Category Archives: Cursed Character Plots/Developments

First draft, done and dusted!!!

SO…I finally made it.

There were a few moments that were touch and go but in the end I got there, which is the only thing that matters, right?

My first and a half draft (because I’ve been semi editing along the way. I’ve already been bitten once with The Last True Blood where editing is concerned and no, it had nothing to do with writing about vampires) of Un-Belonging has been completed, just under 80,000 words which I am happy about because all my previous novels have been so much more longer. If nothing else, I now know I can write something short and sweet. Don’t snicker 😛

Now the editing phase has begun, du du duhhhhhhh (that is meant to sound horrific and horrendously, spine chillingly terrifying). If I could have only sang it to you in my “melodious” voice, I wouldn’t have to explain the emotive reaction you should be having right now.

Once this first bout of editing is done, I’ll get some beta readers on the task.

Hope you’re all well. I think I’m going to go have a strawberry milkshake as a celebratory drink on my lonesome. Oh the perils of writing, it’s so isolated, at least that’s what I tell myself when my friends mysteriously remember their last load of washing that needs to go on the line every time I venture going out with them. I like to think it’s my cranium’s splendid ability to think that sets me apart from the rest. Eh, what can I say, I’m a positive, everything is peachy type of gal.

Now, I can really hear you snickering.

Do you enjoy pushing the envelope?

There’s something so exciting about writing outside your comfort zone. It’s like learning how to story tell all over again and coming across all those wondrous side alleys you can’t remember forgetting along the way on your creating journey.

I’m 50,000 words into my novel now, yesterday it was a little over 57,000 actually and I’m still loving how this book is evolving into a story on its own. The writing path is still truly fascinating at this stage and so very cathartic.

I hope to tell you all a little more about my Un-Belonging as and when it chooses to reveal its intrinsic, interwoven novelties to me!

See you around my beautiful fellow lovers of the written word!

I spent the whole of last week editing and fixing up 40,000 words of my next novel.

Basically, if I was “getting jiggy with it” when I started last week, I am not any more -_-

My brain is mush, even more so than usual. I hope that I can electrocute it into picking up the slack and continuing with the remainder of the book.

Wish me luck guys and if I don’t see you soon, know that I love you. It’s been good. 😛

I’m getting Jiggy with it!

Because I am half way there folks. Half way there! Woo hoo!!!

Finished 40,000 words of my manuscript for my new novel on Friday, worked the weekend in my job and am now hoping to spend the remainder of the week editing.

Fun times, huh? I’ll let you know how I go soon … you know if I’m still sane and all.

Oh, shush guys. You know what I mean, as sane as I can be. Geez, spread the love already! 😀 ❤

20,000 words!!!

So I think I’ve compiled about 1/4 of my next novel’s first draft.

I’m feeling slightly elated and a little bit more supportive of my main protagonist now.

I haven’t really been able to stand her up till about 5000 words ago, but her evolution is finally starting to make sense to my critical brain’s emotive sensors.

This is the first book I really haven’t got a solid plot set out for which is slightly nerve wracking to be honest but I’m so busy with work at the moment, I’m just letting the whole journey play out.

Hopefully it will work, if not, it’s back to the drawing board for me.

So, how are all of your personal endeavours going?

My First Guest Post! Yaaaaaayyyyy!!!

Thanks to the wonderfully amazing blogger John Guillen, I finally got the chance to write my first guest post (fine – I paid him, but who cares about the semantics?) .

You can find it here, basically it’s all about slitting wrists, woefully overdramatic behaviour, ridiculous notions of fame and fortune, you know, the general, pivotally relevant stuff I am all about.

I hope you give it a try! 🙂

I’m thinking the FBI should recruit me …

… due to my amazing Crime solving capabilities of course. I participated in a marathon of Crime television shows over the weekend courtesy that superbly, tantalising BBC Crime channel and now I believe I am fully equipped to deal with any criminal activity I am faced with to solve.

Australian Federal Police, I hope you’re listening, potential Pink Panther Inspector Clouseau in your vicinity. Sherlock Holmes, eat your heart out! 😛