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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 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 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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Tribute to Jessica Blackadder

Australian author Jesse Blackadder, whose award-winning work ranged from historical fiction to books for children, has died aged 56 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Robert Moran, Sydney Morning Herald June 12, 2020 I met Jesse at a Gold Coast … Continue reading

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T C Bartlett picture books are amazing…

Book Review by Jill Smith©May2020 Title: It’s Music Time Author/Illustrator: T.C. Bartlett This story is told through the intricately crafted illustrations and minimal words. ‘Now don’t dillydally in the woods, young man, or you’ll be late for your music lesson.’ … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo update – Day 18

Camp NaNoWriMo update – day 18 – slightly under today’s target but still managed 1250 words bringing my running total to 29,700 words. I’m enjoying the edit. The second book in The Ancient Aliens series re-edit is almost complete. Then … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo and how to survive coronavirus

Camp NaNoWriMo has provided a Self Care checklist daily leading up to starting the month of April with your project. I’m editing again as I’ve several manuscripts that need shaping up. I’ll be updating as I go. It appears that … Continue reading

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League of Llamas by Aleesah Darlison – I’m a winner!!

Thank you so much for offering to review the first instalment in Aleesah’s brand new laugh-out-loud series, League of Llamas Book 1: The Golden Llama. You’re one of the lucky prize winners – CONGRATULATIONS! The series is published by Penguin Random House Australia, with books 1 and 2 … Continue reading

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My Year in Books 2019 – Part 2

Merry Christmas Everyone, five sleeps to go till Santa arrives. I’m continuing my year in books – Goodreads brief reviews or book blurbs. Fifty books will require two more posts. Here’s part two, as they are long reviews, part three … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Update – Day 10

I’m going great guns and finding lots of things to change in a manuscript I thought was thoroughly edited. So worthwhile exercise all round. I’m up to 25,250 words edited using the 1 hour equals 1000 words formula. Well ahead … Continue reading

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