Writing update: June 2018, part 2

Well, May and June turned out to be very good months when it came to publication! Publications My short story, “Pandjieswinkelgoed”, appeared in the 22 June 2018 issue of Vrouekeur and this was the first print magazine short story that I’ve sold. Huzzah! I now also have two article on The Mighty under my beltContinue reading “Writing update: June 2018, part 2”

May Writing Update – Fiction, Camp NaNoWriMo, and an Academic Paper

Can you believe we’re in the thick of autumn here in the southern hemisphere already? Although, I’m already working on July mags at work, so my mind is a bit split in two and apparently have decided that it’s June. (Mostly because I worked on weekly mags for 8 years and my brain seems aContinue reading “May Writing Update – Fiction, Camp NaNoWriMo, and an Academic Paper”

April Writing Update

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 isContinue reading “April Writing Update”

Camp NaNoWriMo & Other Bits and Pieces

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 finishContinue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo & Other Bits and Pieces”

Writing Update – On a roll again

After I (at last) wrote The Scene I spoke of in a previous post, it seems that my writing is flowing again. This means that I will most probably reach my goal of 10K words for July’s Camp NaNoWriMo. I’ve now posted part five of The Box of Secrets on Patreon! You can start readingContinue reading “Writing Update – On a roll again”

Adventures in Camp NaNoWriMo and Writing

In which I end up lessening my word count goal – by a lot After a whole lot of excitement and not as much writing, I decided to change my word count goal for Camp NaNoWriMo to something I would actually be able to reach. At first I did not want to, but decided that,Continue reading “Adventures in Camp NaNoWriMo and Writing”

Camp NaNoWriMo: Update 1

In which I write, outline, and knit and crochet a lot All right, I’ll admit it, it is a bit late in the month for an “update 1”, but bear with me. If you’ve been following the blog, you’ll know that the past month has been quite a whirlwind of happenings. The first happening TheContinue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo: Update 1”

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017 – Before I Start

Who else can’t wait for Camp NaNoWriMo to begin? (And is glad that 1 July falls on a weekend…) This weekend I will be (word) sprinting from morning to evening, hoping to burn as much calories as jelly beans contain. Jelly beans — the snack of champions. Before I start scribbling away at my 40Continue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017 – Before I Start”

Camp NaNoWriMo – The End

So… Camp NaNoWriMo was a bit of a flop word count wise. I ended up completing around 11K of my 25K word count goal by midnight on 30 April. The “half NaNo” that seemed so easy to attain in March turned out to be a far cry from what I was able to accomplish inContinue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo – The End”