NaNoWriMo 2017: Week 1

NaNoWriMo 2017 has officially kicked off! I have a loaded schedule this month, so I’m not sure how much I can actually get done, with two friends visiting separately from the other side of the world and six days’ exams at the end (and I still need to study for it!) but we’ll see. March…

What to do After Finishing a First Draft

On 27th July 2017, Rune Mage was finished at 199k words after NaNoWriMo 2016 and two lots of Camp NaNoWriMo 2017. Then I hit a wall. What now? I had several plot bunnies boiling for the past few months and was too happy to jump straight into a different project, but I knew this was always my pattern…

Cover Reveal for NaNoWriMo2017 and the Next Project

NaNoWriMo2017 draws near, as does the start of my second project. As promised, the cover reveal for my sequel to 2014’s NaNoWriMo, a science fiction-fantasy combining the ethics of simulated reality, human experimentation, and doing The Greater Good. Welcome to March City: The Rebellion of the Gifted.

Completing Rune Mage and Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017

Guess what guess what?? *screams* July camp NaNoWriMo is done! And also, Rune Mage is also done at 198k words and 100 chapters! My gosh, when I first started writing this in November 2016 as my NaNoWriMo project, I didn’t anticipate it to be this long. I was aiming for 100-120k and then kinda overshot. Oops. Rune Mage has…

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017

July Camp NaNoWriMo is just round the corner! What are you guys doing for it? After the high of completing NaNoWriMo2016 and then April Camp 2017 and getting my groove back into writing — and I’m enjoying writing Rune Mage so much — I’m pretty psyched to do July Camp 2017. The problem is as always:…

Boo-Yah, Camp NaNoWriMo

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…

Camp NaNoWriMo

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…

NaNoWriMo: Week 4

On the 26th November, I completed 50,000 words of NaNoWriMo. I finished it! With much encouragement, tears, sleepless nights, and dogged determination, I pushed my word count bar past its finishing point. Things I’ve come across (and maybe learned) in the past month: To avoid sitting in front of the desk and your mind blanking,…

NaNoWriMo: Week 3

Week 3! Wow, November’s gone quickly, and that’s not a good thing. I’m one-sixth of the way through my research project and only have two weeks left to do it. Admin keeps not giving me the notes I need and it sucks. But the writing? It’s getting better! At the time of writing, I’m at…

Book Review: Indigo by Skyhuntress on Wattpad

Recently I completed reading Indigo, a NaNoWriMo2013 project by Kelsey Ryan/Skyhuntress on Wattpad. It follows the story of a lone, unusual hero called Athira, who spends most of her time acting as a vigilante whilst going after the source of the unusual disturbances in the world of Thols. Contains spoilers (duh).