Sunny Sunday (I hope)

Published on Sunday 30th October 2011 by DJ Kirkby

Well it is too early to tell yet this morning but I am hoping for more of this unseasonably warm weather today. Greedy of me I know, but there is something decadent and addictive about pottering about in the garden with the sun warming my back when it is nearly November!

My Portsmouth Bookfest book brunch on the 26th was well attended. You can see some of the photos readers sent in by following this link to my Facebook author page and looking in the bookfest album.  Thank you to everyone who came to say hello and to add to the story chain. I will post the completed story chains on here the 6th November but first they need completing! Please click here for the adult story or here for the children’s story and help finish the stories. Each link you add to the stories will earn you one entry into my December 1st 2011 Kindle giveaway.  Click on the giveaway tab just below my website header to find all the other ways you can enter.

National Novel Writing Month begins on Tuesday which means I will go quite quiet on here, Facebook and Twitter while I try and squeeze 50,000 words out in 30 days. I do this every year, and while the manuscript I end up with at the end of November is little more than pure brain dump, it can be polished into something quite beautiful. I wrote the first 50,000 words of my forthcoming book Special Deliveries during NaNoWriMo last year.

This year I am hoping to make a lot of progress on the complete rewrite of My Dream of You. It has decided that it wants to become something completely different from the first draft and I now find myself in the discombobulating position of writing a whole new book instead of the second draft as I had expected.

I will post updates of my NaNoWriMo progress on twitter because I will want to boast and you might just want to cheer me on (or heckle me).  I will also post new ways for you to enter the Kindle giveaway each week of November. Good luck everyone!

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