The Storm Is Over Now


100,000 words done! 100,086 words to be exact. I am more relieved than anything. I was starting to get a bit antsy. I wanted to move on to the ‘make the story make sense’ stage. So what have I learnt about writing a 100,000 word fantasy tale… 1) You gotta gotta know your world – My characters move around quite a bit, and a map would have helped the writer alot. Heck, the...

I Believe I Can Fly


Anyone who can guess the link between the title of this post and of my previous post gets a prize – The Men She Loved sent personally to their inbox! That aside, I am on 90,000 words now!!! Yay! *Does mental dance. I can’t believe it’s almost done. It has been a wild journey, but one I wouldn’t trade for anything; and support has come from the strangest places – from...

I Can See Heaven


I have 15,000 words to go, to reach my goal of 100,000 words. I think I may cry out of the sheer joy and relief, knowing the figure is no longer so vast. Or perhaps the tears are merely due to exhaustion. I dunno. I have no idea where the last 15k will come from; but I have faith. I got this far, didn’t I? In honour of this magnanimous event, I will post an excerpt from the novel. I...

70K In February


There is a little voice in my head trying to tell me not to write this post. “You should have finished this story in January,” it says “You’re not even done yet, what on earth are you celebrating?” Well voice and all ye cynics out there. I’m celebrating because: 70k is an achievement, dammit! 70k is my sweat and blood. 70k is nights and days of typing and...

2015 and My Nanowrimo Story


I met the nanowrimo challenge head on and was able to tame the dragon; but at 50,000+ words my story was far from finished. My plan at the time was to finish the story off in December and begin editing in the new year. Only I didn’t do squat in December. I found myself having to catch up with all the things I had neglected in November; ( I also found myself distracted by a certain somebody...

Done, done and done!


I can’t believe I actually did it! 50,000 words in one month! Now I’m not trying to make those who didn’t make it feel bad (and honestly, there is still time), but I can’t contain my excitement. I was really starting to freak out! When my laptop broke down on me (thank goodness for hard drives); I moved to my surface. When my surface died (I lost the charger); I moved to...

Crunch Time


So I’m 40,000 words in and I have 10,000 words left to conquer; and I am freaking out.
My day today is full, when will I find time to write? And I only have today, tomorrow and the day after.
10,000 words. It’s not so bad. Right?
Dear readers and writers, if you have any tips, any tips at all as to how to reach 10,000 words; I am all ears.
Somebody, anybody…EEEEEEEK!!!!

32,000 words and sweating…


It’s getting close to the final date. And I’m only 32,000 words in. The worry is starting to set in, and the doubt. Can I do it? I failed to write a post noting the start of my Nanowrimo journey on the 1st November (actually started poorly – with only 400 words); but I did start and now it is crunch time. In order to make the goal of 50,000 words I have to write 18,000 words in five days. That’s...

The Dreamwalker (1 AGAIN)


So, I have finally figured out who Lara is and because of this discovery, the story has had to change a little to accommodate her desires, and quirks. Here goes, again…     Lara looked at her reflection. Her attendant Jumoke had done a satisfactory job. Her otherwise wild hair trailed down her shoulders in tiny braids; each end was held by a wooden bead. She turned her head this...

Meet My Character Blog Tour


Sara saved me today cuz I had nooooo idea what I was gonna blog about (God works in mysterious ways). Anyway, she saved me by inviting me to join the ‘Meet My Character Blog Tour’ So here are the answers to the questions:   1. What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person? Lara; and she is a fictional character   2. When and where is the story...

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