In May, I received my current WIP back from an alpha reader. I flit between the term alpha and beta reader, because there isn’t a great deal to define each. […]
I began focusing on my wordcount in 2014, aiming for at least 100,000 new words of fiction written across the year. The aim of this was to keep my creative […]
Last week I sent over my current (finished last year) draft of The Felled Gods to a beta reader. I’d forgotten just how many passes I’ve actually taken, and was quite […]
Across the past couple of years, I have shown novels to around ten different readers for ‘beta-reading.’ These are readers who I have asked to critique and query and question my […]
I don’t tend to have many problems drafting a novel. I have enough ideas, can think through various options for characters to choose, and can form an outline and plot enough […]
In 2012, I began a book called Wings of Skell. During re-writes, it was renamed Planes Shifter. As of May 2016, I own over 50 copies of the draft manuscript, and it’s […]
Six years ago, I had no idea that I’d ever write a novel. In fact, I had no idea what the steps were, or what it would take to get a […]
Yesterday, I wrote over 500 words. As someone who averaged writing 342 words a day for two years, perhaps that doesn’t seem surprising, but it’s the highest daily word-count I’ve had since January 10th, […]
I started drafting The Felled Gods in September 2014. I finished in October 2015. The final word count for draft one was 52,308 words. Far from my ideal, but I […]
I began writing Planes Shifter (originally named Wings of Skell) in January of 2012.
It's now August 2014, and as of today, I think I'm officially putting it in the drawer.