Monday, November 17, 2014

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

NaNoWriMo round six with a few insecurities!

For more information about #IWSG please visit Alex J. Cavanaugh 


As I sat down to begin this year’s NaNoWriMo (where a bunch of writers around the world write 50000 words in 30 days) the usual excitement hit me along with several insecurities.
What if this one doesn’t actually have a compelling story?
What if I don't have time to get the 50000 words written this time (life has been hectic)?

What if no one wants to read more of my style of writing?
What if... what if ... what if ... what if ... 
I don't even know the plot yet - just a simple idea and a character. By the first day of November, I usually have an outline of sorts (a pantser’s outline I call it)
But I began anyway. And here we are on day five and I’m on target. 
I don't know if this story will be worthwhile revising and editing. I don't know if it will be worth anything. But I guess I will just have to keep writing about the girl named Kaitlyn who has been known as Lynnie all her life and now wants everyone to all her Kate because she's hoping to win a competition that will make her the face of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. 
I really wanted to write this one in verse. But I find writing fast too hard to do in verse so it's back in normal prose. Perhaps when I revise it I might have a go at working it into verse.
What I do know is that I have done this crazy thing of writing 50000 words in 30 days five times so I know I can win. I just hope the full story comes to me soon. 

Monday, October 13, 2014


So a little while back I ran a give-away offering one of my blog readers the magnificent chance to win a paperback by the one and only...  Adele Jones!


Using the winner was #1 and if I wasn't technically challenged I would have posted proof here... but ... well I couldn't work out how (so I kind of did it live with Adele so she was in the know).. I hope you'll just trust me on this!

And so .. #1 was...


Check out what she won...

Integrate in paperback

Blaine Colton had been handed a genetic death sentence until revolutionary gene therapy changed his life. Living a relatively normal existence, he is called to an unscheduled post-treatment appointment just weeks before his eighteenth birthday. Informed that his life saving procedure was never approved, he is held against his will for his status as an apparent illegal GMO. Subjected to constant testing, refused contact with his parents and deprived of life sustaining medication, Blaine begins to suspect that something is wrong. Wanting answers, he escapes the Institute and ambitious Chief Scientist, Dr Melissa Hartfield. Now a fugitive with a failing body, Blaine must find Professor Ramer, the developer of his therapy. But the Professor has vanished and time is running out. Fast.

Whoohoo congratulations Elaine and thank you so much for everyone who entered and left comments.