Rebekah’s Diary

Enjoy a passenger seat to the writing process and perhaps learn from my mistakes along the way!

Why I quit working to deadlines

Anyone who has been following me on this writing journey may have noticed that I set myself time-related goals to try and get this novel over the finish line. In my post on editing, I stated that I would be taking a month’s break and hoped to have completed all my editing by the newContinue reading “Why I quit working to deadlines”

NaNoWriMo 2020 – my experience

The 1st November has FINALLY arrived and I woke up super excited to start a brand new project. Here you will find daily updates including my word count, total so far and a lil’ comment on how I’m finding the experience. Check back daily for the latest!

NaNoWriMo 2020

Anyone who has taken part in a NaNoWriMo understands the mammoth task I am about to undertake. Those of you who haven’t attempted it or don’t know what it is, grab a coffee, sit down and relax while I explain.

Let the editing commence

Finally! Taking a month off from writing has felt like years. I managed to get a lot done in that time, but I have definitely been itching to get my fingers to the keyboard. I’ve outlined other stories to weave throughout the main plot, created character bios for my supporting characters and jotted down additionalContinue reading “Let the editing commence”

Taking a break between draft two and three – it’s hard!

Writing the words ‘the end’ feels spectacular. Even though it’s my second draft, the story has evolved and changed so much that finishing it feels like an entirely new experience. How did I celebrate?

How a good friend (and NaNoWriMo) got me back into writing

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a reader and a writer. While my sister was out playing football and enjoying the many benefits of fresh air, I was inside with my head in a book. I kept diaries haphazardly and watched a lot of TV, consuming as many stories as I couldContinue reading “How a good friend (and NaNoWriMo) got me back into writing”

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