Nanowrimo Wheeeeee!

It’s my most favorite time of the year – Nanowrimo!  For those of you who don’t know what it is, Nanowrimo is the National Novel Writer’s month.   It’s great fun – a chance to try to write without your inner critic nipping at you because you won’t have time to stop and think about…

The radical changes I need to make #Mondayblogs #Wedswriters

So, I was a bit quiet about it, but I went on holiday for two weeks in the middle of August.  I spent the last two weeks battering around a pile of theme parks…

Books, therapy and blues

So our big Disney adventure starts in two weeks, which I’m quite excited about, as is someone coming to housesit and get some painting done, so that’s also awesome. The eldest is on holiday with his girlfriend right now, the youngest leaves tomorrow for two weeks with her dad, and all that leaves me is […]

More on books and plans, and actually sign up for beta or mailing lists for these.

So yesterday, I had a quick summary through Black Monday, Salvagers and. Today, I’m going to talk about more of the same, and tell you a bit about what the schedule looks like right now. Remember, I’ve got a very Douglas Adams view of deadlines – they whooosh over my head at speed, so I’m […]

Whatcha – let’s talk turkey….

🙂 Ok. So, as many of you can probably see, the blog is undergoing another design overhaul, and as many of you are coming over from Kaiberie.com, I did promise in my freebie, that I’d talk a bit about books. Before I do though – my professional life is a completely different shape than it […]

Back? Maybe not, maybe just more vocal…

So. I went my quietest that I’ve ever been in the last few years on social media.  I’ve cut back massively on Facebook, I’m not on Twitter at all really, I’m rarely posting photos to Instagram.  I’ve become slightly more active on Goodreads, but only because I pledged to read 500 books this year.  I’m well on track, I just need to record that, but I’ve spent the last few days…weeks…months really, hiding in my room.  Sleeping.  Watching TV.  No games on my computer, but I did spend a lot of time on my Kindle fire.  I did also do…

The end… #Nanowrimo 2015 after action report

One of the things I’ve been working hard at lately is making myself more present and accountable – instead of living in the past and trying to get past things I can’t change, I am instead working on accepting and understanding why I feel the way I do, while living with my limitations, and working around the issues my mental health presents. One of the major things I had to accept this month is that there’s no way I’m going to be able to work out of the house full-time, any time in the near future.  So I threw (and…

Review: Meritorium by Joel Ohman

Welcome to the Meritorium Tour Author Joel Ohman Review – Meritorium It seems to be the year  of the dystopian novel, and Meritorium is one of the finest.  The characters follow on from the events in Meritropolis. The same characters are around to develop more, and to be honest, I’m very satisfied with it.  Charlie seems to try to lead people – and it’s not easy for him.  I think of all the elements though, that satisfied me the most.  I mean, it worked, but it wasn’t quite in the personality – but that imperfect feeling that he was uncomfortable,…

Nanowrimo 2015 and what I’m writing

I’ve been trying to write this post since October 1st, so I’m doing my level best to get this up and out before the end of the month, so here it is. I’m currently planning five books, though I’m not sure whether I’m still doing those five when I finish isn’t exactly clear.  What I do need to do in the next 48 hours is generate the maps out and post them here for Dungeon Bashers. Which leads me rather neatly into ‘Dungeon Bashers’ – it’s going to be a set of novellas about gamers.  Current plan is each dungeon…

Chatrooms and fun

This year, we’re running our chatrooms again.  We had hoped to get it all moved over onto Gloucestershire Writers, but never mind! We have several chatrooms right now, depending on your project, but the main Nanowrimo Gloucestershire rooms are linked here while the IAGNanowrimo one is here We have some commands here. I’ll be running the chatrooms daily, from November 1st, though, this year will be the first year I WILL NOT be in the chatrooms during meets.  It’s just too much to manage. We are currently working on setting up timers for sprints – once I work it all out…