Category Archives: Story excerpts

Pigeon poetry and chapbooks for posting

Last summer I published three chapbooks: my own book Humping the Boonies, and two collections featuring myself and a number of other writers; Three Broken Ribs and Four Sleeves.  All three books are now available to buy in hard copy

Pigeon poetry and chapbooks for posting

Last summer I published three chapbooks: my own book Humping the Boonies, and two collections featuring myself and a number of other writers; Three Broken Ribs and Four Sleeves.  All three books are now available to buy in hard copy

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

Doing my part for Million Women Rising

Several weeks ago I performed some of my writing to an audience for the first time. Technically I suppose it was really the second time I’ve ever performed, but the first involved me reading one story consisting of two words

Doing my part for Million Women Rising

Several weeks ago I performed some of my writing to an audience for the first time. Technically I suppose it was really the second time I’ve ever performed, but the first involved me reading one story consisting of two words

Blog Hop :: Next Big Thing

Thank you to the lovely Louise Gibney for tagging me in her Blog Hop! Louise is a novelist, blogger and generally brilliant person who wrote Girl Meets Boys, and is now working on her own Next Big Thing. The first

Blog Hop :: Next Big Thing

Thank you to the lovely Louise Gibney for tagging me in her Blog Hop! Louise is a novelist, blogger and generally brilliant person who wrote Girl Meets Boys, and is now working on her own Next Big Thing. The first