NaNoWriMo Update 5 – It’s all over!

All right, so I realise that it’s a bit late to do an update on something that finished five days ago and I apologise for that but things got in the way and I needed to get back to something resembling reality after a very heavy month. First things first though, I can confirm that for the second year running I reached my 50,000 word target on November 30th. It did briefly look like it was going to be a bit of a last minute rush due to circumstances outside my control but I got on a roll on the 30th and was done by the early afternoon.

It’s been an enjoyable ride and I intend to do it again next year. Of course, as it stands I don’t think very much of what I’ve written but then that’s not really the point. The point is always to get the words down and the quality will hopefully come through in the editing. At the moment the best I can say is that I think that ‘Hitchhiking Through Hell with a Hangover’ has a decent amount of energy to it, which is probably due to the fact that I had no idea what I was going to write from one moment to the next. It was a very stressful way of doing things I have to admit. It was also strangely exhilarating and I figure that is sort of the other main point to it all and that is also the main reason why I would encourage people to give it a go next November.

Anyway, I’ve now to put the rest of the book on smashwords and wattpad for people to read. So, if you feel inclined, ‘Hitchhiking through Hell with a Hangover’, is available to download or read for free and it will be until January 1st, when it will disappear and the editing/salvage job will begin.
Once again I will warn you that the story does contain some rather strong language from the outset. Here are the links:



Thanks for your time and happy reading.


James Eddy was born in Braintree, Essex in April 1980. After moving first to Colchester, Essex, the family settled in South Norfolk and James was able to enjoy the wide open spaces and quiet of the area which fed his imagination. Following an undistinguished University career, he began writing scripts for films and acting out the cliche of the drunken writer. He diversified by moving into prose and eventually focussed enough to write a collection of Short Stories called 'Diamonds' along with several other short stories a novel and novella. He released 'Bewilder', the first story from 'Diamonds' in April 2012.

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