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Writing retreat!

Writing retreat!

Tomorrow I’m off for a weeklong writing retreat without no internet ( Ok, I’m off to our summer cottage w crappy reception, so I left my internet hotspot at home).  I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve wanted to solely focus on the writing ever since I began working.  I’m having realistic goals,though.   So my goal is to revise at least 1500 words per day, which should mean that I on Monday has revised at least 2 chapters (…

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Writing update

Writing update

This week… has been bad healthwise.  Here’s hoping that the next week is better.  Actually, it should be since I have the whole week off.  Aah.  The plan is to spend the whole week revising The Wild Hunt. The revisions is going fine, just very slow.  One reason they are going slow, is the fact that I wrote a whole new first chapter.  Mostly, though, it is because I’m doing it in Scrivener, and I’m revising it scene per scene.  …

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Schedules and stuff

Schedules and stuff

Ever since I got a call from Dad, asking if I was interested in a job, my life has been in a slight chaos.  To be fair, it isn’t the day job. It is just that the rest of my family don’t seem to realise that I’m working part time and  in my spare time, I’m taking the first steps on a career that will be more hectic than the day job.   The last two weeks? I’ve been home 4…

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Snippet from the Wild Hunt

Snippet from the Wild Hunt

I’m working on setting up  The Wild Hunt in Scrivener to begin revising it . Sadly, the opening scene will need to be extensively rewritten, since it isn’t the opening scene anymore.  Anyway, here is a snippet that I like.   The wooden floor was cold and hard against her back. Pain and sorrow whirled inside her, there were moments when she could swear that the walls themselves fed her pain. The sound of footsteps penetrated through the fog in…

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A lot of Juggling

A lot of Juggling

I think I have a bit better grip on  working part-time and writing now.   Which is a relief, since I signed up for Before You hit Send, which starts tomorrow. I’m so looking forward to it, I’ve wanted to take it for a long time but I lacked the money.   I’ve decided to work on Queen of Sind, since it needs a lot of revision. I also started working on the Archangels hunt. So far I have 5000…

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Searching for a new normal

Searching for a new normal

I began a new job three weeks ago, and I’m struggling to find a balance. Before I begun this job, I had been unemployed for a long time. And while it was hard on the economy, it was glorious from a writing perspective. I could spend my days writing. Except now I suddenly can’t.  On the other hand, I set my own schedule. Which I really appreciate. The downside is that I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to…

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The duology that challenges me

The duology that challenges me

I  love all my stories, but there are some I’m especially fond of.  The Demonlord’s Escape, the first book in the Heaven and Hell duology, is one of them. Maybe it is because the plot was slippery, and that I had to make two tries before getting it right.  Maybe it is because of all themes I have in the first book. Maybe it is the fact that I love my version of Hell.  The draft is good, but needs…

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What I’ve gotten done so far

What I’ve gotten done so far

On a whim I decided to list the things I’ve done so far this year: Revised A Shadow of Love Edited Daughter of the Dark ( twice) Written Cauldron Bound Written Exile Begun writing The Alchemist’s Apprentice. Outlined Warder Outlined Cauldron Bound Outlined Exile Normally, this is what I get done in a year, maybe nine months. The decision to self publish ( or at least do *something* with my drafts) have definitely made me write faster. I also think…

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Teaser: Daughter of the Dark

Teaser: Daughter of the Dark

This is another teaser from a deleted scene that didn’t quite fit the story. It is non-spoilery so I felt it was a good teaser.   And  if you have missed my previous teasers, I’ve posted a link to them on my brand new extras page. The haggling stopped when I walked past. They glanced at me, a mix of curiosity and fear in their eyes. I felt uneasy. How can the Daughters stand it, living excluded, never really part of…

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Diving into the rabbit hole

Diving into the rabbit hole

When I wrote the first draft of  Queen of Sind, I wrote it on the fly.  I had a lot of fun writing it, but I did very little worldbuilding.  It was purely laziness.  But this week I’m diving into the research hole that is the Ancient Near East, or more specifically Persia. Why Persia?  Because Persian women, at least the upper class, had  basically the same rights women have today. Which is *rare* in  Antiquity. And  I have only…

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