Story Time #1 – The Nightclub Stalker

This is ANOTHER new series for 2018 that I have thought on and off about doing for quite some time now. I was (and probably still will…) going to do it as something fun on my personal Instagram account but why should my friends have all the fun with stories, eh?

I remember recently telling this story to a few girls at work and even mentioned it in passing to Dane and I knew that story times needed to becoming a part of my blog. I am always a fan of sharing funny, scary and serious stories with friends and family of what has happened to me in the past.

So why not share them with you guys too? So here is the first of many of my story time posts! The first one being The Nightclub Stalker. I have added some pictures on here from that night too! I have cropped out anyone I was in pictures with for their own privacy.

This happened back in 2011, the day of my graduation for my BA. I graduated with a 2:1 in drama and creative writing and I was so happy! I’d been out for a meal with my parents after the ceremony and went home for a well deserved nap. That evening me and some friends were due to go out to celebrate and to be honest out of at least 10 or more friends I had asked out that evening, only 2 turned up. Funnily enough I’m not friends with one of them anymore and the other I talk to very rarely. We’re still Facebook friends which is nice.

ANYWAY! So already a bit fed up about only being able to celebrate with 2 of my friends, I intended to enjoy myself regardless! We decided to go out clubbing and we decided on our club of choice. I’m not going to name place names by the way, nor will I name people. This club in particular was decent because you paid £10 to get in before 11pm and you would get a ticket with 10 drinks on it. Each drink equalled a shot so if you wanted a double JD and coke you’d use up 2 of your drinks. With me? Good. 😛 So we all got those and headed to the bar.

NOW you’re aware of the setting for this story, I will rewind and go back almost a month previous to this evening…

So, almost a month previous I was on a night out with my friends for their final freshers at university (they were a year behind me) and I was a single pringle at the time so I was doing whatever I wanted, etc. I’d met a cute looking guy on the dance floor, we were having a laugh, had a cheeky snog (as you do!) and got his number (as you also do!) and headed home. A couple of days later he was texting me about meeting up for a date, so I did. The date was awful to say the least. He was clearly high on drugs and just a bit of an arrogant prick. He kept hinting for me to go to his place soon as he lived nearby to where I did. It was annoying but tolerable, nothing different to the bullshit I had had to listen to on dates previously (as well as after!). When the date ended I was relieved and headed home, hoping to never have to see him again!

Sadly, this wasn’t the case. Now we’re back to the night of my graduation. Me and my friends in the club, drinks in hands and dancing on the stage to some amazing rock and indie tunes! We were loving life and I was feeling less tired after such a long day. THEN my phone started buzzing, I checked it to see who it could be and it was him. The bad date guy (we will call him BDG for short).

BDG – “Hey Nat are you in this club?”

Me – “I might be. Why?”

BDG “I thought I saw you dancing on the stage! I’m coming over!”

Then before I even had chance to put my phone away in my handbag he jumping up on the stage and grabbing me for a hug. I went to say hello but was greeted with him trying to make out with me, which just creeped me out to be honest. Like yeah a quick friendly hug is all well and good but fuck at least buy me a drink! 😛

I pushed him away and spoke a little bit to try and break off what had just happened but as soon as I pushed away he pulled me in more. Hugging me hard and saying, “You graduated today didn’t you? OH MY GOD I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!” Which at the time seemed sweet, but meh it wasn’t.

He was incredibly drunk and again, appeared to be high on some sort of drugs.

I broke away again and said about sitting down but he wanted to go and get some drinks. I asked my friends to come with me as quite honestly, I didn’t want to be left on my own with him. At least I could hug my friends if I didn’t want him to hug me.

We made our way downstairs as he insisted on going to that bar, THE VERY BUSY FUCKING BAR instead of the NICE AND QUIET BAR that was in the rock room. Whilst we were waiting to get our next drinks he noticed we all had our tickets ready to be stamped and excited said, “Oh wow you got the tickets? I didn’t managed to get one as I didn’t get here until after 11pm.”

Me being as sympathetic as ever, “Aww really? That’s a shame.”

“Can I have a couple of your drinks then?” He asked me, trying to be all puppy eyed.

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Some pre drinks, as you do! 😛

The cheeky fucker who had turned up loaded on whatever he’d taken before entering the club and who was already pissed was asking me for my drinks. I wasn’t even tipsy yet.

