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.
This week I’ve had a slight lull in my writing — our new tenancy has begun, we’re setting dates for the official move in, and my job is changing form. I’ve […]
At the end of last year, I signed up to do the WriteChain challenge. The idea was to build up a “chain” of links — daily challenges — to get […]
Thursday night, after 3 weeks ‘in the drawer’, I took Planes Shifter out and began to read through it – with a new ally: Track Changes. This is a tool I’ve […]
The re-write of Planes Shifter is going surprisingly well. I’ve written at least 429 words a day for 46 days in a row now. That’s 19,700 words. And in reality, as […]
I’m re-writing the beginning of Planes Shifter from scratch. I’m checking and re-checking my five main sub-plots to ensure I don’t veer off too far from them this time. But this […]
At the weekend, I analysed my novel and found that I had 18 subplots: which explains why I’ve had to do so many editing “passes.” Even 250k epics don’t have […]
Since 2009, I have started eight novels and two novellas. I have finished drafts of five of them. Three I will never look at again (not to edit or salvage, anyway […]
I mentioned in my last post that I’m in the midst of editing Planes Shifter. This is planned to be the second-to-last edit, because I’m aiming to submit to at […]