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About jillsmith

I am an author of SciFi Books 'Dual Visions' and it's follow up 'Vashla's world' now retitled Book 1 and Book 2 of the Ancient Alien Series, as I've written the third in the series currently titled Travellers. I also write book reviews, articles and short stories. As a member of The Ten Penners, I've written six short stories in a collaborative our anthology for children called Fan-tas-tic-al Tales (released 2009), and nine stories including a novella in Mystery, Mayhem & Magic (released 2017). They are both available in hard copy and on Amazon as ebooks. I also contributed to 'Spooktacular Stories' a Share Your Story anthology launched in October 2019, and have another story accepted in the 2020 ‘Tell em your dreaming’ anthology to be released late 2020. I blog to showcase my work. My book reviews appear in PIO (Pass It On) and e-Writeabout. I'm a happy Grandmother to two beautiful girls, wife of the ever tolerant Clive, mother of our son Simon and mum in law to Cassie. I lead a busy life.

Camp NaNoWriMo – I’m a Winner!

Talk about leaving it till the last minute – 50223 / 50000 total words. I made the target! Yay and Phew! Jul 31, 2020 1200 words Jul 30, 2020 1000 words Jul 30, 2020 1000 words Now onto the next tasks! The Ten Penners … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo and next project

Here we are on the 30th July and I’ve added another little bit to my running total – 47023 / 50000 total words Jul 30, 2020 1400 words Jul 29, 2020 1000 words Jul 28, 2020 2000 words Jul 27, 2020 1000 words I hope to … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo update …countdown

The final few days of Camp NaNoWriMo are here and I’m still just on the target line, but having done 2 hours or using my equation 1000 words = 1 hour, I’ve added 2000 words tonight. The running total is … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo update 27th July

Since my last post, I’ve had some good days and some bad days, but never mind the end is in sight. Total words to the end of last night, but I’ve yet to start tonight. I’m under the timeline to … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo keeps plugging along

Camp NaNoWriMo keeps plugging along, it’s cold today and we’re waiting for a tradesman (surprise, surprise – we’re still waiting two hours after he said he’d be here), a great time for editing. Jul 22, 2020 1800 words Jul 22, 2020 … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo update and book review

  Camp NaNoWriMo Day 18, sort of on track, I’m on the line with 29073 words tracking towards the 50000 words total. Since day 14 the last post of NaNo challenge: Jul 18, 2020, Not editing today, just writing. 800 … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo update Day 14

The magic is still happening from my last update on 8th July through to today the 14th of July. My running total is 22,773 words moving towards the 50,000 words total. Jul 14, 2020 1750 words Jul 13, 2020 1000 words Jul … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo update & writing goals

Jul 8, 2020   ( This was 7th July at Midnight so I’ve still to start today ) 1500 words Jul 6, 2020 1500 words Jul 5, 2020 1500 words Jul 4, 2020 2500 words Jul 3, 2020 2225 words Jul 3, 2020 2027 words Jul … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo progress

I’ve made a good start to my editing plan for NaNoWriMo. Again, using the 1 hour equals 1000 words, this is what I’m up to. July 1 – Day 1 – 1771 words July 2 – Day 2 – 2027 … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo is back on

1st July was the start of Camp NaNoWriMo. I’m still editing so its a great incentive to get in there and do more each day. Yesterday I managed 2224 words or using the 1 hour equals 1000 words equation 2 … Continue reading

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