“Nooo these are my drinks! I paid for these and it’s my special day.” I had no fucks to give to be honest.

This back and forth of please? No. Please? No. Went on for a while until he went into a massive strop and wouldn’t talk to me.

“Look if you don’t have any drink tickets why don’t you just buy a drink?” I went on to ask him to try and find out why he was so adamant for my alcohol.

“I don’t have any! I spent it getting into the club.”

“Well, where are your friends?”

“I don’t have a clue. I lost them in here.”

How very convenient. Quite honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if they ditched him. Harsh yes, but read on. You will understand my harshness soon.

He was then starting to be funny towards me and make snarky comments, especially as we got closer to the bar and me and my friends discussed what we were going to have to drink.

In the end my one friend said, “Nat I’ll buy him a drink if it gets him off of your back.”

“No! Don’t you dare! You paid for those drinks so you use them. He’s not sponging off of us.”

“I won’t use them all anyway Nat, it’s okay. Honestly.”

So, to shut him up she bought him a drink, which in turn he moaned at.

“WKD? What you bought me this for? I want a double vodka and Redbull!” He mouthed off at my friend, even though he was drink said drink anyway.

“Oi! Be grateful she bought you a drink at all!” I shouted at him and stormed off back towards the stairs to go upstairs.

He was pissing me off. He was a bad smell that wouldn’t fucking do one and he was starting to ruin my evening, as well more than likely annoying my friends.

We headed upstairs, him following behind. The seating in this place reminded me of those uncomfortable benches you get in bus stops. I had told the girls to both sit either side of me to try and avoid him sitting next to me.

He wasn’t particularly pleased about that and asked both of my friends if they could swap places with him so he could sit next to me, but thankfully both of them refused. Sadly though at one point one of my friends got up as she wanted to stretch her legs. AS SOON AS HER ARSE GOT UP FROM THE SEAT HE SAT NEXT TO ME!

As TMI as this may be he was all over me. Each time I tried to shove him off he took it as a sign I was enjoying myself. He was just trying to kiss me loads as well as feel me up at the best of times. Eventually he got off of me and took a hint. At that point one of my friends was still sat next to me and where he was shoving into me I was also shoving my friend, which I felt bad about.

I also realise that the above may sound rapey… It didn’t feel it. It was just annoying and clingy and I regret not punching him “accidentally” in the balls.

That guy got up and declared that he needed a wee so wandered off.

“Come on Nat let’s leave. He’s really annoying and I don’t like how he’s behaving.” My one friend said.

“Yeah she’s right, we should go home.” My other friend agreed.

I was gutted. Not only had that fucker ruined my night, but he had now ruined my friends. Deep down I wanted to go home, but why the hell should I?! I paid my money to drink my 10 drinks and enjoy my fucking evening, with my friends.

“No we aren’t going! Why should we? He probably won’t come back anyway.”

Just as I said that he was appearing again and I quickly shuffled up and sat next to a guy who did not look like he should be in the rock room.

“Do you mind if I sit here?” I asked him as I shuffled up.

“Nah go for it.” He answered. He was sat with a drink chilling out and watching the dance floor. He didn’t seem to be with anyone.

I grabbed the girls to sit next to me so he wouldn’t be able to sit next to me at all! The only chance he’d be able to is if the guy moved.

As he came over his face went from smiley and cheerful to frowning and confused. There was nowhere for him to sit. I smiled at him, as did the other girls.

BDG – “Mate I wanna sit there.”

Random guy – “Nah. I’m sitting here.”

I was a mixture of shocked and relieved. I thought the guy might move but alas he didn’t want to.

I don’t know what else was said from memory but I just remember BDG throwing a punch at the guy and then the guy getting up and grabbing BDG by the throat. I freaked out, not knowing what to do! I know it sounds bad but I didn’t give a fuck about BDG at this point, but I did give a shit about the guy. Purely because he was an innocent person who was just sitting down, enjoying his drink and chilling. He didn’t do anything wrong to be punched!

He let go of BDG after a while and stood up. Before BDG had the chance to do something to the guy again I pulled him to one side and said, “Please just walk away. Don’t do anything stupid.”

Random guy – “Nah this fuckers going down. He doesn’t just punch me and think it’s okay.”

