Yesterday, I spent several hours working on the image of the people of my world – Miuans. After many “not pleasant” results, I finally ended up with a “race” I could be proud of. I would share the image, but I feel that a writer should know in their own mind what they are describing, … Read moreThe Miuan People
How often do you dream at night and when you wake up you forget the dream within minutes of getting out of bed? This happens to me most days. This morning was different. I woke up at 5.15am and lay in bed staring at the ceiling, the dream clear in my mind. I couldn’t fall … Read moreI Had a Dream
Following two hours of sorting through my Writing folder, I think I’m close to knowing which of my stories can can be called “weeds” and which are beautiful “flowers”. Unfortunately, the number of flowers in my vase are few. 😀 At the moment, I’m taking a short break, sipping a cup of tea and … … Read moreSorting the Weeds and the Flowers
At the end of last year, I said 2006 was going to be the Year of the Writer. Besides wanting to see publication for many of my internet writing friends, and for myself, I made a list of goals. I’ve just been reading the list and … I can’t believe it, even though I didn’t … Read moreYear of the Writer Comes to an End
On the weekend I started planning Book 3 of my children’s fantasy series – Cat’s Whiskers. This is the last book in the series and I’ve known how it has to end since before I started writing Book 1. I now also have a clear idea how it’s going to start too. But the middle…talk … Read morePlanning Cat’s Whiskers (Book 3)
A day or so ago Sasha asked me this question: I’m so pleased that everything went well for your Mini Nano. Will you be sitting back for a while or planning number three before you edit number two? It’s a good question and I wanted to give it some thought rather than rushing in with … Read moreRelaxing or Planning?
If I am successful in writing my Mini-NaNo in November, and there’s no reason (as yet) why I shouldn’t be, book 2 will be completed in it’s first draft. At that time, being December, this will give me the perfect reason to put the manuscript to one side until early 2007 and catch up on … Read moreThinking Ahead
My intentions were good, but I didn’t actually carry through with my plan. I had intended to start planning book 2 (and 3) yesterday. I did buy two nifty notebooks especially for the occasion. I also printed out a summarised version of the Snowflake steps to use in the notebooks. But I didn’t actually start … Read moreGood Intentions