We’re in the heart of a (very mild, if you ask me) highveld winter and I’ve been plotting away and typing away on various projects. Although I did not get half done of what I wanted to get done, I have to admit that I was ill for most of the month. My brain just […]
Okay… so that was March flitting by faster than a Will o’ the Wisp… To say that I didn’t do everything I wanted to this March (fiction writing wise) is an understatement. Well, okay, word count-wise it was a flop. Thinking about stories and outlining Stuff was much more productive. Turns out that I did […]
I thought that it might be interesting to show the type of books and sources I use for research and to up my writing game. These are not all of the books and sources I use, mind you. But they do give an idea of what I’m referring to at the moment. The Ruon Chronicles/The […]
Or, Do Other People Also Get Imposter Worldbuilder Syndrome? So I’m busy pottering away at Porselein, which is set in a world very much unlike The Ruon Chronicles, and I’m struggling like mad to get anywhere with the worldbuilding when it hits me. I’m afraid. Afraid of failing in making this world as believable (even […]
I’ve touched on how I write worldbuilding notes before, but in the meantime, I’ve also started to use the program Aeon Timeline (not a sponsored mention) to keep the timeline in my longer works, like The Ruon Chronicles, straight. And Aeon is helping a lot (especially since I’m planning various novels, short stories, and novellas […]
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.
There and Back Again The 2018 SASMARS Conference was a success and I’m safely home and back at work (though I still need to finish typing up the minutes of our general meeting). The “Rememberer of gods and kings” paper went really well and I hardly tripped over words (trust me, that’s a new one!). […]
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 […]
Being all academic As usual, the days are simply speeding by at breakneck speed with me trying my best to hold on and get everything done that needs to get done! This includes actually finishing my paper for August’s Medieval conference before the end of the month… (The trick is not to get side-tracked by […]
I have a guest post on the Rachel Poli’s blog today! Titled “How to create your own fantasy language“, it has a ton of resources and even a taste of a language from The Ruon Chronicles! Head over to Rachel’s blog – and be sure to read her other posts as well.