Writing Update (I am, as usual, a lovely mess)

So it’s 11:30 at night, and I’m up writing. I have a deadline this week, and I have started five different projects without getting past the beginning of any of them. I only need one. Yeah, this is the part where the little voice in the back of my head that keeps me on trackContinue reading “Writing Update (I am, as usual, a lovely mess)”

Writing Books (that have already been written…)

It happened again. I know I’m not alone. You come up with a thrilling idea, write a short story or even a novel, giddily tell all your friends, enter it to contests, give it to early readers… …and someone has already written it. And it’s fabulous! And it’s popular! And everyone loves it! And it’sContinue reading “Writing Books (that have already been written…)”

NaNoWriMo Recap

The end of NaNoWriMo 2020! Plus three days of not posting anything because I really needed sleep. Final stats? November 30th Word Count: 94,889 words Total Mugs of Tea: …frankly, I’ve lost count. Nights writing after midnight: Perhaps a better question would be how many nights I didn’t write past midnight. Which I still can’tContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Recap”

NaNoWriMo2020!

To write 50,000 words in a month or not write 50,000 words in a month? To stay up into the small hours of the morning on most weekends, typing a furious descent to madness, or to stay healthy, get a proper(ish) amount of sleep, and be psychologically well-balanced or at least without another item ofContinue reading “NaNoWriMo2020!”

On Daring to Write…despite all the voices in my head telling me not to…

I think everyone has a small grimy goblin sitting in the back of their head saying all the things we shouldn’t dare to do. Well. At least, that’s the way it seems. Mine is particularly vocal. And I hate it with a passion that is not to be denied. Most people would say caution isContinue reading “On Daring to Write…despite all the voices in my head telling me not to…”

Scribbling Habits…and writerly downfalls…

Have you ever wanted to google your characters? I write a lot from research, as many other writers do. If I’m working on a story, it’s normal for me to pop over to a search engine to ask what are the names of Italian masquerade masks? Victorian era poisons? What do said poisons smell like?Continue reading “Scribbling Habits…and writerly downfalls…”

Unridden Train

I used to live in a house across from a long stretch of railroad track. I could hear it, at night, lying awake in the dark. Freight trains. Not the kind anyone rode. When it was far away, it would be just a wail, almost like the cry of an owl, but longer, airier. Lost.Continue reading “Unridden Train”

Spilling Ink

Book Review No. 14: Spilling Ink by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter Series: (standalone) Genre: Nonfiction/writing advice Content for the sensitive reader: Werewolves and vampires (for writing prompts/fun examples, nothing too creepy), suspense, no foul language whatsoever. Very clean! BookmarkedOne Rating: 8/10 Completion Date: 2016 So I don’t usually put much stock in nonfiction. OrContinue reading “Spilling Ink”

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