All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • NaNoWriMo,  Uncategorized

    >NaNo Update

    > I’m currently at 14802 words or there abouts.And I’m turning into a skank. Who now has insufficient time to shower before going out. I’m going to attack my hair with a can of spray wax and a brush and then spray perfume everywhere. That’ll have to do. Edit: have come to the conclusion the biggest issue w/ my hair is the fact I’m trying to put off getting it cut as I’m planning on growing it. Might need to rethink that one. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • NaNoDiYe,  NaNoWriMo,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized

    >Updating because Updating is good.

    >Firstly, I’m still doing NaNoWriMo. I’m at 8300 and some odd words so far. Only about 200 of those words were written today so I need to get going on some more writing otherwise I’m going to lose my lovely word cushion (official NaNo day three goal is 5001 by bed time but I started today at 8149). I keep going backwards and forwards on the question of whether I like what I’m writing. There are some bits I really like and other bits that are just complete crap. Part of me does wish I’d skipped the original fiction idea and gone for the fanfic one. But really I am…