Novels, On Writing, Reviews, Weekly Updates

Weekly Update (09.04.2017) Of More Words and New Ideas

Currently reading: The True Blood Omnibus by Charlaine Harris Weekly Novel Word Count: 5,430 Weekly Short Story Word Count: 905 Weekly Review Word Count: 564 Weekly Fanfiction Word Count: 1,616 Here's the formula for perfect productivity in writing: ambient soundscapes + disconnection from the Internet = at least 600 words per weekday and over 1000… Continue reading Weekly Update (09.04.2017) Of More Words and New Ideas

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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

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Weekly Update (19.03.2017) – Of No Distractions and Lots of Words

Currently reading: Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan (one of my favourite authors) Fortnightly Fiction Word Count: 14927 Fortnightly Review Word Count: 1993 As you've probably noticed, I didn't make a weekly update last week. That was because I was on holiday at that time and decided that I was going to use that time as a… Continue reading Weekly Update (19.03.2017) – Of No Distractions and Lots of Words

Reviews, Vampire Novels

Betrayed

Originally, I wasn't going to cover sequels in my reviews as I might not have as much to say about them regarding world building. Then, I remembered that all books have to stand on their own, even if they're part of a series, and sequels have the task of developing the world beyond one book's… Continue reading Betrayed

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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)

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Weekly Update (06.11.2016)

Currently reading: Vampires, Zombies and Philosophy edited by Richard Greene and K Silem Mohammad Weekly Fiction Word Count: 2050 Review Word Count: 2736 Oops, I nearly forgot to make a blog post today. That's why it's so late in the day. Sorry about that. I'm making excellent time with my review. I've finished the first… Continue reading Weekly Update (06.11.2016)

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Weekly Update (18.09.2016)

Currently (re)reading: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton Weekly Word Count: 2321 Manuscript Word Count: 69303 Review Word Count: 2877 I really did my latest review in a bit of a rush. Re-reading Night World Volume 1 took a lot longer than expected and there was a lot of fact-checking involved so the Research part… Continue reading Weekly Update (18.09.2016)

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Glass Houses

This one's another charity shop find but, this time around, I'm glad I picked it up. A very good meal for the CROWS indeed. Here's an extract: 'Character Claire Danvers is an ordinary girl done right. For a start, she isn’t an ordinary girl. She’s a smart girl who got the best grades to get away… Continue reading Glass Houses

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

Weekly Word Update (4/9/2016)

Currently (re)reading: Night World Volume 1 by L.J.Smith Weekly Word Count (fiction): 3740 Weekly Word Count (review): 2733 Manuscript Word Count: 69051 As you may have noticed, the manuscript word count is back. I didn't put it on my last update as I didn't work on it last week and thus didn't have anything to… Continue reading Weekly Word Update (4/9/2016)