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November, Novels and Physio

I’m starting a month of routines.

I need to write at least 1600 words each day to finish Nanowrimo and complete my novel The Lady Winters, I need to complete a series of exercises each evening to increase the strength in my legs since currently there is none, and I really need to get back to learning French and Latin.

On the Physio side I at least know now why I get pain in my knees on a fairly regular basis. My knee cap is not sitting where it should be and the lack of muscle in my thighs isn’t helping matter. So it’s bum, tum and thigh work out for me on a daily basis. Fun, fun. (I am not a sport enthusiast. I like indoors. You don’t get rain.)

Anyway, on the writing front which is probably the bit you lot are interest in, it is November again which means Nanowrimo! Genuine whoo!

(I am a writing enthusiast. I blooming love it!)

As I have mentioned in a previous post, this year I’m going to try and write 50,000 fresh words for my novel The Lady Winters. Last year I got 17000 done for it and then lost momentum and the document was doomed to gather dust in the forgotten recesses of my laptop’s save folder.

But not more!

I’ve already beaten my target for today! Look:

carol-forresterThe question that now stands is will I get time to hit my target tomorrow. I’ve got to visit family, pick up my boyfriend and go to my cousin’s twenty-first.

I might just get started with tomorrow’s word-count today.   

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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  1. 2024 words – look like you slam dunked it! I managed 1893 today.
    I find it is always best to try and stay ahead if you have a busy schedule the next day, although writing more than 2000 can get tough! So big kudos to you! Well done for Day 1 Writing.

  2. Hi Carol! Thanks for dropping by my blog 🙂 And congrats on getting a good word count today! I totally understand that rush of going beyond the mandatory 1600 words a day. All the best!

  3. Well done on the word count, hope you can keep to your daily word count, i managed to beat mine today but recon it will be mid month when motivation leaks away. 🙂

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