A Transformation...

6 May 2012

I cannot believe almost a year has gone by since I finally decided to stop saying "one day I'll write my novel" and have actually gotten off my bum and done it. To see how much I've accomplished in a year on top of job searches and finishing my final year of law school is nothing less than astounding.

And so, since we are entering into a new year, I thought it was appropriate to have a bit of a makeover on the site. I found a beautiful template and spent most of the evening playing around with it. I hope you like it as much as I do!

So much has happened in a year. 12 months ago I didn't even have a novel. Now I have one that is in the hands of five different agents at present and still sending out the queries. I'd say... it's been a good year. Thanks for coming along for the ride!

First Draft Complete!

20 November 2011

Well, as you may have seen by the way I'm flitting about, I have finally finished the first draft of my Secret Project novel. I'm beyond excited and this is such a huge accomplishment. Of course, there's no rest for the wicked as it were. I already have ideas for the next thing I want to work on (a Fae YA novel) and need to start doing edits on the First Draft.

Then... comes the querying.

Major Milestone

11 November 2011

This, yeah, is a milestone for me. I was finally able to do some HTML editing and update the site and can squee about my word count. This is, officially, the longest thing I've ever written. I've boosted the wordcount widget as, while I don't expect to get to 75,000 words, it's a nice goal to set in any case. With NaNoWriMo only requiring 50k, I wanted to get past that to really feel like I had something accomplished. Hitting that the other night has been a real accomplishment. So now... to get that last 14k. Then... starts the editing.

And We're Off!!

5 October 2011

I must say, one of my biggest worries was starting this project while I was finishing law school. As it turns out? I've been more productive than I ever thought. Have written a good 20k+ since I've gotten to school, plus composed and edited a short story for a competition.

Not much new right now, just updating word counts right now. If it seems like I'm slightly obsessed with them at present? I probably am. However, this is the first time I've ever written something of this length and I'm making sure I don't go pass the mark (and start getting up around 100k without realizing it) or am far too low. I think, however, I'm happily hitting my stride!

First (Short Story) Submission!

4 October 2011

Have made my first submission! I've entered a YA short story competition through Writer's Digest. Max word-count was 4000 words, and I came in just under the wire. I'm absolutely in love with the premise (about a Half-Vampire Alien Catcher), and the narration style is fantastic. Very tongue-in-cheek sort of thing. It's something I definitely would love to do more with, so we'll see what happens! Find out the results somewhere around December 31st, so wish me luck. Finding out I took first place would be a fab christmas present, eh?.

Day One of the .com

1 July 2011

Today we start... my favourite thing: website design. Launch will come when everything is in place and not a moment before.