"Undefeated", Nanowrimo day 29, Victory

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By the end of the looooooooong Chapter 7, during the night of the Sunday, August 8th 1588 to Monday (Gregorian calendar already working in Spain), the English have launched their best strike to the moment, while the Armada is stationed at Calais.

Now, we'll go on from here, this time to finish the damned novel... :-)

I'll keep you updated.

Jay! :-)



Undefeated, Chapter 7, Nanowrimo 27th day, The English Channel

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Things are going pretty well this year, I think, and I'm confident about this year's Nano... We'll see!

Meanwhile, I have updated my Nanowrimo Author's Profile with an excerpt from Undefeated's First Chapter.

It's in Spanish, sorry.

Anyway, if you can read it I hope you can enjoy it: it's not exactly brilliant, but I think it offers a different point of view from what you may have learned from your History lessons...

Anyway, it's almost over! :-)

Good luck to everybody!



Undefeated, Chapter 5, Nanowrimo day 16, Lizard Cape

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End of July, 1588 (Gregorian Calendar)

The first exchange between the Spanish Armada and the English Fleet has just happened. Things have finally started to heat up in the Ocean.

The second part of this chapter will set up some very dramatic happenings that will set the tone for the rest of the expedition through the Channel.

Meanwhile, Flanders is boiling up, with almost 20,000 infantry soldiers piled up in Dunkirk and Nieuwport, while the Duke of Parma is keeping the English diplomacy unbalanced though the Bourbourgh Conferences and ither delaying tactics, with problems in the Bravant province.

I'll keep you updated, but this year things are going pretty smoothly and I'm enjoying it a reat deal!

Good weekend and good luck nanonovelists!



So far... July!

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So far, things are going pretty well, I'm having lots of fun, learning lots of things, and, well, Chapter 2 is happening in July, so in a month (novel time) we'll be ready for the action!


I have just seen that a movie about Elithabeth I will be released this Friday in Spain, and it's bank holiday in Madrid... Hmmm... Well, the images I have seen from the Armada in the trailer, they seemed pretty impressive: I don't know if it will be good (or too partial, propaganda-loaded) but I think it would be foolish for me not to watch it, eh? Beautiful actress, gorgeous ships... Yup, definitely! :-)

Have lots of luck in your writing ventures!



Chapter 1

Don't you love those words? :-)

Well, we have made a discreet start in Nanowrimo this year, 1900 words, which is more than necessary for day one, but less than I would had hoped.

However, I had the typical distractions of Samhain and New Year, and of starting the novel, you know, selecting the starting locations precisely and so on.

One thing I'm particularly proud of: almost finishing page 4 and I haven't yet described one of the main starrings, at least not physically... Hehe.

And, well, yesterday I left with less-than-half the Armada at the harbor of the Galician town of Coruña, with lots of doubts and trouble, and the rest of the ships missing and only slowly arriving...

Hehe... :-)

Well, Blessed Samhain to everyone, good luck on your Nanowrimo novels and kallisti!