Progress Report

Hi gals and guys,

I’ve just finished the first few chapters of my rewrite of my novel, Pandora’s Kiss this weekend. They are now with beta readers as I want to know whether it’s going in the right direction or whether it’s failing at the first hurdle. As they say in construction, if the foundations aren’t right the building will collapse. Same can be said for this.

The word count is a bit of a problem, however as it’s currently sitting at just over 21k and that’s probably going to topple over the 100,000 mark before it’s even finished. I’ve never had a problem with word count before, it’s really weird.

I’ve been pondering with the idea of my POV’s as I have three of them in my WIP. For the past couple of weeks I’ve found myself thinking about using only the Protagonist and the Antagonist as main characters. That way you see both sides of the story and not just one. I’m aware that this would be tricky to do but not at all difficult.

I’m currently experimenting with this idea and will probably ask my betas to read through and compare them to see which one is best.

There’s a lot of things I don’t know about this novel but I quite like that. I’m going to be making plans for the series as well in between writing. That’ll be fun.  🙂

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Toodles!

The Legend of Zelda: The Hidden Muse

Ah, The Legend of Zelda. I was eight when Ocarina of Time came out on the Nintendo 64 and immediately fell in love with it. What’s not to love? With the long, stunning walk over Hyrule Field and meeting Gorons for the very first time it’s quite the charmer.

I didn’t know it then, but the game has been the cause of my imagination going into overdrive. What with battling Stalfos, Dragons and Water Nymphs it was awe inspiring.

I’ll always remember hiding under the covers with the presence of Floor masters and the music, although creepy was strangely hypnotic to me.

Ocarina of Time is my second favourite. Twilight Princess is my first. I absolutely adored Midna and found her wit funny and amusing. Not like Navi who could point out the obvious and wouldn’t shut up until you heard her.  I think Midna is probably one of my favourite characters.

I spend usually a night or two playing games when I’m not writing. It keeps me inspired and makes me think outside the box. You’ll hear me talk about influences that gaming has on my writing mind in upcoming posts.

Who is your favourite character and why?

Have a good week!

The Weekend From Hell

How was everybody’s weekend?

On Thursday my computer puckered out leaving me PC less. I didn’t mind so much as I only type things up once I have a rough handwritten draft in front of me and it makes things easier that way.

On Saturday, my lovely husband thought it would have been a nice surprise to by a new tower to replace the old one. Now, it’s not very often he’s spontaneous so I was generally over the moon with it at first. Then, the problems started.

Going from Windows XP to Windows 7 wasn’t a big deal for me as we already own a Windows 7 computer for the living room. It turned out though I’d completely underestimated just how complicated it could be.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m incredibly crap with technology and its workings.

First, I had trouble with arranging files and photo albums. Once that was sorted the Media Player wouldn’t play anything either. After many moons of downloading and installing things it’s now up and running. All systems go once again.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this one lasts a long, long time because I don’t want to have the same hassle as this one has cost me.

Honestly!

I’m Back!

Let me start by apologising for being absent for so long. It wasn’t part of my plan to be gone for this period of time but as it’s apparent time often has different ideas.

I had been planning to take a week off in February to intercept the start of my treatment and didn’t want to bring all of that to the table with blogging and the like. Within that short amount of time I have been struggling immensely with everyday things. Getting out of bed was a no go at one stage because I just couldn’t see any reason for getting up and had no energy etc. Needless to say my writing also suffered as a result, hence why I couldn’t post short stories or just talk about other things as my mind was blank.

I’m not going to say that I’m a hundred per cent because I’m not. I’m still waiting on being referred for psychological treatment which could take a while but I consider this as a small step forward. I will try to post as often as I am able to.

A couple of positives, though. I made a private book trailer which I shared with a couple of friends and they really liked it and I’ve also had my first author to author advice session so things are on the up. 🙂

What would you like to see more of on this blog? I’d really appreciate your input on this as I’m not really sure where to go from here or what you enjoy or need from visiting. It’s important to me that readers get something from viewing this blog instead of just visiting and being disappointed.

Don’t be afraid to leave your comments below.