A blog update is well overdue! We are of course, mid global pandemic. That's some scary stuff. I'm incredibly lucky to be in New Zealand, where Covid-19 has not yet overwhelmed our population, but we are in quarantine. With half of the country shut down and only essential services in operation, everyone is tucked away … Continue reading #WritersInQuarantine
As promised in a previous post, I'm excited to share the results of my recent burst of inspiration. This is a rewrite of the first chapter in a project I began years and years and years ago, which has sat, undisturbed, in my files ever since. I've no idea what drew me back to this story specifically, but I'm more than happy to indulge in this long-forgotten project. I've found it quite interesting, given this is a YA project. I've been drawn to my Adult Fiction works for a long time now, so rediscovering a YA voice has been a fun experience. Anyway, without any further ado, I hope you enjoy reading this little excerpt as much as I liked writing it. And as always, feedback is welcome.
I know. I know. I already have plenty of projects on the books. Why in gods name would I start another? You ask good questions. The short answer is, it's for my audience. This year I intend to write a series that I do NOT intend to eventually publish and sell, so that I can … Continue reading New Projects: Cardinal Sins
I wanted to share a short excerpt, which is actually from the sequel to Tiger's Eye, that nicely showcases Olivia's personality. Enjoy.
"At night, the streets are empty. No exceptions."
I pulled another vanishing act this past month or so. Due to personal life struggles, I decided to take a break from... well, everything. I packed a bag and went away for two weeks, ignoring all social media so I could focus on myself for a while. It was much needed and properly enjoyed, but … Continue reading Disappearing Act
Honestly, a lot of authors notes are... well, decidedly boring. They're often just called Acknowledgements these days I think, and very few people pause to read them. There are however, some gems out there. I found these a while ago: I honestly can't wait to write a creative, witty authors note of my own! … Continue reading The Authors Note
I've been questioning the title of Tiger's Eye. It was initially a title of convenience, something I could use to reference my book. I even like it for a while... but as the story progresses, I question it's accuracy and efficiency in representing the story. (Click here to read the blurb) It's something I've been … Continue reading Tiger’s Eye or Deadly Summonings
You may or (more likely) may not have noticed I haven't written any of my own posts in the past two weeks. It's supposed to be week three of Camp NaNoWriMo, but I'd say I'm official down and out for the count. This past week - yes, an entire week - I've been in bed, … Continue reading WIP Thursday?
NOTE: sorry this post is late! Apparently I set the scheduled posting settings wrong. We are almost 1 week into Camp NaNo (which, for those who don't know, is a more flexible version of NaNoWriMo. Click the links for more information) which means, given my goal of 30,000 words, I should've written 5,000 by now. … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Camp NaNoWriMo