An exhausting day…


Mum has the week off, so we’ve been sorting the house out. Joy! As a result, I’m really tired again. However, I’ve also managed to squeeze in 314 words for my latest Caladria project (I am totally OK with how this particular story and site are taking up all my writing time lately), so it’s not been a total bust. That said, I think it might be bedtime for a tired author now!

Total written today: 314 words.

March total: 11009 words.

2015 total so far: 68552 words.

Talk to you soon!


My poor characters


So, here’s the thing; writing to a brief is good for me. It means I have to put certain plot points in, inflict a certain amount of eventfulness on my characters’ existences, and that’s good. It’s great practice for my other original fiction, too, because I sometimes get so caught up in the characters that I forget to give them anything to do.

On the other hand, it means I have to be horrible to some of my characters. Well, technically not my characters, in this instance, as they belong to Caladria, but I’m writing them, so… Anyway. I’m being cruel to these absolute sweethearts I’ve fallen a little in love with, and it’s making me sad. Hopefully, it will make you sad too.

And hopefully I can do something a little more light-hearted for my next story, just to balance it out.

Oh – and before I leave you, one of my favourite comments about my Caladria stories so far: a friend informed me that First Hunt Is The Hardest made him snort with laughter so hard that he got Bovril all over his guitar. Success!

Total written today: 358 words.

March total so far: 10695 words.

2015 total so far: 68238 words.

Talk to you soon!

Sorry about yesterday…


I helped someone move house yesterday and it took all day and I couldn’t feel my arms when I got home, so no words and no update. Sorry!

Today, however, I’ve been chatting more with my builder to get clarification on a few details of my current Caladria project, and I’ve written quite a lot of it (by my recent standards). I’m getting back into the action bit of the story (after a detour through heartbreak) so I’m hoping it will be easier to bring myself to write the rest!

Aaaand I’ve reached my revised goal for March. I have yet to make a final decision on Camp NaNo – if I do participate, it’s likely to involve a much lower word count than planned, as I’m still not feeling 100% and I have a lot to do for Caladria now alongside my Camp NaNo project.

Total written today: 538 words.

March total so far: 10337 words.

2015 total so far: 67880 words.

Talk to you soon!

Slow and steady progress


Well, I’m calling it a night – I’m helping some family members move house tomorrow and we have to be there pretty early. I’ve written 121 words for Caladria today – a dramatic/sad bit, which is taking longer to write than the rest – and I’m beginning to fall asleep…

Total written today: 121 words.

March total so far: 9799 words.

2015 total so far: 67342 words.

Talk to you soon!

DIY time!


I haven’t had much chance to write today, because we’ve been fixing up the house a little bit. I’ve managed 167 words, though, and I’ve been enjoying reading the latest issue of Fab Fables. You can join me in enjoying it here.

Sorry for the lack of blogging lately, I’ve been exhausted and I’m currently still partially covered in dried glue!

Total written today: 167 words.

March total so far: 9678 words.

2015 total so far: 67221 words.

Talk to you soon!

A good day!


Today I’ve had some exciting news, and I’ve also written 268 words for my current Caladria story.

Speaking of Caladria, Fab Fables Issue #3 is out now at the slightly lower price of £1.25, so dive in and get your copy, fantasy fans. If you want a preview of what your purchase gets you, this Tumblr post might give you something of an idea. I’ve got two stories in Issue #3, and one that I edited.

Anyway, shameless plug over.

Total written today: 368 words.

March total so far: 9511 words.

2015 total so far: 67054 words.

Talk to you later!