Today’s ThinkKit prompt is called “Flip the Script” and encourages bloggers to talk about how they’ve change their mind, in some major or minor way, during the last year. Well, as it happens, I have recently flipped the script in quite a significant way regarding the cover of my upcoming novella Going Home. When I first started thinking about actually Continue reading Flip the Script – ThinkKit Prompt #2
Guess what? It’s only one month until Going Home is released. I can hardly believe it! To celebrate, here is another excerpt from the novella. Enjoy! She wasn’t sure how long she had crouched there when the feeling of panic finally began to dissipate. She hoped she hadn’t missed the train. She trembled as she raised her head. Looking around she Continue reading A Sneak Peek on Going Home – Excerpt #2
So, I promised you guys a big announcement “on Saturday”. In all the excitement of NaNo starting Saturday sort of said zoom and was gone, but here I am, a mere day late, with my announcement: I have settled on a release date for Going Home! Exciting!! Going Home will be released on Kindle on 13/12-2014 (also known as St. Lucia’s Day here Continue reading Announcement – Going Home Release Date!
Last week I, quite spontaneously, decided to participate in the Novel in a Day project. It’s quite an interesting project, which I learned about only a few days before signing up. The inventor and host of the project, whose username is pigfender, plans and outlines a novel of whatever genre he pleases, and then the people who sign up are assigned Continue reading Novel In a Day – A First-timers Perspective
I was already in bed when I suddenly remembered that I had meant to post the first excerpt from Going Home today. That’ll teach me to schedule important things the day after I’m back from a vacation! Well, I’m back out of bed now so without further ado, here is a little snippet from the very beginning of the novella: A Continue reading A Sneak Peek on Going Home – Excerpt #1
Hey guys! I’m actually posting on a Monday! Wooh! This past week I have, frankly, not been terribly productive, which is at least partially because it’s been really warm her this past week and my brain has been melting. However, in spite of that, I have: Gotten back into editing Going Home. So far this has mostly involved changing a few words, Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Getting my editing legs back
A few days ago I started the last big round of edits of Going Home. I’m only a few chapters in, and I’m really enjoying it. It’s funny, it wasn’t until I got to the point where I was actually able to finish an entire draft that I started enjoying editing. It’s a very different experience to edit and improve an entire Continue reading Back in the sadle!
Now I realized doing Y for Yay and then Z for Zoom might seem to be a bit lazy. But honestly though, hasn’t April just zoomed by? I sure don’t know where it went! And what a month it’s been! A few minutes ago I validated my Camp NaNoWriMo word count (just above 31k), so I am now an official winner Continue reading Zoom! What was that? That was April!
I admire those writers who have outlined the entire histories of the worlds their stories take place in, who can describe every culture present in detail and even had the wildlife and geography of their entire world planned out. I am not one of those writers. I used to think that I would be, but eventually I’ve come to realize Continue reading Worldbuilding – What do I need to Know?
My stories often, but not always, start with main characters. Occasionally they’ll start with a concept or setting but usually the main character function as the seed from which the story grows. That’s just how I roll, I guess. A long time ago I had one main character. I kept adding adventures and character traits to her until I, at Continue reading M is for Main Characters