We’re in the heart of a (very mild, if you ask me) highveld winter and I’ve been plotting away and typing away on various projects. Although I did not get half done of what I wanted to get done, I have to admit that I was ill for most of the month. My brain justContinue reading “July Writing Update — Flash Fiction, Ruon Chronicles, and LectureNotes”
I’m back from my birthday long weekend (during which I tried to do as much writing or at least planning as possible). Because thank you, headcold. Here’s what I’m currently busy with and some exciting news for the release of All the Things I Forgot. Ruon Chronicles — The timeline and The Knowledge Stones I’veContinue reading “Writing Wednesday: “Ruon Chronicles”, “Porselein”, and “All the Things I Forgot””
The Ruon Chronicles Finally the first draft of the new first chapter of The Knowledge Stones is finished! Huzzah! Basically the first and third chapters are brand new in order to flesh out the story and and characters and, you know, not pants the whole novel. I’m posting the first part on Patreon tomorrow, soContinue reading “June news — Time for winter writing spells”
I’ve decided to start the “weekly finds” posts again, as they are a lot of fun for me and they also give an idea of what I read that influences my fiction (up to a point, obviously). I’ll still do Friday Favourite Music as well, but I think it will more often than not beContinue reading “Friday Stuff – Pondering Ideas, Reality, Widows, Tattoed Women, and a Song”
Worldbuilding The Ruon Chronicles I’m really enjoying returning to the beginning of the world of Airtha-Eyrassa to make sure that everything for The Ruon Chronicles slots into each other perfectly. It’s also forcing me to make sure that the magic systems, etc. are working the way I want them to. For instance, in the nextContinue reading “May Update: Worldbuilding, a Ghost Story and Tinnitus”
Suddenly pieces that had either been glaring plot holes or which I’d thought of just abandoning fell into place.
I already had the idea of the Stone being covered in runes, but looking more like Mesopotamian tablets (think Sumerian and Babylonian); only bigger. Enter the Code of Hammurabi.
I ended up going with a kind of “in the beginning there was nothing, which exploded” (thank you, Pratchett!) kind of creation story and then zoomed in on the planet/world of Airtha-Eyrassa.
Writing more Thanks to all the public holidays in April (and me taking a few days’ vacation at the end of the month), April went far quicker than I’d thought it would. But the good thing is that I did have some extra time to rest thanks to the days off. I didn’t do allContinue reading “May Goals: Writing and Resting”
There was especially one book which caught my eye (and that was the first one that I ended up reading); Writing with Chronic Illness by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.