Twice Fortlightly: Dropping a Ball

So, this past week I have: Maintained my inability to keep track of which day of the week it is and blog on the right one (which, by the way, has now been remedied by a recurring reminder in my to-do app) Obsessed endlessly about a nail polish swap I am currently participating in. Written roughly 7k words on my Continue reading Twice Fortlightly: Dropping a Ball

Twice Fortnightly: Plodding Along

Whoops! Apparently it’s Wednesday. This week sort of got away from me. I’m officially adding a recurring task to my to-do-list app so I’ll remember to do this on Mondays in future. So what have I been up to this week? Well… not much, to be honest. Or rather, not much besides Camp Nano and even that’s been slow. I’ve Continue reading Twice Fortnightly: Plodding Along

Twice Fortnightly: What I’ve been up to this past week.

Inspired by the lovely Zee Southcombe and her “Week the Was” posts I’ve decided to do a weekly update every Monday, detailing what I’ve been up to (in terms of writing) during the past week. I used to do a weekly post on my old, non-writing blog and I quite enjoyed that, so I think I will enjoy this too. I find Continue reading Twice Fortnightly: What I’ve been up to this past week.

Zoom! What was that? That was April!

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!


Today’s blog post is sponsored by the word yay! There are a lot of thing in life one might go yay about, but tonight I’m going yay because I just reached my 30k word goal for Camp NaNoWriMo. I still have a few paragraphs to write before the story is entirely done, but since it’s quite late here that can Continue reading Yaaaaay!

Undergrad For Life

Okay, maybe “for life” is a bit of an exaggeration, but I have been an Undergrad for quite a while now. It’s nearly 5 years since I started doing Arabic, and it’ll be at least one more year until I get my Bachelor’s Degree. That’s twice as long as it “should” take, but I don’t mind. The main reason why I’m Continue reading Undergrad For Life


It’s funny how sometimes you feel tired at the strangest moments. I’ve just had ten days off work, so you’d think I’d be well rested and ready to rumble. But in fact, I’ve been very tired for the last few days, and lagging behind a bit on my writing. I’m not too worried about that, I’m sure I’ll meet my Continue reading Rest

M is for Main Characters

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

Camp NaNo Inspiration

Inspiration can come from all kinds of things, from the mundane to the fantastic. My current project for Camp NaNoWriMo has been inspired by, among other things and in no particular order: River Song from Doctor Who Vests and bodices The color blue Zhaan from Farscape The notion of identity Spiders Axolotls The combination of white, black and burgundy Non-traditional relationships and chosen Continue reading Camp NaNo Inspiration

Games and Goals

Since I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo a word that’s constantly on my mind is: Goals! I’m talking, of course, about word goals. I’m drafting a novella for Camp and my overall word goal is 30k by the end of the month. This leaves me with a daily word goal of an, in my opinion, reasonably leisurely 1k per day. It doesn’t really Continue reading Games and Goals