Thoughts on Books: The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hospital Attic

“This book is dedicated to the memories of the Willard Suitcase owners, and to all others who have lived and died in mental institutions.” — Darby Penney & Peter Statsny

November writing plans: The Ruon Chronicles and Porselein

To that end, I’m doing more of my writing early in the morning, leaving my melted brain to focus only on simple tasks like crocheting in the afternoons while I wait for it to cool down again. Which bring me to what I’ll be working on during November.

Final writing update for October

And there goes October whooshing by! I’m very thankful to have finished and published Forgotten before Halloween (more about that over here), but November promises to be a very busy writing month as well. More about that next week, though. #TheMerryWriter During October I’ve had some more luck with keeping up with #TheMerryWriter on Twitter,Continue reading “Final writing update for October”

Behind the fiction: The Book of Damnation

Written for Microcosms, this story was quite a fun one to write. Not quite unicorns and rainbows, though… For those who missed yesterday’s post, I’m giving the story first and the “behind the scenes” afterwards. Fiction: The Book of Damnation Welstandsuitsig Abbey had been built upon a tall pinnacle. Waking and sleeping in shifts, theyContinue reading “Behind the fiction: The Book of Damnation”

Writing Update: “Forgotten” and a writing routine

  The temperatures here on the Highveld are soaring and it seems like our spring will be very short-lived. However, the trees are green (the jacarandas half purple) and there are birds everywhere in the garden looking a lot happier that a month ago. Also, somewhere in the neighbourhood there is now a rooster —Continue reading “Writing Update: “Forgotten” and a writing routine”