February 28, 2011 § 2 Comments
I and my fellow travellers, Frouse and Oryx (pictured) have returned from the wilds of Holland.
We drank strange Dutch tea, looked at a lot of aged objects and took pictures of sheep.
We also wrote quite a bit, and (unwisely) re-read ‘Wives and Daughters’ on the Kindle. This was unwise because I was inevitably smoten anew with the desire to write historical fiction (again), when I am about 35k words into a piece of fantasy fiction. Curses.
I shall not do this, however. Instead I shall embark upon a miniature NaNoWriMo through March, with fine company from Andy of sfad, and see if I can reach about 65k by April. I may then begin to feel like the end is vaguely in sight.
If anyone else wants to do a mini-NaNoWriMo with a bit of company, let us know. There’ll be periodic posts and virtual tea, plus suitable group commiserations over the misery of the process. It’ll be fun.
Meanwhile, I shall assuage my desire to write historical fiction by doing some short pieces for my Open University course. I have to do a large project to round it off with, and I’ve decided upon writing a screenplay for a 30-minute film set in the 1840s. More about that as it develops.