Friday, 22 February 2013

Welcome to tumblr!

After already discovering tumblr a few weeks ago, I have finally bowed to its awesome procrastination power and got a tumblr blog, too. I had already collected a few pictures on my computer and just uploaded them but that means of course that they are not connected to their original owners anymore- they are just to show you some stuff I like! So here's an official apology to people who posted them first and a promise to do it properly in the future!

This is the link for your pleasure.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Hello everybody!

I know I haven't blogged in ages, but finally the time has come for me to edit my nanowrimo project, The First Time, and so I thought it would be great to touch base again! The lovely @LilahLangdon has helped me with my first draft (written in a crazy rush during November) and it is really wonderful to read her comments- it makes editing a breeze!

Not much has happened in my writer verse since I posted here last. Because of my new work and the PhD things have been a bit manic and without the motivation of Nanowrimo, sitting down to write has been much harder than expected. Lilah encouraged me to submit something for one of the Sinful Sundays a few weeks ago (and I promptly became runner up); but apart from that the only writing I have done has been for my thesis. 

I am hoping to have the book edited by next Tuesday and then it will just be about sorting out the formatting and putting it up on Smashwords! Fingers crossed people will read it eventually!

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Things that make me smile

Merry Christmas!

Here is one of my best presents: Finding @lovelybrutal's tumblr blog!

Here is a bit of me:


Pretty amazing!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Winning Nanowrimo!

And here endeth the month of November: One day early and 51,118 words richer.

Nano has been an amazing experience and I feel absolutely elated after actually finishing a whole book. Thank god it's over though- I don't think I could have done it for more than four weeks!

Here are my stats:

It's really interesting to see how my productivity spiked and I then allowed myself some rest- in regular intervals :-)

Tomorrow I am going to upload bits of it to smashwords and will also start editing. 

A big thanks to everyone who helped me along the way!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Exciting pictures!

I thought I'd post a few more nano-related pictures. I am sorry to say that they are all list- or alcohol and/ or food-based but I guess in the end that is what Nano is about... :-)

This is today! 

My chapters up up to now...

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

More badges!

Believe it or not, but I have just won the Sinful Sunday flashfiction competition again! I am super excited! You can find all of the entries here.

This time, the judge said: 'This story had fabulous tension and an attention to detail that made it steamy hot. I like that their relationship is both established and evolving.'

I love writing short pieces because they make you think about every little word. I wish Nano was like that, too!

In other news and on the Nano front I have cracked 2k today, so I now have another 2k 'spare' in case I will have to take a day off some time in the future. All in all, a pretty good writing day I would say!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Nano Stats

If you have not yet had a look at my NaNo page, this is what I have been busy with in the last 10 days:

'This is the story of Rose and all of the sexual firsts in her life. Growing up in a small town in Devon, England, she discovers sex at 16 and doesn't look back. Moving from her first kiss through BDSM and other fantasies, we follow her life as it unfolds through the power of her senses.'

Have a look at my NaNo chapters so far:

In the beginning, I had planned to write 1,6k on each chapter to have one chapter a day, but somehow it's not really turning out that way! I still haven't finished chapter 5 (mainly concerned with the new boyfriend going down on our heroine!) and I have got the feeling that the next one is going to be even longer.

On the topic, here is my NaNo word graph until now:

I have been going pretty steadily and I am pretty proud that I have been able to keep it up every day :-) Fingers crossed it's going to continue that way!