Me – “Look I don’t give a fuck about that guy, he’s ruined my evening and he’s clearly ruined yours. He’s an arrogant tosser. Look just walk away mate, you’re better than this. Trust me. He isn’t worth you getting into trouble for.”

The guy seemed to calm down and nodded at me, thanking me as he walked away. That was something I was really proud of. I’d stopped an unnecessary fight.

BDG acted as if nothing had happened however and was asking me to sit down by him.

“No I don’t want to. I might head home soon.”

“What? Why?”

“Because of you! You just randomly hit a guy for no reason. He wasn’t doing anyone any harm.”

“Yeah but he was in my seat.”

“No! No he wasn’t!”

There was an awkward silence after this and he just kept creepily smiling at me, as if to say, “Sorry I was a massive cunt. Want to come make out now?” Hell no. That shit doesn’t wash.

I went over to my girls and said as loudly but quietly as possible, “I’m going to the loo, follow me in 5 minutes and I’ll get us out of here. You’re right, we should have left. I’ll call my dad to pick us up.”

So with that I walked away, went down to the  loo as fast as I could, had a wee and called my dad to ask for him to come and meet us as soon as he could.

I waited in the toilet until the girls came in to meet me and they were both laughing their heads off.

“What’s so funny?”

“You won’t believe what happened when you were walking off to come down here!”


“Well he was calling after you, shouting your name over and over. Did you not hear him?”

“NO! What happened next?”

“He got up from the seat and started running after you but he slipped on the alcohol that guy spilt earlier and bashed his head off of the dance floor.”

I was at this point crying with laughter. “Where is he now?”

“Don’t know, he got up and ran off.”


At this point my dad rang me to say he was close by and to get out of the club now. It was so busy though. That club was like a maze at the best of times. So I had gone downstairs for the loo but you had to go through another room to get there. So we went through the club room to go upstairs to the rock room. Then we had to go to the other side of the rock room to go downstairs into the pop room and then get out. I really hope that makes sense! I told you it was like a maze.

So we slowly wiggled out way through people to get out of one room and to another. Down on set of stairs and then another. We were making out way down the bottom of the set of stairs that takes you to the pop room when my one friend said, “Shit there he is!”

He hadn’t seen us so I said, “Fuck run!” We legged it as quickly and safely as possible, shouting excuse me and sorry constantly as we wiggled and waved through people.

“Don’t turn around, just keep moving.”

Just then my dad text me, “I’m here, see you in a sec.”

It was a scene from a British drama or a comedy, but it wasn’t funny… Well it was looking back at it.

We got out of the club and practically dived and jumped into my dads car.

“DAD! DRIVE!” I shouted as I put my belt on and ducked down.

“Bloody hell Nat, what you done?”

“Fuck all there’s been a creepy guy following us around all night.”

As we drove past the club, safe in my dads car there he was. Looking for us outside in the smoking shelter.

I couldn’t wait to get home. I told my dad about the whole thing and he laughed in a sort of, “Nice one, idiot.” way.

The next day in the afternoon I received a text message from BDG.

BDG – “Hey Nat oh my God last night was crazy wasn’t it?! I don’t remember a thing! I’ve woken up with a massive bruise on my face. Don’t have a clue how I got it.”

Me – “You don’t remember anything?”

BDG – “Nah nothing! Why? Did I do something wrong?”

Me – “How about everything? You were an absolute cunt mate.”

I wasn’t holding back. The C word was out and being use in force!

BDG – “That’s a bit harsh. I didn’t even do anything that bad, did I?”

Me – “How about trying to have MY DRINKS, pissing off MY FRIENDS, constantly all over me when I wanted to have a NICE TIME and not to mention you attempting to beat some random guy up because he wouldn’t move to let you sit next to me.”

BDG – “I don’t remember to be honest with you. I text you to see if you could enlighten me on what happened.”

Me – “I’ll enlighten you on something and I’ll say again. You’re an absolute cunt and I don’t want you talking to me ever again. I’ll be blocking your number.”

BDG – “See ya then. Was nice knowing you for such a short time. I really like you!”

Then I blocked. He was annoying me. Really liked me huh? Yeah right. Well… Maybe a bit TOO much.

So that was my nightclub stalker story. At the time it was a mixture of funny and creepy. It put me off meeting guys on nights again after that and I just stuck to people I knew through friends etc. They weren’t much good either in all fairness but at least they weren’t randomers.

