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New Year – New Work Goals

Happy New Year!! I really hope each and every one of you celebrating Christmas had a lovely holiday time and a very glorious New Year to follow. I also hope your days leading into 2018 have started off on the right foot. I wish you all a year of good…

An Update on HAVOC – In Editing

Hello Again It’s September. I can’t even believe it. This year has not gone the way I thought it would. I’m sure there are a lot of people who can say that for a lot of different reasons. In Editing  I am, however, in…

An Update on HAVOC ~ Draft One Half Done

Writing Space  The problem with living in a humid tropical country is the relative coldness interiors must be maintained at if mold is to be avoided. So, while I have a very lovely office, and as I’ve posted spend time at my desk wrapped in blankets while HAVOC…

A Final Update on BRINDHAM ~ Into the Drawer

A Different Kind of End This was hard. I still wonder if it is the right course of action. But, I have decided to put BRINDHAM on a shelf. The decision comes after a flurry of contests over August and September, and a review with an editor. The contests demonstrated…

An Update on BRINDHAM ~ Last Revision

UGH Being a writer is for a very long time equivalent to showing up every day at a job (that doesn’t pay) and getting told you’re freakin’ terrible. Like a truly miserable excuse of a human who has zero talent and fails at the most…

About A Novel ~ HAVOC

BRINDHAM opened a door and unleashed a series. HAVOC is the first book in this series. It is an adult fantasy novel based on the premise: ‘When the fires burn from the decisions that were made.’ Margot Kyteler-Shipton is the daughter of the most hated and most powerful witch…

An Update on BRINDHAM ~ Writing ‘THE END’

THE END There are very many stages of done through the life of a novel. There is the first draft done. 40th draft done. Take a course and learn how to be better improve manuscript done. Took some time off, couldn’t believe what I wrote, so re-wrote…

A Query for BRINDHAM

I Hate Writing Queries Queries, promotions, pitches… ugh. Give me a novel to work on and I’ll gladly agonize for years, but force me to summarize? Dreadful. That said, it is a requirement and does, I suppose, train succinctness which surely filters into manuscripts and betters one…