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Pirates vs Ninjas: Character names

During my Kickstarter campaign to raise money for my participation in this year's 3-Day Novel Contest, I offered $25 backers the perk of being able to name a character in my novel. This resulted in 3 donors offering the following names: Miss Ermintrude van der Shandy Gray Strachan [TK] I've also fielded a request for some same-sex love scenes, so hopefully I can fulfill that request as Continue Reading...

End of novel, feeling fragmented

[caption id="attachment_434" align="alignright" width="372" caption=""Shards" (photo by Flickr user nualabugeye - back again soon)"][/caption] So... I finished my 3-day novel (and wrote about the experience for the Fuel Your Writing website here). It's more of a long short-story than a true novel. But that's about all I want to say about that, for now. I feel kind of drained, kind of Continue Reading...

Day 3: 3-Day Novel Contest

[caption id="attachment_425" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="I look nothing like this photo, at this point. Picture my hair in the world's messiest bun, my shirt covered in stains, and you'll be approaching the idea."][/caption] It's the final day of the 3-Day Novel Writing Contest. It's 2:40 PM. I haven't written anything since 8:30 yesterday morning. The short story is that my Continue Reading...

Day 2: 3-Day Novel Contest

[caption id="attachment_420" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Yes, I am still wearing the shirt. It still smells pretty fresh, so shut up. Also, I look much more harried than this, in real life. Srsly."][/caption] It's 7:57 AM on day two of the 3-Day Novel Writing Contest. The hubs is still in bed, there's laundry that needs doing, but screw it all. I've got my thinking cap on, cus last Continue Reading...

Day 1: 3-Day Novel Writing Contest

[caption id="attachment_412" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Taken yesterday, and messed about with in Photoshop, natch. Stay tuned for the "harried novelist" images later on."][/caption] It's 10:57 AM. I have 1,729 words. I am not off to the crazy start I had anticipated, probably due to the fact that I am still doing the usual weekend routine of getting up, having a Continue Reading...