The further the skyship ascended into the stratosphere, the more Cathy was made to regret (that) she hadn't tied her hair above her head/up. The rain danced/? off the sails with ?/ thrummed/? against the deck. She drew her/a shawl/? closer against/around her neck. Because that airship in Stardust is gorgeous. 🙂 And a snippet … Continue reading NaNo No, Part 2: A Resurgence?
I am excited to share the cover reveal for RULES FOR THIEVES, the debut Middle Grade novel by Alexandra Ott. I interviewed her on this blog a little bit back. Did I mention that I am incredibly hyped for this novel, and you should be too? Not that I'm biased by her being my Critique … Continue reading Cover Reveal for RULES FOR THIEVES by Alexandra Ott
Today, I welcome a special guest to my blog: author, Alexandra Ott, who is a member of the Swanky Seventeens group of authors whose debut books are releasing in 2017. Not only that, but Alex is one of my closest Critique Partners, so I am delighted to be chatting to her about her MG Fantasy, … Continue reading Ten Questions With…Alexandra Ott
Hello, blogosphere. 🙂 Today, I’m linking up with Cait and Sky’s beautiful monthly linkup Beautiful People. And this month it’s about the authors – new year, new goals (supposedly). So I guess that makes me a Beautiful Person. What were your writing achievements last year? I culled and rewrote so many darhlings… I got some … Continue reading Beautiful People: The Resolutions Edition
As I am busy polishing WTCB, my May Beautiful People (hosted by the effervescent Cait and Sky) is focused thusly. Today, we take a look back in time to pre-Phillip era when Octavia Costello was still young and bright. As I intend to write Zara, in her LSOT exploits, travelling back to the early days … Continue reading Beautiful People: The Lady of The House
It's time for me to report how writing is going via the Beautiful Books link-up, hosted by Cait and Sky. Remember, I'm not doing NaNoWriMo, so this is totally from the perspective of writing a novel as a slow, steady (and edited! :P) process - and also because of my studies, I have barely time … Continue reading Beautiful Books: Writing UTC
Sometimes, nothing much needs to be said about one’s week, and that’s why conversiondiary’s Quick Takes is so useful. ~1~ Did I mention the Reading Rocs team went to a Quidditch tournament? Oh, I didn’t? Here, have a picture of me Chasing at the Southern Cup (photo by the Southampton team photographer). ~2~ This week … Continue reading Quick Takes About An Away Game of Quidditch, Taize Prayer, and Collating Data