When NaNoWriMo is a Flop… But Also Not Really…

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, […]

My NaNoWriMo 2017 Novel!

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 […]

Jozi Flash Anthology and NaNoWriMo 2017 News!

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 […]

Celebrations for NaNoWriMo 2017 start!

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 […]

NaNoWriMo Prep 2017 – A Cover and Initial Feedback

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 […]

NaNoWriMo Prep Tools for Plantsers

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 […]

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 in […]

The Last Day of NaNoWriMo 2016 and a Book Recommendation

And so NaNoWriMo 2016 draws to a close. Congratulations to everyone who have done their best to win this year (when this posts you will still have some 12 hours to finish)! I am very thankful that I managed to finish – and to finish before a week of chronic illness flares that had me […]

As NaNoWriMo and November Draws to a Close

Between NaNoWriMo and double deadlines, November simply flew by and in the blink of an eye, it seems, we’re barreling towards Christmas and New Year. Those that follow me on Instagram (less so on Twitter) would have seen me spending a lot of time this past weekend crocheting. A lot of time, and that my […]