Enjoy this mature retelling of popular fairytale princesses!
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27 days and 25,000 words later, I have completed Camp NaNoWriMo April 2017. My first ever NaNo camp!
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 It also meant it gave me more time to go back to unpublished chapters and add more fodder when I get inspired.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!
I will never have reached where I am today without my readers. From those who avidly chase chapter after chapter, speculate to no ends, suggest pointers for improvement or ways to make my writing more dramatic; to enthusiastic, silently supportive ones who are the first to read and leave a vote and never complain when I’m late updating; to the silent readers who add me to their reading lists and follow me from project to project. They are my life line and my motivation. I would never churn out as many words and works as I do now if not for them.
Which is why I wish to do my bit to thank them. There isn’t much I can do — I’m not a published writer, I don’t have many connections, I can’t make graphics to save my life, but I do bake great cakes. Which is why I wish to promote my followers or books they like.
Starting from today (well, last week) for the foreseeable future, any followers of mine are welcome to drop me a PM or post on my wall their works or works they have read that deserve more reads, and I will give it a shout-out to my 6k+ followers in hopes they will reach the attention they deserve.
If I get my butt organised, I’ll also post on my Facebook wall and do a blog post for them, too, depending on real-life workload.
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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.
The idea of grumpy older men came I think mainly from Monica Sanz’s “A Witchling’s Rites”. Guardian angels are often portrayed as the peaceful, sympathetic, positive characters. I thought it’ll be interesting to invert that trope and make my grumpy old man a teenage girl’s guardian, against his will.
Enter William Wallace, grump extraordinaire.
Now, with the anthology called “Deadly Kisses” I was worried I’d have to write actual romance. The prompt included finding love in the afterlife, but not actual romance — I heaved a sigh of relief. I wanted to write a ghost, but to have a hundred-plus-year-old ghost falling in love with a human being is basically paedophilia (just like all those ancient vampires falling in love with humans, ugh) so I didn’t want that. I wanted something platonic, or at least naively one-sided from the young human’s POV.
Enter Selah Montmorency, a bereaved teenage girl whose love of reading and innocence wormed her way into William’s heart — not that he had a choice, being a ghost bound to the house he died in. But through gestures he did not intend to do, kindness he did not mean to exhibit, Selah grew fond of him. Because the old bugger does have a good side, at least in death.
I plan to bring these two up from time to time in other prompts. The current fantasy prompt is about a gremlin or similar small annoying creature ruining Valentine’s day. Whilst Selah does have a child-like crush on her guardian angel, I’m not sure if I want William involved. I’m not sure if he wants to be involved either. I’ll brainstorm and see.
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?