• Excerpt,  Work-In-Progress

    WIPMarathon Check-In #6 (December/January)

    Hello! Last Word Count + Chapter Count: Preparation Stage for Untitled Project 90% Complete Current WC + CC: I didn’t finish my character interviews, but that’s because I started work on another story that was 100% ready to go.¬†Yeah, I know. I’m really bad about story hopping when I’m between projects. BUT I got almost 8k words in this week!! WIP Issues this week: Mostly confidence. What I’ve been doing is (another) rewrite of the story I was first drafting this time last year. It has a lot of high fantastical elements (something I suck at), and we’ve gone through a lot, me and it (I’ve almost lost count of…

  • Excerpt,  Writing Journey

    WIPMarathon Check-In #3

    Information about the WIPMarathon can be found here.Other marathoner’s posts can be found here. Last Check-In Word Count + Chapter Count: 30,715 words, Chapter 17 Current WC + CC: 51,493, middle of Chapter 32 (20,778 words for the week)(My chapters are all screwed up right now so I have no idea what chapter it really is.) ^_^ I met my WIPMarathon goal of 40k on Tuesday! I’m off work next week so I had a secret goal of hitting 40k by the 24th (today) so I could go into vacation week halfway done. My goal for the rest of the month is to get as close to the end of…

  • Excerpt,  Writing Journey

    WIPMarathon Check-In #2

    Information about the WIPMarathon can be found here.Other Marathoners’ updates can be found here. Last Check-In Word Count + Chapter Count: 12,248 words, Chapter 6 Current WC + CC: 30,715 words, Chapter 17 (18,467 words this week) I’m in shock. I’ve never written a first draft this fast in my life. And I’m sleeping! How is that even possible?WIP Issues this week: No real issues again, but I’m entering “the plot thickens” portion of the story so I’m having to think a lot more about what I’m doing and where the story is going. I don’t want to leave plot holes behind! I hate plot holes!What I learnt this week…

  • Anniversary,  Excerpt,  Story Graveyard,  Story Vault

    Blast from the Past

    As part of my celebrations for the 16 year anniversary of my first completed novel attempt, I’ve sifted through the vault and decided to embarrass myself by posting an excerpt for your amusement. Introducing novel number 5 – Played for a Fool. ^_^ (circa May 2001 – Genre: YA Fantasy with a supernatural or paranormal bend, depending on how you view vampires. POV: 3rd omniscient with one MC and a secondary POV.) Novel numbers 1 & 2 were not in the running as they are so bad, they’re not even buried with the rest. I was very tempted to go with the first novel I queried (number 8), but I…

  • Excerpt

    Writing Update!

    Okay, I’m finally going to do what I said I was going to do three weeks ago and post an excerpt from the current chapter I’m working on. First, an update. ^_^ I’m atrociously bad at coming up with titles. Last time I spent 2 weeks combing through more than sixty title ideas before I settled on Eternal Nightfall only to change it halfway through the query process to Stone of Darkness. I was starting to lean towards calling my current project something really stupid (Lol!) so I decided to get a jump on it. Yesterday I wrote down 31, today I’m down to 10. Naturally, when brainstorming a lot…