Now I look back on it it’s a funny story to tell, although a few people have freaked out about it. This was back in 2011, which soon enough will be 10 years ago. It’s crazy!

I do apologise for how long this post is! I really wanted to do a story time post on this at least as it’s a story I like to share for various reasons.

What would you have done in my situation? Let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time, take care all!


NaNoWriMo Week 4 & YAY NaNoWriMo 2013 Is Over!

Okay this post is meant to be two separate posts, but I’ve combined it to be one, because of two reasons, 1. I was late writing up and scheduling both posts DUE TO NaNoWriMo and 2. Because I’m awesome like that.

Basically NaNoWriMo has been over  for a week now and since then I’ve been thinking about how many words I wrote in just 30 days… It’s so weird!

In the fourth week of NaNoWriMo I found myself doing pretty well, but I began to stress out after 45,000 words as I was busy last weekend when I was needing to get those last two, nearly three thousand words written to complete NaNoWriMo and get to 50,000 words. I was with my boyfriend pretty much all weekend so I had to fit in writing before going to bed and as soon as we woke up for me to get to 50,000 words. The last two thousand works were horrible to get down because I just wanted NaNoWriMo to be over and done with for another year.

So as hard as the fourth and final week can be for NaNoWriMo, I found it to be pretty simple. I’d come home from work, write until about 1am-3am and then go to sleep. Simple! I did get a tad stuck at times but I soon got through that and plodded on!

Overall I really enjoyed NaNoWriMo this year and I’m actually surprised I finished! I finished on 50,261 words and I haven’t finished my novel, infact I’m nowhere near finishing it! It’s probably got another 50,000 words to go until it’s completely finished, but right now I’m unsure when I’ll be continuing with it as for a while I’m just going to be busy with Christmas and my birthday, as well as keeping my blog updated.

I have to admit, as much as I love writing I really did miss writing on my blog every other day. I just love writing about things I’m passionate about and I like to update you guys on things I’ve bought, like, my life etc. So the fact I just had to schedule a ton of posts back in October for the duration of November, it sucked!

I’m just glad to be back, but this being said I’m going to be taking part in NaNoWriMo next year, because I just enjoyed it so much!

I want to thank my friend Amy who was definitely my writing buddy throughout NaNoWriMo and would sit with me on Skype night after night discussing make up and out novels!

You NEED to go and check out her blog, ( she’s an amazing writer and recently came back after a very long hiatus, which I’m glad about. She’s mad about make up and was amazing and got me my MAC’s Speak Louder lipstick dirt cheap! Tell her I sent you if you find her through this post.

But the person I want to thank my most is my boyfriend. There were a few times where I was pretty close to giving up and he was there to encourage me to carry on and remind me that days before I was enjoying taking part in NaNoWriMo. He’s an amazing person and excuse my language but I’m so fucking lucky to have someone like him.

I’m really proud of myself for seeing NaNoWriMo through to the end this year, as I mentioned before I didn’t get past week one in 2012, which was rubbish.

I’m glad I was able to document my NaNoWriMo experience this year with you guys who read my blog, it’s been awesome. But now I’m back to being a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. I’ve missed you all so much!

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NaNoWriMo – Week 3

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Week three has come and gone, rather quickly to be honest with you.

I’ve rather enjoyed NaNoWriMo this week as my story has started to get more interesting and I’ve had the chance to introduce my main character to the story!

I didn’t really struggle this week and found that I got a couple of chapters finished (three to be exact!) as well as reached over 37,000 words not long ago. I found a couple of days during the week that I wrote twice as much as I needed to so I could have a break on the following day, which was nice. I know I needed this Thursday night as I was shattered after a hard day at work.

However I did find that my Mom would come and pester me at times, which put me off my writing and I’d lose ideas (which thankfully came back to me during the night) and this is also the reasoning for the picture above. 😉

As well as this I was chatting away with various people every night which distracted me at the best of times, but my friends and loved ones come first and writing can happen when everyone is tucked up in bed and asleep.

I’m so pleased that I have my partner in crime for NaNoWriMo this year, my friend Amy. Pretty much every night we sit together on Skype (typing, not call or video) and discuss our novels, as well as beauty related matters!

