NaNo No, Part 2: A Resurgence?

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?

Cover Reveal for RULES FOR THIEVES by Alexandra Ott

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

Ten Questions With…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

Beautiful People: The Resolutions Edition

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

Beautiful People: The Lady of The House

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

Beautiful Books: Writing UTC

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

Quick Takes About An Away Game of Quidditch, Taize Prayer, and Collating Data

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