July (and Camp NaNoWriMo) is about 12 days from completion, and though I have not reached my target word count, I can say that I’m optimistic that I will still reach it as I double down and work on my projects and articles. Another “Mighty” article The Mighty has published another one of my articles … More Writing update – July 2018, part 2
Or, some days… the dragon wins. Sometimes it feels as if I am taking one step forward and two steps back when it comes to my writing. Not that I suddenly suck one day (I mean, obviously some stories don’t quite work, but I don’t mean that), but it’s like the month that there is … More April Writing Update
I think someone went and pressed the “fast forward” button on 2018. Days are flitting past faster than I can keep track of, it seems, not to mention not being able to keep up with all the projects I have in mind for the year! Alright, the only project that I 100% have to finish … More Camp NaNoWriMo & Other Bits and Pieces
Yeah… so… NaNoWriMo 2017 did not go AT ALL as planned. Oops. But most of what happened was beyond my control. And when I actually had the time to write, I did. And, whoohoo!, I managed to finish about 10K words, which is more than I had thought I would, actually. So, between being ill, … More When NaNoWriMo is a Flop… But Also Not Really…
At last! My NaNoWriMo novel for 2017 has a premise! Behold! (I wrote it in English, but the book is still going to be in Afrikaans… for now.) In a world where the mask you wear and the magic imbued therein can literally determine your social station, talented mask maker Liza-Rose Emmerly wants nothing more … More My NaNoWriMo 2017 Novel!
It is with some trepidation that I watch the last days of October flit by, leaving me too scared to look at the date in my diary as that just reminds me how close NaNoWriMo really is and how much I still have to do before Wednesday! But first – Jozi Flash Anthology news! The … More Jozi Flash Anthology and NaNoWriMo 2017 News!
or, a super kickoff party This year’s theme for National Novel Writing Month is superheroes. So, this year’s survival packets were wrapped in a Spider-man bag and even contained coffee and sugar as well (as it should!). Held at Doppio Zero in Rosebank, Johannesburg, we celebrated the impending Month of Writing, pimped our plots, and … More Celebrations for NaNoWriMo 2017 start!
It’s nearly the middle of October and, though I wish I could say that my planning is in full swing, it’s more like in half swing… It’s not that I have lost the muse or anything, it’s just that apart from being busy I went and became ill for nearly a whole week. Well, I … More NaNoWriMo Prep 2017 – A Cover and Initial Feedback
After spending most of my time simply discovery writing (or pantsing) my stories, I have now moved on to be more of a planner-pantser… or plantser. This means that, while I do still discovery write some parts of my stories, I will plan the basic macro outline beforehand. Some of the scenes or chapters may … More NaNoWriMo Prep Tools for Plantsers
October has dawned and writers all over the world knows what that means – it’s NaNoWriMo novel planning time! My NaNo novel is definitely going to be the first draft of Papier en porselein (Paper and Porcelain) and I am currently busy with research about porcelain. At the moment I am reading The White Road: … More NaNoWriMo – October Planning – Part 1