Since July, I’ve been planning the third draft of my urban fantasy novel, the working title of which is Generic Fantasy (Thanks to main character Jen and her antagonist, Eric). I made a mental roadmap of what I wanted to achieve, and when. It goes something like this: July-August: Read and make notes on books about novel… Continue reading Novel Third Draft Status: Underway
September saw the release of author Louise Jensen’s third book, The Surrogate. I read and enjoyed her novels The Sister and The Gift, so it was a no brainer to pick this one up as well. Long story short, I enjoyed it just as much as the previous two. Now for the long version :). The novel revolves around… Continue reading Book Review: The Surrogate, by Louise Jensen
Random thought to start: All shoes should have memory foam. It’s just the best foot related thing. With NaNoWriMo less than two months away, I’ve decided to break my three year winning streak. In 2017, I won’t be participating. That’s because this year, I’ll be playing a longer game. I’m in the midst of planning… Continue reading No NaNoWriMo For Me This Year
My random thought to start: Minutes are made up of seconds. Were there once smaller time measurements called firsts, which we got bored of and discarded? Now to the rest of the post! Last time around, I explained how I abandoned my Camp NaNoWriMo project, and decided to focus on learning more about writing technique.… Continue reading Improvement By Reading About Writing
Random topic to start: USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. I can understand why they switched to using initials. In my last blog post, I detailed my plans for this month’s CampNaNoWriMo. I spent June writing out a detailed plan, and when the first of July arrived. I dived in. After a few days, and… Continue reading CampNaNoWriMo, and why my tent’s fallen down.
My blog posts start with something random and unconnected with the rest of the post. Today’s randomness: The letter Q. Why not have one 26th of our alphabet that almost always relies on another letter? Except when it doesn’t, because the English language thrives on irregularity. Such as Qi, which apparently, is ‘the vital life… Continue reading You won’t win Camp NaNoWriMo.
There are just over a hundred hours left in May. Once they’ve elapsed, I’ll have passed my self imposed deadline for finishing my second draft of Generic Fantasy, my NaNoWriMo 2016 novel. As of this moment, I’m not complete yet. But I’m very close. In my last post, I said I’d find something completely random to… Continue reading Nearly There With The Second Draft