I apologise by the way that this post is late being written up and posted, I got up rather early this morning but instead of turning my laptop on, I just chilled out in bed, keeping warm and watching YouTube videos. Then before I knew it I had to get up to go meet my best friend to have lunch at the German Market. It was lovely and after that I headed over to Coventry to my boyfriends, which is where I am right now.

We’ve just gone through my NaNoWriMo novel, as he’s my proof reader for it he ensures that if anything needs correcting on it or parts of the story added, we work through it together to do just that, which is why this post  is a little late too.

I can’t believe this time next week NaNoWriMo will be over for another year and Christmas will soon be around the corner, as well as my posts being written normally again.

I know this post is only brief but I’m not sure what much to say. This week has been pretty normal and straight forward with NaNoWriMo and quite frankly I’m glad! As much as I love to write I’m fed up of writing everyday now. I want to get back to being able to come home, relax and get some awesome blog posts written up for you all to enjoy.

Roll on next Friday!

I hope everyone is doing well and as I’ve said the past 2 weeks, if you’re taking part in NaNoWriMo, please let me know in the comments down below how you’re getting on!

Until next time, take care all!

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NaNoWriMo – Week 2

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I won’t lie, this week was tough and I really don’t know how I got through it and carried on.

After last Friday I had a busy and hectic weekend. I’d woken up on that Friday to get some morning and afternoon writing done before  my boyfriend came over. He had his last gig in Wolverhampton and we said we would leave early so as not to catch any traffic, trust me it should take only 30 minutes to get to Wolvo and back, but it took us just under an hour.

So he came to meet me at mine and I think he expected me to be ready to go, but he just got here so quickly and I was so busy writing and getting my creative juices flowing that I hadn’t realised the time. It took me an hour to get ready, pack my bag for when we came back in the early hours and tidy my room ready for Sunday night when I would be back from his.

With that we set off to Wolverhampton, then Birmingham to pick up my things and then back to Coventry. But the traveling didn’t stop there. On Saturday morning we had to travel to Wales to pick up a purchase my boyfriend made on eBay and our friend who is also one of his band mates was lovely enough to take us.

The trip was tiring and I ended up napping in the van on the way home, as well as when we got home. I didn’t feel at all well and my boyfriend tried to encourage me to write, but I just couldn’t. I had zero energy and due to it I felt pretty crap too.

We were meant to go to the cinema in the evening to watch Bad Grandpa but after so much traveling we called it off and said we would go the next weekend, which is now this weekend.

We eventually went to sleep but come Sunday I still felt the same as I had done on the Saturday and due to be tired I once again didn’t get any writing done. I came home and felt just as bad so I said to myself I would sit down and do loads of writing come Monday evening after I finished work.

However come Monday evening I felt pretty low and miserable and I have no idea why! I’m a woman, I suppose. Either way I didn’t get any writing done then either, so come Tuesday I said to myself when I got home I would stay up as long as it would take to catch up.

I sat on my laptop until 3am in the morning and wrote 7,308 words. I’ve never written that many words in one session before for NaNoWriMo and now I look at it, I can’t believe I actually wrote that many words!

Sadly this didn’t mean I’d caught up but I said to myself I would do the same again after working on Wednesday and with that I finished writing around 3.30am after writing 2,523 words and with that I had officially caught up!

Now it’s day 15 of the NaNoWriMo challenge and I’m currently on 23,399 and I’m due to be on 25,000 words which I’m going to get started with as soon as I’ve finished writing this post.

Sorry it’s been so long, but I just felt the need to explain why I had to catch up.

I still can’t believe on Monday night in my woe and misery that I was saying to my boyfriend, as well as ranting on my Twitter how I was a failure and that I wasn’t going to be able to catch up in time etc.

My boyfriend has been the most amazing person ever (as he always is!) and just encouraged me to carry on writing. He’s the only person I’ve been sending each finished chapter of my novel to as I trust his opinions and he loves my story so far, telling me what to change in it for the better if he finds any hiccups.

I’m really quite proud of myself that I have managed to catch up, the only downside of it is now my sleep pattern is a tad messed up, but I’ll be able to fix that this weekend.

Are you taking part in NaNoWriMo this year? Let me know in the comments how you’re getting on if you are. 🙂

Well I’m off to get my daily word count written so I can get on with what I need to for the day.

I hope everyone’s had a great week and I only wish you an awesome weekend!

Until next time, take care all.

