Nanowrimo Spotlight #2: Vikki from The View Outside

I’m pleased to shine the spotlight on Vikki tonight!

What’s the most unusual part of your writing process?
It’s probably not unusual as such, but…..I have a practice session every day. Before I write anything else I do a writing prompt, by hand in my notebook. It’s usually first thing in the morning, that seems the best time. It gets my brain in gear, helps me to focus, and puts me in writing mode.

Where are your backup files?
I use memory sticks. I seem to collect unusual ones. I have a memory stick pen (pen one end, USB the other) and a necklace. The necklace looks like a black heart, but actually comes apart to reveal a USB.

What advice would you give to all your fellow WriMos?
Don’t give up! I’ve seen it happen too many times 😦 You get to 15,000 words (or less) and decide that you hate the novel you were working on, or believe it really sucks. So then you give up….no need! Start word 15,001 with another novel, or write some short stories, or, your memoirs. It doesn’t need to be the end. Chris Baty said, there are no rules, so use Nano the way YOU want to! The whole point is to get you writing remember πŸ™‚

Sneaky Ninja Question! What does your voice sound like?
Ha ha ha, what a strange question! Do you mean my written one, or my real one? To be honest, there isn’t much difference. My writing isn’t all flowery and neither is the way I talk lol. I have a very broad South East London accent (pronounced Sowf East Lundun) and I think that comes across in my writing πŸ™‚ Spelling mistakes on my blog are usually intentional *sniggers*

Vikki lives in Kent (UK) with her husband, 3 adult children (who refuse to leave home) and 2 cats. She blogs, (or should that be rambles?) daily at The View Outside and spends her time fantasising about being the next EL James, but isn’t too keen on having to write Erotica to achieve that, (unless Robert Downey Jnr is available for research). Next month she will taking part in Nanowrimo for the 3rd time (having been a winner in 2010 & 2011) but this year is also a CoML for her area. Check out her progress on the Nano site or join her for Word Wars on Twitter

7 Responses to Nanowrimo Spotlight #2: Vikki from The View Outside

  1. Kirsten says:

    Vikki cracks me up! Congrats on having her as a guest.
    And thanks for the reminder that in Nano there are no rules really. I’m getting all tied up in knots because I started my story for Nano in June, and it’s all I want to write. πŸ™‚
    I’m writing words, that’s all that matters!


  2. Thanks Chris, it was fun! πŸ™‚

    Lol @ Kirsten….I’ll take that as a compliment πŸ˜‰

    Good for you Kirsten! I think people get so anal about Nano, they shouldn’t. At the end of the day the whole idea is to get you writing, something, anything πŸ™‚



  3. Reblogged this on The View Outside and commented:
    Bonus post today…..
    Im guesting for Chris at The Kelworth Files, where he asked me a few Nano related questions πŸ™‚


  4. I’ll be cheering you on from the sidelines Vikki.


  5. Inspiring interview. My daughter and I are curious about your USB memory necklace. Neat idea, jewelry and convenient way to save your work. πŸ™‚


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