I'm sorry, but this week I veered down a little bit of a tangent. It didn't take much, just my Alphasmart and some spare time at a cafe -- damn, that Alphasmart is so awesome! -- and I got down a lot of work for a new novel idea. It's been difficult staying focused and … Continue reading Okay, a little distracted now
I thought I'd give a general update on everything that's been going on because, honestly, I am having difficulty keeping focused on the one task. I'm currently in the middle of writing reviews, reading, working on Wings of Malice, looking for representation/publication for Eleanor, and brainstorming ideas for two new books: a young adult, and … Continue reading Update
This week I have been focusing on research for Wings of Malice, and looking at angels in particular; what they are, religious interpretations, their hierarchy, and so on. And, in my readings I've come to realise there is more research to be done for my series. At least to refine my story, plot, and the … Continue reading Wings of Malice – research
Reading comics based on, or inspired by, a television series is always so bittersweet for me. I love the intimacy of a comic book; I love feeling like I have a role in how the story is conveyed or interpreted; I love the 'white space' where I can mentally fill in details or images the … Continue reading Penny Dreadful: Volume 1
Okay, it's been a little gruelling but I got through my manuscript (well, most of it), and each of my books in Wings of Malice is now off to a good start. As it stands: Book One: 40,048 words Book Two: 36,525 words Book Three: 21,094 words But, there is still a lot to do. … Continue reading Wings of Malice – it begins!
As you may recall, I decided to turn my 86,000+ word fantasy novel-in-progress, Wings of Malice, into a series instead. Why? Because I thought I should give myself more work for some reason. Honestly, I think this is the best thing for my novel. While I prefer standalone novels, I think a fantasy works better … Continue reading Wings of Malice – update
As you know, I recently began a new venture: to read through all my unread classics in alphabetical order. First on the list is Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn. This review contains spoilers. What can I say about this book? Well, I wasn't exactly intending to do reviews for all the books I am … Continue reading B is for Beagle