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The WriMo That Wasn’t.

I didn’t find out about NaNoWriMo until I was about a third of the way into writing my first novel, so Irish Firebrands was not a product of that program. I began writing The Passions of Patriots for the 2012 NNWM, and added to it during the 2013 event and two Camp NNWMs, in 2013 and 2014. But this year has demonstrated the end of the program’s usefulness for my WIP, so today I’m throwing in the towel.


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Granted, I’m a bit overextended, what with the effort involved in wrapping up production of the Irish Firebrands audiobook, writing this blog and developing its fleet of spin-offs.

New Author Promotion Site from the Irish Firebrands fleet of blogs!

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But NNWM is also geared towards getting the quick-and-dirty writing out of the way, and I knew most of that was done by the time I started this year’s Camp. Now only the slow, sticky stuff remains, and like the mud on the Western Front, you can’t sprint through that.

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So until The Passions of Patriots is done and dusted, and I’m ready to start on the sequel to Irish Firebrands (or whatever other story line the Muses decide to throw at me, by then), I bid a fond farewell to NaNo and all my fellow WriMos, toiling away like Nibelungs in Alberich’s cave: May your Tarnhelms never lose their lustre!

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New Blog On The Horizon!

Coming this summer:


  From the Wars of Ireland …

… and the Western Front …

The Passions of Patriots

 An Irish Firebrands Blog


Adapted public domain photos, Wikimedia Commons (search: Sackville Street)

Banner art:
Adapted from Night (no.2) and Zonnebeke, by William Orpen (1878-1931)


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