It's time again for the Wednesday WIPpet. Because it's the 30th today, I've chosen to share a passage out of Chapter 30 of The Legend of the Kings (mainly because I haven't written chapter 30 of my current WIP yet). The Legend of the Kings is book three in my Heartstone Trilogy. It was intended … Continue reading Bloodyminded Characters – Wednesday WIPpet
I had an a-ha moment this morning. Turns out I've been measuring my writing progress by word count alone. Not the actual words I've written each day - that might have been more helpful. But by the running word count of my WIP. And because I'm editing the front end of it at the moment … Continue reading Editing is Writing Too
Some stories just stay with you. It might be a moment in your life when you got a glimpse of something a little bit bigger than you. A poem or a lyric that struck a chord. A picture that stirred your soul. Or a conversation that changed the way you looked at the world. For … Continue reading Stories that Stick – A Word About Courage
By gum, it's Wednesday (yes, yes, in NZ by the crazy placement of the international date line) and time again for the Wednesday WIPpet, where we share something from our Work In Progress. In honour of the 23rd, I'm sharing (about) 23 lines, from page 23 of The Fall of the Kings. Josiah has had … Continue reading By the Light of the Heartstone – Wednesday WIPpet
What do you do when you pour your love, sweat and soul into a first draft, and on read-through it looks terrible? If you're me, you have a huge confidence crisis, rue the day you ever told anyone (let alone the internet) that you're a writer, and then oscillate between feeling sick about wasting so … Continue reading The First Draft Run Through Blues…
Wednesday seemed to roll around pretty quickly this week, so it was with great trepidation I scrolled through the WIP looking for something shareable that would have something to do with the date. A quick skim through Chapter 16 revealed it is in serious need of editing (or a total rewrite), so I was holding … Continue reading A Sneaky Peak at Page 16 – WIPpet Wednesday
A few days ago I received the One Lovely Blog Award from the ever supportive E.M. Castellan. E.M. is a fantasy writer to watch. Check out her blog for writing tips, author interviews and book reviews here - or look out for her posts over at the There and Draft Again fantasy blog. Thanks, E.M. … Continue reading A Feast of Books and Random Loveliness!
The only problem with living at the start of the International Time Zone is the dates gets squiffy when you're dealing with the rest of the world. I've just been visiting one of my favourite blogs - My Random Muse, written by K.L. Schwengel and seen she's participating in WIPpet Wednesday which looks like a … Continue reading WIPpit Wednesday… er Thursday?
After a scorching Christmas break, I must admit I've been struggling to slot back into my writing routine. We've had a run of visitors, and with two very active children on their summer holiday there's been nary a moment to sit down - let alone give the WIP any attention. Picking up a story after … Continue reading Note to Self – Useful Editing Notes