Tomorrow is December (in Australia). Tomorrow is the day I get to the 'prize' I worked for in NaNo - the Scrivener discount (50% - woohoo!). I know, I know, not really a prize at all, because I still have to pay for it, but it's less, considerably less, and if you take into account … Continue reading The Last Day of Waiting
Or a bite on the bum. Whatever. Today's post is an on-the-run moment of freedom prior to the settling in on the 'new' story. What new story? Oh, you want to know about it? A little bite of the cherry? Well, the truth is this: it's not new, but it is newly designed, newly structured, … Continue reading A Stab in the Dark
From Google (of course): a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. That's an allegory. That's what the new novel is: Fantasy-allegory along the lines of Animal Farm, but contemporary. And even though I know it's not going to be the cup-o-tea for many … Continue reading Allegory – what’s that?!
Not a proper launch yet, and I haven't updated the page for publications, but it's done, and e-published. Who Will Rule Magic? Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs. Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile. A Fantasy Allegory along the lines of Animal Farm (but contemporary, and maybe even better), but be careful, you may not survive beyond the last words. … Continue reading It’s Alive!!!!
I'm usually posting a Wednesday post (that's today), but I have two scenes to rewrite for the Kraken story before I can do the proofread and (re-do) the cover. So what you get instead is a story nested within the need to comply with the schedule. Apologies for not responding much lately, but I hope … Continue reading Nested Within
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 …