I was temping today and while the kids in my pre-lunch session were working independently I had a sudden flash of inspiration and wrote the following: She was in the middle of instructing a group of eight graders on what would be part of their test on demographics the following week when she heard that familiar voice in her head. Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The Vessel
I cannot believe that it’s only a month until NaNoWriMo. September really flew by. I had hoped that by now I’d be in a position to start working on an outline for my NaNo story… aaaand instead I am looking at a list of 5 story ideas and trying to decide which one to work on. On the bright side, Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – 1 Month to NaNo!
As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been brainstorming a bit about the future of the Orryn series lately and I have to tell you… at this point I am virtually swimming in ideas. It seems I can barely turn around without coming up with some new aspect I want to explore, a new theme or incident, a new perspective or reaction from one Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – So many ideas!
I did it guys, I finished my draft! I had a terrible writing week with a serious case of “end of book”-jitters, but in the weekend I finally pulled myself together and finished it. On Sunday, I sent it out to my lovely beta readers. Can’t wait to hear what they say! Other than that Did my daily writing on about Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Beta Time!
This weekend I went on a road trip. Or rather, I went to visit an uncle for a family thing, and most of Saturday was spent on a road trip exploring sights he’d picked out in his region. We visited a nature reserve, an old church and the ruin of an abbey, an arboretum and an extraordinary cheese store. It Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Regional Inspiration
I think that most people who enjoy writing fiction and have made any serious attempt at completing a larger project are familiar with The New Shiny™. For those of you who aren’t familiar, The New Shiny™ is that new idea that glimmers at the periphery of your field of vision, distracting you while you try to complete some other, often Continue reading For Camp NaNo this April, I’m chasing shiny squirrels
Going Home is actually one of my absolute oldest ideas, dating back to when I was 14 (so about 2002). Back then it was supposed to be a YA novel series about a school for spies, which I thought up while reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. About half a dozen metamorphoses later it has changed genre, plot, world, themes, Continue reading Going Home – A dystopian novella about family, memory and identity