From dusty drawer to lost in the masses

A pessimist’s view on the option of self-publishing. When faced with rejection, the aspiring author used to have two options: consign the unpublished novel to a dusty drawer somewhere, never to see the light of day again, or take a deep breath, dive in, and rewrite and reword, repeatedly, until | Read more…

Pantzer or Plotter – A verdict?

Before I started NaNoWriMo I explained how I wanted to use it to explore how I work as a writer; whether I work more efficiently from a detailed outline or just letting the story flow and evolve. In the summer, writing Inyana for Camp NaNoWriMo, with no plan at all, | Read more…

NaNoWriMo 2011 – Update and excerpt from “Mime”

“How’s NaNoWriMo going Chrissey?” “Don’t ask.” As NaNoWriMo draws to an end I find myself only just creeping over 15,000 words. It has not been the avalanche of creativity that I was hoping for. I would like to blame external influences and distractions, and that would be partially true, but | Read more…

Scribbles blog hop & give away

All of the bloggers taking part in this blog hop event will be posting pictures of their journals, and talking a little about how journals, and paper in general, play a role in their writing practice. My lifelong relationship with stationery NOTE – click on any of the images to | Read more…

NaNoWriMo 2011

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on scheduling creativity where I described a little about my failure to complete Camp NaNoWriMo in August. Now it’s November and I’m trying again with the original and best NaNoWriMo. Whilst my project in the summer was an unplanned idea which I | Read more…