Final Nano Progress Report Week #4

By FocusMe Team on 30 November 2018

What a week! It was the last week of NaNoWriMo and our Wrimos were working hard on their word count. Enjoy the final writing buddy chat between Suzi and Tricia.

How was your final week? We would love to hear about it in the comments below. 

Sue: So we’ve made it! I’ve verified my word count – 50154 words. That’s 24k for my children’s story, The Smuggler and 26k of my novel, Three Faced Doll.

Tricia: Yay, we did and with two days to spare. As you know I started with Cold Sheets but shifted to The Coal Miner’s Son, sequel or standalone to House of Grace, because the pull to return was just too much. I’m pleased to say that my combination of 57352 words consisted of 13078 and a whopping total in excess of 44,000 to the Coal Miner’s Son. Yippee.

Sue: My last 12k words are very rough – I’ll have to do a lot of editing, but then that’s the aim of Nano – just get the words down and tidy them up later. I shall be back to my editing now. I’d like to get both books finished and out there.

Tricia: Likewise, Sue. I look forward to seeing The Smuggler Story and Three Faced Doll in publication.  For me, Nano allowed me to type up a framework that I can edit and layer. This is my favourite part as it’s where my story comes to life. I don’t anticipate a release date for The Coal Miner’s Son prior to March 2019. However, as a celebration of gaining the MA qualification, and winning Nano, I have a special promotion for House of Grace on Amazon Kindle from 30th November 2018 for one week only. It will sell at a silly price of 99p/99c – less than a cup of coffee! So, if anyone wants to grab a copy and catch up on the story before The Coal Miner’s Son is released – now’s the time. Check out the link here.

Sue: It’s great to be a Nano winner. And it means I’ve also earned my 40% discount on my FocusMe subscription. Yay!

Tricia: It is. This is my first time as a Nano winner and having a Nano buddy, and FocusMe, definitely helps. The added bonus of 40% discount off FocusMe subscription for winning Nano is not to be scoffed at.

Nanowrimo Winner

Congratulations to Suzi and Tricia. You deserve this badge and thanks for using FocusMe throughout NaNoWriMo 2018 and beyond.

Suzi Bamblett and Patricia M Osborne (known as Tricia to her friends), writing buddies for a long time, have decided to tackle NaNoWriMo together this year. Suzi has recently submitted her dissertation, the final module for her MA in Creative Writing at Brighton University. She is now in the process of completing her novel Three Faced Doll, a psychological thriller. If you want to know more about Suzi Bamblett check out her blog Broodleroo – Scribbles and Reflections.  

Patricia M Osborne is a novelist, poet and short story writer. She also completed the MA in Creative Writing at Brighton University this year. Her debut novel House of Grace- A Family Saga has received a ‘Chill with a Book’ Readers Award. To find out more about Patricia and her books jump straight onto Twitter or Facebook: Patricia M Osborne, Writer.