An update on the One Million Words project
Paper Starlings is the first of six books in the not*the*same*river series. The series features vampires, angels, demons, werewolves, vaewolves and other vae breeds. It's set mainly in Oxfordshire, England. This is part of a scene in chapter ten. CONTENT WARNING: conversation in the context of maternal death, stillbirth. Context: After a childhood in care,... Continue Reading →
This is the first draft of what is currently scene 3. Context: After he is murdered, Stephen King (no, not that one) is buried for forty nights, after which he will rise a bloodborn vampire with his soul intact. Until then, his soul comes out at night to feed, and he is bombarded with memories... Continue Reading →
This is a first draft of what is currently scene 22. Context: the runaways have just spent their first night on the run in a motel room. They wake to find a man where there should be a dog. Note: a springer is someone who can boost locks just by running their hands over them.... Continue Reading →
NaNoWriMo 2016, I completed you. I'm still going though. Since finishing book 3, I've written six scenes for book 4. Hoping to get at least one more in today. If you've written more words in November than you have all year, well done. If you've won, well done. If you're still going, well done.
So I typed these words today. The end of part two came a bit faster than I thought it would. It leaves me somewhere between a tiny pickle and extreme happiness. I've only written 43.5K words, leaving me 6.5K short of the NaNoWriMo target. This in itself is not a problem. Book four is ready... Continue Reading →
Another first draft extract from book 5. The scene is a long one so I've just included a few paragraphs about the experience. Violet finds herself in the Himalayas for what War calls "pinballing" but the local wildlife has to get used to their presence first. The sun cast its gold over the mountains in... Continue Reading →
Another extract from the first part of book 5. It's still in its first draft, but I'm pretty happy with it. It's hard to fight an enemy that's become part of someone you love. CONTENT WARNING: This scene contains self-harm. Caleb was in the lounge, sitting beneath the window in a puddle of glass and... Continue Reading →
Got my 25k badge. Partying like it's 1999. Body telling me I'm not 26 anymore. Hope you're all hitting your targets and having fun out there.
Today was a good day. I managed to hit 20k for NaNo and 100k in this project as a whole. I also managed a 2016 personal best of 4k, my highest daily word count for this year's NaNo. And let's talk about Kent. My region is in the south east corner of England, and we've... Continue Reading →