Nanowrimo win!

Huzzah – I just validated my Nanowrimo 2014 win. \o/ Time for a glass of wine! I clocked in at 50,262 words. I managed to actually get some sort of story arc in there, too. 😀 The final words were nothing amazing (few words in this zero draft were particularly amazing!), but I managed to […]

Nanowrimo, Day 19

Awww yisss I’m all caught up with Nanowrimo after an intense 3000-word session just now. And there’s an actual plot now! *gasp* I’ve been grappling with being behind + lack of plot during the past week, both due to being too busy to plan ahead. I was already resigned that this Nanowrimo zero draft would […]

Some silly doggerel

I was reading a book relevant to my PhD research yesterday, and happened upon the delightful name Gabriel Gostwyk. He was some dude in 17th-century England who may have owned an alchemical manuscript. In the silly poem that crept out of my pen inspired by his name, however, he became something more sinister. I will […]

Story sale to An Alphabet of Embers

I’m delighted to announce that my story ‘The City Beneath the Sea’ will be appearing in the anthology An Alphabet of Embers, edited by Rose Lemberg and published by Stone Bird Press. I am so happy to be involved with something this awesome. An Alphabet of Embers sounds like it’s going to be utterly beautiful: […]

Goblin Fruit: Summer Is Dead

Huzzah! New Goblin Fruit! The newest issue, “Summer Is Dead”, is now available for your reading pleasure. In it – amongst the other poems which I can’t wait to read (including work by Shweta Narayan, Mari Ness and C.S.E. Cooney!) – is my poem ‘Sorrow-stone’. This poem has a clear source of inspiration, for once. […]

Nanowrimo, Day 9

Word count: 14,709/50,000 Beverages enjoyed: Delicious Tanzanian black tea, from a proper teacup with a saucer and everything. Feeling: Drained. SO DRAINED. But also rather deliriously happy. During the past week, I’ve been struggling with word count and having energy to write. I’ve just been so busy with work that I haven’t had energy/time to […]

Stone Telling 11 is live!

Stone Telling 11 is up – and it looks utterly awesome. I am so excited to get to read the other poems in the issue! And I’m very pleased that my poem ‘Kuura (extract from a Finnish-English dictionary)’ is in such good company and in such a wonderful magazine. I’ve been following ST for quite […]

Short story publication: Chrysopoeia

Be still, my heart! Quantum Fairy Tales has published my short story ‘Chrysopoeia’! This is officially my first story publication of more than 600 words, so I’m super excited. Read it here. A wee snippet from the middle: When his alarm clock rang, Simon snapped awake with the word chrysopoeia running through his mind like […]

Nanowrimo 2014 is go!

November is here, and Nanowrimo with it! Huzzah! This year, I was going to have an Outline. A proper outline, with the main plotlines all neat and organised, and the major incidents all plotted out. Aww, self, so optimistic. Well, suffice it to say that as a) I am more of a pantser than a […]