The Prince of Spires – Apocalyps I

Omens Spires looked at the papers on his desk in front of him. Behind him, the noises from the city which had given him his name drifted through the panelled balcony doors. He permitted himself a small, tired sigh. No one was around to notice this lapse in the unshakable exterior he kept up.  The […]

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Lessons from NaNoWriMo

The dust has settled on November and I had a lot of fun participating in NaNoWriMo this year. November was a success for me. I didn’t meet the 50k NaNo goal, but the 31k words I did write were the most I’ve ever managed in a month. Which is definitely a win for me. I […]

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NaNoWriMo progress

This year, I have joined the NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, challenge. I have set myself two goals for the month of November. The first is to write an average of 1.000 words per day or 30.000 words in total for the month of November. And as a stretch goal I will try to […]

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A quest to write a quest

Writing a novel is an epic undertaking. The general consensus is that a novel is a piece of writing of at least 50.000 words. The average length is about twice that number and some authors go way beyond that. In terms of pages, there is a writing rule of thumb which guestimates that you get about […]

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