Am i repeating myself?

by Julie Frayn on May 2, 2013 in  Writing

They say all girls turn into their mothers. Well, like my darling mother, I tend to repeat myself. Usually I don’t mean it, I just forget that I’ve said or done something and I do it again. Better safe than sorry, right?

In April, I repeated myself again. Twice. But these are the good kind of repeats. The kind I want to just keep on repeating.

Camp-NaNoWriMo-2013-Winner-Campfire-Circle-BadgeI won another Camp Nano! Around the sixteenth of the month I’d resigned myself to the fact that I just wouldn’t make it to the end. Between lunch events, post-audit busy-work, tax returns calling my name, and dammit all to hell, my back giving me such grief that just sitting and typing was excruciating, my word count took a hit.

Then that competitive thing that sits dormant in my brain until I am challenged jumped up and smacked me upside the head. I went into high gear, woke up earlier, vomited words, and hit that goal! Ah, that feels good.

What will be my third or fourth novel (I have two works in progress on the go and am not sure which will get to the finish line first) is now well on its way. It’s a bit of a twisted tale of manipulation and control, abuse and revenge. Fun to write. And kind of exhausting at the icky parts. At one point my heart raced so fast I had to shut my laptop and go have tea. With luck, the readers’ hearts will race just as much. Look for Unlike Any Normal Day later this year.

The second repeat was even better!

coverIt Isn’t Cheating if He’s Dead, my second novel, was published mid-April. I put it out with little fanfare (not that I know how to create fanfare to begin with), right in the middle of the whole back trauma situation. Please check it out and feel free to share the links below. Share them all over the place. Be a sharing slut. Come on, share your brains out!

April was a busy month. Maybe a bit too busy. Next year I’ll save Camp for the quiet of the summer. Or maybe I’ll publish novel number four and make April about more than just taxes. Yeah, that’s the ticket.


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Carolyn Frayn May 2, 2013 at 9:37 am

Do you remember when you told me to give you a slap when you started to repeat yourself? Or was that me asking you… well, either way, repeats are the best! Unless it’s garlic and onions.

Congratulations!! There was never any doubt you’d finish Nano again, all the crap in April notwithstanding.


Julie May 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

Haha, garlic and onions. That’s not even too bad as long as it’s not Ikea’s Swedish meatballs…. Those are killer repeats. :)

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