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Ash in Lamlash

A beautiful day, at least on the Isle of Arran, which is where I was. Went there with Mo, Monty, my big sis, Ali, and my mum to skatter my dad’s ashes on the sands of Lamlash Bay.

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NaNoWriMo passes

I failed to hit the NaNoWriMo deadline.  Big surprise.  So I get no winners’ certificate, no little badge that I can proudly post on this blog. What I do get is more written than I ever had before.  I’ve always enjoyed writing, but lack of motivation stops me doing enough of it.  The deadline, even […]

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NaNoWriMo update: writing the wrong

Wouldn’t it be so predictable if I just did a couple of days’ work at the start of November, National Novel Writing Month, and then did bugger all for the rest of the time?  Well, I like to be reliable so that’s exactly what I’ve done. According to my NaNoWriMo spreadsheet, I can still do […]

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NaNoWriMo comes along just in time

The month of November looks like being the busiest of my professional career to date.  The busiest of my life.  I am a lazy man.  This should get interesting. It therefore makes perfect sense for me to commit to NaNoWriMo and, along with tens of thousands of other poor sods around the world, write a […]