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NaNoWriMo – Week 1

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Well it’s a been a whole week since November and NaNoWriMo started and I’d like to think I’m doing good so far!

On the first day I wrote over 5,000 words. Amazing huh? I didn’t get to do much over the weekend mind as I was busy seeing my boyfriend, as well as attending an all day gig that Four Floors Of Whores were attending, which I of course took pictures of.

Right now as I’m writing this I’m not only shamefully  listening to Wrecking Ball (not even joking ladies and possible gents!) I’m also on 12,217 words for my novel. I would have been on more, probably 15,000 but I took my Mom late night shopping yesterday after work and I didn’t get home until after 11pm so I was far too tired to turn my laptop on and get on with any writing, sad to say.

However I have the morning to myself before I am whisked off by my boyfriend to Wolverhampton for Four Floors Of Whores last gig of the year whilst the two guitarists go off to have their babies. 🙂

I won’t lie, on day 5 I actually contemplated giving up but I’m really glad I never because I know I would have regretted it otherwise. I was suffering from a mild outbreak of writers block (as well as tiredness after work) and I think I was worrying about whether or not work would interfere with me writing or not, but so far it hasn’t done that at all.

So really as soon as I get home from my close shift at work, I just get on with my writing and attempt to write as much as possible, which I’ll be doing as soon as this post is written. 😛

I’m rather proud of myself for how much I’ve done so far, although a part of me wishes I had written more but that’s just the type of writer I am and have always been and throughout the past week I’ve  moaned how badly I’m doing, even though my friend Amy (who is also taking part in NaNoWriMo) and my boyfriend have both commented on how well I’m doing right now.

Speaking of Amy, I want to just give a mini shout out to her. She’s been doing amazing this year so far for NaNoWriMo and is currently on over 15,000 words! As well as this she has also started writing on her blog again, as well as giving it a brand new name! She does amazing reviews for make up products and I would recommend you checking her out over at

I finally got to meet Amy after probably five years of knowing her online and it was amazing to meet her, she was so lovely and bubbly but I’m saving all the details for a blog post in the next week or so, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

I can safely say my music has changed from Miley Cyrus to Calvin Harris (ooft!) so now I’m off to get on with some more writing.

Are you taking part in NaNoWriMo this year, if so how are you getting on so far? Let me know in the comments down below.

Until next Friday, take care all and I hope everyone is doing well so far this November.

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NaNoWriMo – Nerves

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There’s only a couple more days now until NaNoWriMo starts and I won’t lie, I’m feeling nervous.

I have my idea down, characters, plot, chapters and pretty much everything possible to write a novel but I’m still nervous!

I hadn’t got my idea down properly last year and I think due to that and all that happened in November it prevented me from even completing week one but this year will be different, I know it will.

I have a couple of my friends taking part in NaNoWriMo alongside me this year, especially my friend Amy who I know will encourage me to write and I’ll make sure to do the same.

Plus my boyfriend has been so lovely and helped me out loads with my novel so I can’t wait to send it him everyday after I’ve written my 2,000 words  for the day for him to read.

With NaNoWriMo you are encouraged to just write, write, write and not worry about punctuation, spelling mistakes, etc and just sort those out after November, which is probably something I’ll follow again this year, like I did in 2011.

Whilst I’m really nervous, I am really excited to be taking part in NaNoWriMo again as I am really pleased with the idea I came up with.

Due to me being a paranoid ninny, I won’t be talking much about my novel idea due to worry that someone out there on the world wide web may steal it and use it themselves. I like to think whilst my idea isn’t exactly unique, I would like to think that it hasn’t been done as of yet and I want to keep it that way.

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I will let you in on some inspiration of my novel idea though.

It’s a fantasy/mystery novel was based off of a dream that I had and everyone in the dream wore steam punk clothing and it was all based underwater. It’s heavily based on steam punk in general, not just the clothes with the setting, the mechanics throughout the world and such like that. Think of a mixture of all the Bioshock games and a little bit of Fallout 3 in there too. As well as this it does have some religious elements in there too, but nothing heavy and anyone who is of any religion, or no religion for that matter would still be able to enjoy it. The lead character is female and everyone within the story is English, with it being set in England too, of course. That’s all I can give away for the time being, I’m a tease aren’t I? 😛

I’m really hoping I can be successful with this novel this year as I love the plot and all the twists and turns you see throughout it and if you know me, you’ll know how dark I write and this novel will be just the same!

