‘Tis The Season to be Stressed Out, Fa La La La La, La La La, HALP

OK guys. Confession time. I'm not going to make my end of year deadline to complete a first draft of The Mayor. Here's the situation: In a previous post (see here), I explained how I still had 8 more chapters left to write, and was aiming to finish a chapter a week. Well, this plan … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season to be Stressed Out, Fa La La La La, La La La, HALP

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Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 24: Questions 22 and 23

I'm aware this post is very, very late. Apologies. I'm about to have a mental breakdown trying to finish The Mayor and sell my house at the same time (my timing, as always, is impeccable) so please bear with me... Part of the 30 Week Writing Challenge. Click here to view all questions.  22. Tell us about one … Continue reading Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 24: Questions 22 and 23

Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 21: Questions 19, 20 and 21

Happy First-Day-of-NaNoWriMo 2017 everybody! Are you taking part in NaNoWriMo this year? If you are, add me as a writing buddy! We can cheer each other on. My profile is here. Part of the 30 Week Writing Challenge. Click here to view all questions. 19. Favourite minor that decided to shove themselves into the spotlight and why. … Continue reading Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 21: Questions 19, 20 and 21

It’s official: I have The Fear

I have just over 2 months left to finish my first draft of The Mayor. Crap. In an attempt to be positive about this, I've worked out the following: According to my current plan, I only have 8 more chapters left to write. Two of these 'chapters' are actually 1-2 page 'interludes'. I'm about halfway … Continue reading It’s official: I have The Fear

Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 14: Questions 13 and 14

I'm not late. You're late. Ner. Part of the 30 Week Writing Challenge. Click here to view all questions. 13. What’s your favourite culture to write, fictional or not? I'm very much of the opinion that I need to be into whatever I'm writing at the moment, so for that reason I'm going to have to answer "mid-18th … Continue reading Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 14: Questions 13 and 14

Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 13: Question 12

Oh look, guess who's behind in this challenge again? I've been busy writing my actual book. Please forgive me! Part of the 30 Week Writing Challenge. Click here to view all questions. 10. In what story did you feel you did the best job of world-building? Any side-notes on it you’d like to share? World-building is … Continue reading Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 13: Question 12

Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 5: Question 5

Part of the 30 Week Writing Challenge. Click here to view all questions. 4. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about youngest and oldest in terms of when you created them? In terms of actual age, Melora is the youngest. She is just 15 years old at the start of the Part … Continue reading Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 5: Question 5