Writing Updates- February 2021

So this is an ad hoc writing update because I already changed my writing goals after one month in 2021.  So basically I’m still continuing (being plagued) by the decimal draft process where I just cannot create even a full rough draft but have to proceed via partial outline, partial draft form for a blockContinue reading “Writing Updates- February 2021”

Moonlake’s writing updates- January 2021

I finished off last year with a draft 0.75, not quite what I had aimed at. Instead, I’m aiming for draft 0.8 to be completed by end of this year. Beyond that, I have no plans as yet, I think one year plan is sufficient as far as this debut novel is going. It willContinue reading “Moonlake’s writing updates- January 2021”

A New Writing Routine

In October I implemented a new writing routine. Each of my writing days were composed of the following 6 tasks: A) Reading either published English fiction or non-fiction on writing  B) Analysis of a fictional work that touched me and trying to get behind how it triggers my emotions (5 chapters)  C) The self-learning writingContinue reading “A New Writing Routine”

Moonlake’s writing updates- August 2020

I’m now officially into draft 0.8 as I planned but well… things again weren’t proceeding quite as I expected. I am still more in the outlining realm compared to drafting. There’s simply too much gray area for me to fill in for a scene to actually really settle down to real drafting. Having said that,Continue reading “Moonlake’s writing updates- August 2020”

Tales of Inspiration (3)

Today I’m going to talk about the inspiration underlying my current WIP.  I’ve alluded to this before: for many years, I was an active member at a website where you can submit what I call articles in prose on world meta: all the different aspects that make up a world. It was there that IContinue reading “Tales of Inspiration (3)”

Moonlake’s writing updates- June 2020

I’ve recently discovered that the story in my WIP is actually larger than it currently is. Furthermore, I feel like my handle on the key structural elements of my story is not yet solid. So what this means is that I’m starting to feel that it might be awhile before I can actually finish thisContinue reading “Moonlake’s writing updates- June 2020”

Moonlake’s writing updates (9)

I felt like short and snappy today so let’s do this in Q&A format.  Where are you at overall?  I’ve finished draft 0.6.  What’s that- draft 0.6? It’s the second iteration of my decimal drafts, I started with draft 0.5.  What’s with the decimal drafts? It’s a thing to get rid of my perfectionism, tellingContinue reading “Moonlake’s writing updates (9)”

Gaming and writing

I am someone with selective taste and that extends to the number of genres I read as well as my hobbies. I’ve previously blogged about jigsaw puzzles, I constantly blog about reading and today I’m going to talk about my gaming hobby and how it figures into my writing.  Firstly, I do two different typesContinue reading “Gaming and writing”

Tales of Inspiration (2)

Today I’m going to talk about the inspiration behind my novella A Thread of A Chance and how the external impetus+internal processing framework discussed in the first post of this series works in giving birth to this particular story.  The external impetus actually comes in two parts: the first is the anthology series I wasContinue reading “Tales of Inspiration (2)”

Moonlake’s Meta Fiction (4)

This is the last bit of meta fiction that I had written for the Citadel. It is part of a collaborative submission I did with MysticMoon for the Kaiju (monster of massive size ala Godzilla style) quest. This whole submission is based off on MysticMoon’s idea of a chimera creature created through scientific means i.e.Continue reading “Moonlake’s Meta Fiction (4)”