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Novel revision: My process so far

I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages, and I feel a bit frustrated that I didn’t manage to do it earlier. It would’ve been more interesting to get posts from various stages of the revision process. I’ve kept … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo epic win!

No Sunday recs today – I’m too wiped out by a) finishing up a (not great) draft of an academic article in the morning, and b) writing around 5,000 words of my novel and thus WINNING NANOWRIMO YAAAY. This counts … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo time!

Sooo it’s 1 November, and obviously that means NANOWRIMO. I’m swamped with PhD and translation/language check work, but despite that, I’m doing Nano again. Since 2008, I’ve only not done it for one year (2013), so I guess I’m a … Continue reading

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2014 in review

On 1 January I made a post about my writing in 2013 and my hopes for 2014. I like looking back on the past year at its end, so here we go again. My writing goals for 2014 were (slightly … Continue reading

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Story sale to Luna Station Quarterly

My short story “The Ruin” will be appearing in the next issue of Luna Station Quarterly, on 1 March 2015. LSQ is dedicated to showcasing women writing speculative fiction, and I’m looking forward to being part of this lovely project. … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo win!

Huzzah – I just validated my Nanowrimo 2014 win. \o/ Time for a glass of wine! I clocked in at 50,262 words. I managed to actually get some sort of story arc in there, too. :D The final words were … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo, Day 19

Awww yisss I’m all caught up with Nanowrimo after an intense 3000-word session just now. And there’s an actual plot now! *gasp* I’ve been grappling with being behind + lack of plot during the past week, both due to being … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo, Day 9

Word count: 14,709/50,000 Beverages enjoyed: Delicious Tanzanian black tea, from a proper teacup with a saucer and everything. Feeling: Drained. SO DRAINED. But also rather deliriously happy. During the past week, I’ve been struggling with word count and having energy … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo 2014 is go!

November is here, and Nanowrimo with it! Huzzah! This year, I was going to have an Outline. A proper outline, with the main plotlines all neat and organised, and the major incidents all plotted out. Aww, self, so optimistic. Well, … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo: Failure

What a discouraging title! But it’s true. I set out with the goal of starting the second draft of Dim Vanities. Then, as November started shitting on me, I thought I’d at least get the 33 chapters read through and … Continue reading

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