The Last Day of Waiting

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


A Stab in the Dark

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

Allegory – what’s that?!

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?!

Update on Nano, and an Excerpt from the Output

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