My Writing + Life Goals for 2020

2020 goals

Hey there, everyone! Welcome to my first post of 2020. Can you believe that we’re already in a new decade? It’s a bit wild.

Anyway, I thought I would do a post on my 2020 Goals. I do realise that  everyone is doing one of these posts and that you guys are probably all tired of seeing other people’s goals, but I like being accountable, even if its only to a few people who’ll read this, so I hope you’ll be able to cope with one more.

Onwards! Continue reading “My Writing + Life Goals for 2020”

Updates on Wattle Fires + My Camp NaNo Project

Look, here I am…posting. I know, my schedule’s been irregular and pretty patchy, but that’s how life is at the moment, and I just ask that you bear with mefor now. 😀

Today, I thought I might just give you a general update/ramble on how my writing is going at the moment, because I haven’t written one in several months and a lot has happened.

Wattle Fires

First up, updates on Wattle Fires. Most of you will probably remember my unfinished fantasy novel from NaNoWriMo last year.

Well, good news is…I finished it! I left it from December 1st, until about February 28th. And then, on a whim, I decided to write a few more words into it. And then I kept going. Before I knew it, I’d added 40k extra words and finished it. Continue reading “Updates on Wattle Fires + My Camp NaNo Project”

In Which I Ramble On About My Latest WIP (a.k.a. What I’m Writing for NaNo)

(None of these photos are mine, excepting the wattle picture. That one is, and you can’t steal it, even though it’s amazing).

Yesterday, Celeste did a post introducing her NaNoWriMo project, and since I promised to introduce my own project about two weeks ago, I decided I’d snitch some of her questions and introduce it! I also added a few questions of my own. I also have sore wrists, so this introduction is going to be short.

Without further ado, I present…

Wattle Fire.

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The colours clash a bit in this one, but oh well.

What’s the basic plot?

The basic plot follows three characters: Yilla–a clan girl from the open plains near a mountain ranges, High-Praise–a princess married at a young age to the king of Traumlant, and Courageous–the said king. Basically, it’s about politics, monarchy and Yilla trying to save the world by educating the rather ignorant king and queen on the ways, language and cultures of their people. It’s also involves touring the country, and dragons, and bushrangers and a weird, eclectic blend of historical fashions and periods and inventions.  Continue reading “In Which I Ramble On About My Latest WIP (a.k.a. What I’m Writing for NaNo)”

Beta Readers Wanted! + Writing Updates for the First Time In Months!

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Guys, remember how I’ve mentioned 300+ times that I’ve been editing The Stars Fill Infinity? Well, guess what! This week, on 18th July, I finished the second draft! It was an awesome feeling, and I’m glad to have (hopefully) the major edits done.

And of course, in honour of this, I’m putting a call out to find some awesome beta readers who would like to take on the task of reading through my novel and pointing out every single inconsistency and grammatical mistake.

So, here’s some particulars:

  • I’ll be sending out the document on August 1st, so you’ll have nine days to sign up using the form I’ll link below.
  • From August 1st, you’ll have until September 30th to read it and return the document + answers to questions that I’ll give you. That means you’ve got two months 😀
  • The Stars Fill Infinity is 100k long, appropriate for ages 14+, and a dystopian YA retelling of Les Miserables. Here’s the blurb 😀
  • A storm is brewing in the air, disrupting the fragile peace.

    Chessy Verde has lived a lonely life, with only her adopted father for company, ever since her sister ran away, breaking Chessy’s heart. But she has secrets of her own, secrets that involve sneaking out at night to care for the poverty-stricken of the town, against her father’s wishes.

    Then a fiery, charismatic young man, calling himself Justice Rift, arrives in town, bringing with him talk of revolution. The young people of the town, including Chessy, find themselves drawn to him—and the cause he is willing to lay his life down for.

    But when Chessy makes a foolish decision in defence of someone she loves, she puts herself on the radar of a deadly and determined law officer and finds herself asking hard questions. She is willing to die, but is she willing to forgive? She is willing to sacrifice everything, but she is willing to show mercy to those who have hurt her most?

  • I’m looking for about ten readers (though I’ve already secured a few). If you can’t commit to the deadline though, don’t worry, they’re will be plenty of other opportunities to beta read for me 🙂
  • If you’re interested, sign up here

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