Yep. Got the official badge today, 20 November 2017. Winner. Wanna see? Here 'tis: Of course, I can't get at the goodies I want yet - have to wait 'til 1 Dec (oh, no! I want it now!). So, what to do after all the bally-hoo? Well, I think I may have promised to get … Continue reading The Madness that Befalls a NaNoWriMo Winner!
Of Agoness by iArtichokeu. We appreciate the feedback, the comments, the honesty - and I promise wholeheartedly to take on board the issues raised. As a reader, I always want to get the best out of a story, and I also want to do that as a writer - every reader owns the story as … Continue reading A Review …
This is a part from Scene 8 of the novel, [soon to be renamed:] Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs. Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile - Who Will Rule? First, the NaNo update: It's done and won, but now the numbers will start to come down as I hone and cut and remove questions, notes and research. There's still … Continue reading Update on Nano, and an Excerpt from the Output
Well, this is a dubious tactic to get my word out. You see, I've been reading a few doggy and animal stories in the last few days, and I wanted to let you in on a secret. It's a biggie, so don't tell. Anyone. I love critters. Dogs, cats, horses, cockies; oh, yeah, even kids … Continue reading The Animals
Of course, I'm referring to it because it's in the title of my last novel (YA Fantasy): Equine Neophyte of the Blood Desert. The blurb: Neesa is an orphan girl who dreams of escape from servitude in the City of the Wall and the cruel Master of Gold – to chase her dream of the … Continue reading How Could I Resist that Word? Neophyte …
It's a good word to use for the process currently underway in Kraken blah blah (the title is too long, methinks). What am I talking about? If you've read Scene 1 of the Nano Project, and I tell you it's now five scenes, because I've expanded the role of one character, played out the tension … Continue reading Unpacking
Okay, it looks good, and I will finish the month with a 'win' whichever way I look at it. I know now I can do the words required in the time set, but what do I really want? The goal, for me, is to start with an idea, turn it into a 'plan' (those buggers … Continue reading And now for the Count!!
This is the Freeze moment. The 'out of the blocks' momentum was good, the daily sprints were good (because there were more than one in a day, so it's easier), and the expected count of 25k by the end of a week was accomplished (early!!). And now? Well, the whole kit and kaboodle is out … Continue reading Update: NaNoWriMo Fight, Flight, Freeze
Well, it hit this morning. The dead-brain-I-can't-do-this-it's-a-stupid-idea moment that dragged out into a few hours, then after some rattling around in the garden, doing compost, picking asparagus and loquats, the mind started churning over little bits of this and that, and I thought - Ooooooh, that's why! And (no, I didn't leave the pile of … Continue reading More NaNo Madness
Who will be the Overlord of Magic? And this is the first instalment of the NanoWriMo project: Scene 1 (first draft, of course). Copyright Cage Dunn 2017. They rounded the corner and pulled up in a puff of dust. The entrance was blocked by a fenced and funnelled entrance, and the only way … Continue reading Kraken, Dragon, Cat – aka – Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile