For those who don’t know, this is my entry into The Writer’s Voice contest.Improved version added 23rd May 2012.DragonAdult FantasyQueryMaayin, the eighteen-year-old adopted daughter to the lord of Byron’s Peak, has learnt she is the last of the free female dragons. She has spent all of her life looking like and thinking of herself as being human. … Continue reading The Writer’s Voice – Contest Entry #63
I'm not here today. Will be tomorrow, and then for the Oh My Hero! Bloghop.But for now, I'm over at Unicorn Bell getting one of my stories critiqued. The first 400 words anyhow.Have a guess which one it is.*hintpointy<=hinthint*So go, hop over and tear my story to shreds. You know you want to.No sugar-coating, ya hear? … Continue reading Tear my story to shreds. Please?
The end is no longer nigh. It has come and gone. This evening, after much back-and-forth sending of my daughter to feed and play with the pet lamb, I finally managed to type the end sentence of Dragon.I honestly thought this one would've been done at sixty thousand, sixty-one thousand words tops.But no, several of the chapters snowballed passed the rough 'around 2500 … Continue reading 65,000 words and we’re done!
Dragon overtook the 60k mark yesterday. As such, it's beginning its wind down period. Two and a half chapters left to go (probably will be two by the weekend, if not today). Which brings me to the ever present problem of 'what next?'Well, obviously there's editing to be done, but while I'm serious about the … Continue reading Dragon, DOM & A New Weekly Thing
Last time I was umming and ahhing about which would come first: Forty thousand words or the end of chapter seventeen.Well, late last night, as I neared the last bit of the chapter, 'Dragon' broke the forty thousand mark. Near three hundred words short of the end. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!Now I'm … Continue reading 40,000 words – A Draw? Nah
For some reason, I'm all abuzz this month. Here we are, barely into the double digits of June and 'Dragon' has near reached the forty thousand mark. Admittedly, I haven't been typing some days. Our old horse had the abscess in his forehoof burst yesterday. Between his incaseration and other appointments, I've been running back and forth from being home and … Continue reading Ever creeping
Firstly ... ARGH!!! Why are you doing this to me thy shortest of months? What have I done to deserve such turmoil? Okay, fine, I admit I brought my daughter into this world during your time, but to punish me for it five years later is not fair. Is she not happy? Is she not … Continue reading Step forward. Step back
My latest story, Dragon, passed the twenty thousand mark this evening.I find there's always something amazing about reaching that number. Magical even. An intoxicating blend of affirmation that I'm making headway and astonishment that I've made it so far (sounds like a tea, doesn’t it? A delightfully sweet cuppa).Better yet, it’s happened with my daughter’s preschool/school demands, … Continue reading Twenty Thousand Words and Still Trucking
Nothing like the thrill of starting a new story. The fresh characters to bring to life, the settings that one gets to create. Ever since I got my new glasses (and they are lovely wee things), I've been typing like crazy getting five to eight hundred words down in a day (and with the computer … Continue reading A dragon is born