Writers will not be puzzled at the title of this post. Masochist scribblers subject themselves to a competition to write a novel in a month. See this official website if you are tempted. It takes me two years to write a novel – much of that time is spent on research then after the writing, the hard work of editing begins, followed by persuading wise publishers to adopt my work. Spending more than two hours at a stretch on nothing but writing would send me beserk – I have to do something physical such as riding my bike or tramping up a hill. All this in addition to house and garden work, looking after baby grandson a day a week and other duties. If you are interested in Nanomo then read a helpful article by my friend Dave Haslett at Ideas4writers. Just click on the links page on my website and see the top of the page here.
David Gardiner, the Irish writer of reknown – his Rainbow Man short stories are legendary (here is his Amazon author’s page) – took some photographs of me with my bike at the UK Authors Away week last month and here they are.
You can see I still need to lose a stone or so. The background is the Pen-y-Banc farmhouse B&B near Llanysul – marvelous eco-friendly place. My bike is a Dawes Super Galaxy, a favourite for long-distance tours.
Check out my writing buddy’s new website – http://www.beczugor.com/ she is an outstanding rising writing star.