I have this novel where tragedy has struck. Death. Someone has to die. Not always. Not every kind of book. But it is my rule for fantasy. Someone has to die. When chaos erupts… people die. So death has happened. Should I end it at death, that is the question? The novel has built up…… Continue reading Tragic ending or just tragic pit stop?
Yes, that headline should be common to every writer. Especially us insomniacs who think about endless things, passing the time while waiting for the elusive Sandman. The man is a bit of a slacker really. Usually, we are struck with brilliance like a bolt from the GODs. Where did this even come from? It is…… Continue reading Brilliant idea strikes at sleepy time
https://read.amazon.ca/kp/card?asin=B01N2VL6WG&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_DtfFybJJXRW5G So it is promo time. This is my first book in my Haven Series. Check it out, you know you want to. Anyway, since I changed to my pen name it only has one review on Amazon that is 5 stars and one on Goodreads which is 5 stars. Made my day when I…… Continue reading White Witch
Start writing Take break and look at Facebook Grab a caffeinated drink. Back to writing a different story because an idea popped into your head Respond to a notification on Facebook because it was an interesting conversation you had commented on. Realize it had turned into Politics. Make inflammatory political remark for fun. Watch that…… Continue reading How to not write a book
So I am looking for work to do from home. This would be blogging, article writing, article rewriting and that sort of deal. But also general admin. What I am actually doing though is weeding through scammers. Some of which are getting better and better. Some are not. Some are like ‘Hey, you are totally…… Continue reading Weeding through scammers
So I was looking up my link on Amazon to post somewhere and low and behold two reviews! Also excellent reviews so there is also that warm fuzzy feeling I got when I saw that. And I went to Goodreads and Another star rating! I am quite pleased to see this reader response. I don’t…… Continue reading Reviews
I brought home a load of books. I had two Chapters gift cards worth a total of $100 dollars to spend. And spend I did. In fact, 50 over. I hope that will not bite me in the ass with my rather tight budget. But I got 7 books. Canadian prices are pretty ridiculous these…… Continue reading Loaded up on books
https://embed.wattpad.com/story/94366544 I am writing a story on Wattpad. I have yet to explore it as a writing community and thought I would give it a go. First of all, there looks like enough reading on there to keep me occupied for some time. That should be fun. Second, some people have told me they use…… Continue reading Wattpad- Blood moon eclipse
I love this tradition. And what reader would not love this tradition. I love it so much that I got a Secret Santa gift that had Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks in it. And I am reading it this Christmas Eve. This book had been on my reading list some time now. I am going to…… Continue reading Christmas, traditions and books
Holy Nutcracker it is almost Christmas. And, yes, it is a holiday I celebrate in a non-religious fashion. So it is simply a pretty awesome day where you exchange gifts and share a family diner. One of my favorite holidays to be precise. Get gifts. Give gifts. Have a meal together. You simply cannot get…… Continue reading Happy Holidays
E-book White witch with my new pen name E-book Where Art Thou? with my new pen name And working on the paper one now, that combined these into one novel called White Witch Where Art Thou? Just need to order the proof to ensure it is all good on that. I am working on Book…… Continue reading Name changing in progress
I am going back to using a pen name. I have a thing for using a pen name. I like the idea of keeping my non-fiction separate from my fiction. I suppose that means I’ll have to change the address of this blog, but for now I just changed the header. I chose Lil Hamilton.…… Continue reading Pen name
I have submitted to a traditional publisher for my previously published work. I actually want to try traditional for some of my recently written novels, but there is this series to deal with. For example, I am finishing up the third in the series right now. So I made a short inquiry of what publishers…… Continue reading Traditional?
You ever have a moment of just peace and contentment fall upon you suddenly? Not on the outer world For inward joy depend; Enjoy the luxury of thought, Make thine own self friend; Not with the restless throng, In search of solace roam But with an independent zeal Be intimate at home. Lydia Sigourney, Know…… Continue reading One moment
The complaint I have received over my self-published books are they are too long. Not a complaint one gets often with Fantasy but maybe it is because they are urban fantasy. Either way, I am splitting the two books up. Because I get the point when you look at the paper based book, self-published wise,…… Continue reading Changing up existing novel series
November is almost over and I have, as I posted, hit the 50k a bit ago. And I am gearing up to finish my novel. What I like about NaNo: We learn what we are capable of: I know for example I am fully capable of writing 2400 works in three hours a day. Well…… Continue reading The NaNoWriMo Experience
Well, I made it to the finish line. 50,000 words. A little over actually. Never the less got it verified and giving myself a break today on writing more. My novel itself isn’t done so more writing for me to do in November to get that novel completed. It will be around a 60k novel…… Continue reading NaNo for the win!
I have breached the 40k mark and currently sit at 43,827 before this night of writing.At this pace I should be done early which gives me some level of comfort. I don’t think this particular novel has much more than 50-60k in it. When I edit it might expand a little. I have done not…… Continue reading NaNo progress
It was bound to happen and happened later than I thought but I hit that wall at 31,990. The wall of… well, soooo, what happens next then? A big fat blank wall that mocks me with its starkness. I stopped writing because to continue tossing out a word count would just get me crap. A…… Continue reading Hit the NaNo wall
So day 4 and so far I am at 12975. I write at night so technically that is my day 4 writing although I will get some in later in the afternoon as well. I so far am averaging 3200 a day. It is easy to do in the beginning of a novel where it…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Progress