I’ll be updating my blog every Friday with progress of how I’m doing with the challenge, this Friday not being included of course!

As I’m going to be so busy during November with NaNoWriMo I’ve been super busy this month writing up posts for you all to read throughout the month, as I know I’d be too busy to write posts up. I will be writing up a few posts, more than likely with the help of my boyfriend in some areas but this won’t be a problem!

I hope you’ve all had a great month though and make sure to have fun for Hallowe’en tomorrow if you’re doing anything! Sadly I probably won’t be going out for it, but I’m not too fussed about that to be honest.

Also, if you’re taking part in NaNoWriMo, good luck! You can find me as Broken_Prophet over on Twitter, so feel free to pop over and have a chat with me during November about how you’re getting on!

If you have any questions about NaNoWriMo, please leave any down below in the comments.

I’ll see you all soon and take care everyone.

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NaNoWriMo 2013

I mentioned that I would be taking part in NaNoWriMo on a recent blog post (link) and as some of you may not know about NaNoWriMo, I thought I would tell you all about it!

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NaNoWriMo is an exciting writing (Ha! That rhymed!) event that occurs ever November of the year. Writers get themselves pumped up to write a 50,000 word novel i just 30 days! So it takes place from the start until the end of November and whilst you don’t win anything cool like a book deal for the novel you’ve written or some money to spend on some writing equipment, you do get that sort of pride that you wrote that many words in 30 days. It’s something I’ve added to my writing CV when I apply for experience and jobs, as well as when I’ve been applying for my writing postgraduate degree.

The first year I took part was in 2011, after my friend Sophie mentioned it to me over coffee one afternoon. When I got home I had a look on their website and it was exactly how my friend had described it, so I signed up and started to think of some story ideas that I could write-up.

My friend Sophie an I met up a week or so before NaNoWriMo was due to start and we discussed what story ideas we’d both come up with, as well as buy ourselves some notebooks for writing ideas and notes in. We spent a good hour or so in Starbucks writing and discussing ideas and it was great, it reminded me of when we were both at university in our creative writing class. I really miss those days.

That afternoon I went home with a great idea and this is the one I used for my novel.

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I started on 1st November, as if you start beforehand or use a novel that you’ve already been writing it’s classed as cheating and while you wouldn’t get into trouble about it from anyone, it’s just pointless to do really. Anyway, I digress! I started on 1st November, as everyone did/does and I finished 5 days early on the 25th November. I was and I am still really proud of myself for doing so well with the challenge and to this day I still can’t believe I wrote that many words in such a short period of time.

Since then I’ve been continuing writing that novel and as of yet, it isn’t finished and it still needs to be proof read as I really would like to try and get it published in the future.

In 2012 I attempted NaNoWriMo again but I did really badly the first week and ended up quitting on the idea of being able to do it, thus I gave up and was really disheartened about it all. But this being said November 2012 was a really bad month for me and the last thing on my mind was writing, even though I love it so much.  Plus I was always at work and for some reasons I was always doing late and night shifts during this month, which sucked as it meant I had no time to do my writing.

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I’m going to learn from last year and try my best this year to complete NaNoWriMo again! I’ve been thinking of novel ideas already and have a few in mind, which is great for me!

I have a month now to plan and such like that and I have a feeling my boyfriend as well as my fellow writer friends who take part in NaNoWriMo every year will be really encouraging and supportive when it comes to writing everyday, which will help so much. I really do hope I complete NaNoWriMo this year and if I don’t, I hope I at least get closer to it than I did last year.

In a months time I’ll be writing a post to update you all on how I’m ready, what my plan is for writing and such like that. Also at the end of each week in November (so it’ll be on Sunday evening or Monday morning) I’ll be keeping you up to date with my progress on NaNoWriMo.

Before reading this post did you know about NaNoWriMo? If not did you find out about it through this post?

If you already knew about NaNoWriMo, will you be taking part in it this year like myself? If you found out about it through this post, are you inclined to give it a go now?

Let me know in the comments down below! I’d love to hear from you.

I’m so excited for NaNoWriMo this year that I’m already getting ready to buy a notebook so jot all my ideas and notes down in. The more organised I get myself, the better!

Until next time, take care and I hope everyone’s week has been good. Enjoy your weekends all and I’ll see you next week with my monthly posts.

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