• NaNo Is Coming

    It’s September, which means NaNoWriMo is coming soon. So prepare yourselves for a barrage of “NaNo is coming” memes. And yes, I will be NaNoing as well. In my case writing an f/f YA faerie story set here in New Zealand. Right now I am working on the plot, the characters, the soundtrack… but hey,

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  • December Means November Is Over!

    The first of December means two things for me. The first is that it’s my birthday. The second is NaNoWriMo is finally over! I didn’t win, which came as no surprise as I previously blogged about giving up (and why that’s not always a bad thing). Also, earthquakes suck.

    So to celebrate, I am posting a small fragment of The Cantia Covenant, which I have dubbed How Einar Got A Job Instead Of Arrested. Be warned: it is terrible in all the ways a NaNo novel can be. The only edits have been to fully excise the segments I would have deleted while writing, only instead struckthrough because NaNo.

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  • The Great NaNo To-Do List

    So it’s just over a month now until NaNoWriMo. Eep. I wrote a little about it previous, and since then have made some decisions. Yes, I am going to do NaNo. Yes, I have decided what I am going to write. And yes, I am terrified.

    Of course, with the decision to do NaNoWriMo comes at least a little bit of planning. I’m not talking about coming up with a great big outline, but getting a few little things done now so I don’t have to worry during the month of November. So behold: The Great NaNo To-Do List (2016 edition)!

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  • Thinking Ahead – NaNoWriMo

    We’re less than two months away from NaNoWriMo and yet it seems both nearer and further than it actually is. Then again, the year in general has gone by strangely fast – despite not much happening (at least for me). It’s a terrifying thought, that time and life is passing me by without experiencing much at all.

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  • On Writing, and Rewriting The Brain

    I am working on a fantasy story right now, an adult (not YA) work that is for the most part about women. And blood magic. My core cast is 75% women (three women, one man), and as of now their support network is somewhere between 66-75% female. I’m still working out a lot of the secondary cast which is why numbers are in flux.

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