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Bard and Bookstagram

Bard and Bookstagram

It’s been a while since I did a more newsie-type blog post — I’ve been all about the Thinking(TM) recently. But I figured I’d keep you all updated on a couple of things that are going on right now. Firstly, I’m rewriting Bard. For those who aren’t aware, Bard is an Arthurian-inspiried SF novel I wrote in early 2016, posting the first draft chapter-by-chapter on Wattpad. It’s set on a distant planet that was one of Earth’s prison colonies, until…

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Stress-Knitting and NaNoWriMo

Stress-Knitting and NaNoWriMo

I was hoping to be able to carry on my last post’s positivity, but unfortunately it’s been a pretty crappy week and a half for me, which is why I haven’t been posting anything. Both my mental health and my physical health have taken a downturn, in different ways and for different reasons, so I’ve been struggling to get work done — or anything else, for that matter. I mean, my mental health wasn’t great before, because as I mentioned,…

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Spelling Out My Taste In Books

Spelling Out My Taste In Books

My friend Engie at Musings From Neville’s Navel took part in this book tag, and although I don’t often use tags or memes on my blog, I like talking about books, so I thought I might as well take part. (This is also because I have a list of posts to write and they all look overly serious. I wanted a break.) It’s Harry Potter themed but, like all book posts, reflects my fairly eclectic reading taste. Links in this…

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First Drafts and Secondary Characters

First Drafts and Secondary Characters

I started a new novel a few days ago. Apart from NaNoWriMo, it’s some time since I did this with any success, by which I mean I haven’t completed a first draft that wasn’t for NaNo since summer 2011 — and that was for Camp NaNoWriMo. Of course, editing’s great. It’s creative, it’s an opportunity to develop characters in all sorts of exciting new depth, and it’s a chance to make crappy words not crappy. But there’s something about starting…

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The Library In My Bag

The Library In My Bag

Every Friday, or whenever I remember to, I go to the library. Well, it’s more a case of whenever I have time, because it’s pretty hard to forget to go to the library. (Mind you, the amount of things I’ve failed to do this week would cast strong doubts on the truthfulness of that statement.) Today, I went to the library with my friend Andy, because he says he finds it difficult to spend more than five minutes in a…

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Something Sunday: In a *month*

Something Sunday: In a *month*

I used to post on Protagonize every day, or nearly so. Once I posted, what, 26 pages in one day? But recently that quantity has been declining. Let me explain that Protagonize is the writing community that got me back into writing. I joined over two years ago and though my posting rate has decreased I still log on every day to keep in touch with the friends I’ve made there and to check for anything interesting :) Today, for…

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