NaNoWriMo 2016: 50k

Nano-216-winI got there!

I admit I did ‘cheat’…after running out of plot and deciding that I wanted to rewrite No Man’s Stars, I started on short stories. And two Ghost stories later, I hit 50k! My official wordcount is 43000 on No Man’s Stars, and 1000 + 6318 on the two shorts, so I’ve hit 50318. Validation done!

So, next steps? Work out what on earth I’m doing with No Man’s Stars (include an AI love story, work out if I want the whole thing to end in tragedy, decide on my plot lines…) and just keep writing!

I’ve got GreenSky work to do, more short stories to finish, No Man’s Land to edit and No Man’s Sky to expand – so I’m not short of work while I’m thinking about No Man’s Stars!

Have a snippet from the start of the short story I’ve just finished, and I’m going to go dance for a bit before I get back to writing. *happy author dance*

Now, when I’m hired to do a job, I like to do it properly. Whether that’s personally placing the requested item in my sponsor’s cold, dead hands,  locking every door just to make the place look tidy when I leave after a theft, or making sure someone’s really been thoroughly eliminated by having a chat to their ghost, I am a professional.

So when someone else decides to steal the thing that I’ve been hired to steal, I’m unimpressed.

I am even less impressed when my sponsor tries to blame me for that theft.

And I am distinctly unhappy when their blame comes in the form of a very large troll, intent on either finding out where I’ve hidden the item or else getting payment for it in blood.

So I’m currently on the run with a small fluffy bunny in one pocket, a tattered scarf wound around my upper arm, and a very grumpy frame of mind.

Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.