What am I writing next?

Ok, so I’ve left Camp NaNoWriMo for another year.  It’s a really good challenge to keep me focused on writing every day.  What it stops me doing, really, is reading long books (I can read something that takes me one or two days), and writing other stories (like flash fiction, or character interviews).  However I […]

Tuesday Haiku #12

My fourth week at Summer Camp. The weather’s been hot, very hot for us wilting roses in England, but I still got into the spirit with my Camp Nano tee shirt. This week’s haiku is a kind of plot summary: Flying boats and spies; Mysterious females turn Victor from his task. ~~~ Only one more […]

Postcard from Camp 3

Thank you all for your good wishes.  I’m feeling lots better, thanks to antibiotics, inhalers, anti-inflammatories, fruit, water and rest! Once I was up to sitting at the keyboard I found I caught up my word-count quite quickly.  I think my strategy of writing what’s in my head, then doing something else, then waking up […]

Tuesday Haiku #11

My third week at Summer Camp, and the new version of the story is going – well, ok, slowly – choose your adverb. I’m now about a week behind schedule, but that’s largely due to my flu.  Still time to catch up. This week’s haiku: The keyboard rattles. The fingers fly across it: The writer […]

Tuesday Haiku #10

My second week at Summer Camp, and things are not going well. My target is 1615 words a day and I was already one day behind when I fell sick with a virus.  I haven’t written anything since.  Hopefully the medications will work and I’ll get back on track.  So this week’s haiku: Feverish body; […]

The Way West #24 – the final chapter

This is the final chapter of my Camp NaNoWriMo project.   To see earlier chapters click here.  All comments welcome.  Story copyright Jemima Pett. Chapter 24: Enlightenment In which the General holds forth and Humphrey finds he has everything he wants The General of the Western Marches sat in the comfortable lounge adjacent to the King’s […]

The Way West #21

This is my Camp NaNoWriMo project.  I’m posting one chapter at a time (Monday,Wednesday & Friday).  To see earlier chapters click here.  All comments welcome.  Story copyright Jemima Pett. Chapter 21: Evidence and Conjecture In which Humphrey finds both old friends and new friends in deadly danger The elite squads gained entry to the second […]

The Way West #20

This is my Camp NaNoWriMo project.  I’m posting one chapter at a time (Monday,Wednesday & Friday).  To see earlier chapters click here.  All comments welcome.  Story copyright Jemima Pett. Chapter 20: Forest and Deeping In which Humphrey loses his hearing and Willoughby goes wall-running again The 4th Regiment had entered the castle with their customary […]

The Way West #18 – a long one

This is my Camp NaNoWriMo project.  I’m posting one chapter at a time (Monday,Wednesday & Friday).  To see earlier chapters click here.  All comments welcome.  Story copyright Jemima Pett. Chapter 18: And Live To Fight Another Day In which Betty and Willoughby display their skills and Humphrey displays his fear As dusk fell, Humphrey climbed […]