Tuesday, 18 January 2011


I have written 11,637 of 120,000 words.
I am now 9.69% done!

no frills wordmeter

(still not sure why the graphics do not show properly but at least you can see the percentage)

Finally gotten beyond the pain that was chapter two to write and things are flowing along nicely now, helped even more by Mr Kitty shifting his bum off the laptop :) Although soon will come the dreaded travelling, always the hardest part for me to write, as there is only so much scenery, or camp life to write about. But hopefully the disappearance of a ghost, and the development of a ghostly crush will make it easier, and more enjoyable to write, and read.

Been reading Carol Berg's Soul Mirror, the sequel to last year's Spirit Lens, and I'm enjoying it far more than I did the first one.I don't usually like reading about female characters, and I do find the style of these books rather formal, as the characters are rather formal. But the book is full of lots of twists and things I never saw coming, the characters are as deep and realistic as ever, and Anne, the heroine, is actually interesting to read about. I actually find myself wanting people to pair up, and that's rare with me, so it must be good. I may try my hand at a proper review, when I've finished it.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Well decision has been made to only split the print version of the Shadow Seer, so I have sorted out the website to represent that. Hopefully the split will go ahead soon and I will finally have a book to force on my friends.

The Forest of Ghosts is still lagging. I have holes in it, two, in fact, but I know that they will be filled eventually. Half the problem seems to be that I'm rushing it. I'm not completely sure why, but that's why it seems to be lacking something. Hopefully the weather will improve, I will be able to get out and about and that will jog my brain into action.

Ordered Carol Berg's latest, the Soul Mirror, my first new book of the new year, just as the prequel to it was my first new book of last year. I'm a little disappointed to learn that an anthology that was going to feature a sequel to my favourite book of hers, Song of the Beast, is going to be delayed. It also features a story by my friend Kari Sperring, which I was also looking forward to, so that's a pain. But it's also comforting to know that even established writers can have these sorts of problems.