To tide you over…

For Christina, who was hoping for a new chapter to keep her entertained at work — I’m sorry there’s no story, but here’s a short sketch I wrote in 2008 about Etienne when he was growing up. You can read it here. There’s a revised version of it somewhere that takes out the references to mages and axes out Olivier, too. But where’s the fun in that? (Jas, I think I submitted that last spring, so sorry this isn’t new…)

More story to come soon!



Hello, visitor! This is the site where I’ve been posting my progress on my novel. I started during NaNoWriMo but was dramatically interrupted on the 28th, leading to a 2+ week hiatus from writing. My good friend Jaslyn has given me the deadline of December 31st, 2011 to finish the entire novel (which will probably be >50,000 words), so onward I march in NaNoWriTwoMo?

There are no longer spiffy graphs and figures to accompany my progress, but I’ll keep posting the total word count on each post. Maybe someone will generate graphs on my behalf? (Hint hint.)

And as it has been, the RSS feed is available here:

Day 24 – spoilers!!!

Day 24 consisted of planning and working out some dialogues for upcoming chapters. Some of these come waaaaay far down the line (as in, things that I might not even get around to writing in the month of November, regardless of whether or not I hit 50K this month). I’m counting them in my word count anyway, so I’ll post ’em here.

HOWEVER, if you don’t want to find out some of these things that will happen later, DON’T READ PAST THE CUT. Consider yourself warned.


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Words of warning!!!!

We are now rapidly leaving the part of the novel in which I had any idea what was going on. From now on I have the current point and the ending point, and I’ll be flailing my way downhill to get there with only a couple post-its and crappy scenes to help me.

THIS MEANS writing quality is about to take a serious nosedive. I need to stop thinking so hard in order to (1) get to 50,000 words, and (2) move the plot along.

Good times for me, questionable times for you!