Tag Archive: fantasy

Worldbuilding Blogfest Day 3 – The Kveres, The Eye of Kash, and the Mountain Gods

Not sure how it’s already day 3 of this blogfest . . . where is the week going? On that note, just a couple things to say to my fellow participants – the… Continue reading

Worldbuilding Blogfest Day 2 – The Kashtophim Empire

I did not get this blog post pre-written & scheduled, sadly. And I’ve been distracted watching the weather through the window this morning as well, because WTF we have a tornado warning in… Continue reading

Worldbuilding Blogfest Day 1 – The World of Catalyst

(Quick note: My fantasy novel, Catalyst, is in the final round of NaNo Virtuosos! Would you please consider voting for me? More info in this post.) So today kicks off the Worldbuilding Blogfest,… Continue reading

What’s coming up in February!

First off, if you haven’t voted for my novel, Catalyst, in the 2013 NaNo Virtuosos contest, go do it! For more info, please visit this post. Secondly, there’s a few things that I’m… Continue reading

NaNo Virtuosos Round 3 – That’s right, I’m IN! Now I need YOUR help!

Hi Everyone! I’m still alive! My shoulders aren’t, but that’s another matter. Hopefully a visit with a massage therapist will solve that problem here in the next couple of weeks. BUT – just… Continue reading

The Joys of Receiving Feedback

All of us writers have heard how crucial it is to have critiquers (I know it’s technically not a word, but it should be!) and beta-readers to help us polish our writing. What… Continue reading

The Joys of *insert any activity here* (Writing/Editing, Urban Farming, Blogging . . . )

Hi everyone! I thought I would pop by and let you all know that I am still alive! First up, I have been editing almost NON-STOP on Catalyst. (OMG I almost despise my… Continue reading

And So Begins Round 2 . . .

That’s right – Round Two of NaNo Virtuosos is now running! Things are a little different for this round: The manuscripts are NOT what is being voted on, but rather the cover concepts… Continue reading

Of Editing & Anniversaries

Christmas was absolutely crazy this year. Not because of Christmas, but because of people doing stupid things, and so instead of editing as much as possible in the time between the end of… Continue reading

I MADE IT!

I made it to Round 2 of NaNo Virtuosos! *cries* I need some ice cream to celebrate!

Exciting End of Year Stats, the giveaway winners, and my 2013 Goals & Aspirations

First, yay for year-end-stats! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had… Continue reading

My Goals and Aspirations for 2012 – The Recap

I can’t believe 2012 is almost OVER. I really can’t. So much has happened this year, and sadly it seems that so little of it has been writing-related. My personal/family life has exploded… Continue reading

It’s time for NaNo Virtuosos!

Guess what?! I was able to get my novel in for the NaNo Virtuosos contest! This contest is hosted by Curiosity Quills, and the winner of all three rounds will be offered a… Continue reading

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Movie Review and BlogFest

I finally got to do with The Hobbit what I wanted to do with the Lord of the Rings movies – go to a midnight premiere in costume. With my Ferrets. Well, all… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2012 & #WriteMotivation Wrap-Up

NaNoWriMo Days 27-30 & Total Month Recap Word Goal:  50,000 Ending Word Count (on Nov 30): 54,000 What Happened: The last few days of NaNo, my mind just got overwhelmed. Since I was… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2012 – Day 26

NaNo 2012 Day 26 Word Goal: 43,342/50,000 Actual word count: 52,720 What happened today: An unexpected trip to the veterinarian (to have the abscessed cyst on Winnie looked at – it was indeed infected, and there… Continue reading

#WriteMotivation & NaNoWriMo 2012 – Day 25

NaNo 2012 Day 25 Word Goal: 41,675/50,000 Actual word count: 52,404 What happened today: It was Sunday.  I added a scene to the prologue, lol.  And then I discovered that a cyst one of the cats… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2012 – Day 24 – Crossing the Finish Line!

NaNo 2012 Day 24 Word Goal: 40,008/50,000 Actual word count: 50,733 What happened today: WRITING happened today! LOTS and LOTS of writing!  So much writing (almost 6k) that I’ve reached 50k!  I even managed to wrap… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2012 – Day 23

NaNo 2012 Day 23 Word Goal: 38,341/50,000 Actual word count: 45,106 What happened today: Hung out with the in-laws for a belated Thanksgiving, and it was wonderful and relaxing – mainly because I didn’t have to… Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2012 – Day 22

NaNo 2012 Day 22 Word Goal: 36,674/50,000 Actual word count: 40,156 What happened today: Thanksgiving!  Is it wrong to be thankful that Thanksgiving only happens once a year?  Because it exhausts me.  I love it, but… Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving! And NaNoWriMo 2012 – Day 21 update

First off, since everyone is reading this ON Thanksgiving – Happy Thanksgiving! (Even if you’re not American, I want you to know that I’m thankful for YOU – for the fact that you’re… Continue reading