In less than 24 hours (for me) NaNoWriMo starts. Are you ready? I’m pretty sure that I am. My characters have been walking around in my head, getting to know each other. The fantasy world is solid. My chapter plan is prepared. And I have the opening line figured out. Tonight, I will set up … Read moreGet Ready…Set…
At this time in three days I’ll be happily (hopefully) typing away at the first chapter of book 2 – Cat’s Paw – during my first session of NaNoWriMo for this year. In the meantime, I’m trying to get all the other things I normally do out of my system. Because November will be a … Read moreCountdown is On!
With less than two hours sleep last night, I’m moving through a day of fog. My mind is sluggish at best, my eyes are blurry, and my stomach…you don’t want to know! I’m not sure if I’ll make it through the day (at work). I remember thinking during the night, “this is an all-nighter without … Read moreThe Fog, Hagwitch and False Impression
Podcasting isn’t new to the internet, but it is new to me. I was introduced to podcast through Terry at Never Was (website no longer exists). Each Friday, Terry releases the next episode of his serialised story called Shadow Hunter. So far, I’ve enjoyed every instalment and have become a regular listener. For me, I … Read moreIntroduction to Podcasts
We go through life filling in holes. Holes in our teeth are quickly seen to by a trip to the dentist. Holes in the road are repaired by Council (sometimes and notice I didn’t say quickly either). Holes in the wall can be fixed with a bit of know-how and patience. Even holes in knitted … Read moreLosing the Plot
It’s amazing how an idea can turn completely around in a matter of a week. Last week, my characters were chasing a known kidnapper, but this week a new character enters the story – Kao and the plot has gone in a new direction. This new character (notice I didn’t call him a human or … Read moreOne-Page Summary
I made a discovery today. I discovered that what we believe is our aim when planning a story, isn’t necessarily what we are really aiming for at all. That makes no sense, I know. I thought the theme behind book 2 was to do with “walking in your father’s footsteps”, but it became absolutely clear … Read moreSurprises with Every Step
Part of my day job as a secretary is chasing overdue accounts. It’s the one part of my job that I don’t enjoy, and can be stressful. One thing I hear often is, “it’s in the post” and I know that 95% of the time I’ve just been told a lie. I get so angry … Read moreIt’s In the Post