Novels, On Writing, Short Stories

Milestone reached!

As of this Friday, the fourth draft of my first novel is complete! That doesn't mean to suggest that the novel is anywhere near publication. A few ideas I had while writing means I'll have to go back and completely rethink the beginning. And, then there's the small matter of checking and redrafting. Not just… Continue reading Milestone reached!

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Extracts from Novels, Novels, On Writing, Short Stories, Weekly Updates

Weekly Update (26.03.2017) Of Short Stories and Sickness

Currently reading: Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan Novel Weekly Word Count: 3905 Short Story Weekly Word Count: 464 Review Word Count: 566 Fanfiction Word Count: 717 As you can see, I've decided to add a few more word counts to my weekly updates to give both you and me a better idea of what… Continue reading Weekly Update (26.03.2017) Of Short Stories and Sickness

competitions, On Writing, Short Stories

Weekly Update (12.12.2016)

Currently reading: The Mammoth Book of Warriors and Wizardry edited by Sean Wallace Weekly Word Count: 2141 Sorry this is late. I've been on holiday to Strasbourg for most of last week and, while I got some time in between adoring the Christmas markets to write, I didn't have much time yesterday to do an… Continue reading Weekly Update (12.12.2016)

Novels, Reviews, Short Stories, Vampire Novels, Weekly Updates

Weekly Update (04/12/2016)

Currently reading: Huntress by Malinda Lo Weekly Fiction Word Count (as of 1:30pm): 701 Weekly Review Word Count: 2386 As you can see, my review word count is over twice as high as my fiction word count. My fiction word count would be even lower if I hadn't been able to find a few minutes… Continue reading Weekly Update (04/12/2016)

Novels, Short Stories, Weekly Updates

Weekly Update (23.10.2016)

Currently (re)reading: Anno Dracula by Kim Newman Weekly Word Count: 1095 Review Weekly Word Count: 1908 As you may have noticed, I have a review word count up already and it's a lot higher than my fiction word count. That's because I've changed my daily routine a little to give myself more time for reading… Continue reading Weekly Update (23.10.2016)

Short Stories

Stealth Experiment No. 35

Here's a flash fiction I wrote for Writer's Forum Flash Fiction Competition. The prompt was to begin and end the story with 'when he looked again, it was gone'. Here's the beginning: 'When he looked, it wasn’t there. Very good. Mr (not doctor, never doctor) Bluewell turned back to look at the door again. If… Continue reading Stealth Experiment No. 35

Novels, On Writing, Reviews, Short Stories

Weekly Update (25/09/2016)

Currently (re)reading: Blood and Ice by Robert Masello Weekly Word Count: 1790 Review Weekly Word Count: 2141 You might have noticed that my review word count is a lot higher than my fiction word count. That was because, seeing as I don't want to cut it fine with my reviews like I did last time,… Continue reading Weekly Update (25/09/2016)

competitions, Novels, On Writing, Reviews, Short Stories, Vampire Novels

Weekly Update (11/09/2016)

Currently (re)reading: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton Weekly Word Count: 2427 Manuscript Word Count: 69163 My weekly word count is a bit lower than usual and that's because I wanted to spend more time this week on redrafting a short story and my manuscript and getting to the end of Night World: Volume 1.… Continue reading Weekly Update (11/09/2016)