Boo-Yah, Camp NaNoWriMo

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27 days and 25,000 words later, I have completed Camp NaNoWriMo April 2017. My first ever NaNo camp!

*throws confetti*

25k words is manageable. I normally write about 15k words per month, so this was me sitting down a few more sessions and repeating that. It meant Rune Mage has a few more chapters under its belt so if I ever get struck with another bout of long shifts, I can still update. It also meant it gave me more time to go back to unpublished chapters and add more fodder when I get inspired.

Current word count is 138,454 and I’m hitting the climax of the story soon. Check it out here!

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Wattpad Spotlight: Hall of Games

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Book promotion! “Hall of Games” by seventhstar. Calling all epic fantasy lovers!

Hall of Games follow enslaved girl Cadence in a world where magic holders serve and rule. Enter a breathtaking magical world with love, betrayal, and a war that threatens Cadence’s life as she knew it.

In the harsh winter of Moskava,  Cadence is doing all she can to keep her family alive.
 
 Her brother is Varya, someone with special abilities who are required by the Law to serve in the capital, the Hall of Games. When the Patrols come looking for her brother, Cadence volunteers to draft as into the army alongside with Cole.
 
 She never thought that a simple decision like that would land her in a game of betrayal and hurt.
 
 Something sinister is brewing inside the Hall of Games. Hunted down by her former Mistress and an unknown enemy, Cadence must escape the Hall of Games or face a fate worse than death.

 

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Wattpad Spotlight: Dark Tidings

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Book promotion! “Dark Tidings” by KenMagee. Is blending old-time magic and modern technology your thing?

Dark Tidings is an urban fantasy adventure that blended the thrill and unlimited potential of an ancient magical world with the logic of modern day technology and takes you on a chase filled with excitement and humour as the main characters are tracked by those who seek the legendary spell in their hands.

What happens when ancient magic collides with the internet? One thing is certain, modern life will never be the same again.
 
A thousand years ago, a young thief, Tung, and a disgraced wizard, Madrick, are thrust together in an executioner’s dungeon. In the darkness, Madrick reveals an incredible secret about a legendary spell. The great spell helps them escape their prison cell… and eventually their century.
 
Catapulted into the present day, their lives collide with Michael, a computer hacker who plans to destroy the world’s largest bank. But sinister people are tracking their every move and they will stop at nothing to steal their spell.”

 

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Camp NaNoWriMo

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I hadn’t planned on doing this. Rune Mage for NaNoWriMo2016 was tough as it is because of work, but my friend Stef was like “Do it! Do it!” so I joined her cabin. I’ve pledged to do 25k, which is just under double my usual amount (~1.8k twice a week, about 14k a month).

Making progress so far, I think! Certainly allowing me to move ahead with the story and gives me time to have ‘spare’ chapters for when I’m too busy to write.

Word count for the novel so far is 121k and I haven’t reached the climax yet. This might be a book that’s a tad too long. Oops.

The World of Seeker: Creature Encyclopaedia

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This post contains spoilers for “Seeker: Demon Killers”.

The world of “Seeker: Demon Killers” involved a lot of different creatures, the forms of many Tora and the other Shifters took. We also learned about the true forms of Tora’s friends. In response to readers’ requests, I have compiled a simple encyclopedia of the creatures encountered in the story.

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Fantasy Community’s Contest: A Transforming Lake and a Need

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I entered Fantasy_Community‘s writing contest “A Transforming Lake and a Need“: “The Egocentric’s Journey for Happiness“. As with the ParanormalLovers’s contest, I was on a writing streak involving grouchy male characters, and, boy, I’m enjoying making them horrible people with some redeeming features.

It took me a while to think of a good enough lake. The rules call for a lake with changing properties every month, which should be dramatic. Yes, I can have a lake that turns to gold one month and pure lava the next, but why? And what would be the benefit of that?

And how does a grouchy, greedy guy come into play?

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Film Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Being an avid Harry Potter fan, I was thrilled when the trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to Find them’ came out. The trailer caused a bit of tears, flapping, and wails of “Why does it look so good?!” so naturally I couldn’t wait when I went and saw it after work.

Containers spoilers (duh).

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