The Plot Thickens

This is the mystery I wrote for NaNoWriMo - I've been working on enhancing the plot and giving it a bit more direction before I dig back into writing the thing further. (And, you know, laying the foundation work for a sequel - or several) So. My main character is more solid, I know her… Continue reading The Plot Thickens

December Plans

It's almost December, you guys. This thought doesn't freak me out as much as I thought it would, so I'm making a bit of a plan regarding my NaNoWriMo. This time, I'm going to spend the next few months working on it. Every year prior to this one, I've written it and then left it… Continue reading December Plans

Letter to a Habit

For Day Eight of Writing 101: the letter. Dearest Creativity I have yet to decide if you're my best habit or the worst. You have this awesome habit of hanging around me, and I think you're the reason behind 99% of why I question things. What if is my favourite one, I'm sure you know.… Continue reading Letter to a Habit


So titled for the sake of a title. A title for title's sake. After what felt like positively hours of wracking my brain for a fun new creative writing piece, I gave up and set the timer to ten minutes. I'm not inspired tonight, and I think I've pinpointed why, so let's clear out the cobwebs… Continue reading Miscellany

Absence From Writing

For Day 9 of Writing 101 I've thrown all caution to the wind, chucked the schedule out the window and torn up my imaginary guidelines. I decided to simply do this thing out of order, partially for my own amusement when I come back and have to reassess which ones I haven't done. Also, I… Continue reading Absence From Writing

NaNoWriMo: The Perfectionist’s Tale

Alrighty, I'm more or less midway through NaNoWriMo. Do you guys know that I am basically a perfectionist? Have I ever mentioned it? If not, I am mentioning it now. I'm the sort of person who has honed my morning routine to a fine art, every waking-half-hour precisely the same as yesterday. I will literally delete… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Perfectionist’s Tale

Okay, so I'm not responding to a challenge tonight, nor am I doing a Writing 101. I fully meant to but then I got distracted with NaNoWriMo. So, up the top you can pretend I've put in a clever title, if you wish. I thought I'd just give you a pre-mid November update, so here goes:… Continue reading

The Travelling Writer

For Day 6 of Writing 101. I am not a fussy person about where I write. I have been able to write in a noisy cafe, where there are a couple dozen other people all talking and with the cafe noises - you know, cutlery and coffee machines and what-have-you. I wish I was the person… Continue reading The Travelling Writer

Monday, Disguised

Today is Monday. But! I tell a lie. It is not Monday, but Sunday. You see, I worked my first Sunday-shift, and the mind-tricks have begun. I am deeply used to working Monday-Friday. When I arose today, having first woken at 5:03am, I thought "It's Monday." Logically, I knew it was not. Less logically, I… Continue reading Monday, Disguised

NaNoWriMo: Inspiration Creek Runs Dry

Today, I'm thinking about NaNoWriMo. Chiefly, I'm thinking about the burnout that can occur if you batter your keyboard too long and too often. Maybe you've sat down, cracked open a can of your favourite drink and a fresh Word Document on November 1; then you gulped down that drink like it was giving you inspiration… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Inspiration Creek Runs Dry