Celebrations for NaNoWriMo 2017 start!

or, a super kickoff party This year’s theme for National Novel Writing Month is superheroes. So, this year’s survival packets were wrapped in a Spider-man bag and even contained coffee and sugar as well (as it should!). Held at Doppio Zero in Rosebank, Johannesburg, we celebrated the impending Month of Writing, pimped our plots, and…… Continue reading Celebrations for NaNoWriMo 2017 start!

NaNoWriMo Prep 2017 – A Cover and Initial Feedback

It’s nearly the middle of October and, though I wish I could say that my planning is in full swing, it’s more like in half swing… It’s not that I have lost the muse or anything, it’s just that apart from being busy I went and became ill for nearly a whole week. Well, I…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep 2017 – A Cover and Initial Feedback

NaNoWriMo Prep Tools for Plantsers

After spending most of my time simply discovery writing (or pantsing) my stories, I have now moved on to be more of a planner-pantser… or plantser. This means that, while I do still discovery write some parts of my stories, I will plan the basic macro outline beforehand. Some of the scenes or chapters may…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep Tools for Plantsers

NaNoWriMo – October Planning – Part 1

October has dawned and writers all over the world knows what that means – it’s NaNoWriMo novel planning time! My NaNo novel is definitely going to be the first draft of Papier en porselein (Paper and Porcelain) and I am currently busy with research about porcelain. At the moment I am reading The White Road:…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – October Planning – Part 1

Current WIPs, Short Story Accepted, and NaNoWriMo 2017

Writing update time! So, I have ended up doing quite a bit of writing, but feeling like I am not really getting anywhere because the writing consists of so much planning. Worldbuilding different worlds, changing my mind The previous NaNoWriMo’s had me knowing exactly what I want to write and what I would spend the…… Continue reading Current WIPs, Short Story Accepted, and NaNoWriMo 2017

Writing Update and Goals — August 2017

Starting The Box of Secrets Parts 6 and 7 Good news! You can now read The Box of Secrets parts one to four on Patreon (for free). I posted part five for my Patrons last week — at last! — and have now started on the final parts of The Box of Secrets. I’ve plotted…… Continue reading Writing Update and Goals — August 2017

Writing Update – On a roll again

After I (at last) wrote The Scene I spoke of in a previous post, it seems that my writing is flowing again. This means that I will most probably reach my goal of 10K words for July’s Camp NaNoWriMo. I’ve now posted part five of The Box of Secrets on Patreon! You can start reading…… Continue reading Writing Update – On a roll again

Adventures in Camp NaNoWriMo and Writing

In which I end up lessening my word count goal – by a lot After a whole lot of excitement and not as much writing, I decided to change my word count goal for Camp NaNoWriMo to something I would actually be able to reach. At first I did not want to, but decided that,…… Continue reading Adventures in Camp NaNoWriMo and Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017 – Before I Start

Who else can’t wait for Camp NaNoWriMo to begin? (And is glad that 1 July falls on a weekend…) This weekend I will be (word) sprinting from morning to evening, hoping to burn as much calories as jelly beans contain. Jelly beans — the snack of champions. Before I start scribbling away at my 40…… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017 – Before I Start