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
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 … More Writing Update: July 2018
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.
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 belt … More Writing update: June 2018, part 2
An article and a short story Published during the end of May was “6 Coping Mechanisms That Help My Mental and Physical Illnesses”, which was published on The Mighty. My short story “Pandjieswinkelgoed” (“Pawnshop stuff”) will also appear in the 22 June 2018 issue of Vrouekeur! (What makes you think I’m especially excited to get … More June Writing Update, Part 1
I’ve been playing around with possible ebook covers for The Knowledge Stones, Grove of Graves, and Forgotten on Canva. Not just as a procrastination tactic, but also because I actually need some covers for when I publish the full stories. (We’ve been so busy at work that I’ve spent some evenings rather working on covers … More Playing around with covers – The Ruon Chronicles and Forgotten
Or, This is taking longer than expected Since the previous update I, on the one hand, don’t feel like I’ve written that much, but that is because I have mostly been outlining and going over timelines for specifically The Ruon Chronicles. The timeline for Porselein is still small enough for me to just have some … More May Writing Update 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
Hersenskim sponsored! I did it! I sponsored the word “hersenskim” in the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (Dictionary of the Afrikaans Language – think the OED). Basically sponsoring words are a way of procuring more funds to continue with the lexicography work necessary to continue the dictionary. And, as “hersenskim” is one of my favourite words and … More Writing Update – March 2018
With just half a month to go until 2018, I thought it best to give a last update on my writing for 2017 as well as looking forward to 2018. Patreon fiction – The Box of Secrets and The Ruon Chronicles The Box of Secrets have stalled a bit over October and November as I … More The last writing update of 2017!