The Water Weaver Available to Read (for free)

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(Beware, much rambling underneath… ๐Ÿ˜‚)

So I said a few months back I was going to shelve TWW for eternity… … and eternity ended up being a few months. I was on holiday in Croatia for two weeks, and all the ships and water there made me want to pick it back up (plus the Croatian language reminds me of Yoshka’s quite a lot ๐Ÿ˜‰). I’ve read through it with word read aloud and cleaned up any typos from the different drafts. I don’t think I will continue the trilogy at this point, unless it ever gets published because honestly it makes me too sad ๐Ÿ˜‚ I did start a new version of The Fire Weaver that I really love and I would love to work on it, but I think at this point it’s better for me to work on new stuff. And I do have a “new stuff” that is suppppeeeerrr shiny but I want to take my time developing it properly before writing. Continue reading “The Water Weaver Available to Read (for free)”

June Update (The Hug Your Writing Buddies Update)

How freaky, it’s exactly 2 months since my last update! I didn’t realise until I logged in specifically to write this update. So, I think in my last update, I mentioned having my finals and deciding to focus on my new project that’s loosely based off Glass Dragons. My finals are now over from exactly two weeks today!

Unfortunately, final-year university exams and writing don’t mix too well together so it’s only really been in these past two weeks that I’ve properly got down to business. Overall, this year has been really hectic for me – online and offline (with so much coursework etc through the year) so it’s little wonder I’ve managed to fit much writing in. Continue reading “June Update (The Hug Your Writing Buddies Update)”

A Much Needed Update

So, I’ve been silent for a while because I’ve been busy with writing (and coursework and now my final year exams next month X__X). A few people have recently reached out to me, asking me to keep you updated and I’ve had dozens of questions about where my work is available.

I just want to take a moment to clear this commonly asked question. At the moment, the only place my work is available is on my hard drive/notebooks. After all that happened, that’s the only place I trust. Also, by not posting online, I’m free to edit as I go along, write at my own pace and everything feels more fluid (i.e. I’m not committed to keeping anything the same). Continue reading “A Much Needed Update”

Notice

Hello all, I wiped out all my social media a week ago because I wanted to get away from this drama. While I’m touched that people are concerned over the way wattpad removed me without warning, I do not want to fight the author in question and have never tried to do so. Last week, it was only the company itself I went up against for a reason. Continue reading “Notice”

Another Snippet from TWW (draft 3)!

Glyn let go of my hand then and we were both silent, though it was not an uncomfortable silence. He stared at the wall somewhere behind me, and I stared into the flickering candle which sat on the table before us. I sniveled a little but he didnโ€™t say anything about it and after a while, I looked back up at him. He would always tease me relentlessly but somehow โ€“ maybe just in this moment โ€“ I felt comfortable sitting here with him. He wasnโ€™t scared of me or my magic and he didnโ€™t hate me for it either, and that made me feel a little less alone. Continue reading “Another Snippet from TWW (draft 3)!”

Working On My Third Draft

Hi all,

I had a mass purge of my social media last week due to being followed across to other platforms and harassed there. At the moment, only my Tumblr and this blog are online.

My main reason to cut the drama out of my life is because I’m super busy right now. Uni coursework, as always, but also with revising and querying! I enrolled in a course with New Leaf Literary Agency, and I submitted my practice query and first five pages tonight. Even though it was only for the course, it was still super nerve-racking to hit that send button. I get feedback on the 17th February so I’m both super excited and super nervous because I’ll be able to use the critique to help me prepare for the real thing. Continue reading “Working On My Third Draft”

Improving As A Writer

This past week, I decided to read my second draft of The Water Weaver and after doing so, I almost wanted to cry. After two years and a rewrite from absolute scratch, it still wasn’t good enough. I wonder whether I will ever be able to love my writing, but I hope that it will one day be good enough for me to put to rest.

What happens between each draft is that my writing improves. It’s a good thing, even though it means an endless cycle of rewrites from page one.

So, how have I been improving as a writer? Continue reading “Improving As A Writer”

An Excerpt From My New Project

Obviously I want to write this new project (still untitled, lol) over a very long period of time so everything is subject to change. But I have written a bit of the start to get a feel for it, and I thought I would share a scene from near the beginning with you all ๐Ÿ™‚

Although I don’t have an overall title, the first chapter (which this scene is from) is currently called “Under A Blood Red Moon”.

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After that, I didn’t dare run into anyone else since the sun was lowering with each breath. I focused on weaving through the maze of sloped roofs and glanced up at the sky every so often. Continue reading “An Excerpt From My New Project”

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