This is the first story that I've written that will make up part of the collection titled "Where the Stars Used to Sing".
In which Sir Tristan the Wonder Cat is recovering from his dental, I write some more, have squirrel moments, and we’re still stuck on “Level 4” lockdown.
In which I have a pity party, Sir Tristan the Wonder Cat goes to the vet for an emergency, and all’s well that ends well Today, I must say, I am (at this moment) feeling better than on Tuesday, all things considered. There has been a lot of shock and tears over the magazine closures,… Continue reading Lockdown Chronicles — 7 May 2020
In which I get bad news, feel sorry for myself, and also do some crafting, writing, and worldbuilding I won’t lie; I’ve had some difficult days this past week and a half. Motivation to do anything has just declined and having a flare and a few bad headaches in-between didn’t help my motivation at all.… Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles — 5 May 2020
Notice how it’s day 26 of a 21-day lockdown? Yeah, me too. I’ve had a few days of feeling down — which I guess is normal after being stuck in the house so long? But I seem to be feeling better today. This may also be because I had a proper night’s sleep, come to… Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles — Day 26, 21 April 2020
Today it’s back to working from home (instead of having a long Easter weekend in lockdown).I think I am better rested after the long weekend, though. I specifically kept myself from writing too much and rather listened to podcasts and crocheted or knitted. I figured that I needed a bit of a break from the… Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles — Day 19, 14 April 2020
Well, it’s about time I post this, don’t you think! Here is the link to the first part of the more in-depth look at the Ruon magic system. Okay, so — the magic system of The Ruon Chronicles are set in needlework and weaving, with nith or magic woven or worked into a specific design.… Continue reading Worldbuilding the Ruon magic system, part 2
Happy Easter! (If you’re celebrating) I always feel like I should only send my Easter messages to everyone on Easter Sunday, not Good Friday, but anyway… It is day 17 of the lockdown in South Africa. I’m feeling much, much better than yesterday and the anti-inflammatory tablets seem to have done their job well. Thank… Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles — Day 17, 12 April 2020
Today is that weird day of limbo between Good Friday and Easter Sunday — at least, it always feels like a day of limbo for me. Unfortunately, my body has decided to flare, so I can’t say I’m feeling well at all. I guess it is forcing me to take another day off so that’s… Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles — Day 16, 11 April 2020
Welcome to day 9 of lockdown in South Africa. Although 9 is a magical number, I can’t say that the day has been very magical thanks to a pounding headache…This meant that I only wrote about 200 words on worldbuilding and crocheted a bit in-between sleeping for stretches of time. Soft Baroque music helped a… Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles — Day 9, 4 April 2020