NaNoWriMo 2022: The Final Day

National Novel Writing Month has officially come to a close. It's time to reflect, be positive, and carry on. The Inevitable Anti-Climax Of Finishing NaNoWriMo Here's something I never talked about in my Pros and Pitfalls of NaNoWriMo post or even in my more recent Signs NaNoWriMo Might Not Be For You - when it … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: The Final Day

NaNoWriMo 2022: Halfway There… Stress, Corrupted Files & More

Hello everyone. This is my third update on my NaNoWriMo progress. (Here's part one and two.) Here we are. Halfway through the month. Those working on a NaNoWriMo project are either ripping their hair out, crying, or cheering. Traditional NaNoWriMo players should have hit the 25,000 word count by now. I am not a traditional … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Halfway There… Stress, Corrupted Files & More

NaNoWriMo 2022: Nine Days In…

Hello again everyone. Eh, isn't this strange? Weekly connected life updates? I feel like a proper blogger now. Next I'll be posting pictures of my cat. Anyway, it's over a week into NaNoWriMo 2022 and if you're doing a traditional goal of hitting 50,000 words by the end of the month, you should be at … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Nine Days In…

10 Ways To Protect Yourself From Evil Spirits This Halloween

Welcome to another installment of Stuff I Learnt For My Novel - a spooky October special! There is no shortage of ghosts, demons, and evil happenings in history, folklore, and fiction, and at this time of year we're all especially aware of the things that go bump in the night. With that in mind, let's … Continue reading 10 Ways To Protect Yourself From Evil Spirits This Halloween

A Writer’s Reference Photos: Crooked Graveyard

I don't usually post photos on this blog, but these wobbly gravestones are very fitting for this spooky month and, more importantly, they fit the aesthetic of my dark fantasy novel. It's funny how sometimes we can stumble on inspiration without meaning too. As an artist I know how valuable a good photo reference is, … Continue reading A Writer’s Reference Photos: Crooked Graveyard

Finding The Perfect Comp Title: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Finding a suitable comp title for my novel has been a slow journey. I expected that. There's this whole process of finding the books and then reading them - and reading them consciously so I actually notice the similarities instead of just, you know, enjoying the book. Case in point, here is the next update … Continue reading Finding The Perfect Comp Title: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert