Category Archives: Novels

Hey! Ho! Na-No!

Yes, it’s almost that time again. I’m going to have more time for NaNoWriMo this year than I did in 2012 as I’m working part time, so I’m hoping to write more than 50,000 words, as I did over the

Hey! Ho! Na-No!

Yes, it’s almost that time again. I’m going to have more time for NaNoWriMo this year than I did in 2012 as I’m working part time, so I’m hoping to write more than 50,000 words, as I did over the

Salt :: Week Four

Word count: 62,140 Target word count today: 52,000 Character death count: 2 Character maim count: 4 Let’s just get this over with first: I WON! I actually hit today’s word count on Monday. Since my 10,000 word triumph last Tuesday I

Salt :: Week Four

Word count: 62,140 Target word count today: 52,000 Character death count: 2 Character maim count: 4 Let’s just get this over with first: I WON! I actually hit today’s word count on Monday. Since my 10,000 word triumph last Tuesday I

Salt :: Week Three

Word count: 44,000 Target word count today: 38,000 I was feeling pretty daunted when I opened Scrivener on Monday morning. I’d been ill all weekend and unable to write for three days, which left me just over 5000 words down. That

Salt :: Week Three

Word count: 44,000 Target word count today: 38,000 I was feeling pretty daunted when I opened Scrivener on Monday morning. I’d been ill all weekend and unable to write for three days, which left me just over 5000 words down. That

Salt :: Week Two

Word count: 25,000 Target word count today: 24,000 I’ve spent most of this week very confused, and yet, enjoying the process of writing this novel more than ever. In my second week of writing, I quickly reached the swampy nothingness

Salt :: Week Two

Word count: 25,000 Target word count today: 24,000 I’ve spent most of this week very confused, and yet, enjoying the process of writing this novel more than ever. In my second week of writing, I quickly reached the swampy nothingness

Salt :: Week One

Word count: 6600 Target word count today: 10,000 Just under a week into Camp NaNoWriMo. The start of the week was pretty promising. I got a good chunk written over the first two days, even though I didn’t know much

Salt :: Week One

Word count: 6600 Target word count today: 10,000 Just under a week into Camp NaNoWriMo. The start of the week was pretty promising. I got a good chunk written over the first two days, even though I didn’t know much

The joy (and terror) of writing sex

This week I started working seriously on the second draft of my novel. I’m aware that the story needs a big overhaul, and I’ve a good idea of where I want to go with it. One thing that I’m still torn

The joy (and terror) of writing sex

This week I started working seriously on the second draft of my novel. I’m aware that the story needs a big overhaul, and I’ve a good idea of where I want to go with it. One thing that I’m still torn

To self-publish or not?

Two nights ago I had a dream of rescuing a book from drowning, then giving it CPR. Looking back now, I wonder if my mind is trying to tell me something. I have this vague plan of redrafting a novel

To self-publish or not?

Two nights ago I had a dream of rescuing a book from drowning, then giving it CPR. Looking back now, I wonder if my mind is trying to tell me something. I have this vague plan of redrafting a novel