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 reading… Continue reading Writing Update – On a roll again
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 40… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017 – Before I Start
Well it’s been a week of horrible news, natural disasters, and much else, but I’d rather not focus on that right now. I’ve always used writing as a kind of outlet to work through – let’s just call it “stuff” – and this week was no different (which also kind of explains the story “A… Continue reading Writing Update: flash fiction, grave robbing, courses, and outlining
May has been a month of fiction started, but not necessarily finished. The reason for this is that the stories were written either for Patreon (part 4 of The Box of Secrets) or the writing course I am currently taking through The Open University and FutureLearn.
Here are some newsworthy goodies to read and (almost) to listen to.
Given that the month is almost at an end (*gasp!*) I’m scrambling a bit to get everything done that I want to or need to get done.
As we enter the last week of NaNoWriMo Prep, I’m very glad to say that my outline for Charms of Life and Death is basically finished. There’s still one part I’m struggling with, but I hope that, as I iron out the scenes, I’ll see what I need to do there.
August was such a whirlwind that I didn’t get much done fiction-wise except my fiction for Patreon (titled “The Tower of Scattering Winds”). I did, however, finish an article for the Speculative Grammarian which I started a while ago. (Speculative Grammarian is a satirical linguistics journal. It’s extremely entertaining if you’re interested in linguistics and… Continue reading Writing News & Plans for September
June is drawing to a close and that means that the second Camp NaNoWriMo is almost here!
After a wonderful weekend away with my family (on The Great Weekend Road Trip) I feel quite refreshed and ready to face May’s writing challenges. The main project for this month will be finishing Terug na toe. I wrote two or three short scenes over the weekend, and will probably finish the final scenes this… Continue reading May Writing Update Part 1