NaNoWriMo

I Can’t Believe It’s NaNo-Freakin-WriMo Again

Excuse me while I just sit here in stunned fear. That's right, NaNoWriMo begins in six hours and I'm cacking myself. Why, Willow? You've done this five years in a row now? Yes, little minion voice, I have. But previously I didn't have to grow up and do Shitty Adult Things, all whilst drowning under… Continue reading I Can’t Believe It’s NaNo-Freakin-WriMo Again

The Blog, Writing

Covers for my novels – let’s take a break

Oh, the editing process. How I love and loath it all at once. It's like trying to glue worms together into a pretty neat line but their slippery skin keeps shrugging off all the glue. On good days, it's like shooting rainbows from a cat-cannon. It's fun, except for the part where it drives you… Continue reading Covers for my novels – let’s take a break

Exercises, University, Writing

A quick guide to the basics of writing erotica

"We are dealing with sex. We're going to be embarrassed and everything will have a double meaning. We're not even going to try and rise above it." -- Sara Bailey Sex is both blushing difficult to write and wonderfully simple. There is a larger market for erotica fiction than you might think, too, so it… Continue reading A quick guide to the basics of writing erotica

NaNoWriMo, Writing

#NaNoWriMo Day 17, Dwarves deserve love too, y’know, and the stabbing finally happened

That awful moment when your writing programme freezes and you know you're about to loose a whole paragraph of beautiful words: *le sigh* The trials of life. Well, I've personally found this week to be an up hill (mountain) struggle. I had such a mental break down at one point that I was actually convinced… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo Day 17, Dwarves deserve love too, y’know, and the stabbing finally happened

NaNoWriMo, Writing

#NaNoWriMo day 9 and we’re still hunting a fucking snake

There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Somewhere, I know there is a light. A light I might not be able to see at the moment, but a blazing olympic torch nonetheless. My 'professor' has decided to bring forward a few script deadlines to give us a 'taste of the working world'.… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo day 9 and we’re still hunting a fucking snake

NaNoWriMo

#NaNoWriMo Day 7: lala mentality reached, Nouns everywhere, and no one’s been stabbed yet

Phew! What an intensive weekend. 10k Sunday, I nearly choked a lung trying to reach the word count on Saturday, never mind the overall weekend target. But I made it. Elijah Gill did question my mental health at one point and made me go to bed at a sensible hour, but other than that I'm… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo Day 7: lala mentality reached, Nouns everywhere, and no one’s been stabbed yet

NaNoWriMo, The Blog

Day 16 of NaNoWriMo… What? Already?

So much to do. Just, so much. I’m struggling to keep up now. I’m only managing to write 1,000 words below the target each day before I fall asleep, willingly or not. But, I shall press on. I am determined to complete NaNo. My war paint is now on. My writing plan has degraded a… Continue reading Day 16 of NaNoWriMo… What? Already?