January 1, 2014
Like a lot of people, I have started many projects including three separate attempts at NaNoWriMo. The first is called The Elusive Wife (my only completed piece of work) which I'm hoping reads a little like a Murakami novel. The other attempts (Blue Duffle Coat and Worthy) failed due to real life actually happening and making a nuisance of itself. There are a few other projects I've started that can be kinda classified as magical realism, but I want to force myself to work on the the first three and see them through the first drat at the very least. I started to write shorter stories but they ended up connecting with each other and made themselves into longer pieces (Blue Duffle Coat started life as five shorter pieces all less than 1000 words each, while Worthy was seven slightly longer pieces). The Elusive Wife is my only work that has not started off as something else and was written in one continuous splurge).
I've never really done the whole writing group thing apart from attending two short creative writing courses at CityLit and attended a few NaNoWriMo write-ins. What I liked about those was the mutual support and feedback, which you can't really get from friends (who might not tell you what you need to hear). So I'm looking for this kind of support/encouragement and to hear other people's ideas.
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I heard about LWC through the NaNoWriMo London Facebook group.
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I've pretended to want to write for too long and now want to take things a little further. In Real Life I work in university admissions and, like most people, operate on chocolate.