The Infinity Dream Awards
Blog / October 9, 2015

I was nominated for the Infinity Dreams Award by the amazingly talented Kaitlyn at E.M. Lita, who has also been a super helpful and given me so much great feedback on my latest manuscript. Here are the rules for this nomination. Thank and follow the blog that nominated you. Tell us eleven facts about yourself. Answer the questions that were set for you to answer. Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them. (Personally, I’m not sure I have that many friends though) 11 Random Facts I’m completely addicted to video games and computer games. When I was 8 years old I began breeding rabbits and went to shows and everything. Eventually had over twenty individuals, but by 17 I transitioned into breeding cats instead. I’m very blunt and honest. Don’t ask me something if you’re not ready to hear the truth. I met my husband through my mother. He was helping her renovate her house while I was in Africa working. She texted me saying I should come home because she had found a man for me. Guess she was right. I live on a small farm in the middle of the woods in a village where hardly anyone…

Under the weather
Blog / September 29, 2015

About a week ago I unfortunately caught the flu and ended up being stuck in bed for what feels like forever. Haven’t been able to do much for the whole week and all the books on my TBR list are still waiting for me to dig in, but when my eyes couldn’t stay open for more than a few minutes at a time it felt like an impossible task. But finally I’m getting better and I’ve started reading again and in a few days I hope to post a new review here. In the meantime I did sketch out the main character in my newest work in progress, a fantasy novel called Shards of Life (name may change) that I’ve been thinking about and plotting for over ten years. Finally I’ve decided to really make it happen. So I sketched the main character by hand with a pen and paper, and considering I’m a crappy artist I knew I would never be happy with just the hand made drawing. The drawing ended up looking rather funny and the eyes were set too close, the face was too narrow, the nose was too small and yeah, it didn’t look that good….

123 sounds for writers
Blog , Resources / September 8, 2015

When I’m writing, I always find myself wondering what certain things sound like and how I am going to make my reader hear what I hear. What does it sound like when a glass break against a concrete floor? In order to make it easier for myself in finding the right word, I went on a massive search on the internet and I dug deep into my dictionary to find words that would describe sounds. Then I compiled all of this into one single document and added it to my Scrivener template, so that I now get easy access to my own dictionary of sounds every time I sit down to write. So I figured, that if I have use for this long list of “sound words”, then maybe other do to. So here is my list of 123 words to describe sound. Enjoy. Oh, and before we get started: if anyone have additional words to add to the list, I’d be happy to hear them. Bang: a loud sudden sound, often a metallic explosive sound Bark: short bursts, like that from a dog Beat: a single regular sound or a series of regular sounds, especially of two things hitting…

What I learned from PitchWars
Blog / September 2, 2015

So the madness that has been PitchWars is now over and the 2015 Mentees have been chosen. Congrats to all who made it and good luck in the future. I hope you do well in the agent round later. It wasn’t a surprise to me that I didn’t get picked, and it’s not that big of a deal for me either. I didn’t see Pitch Wars as a competition where only the best ones won, I saw it as an opportunity and a way to get my foot into the writing community. Being so new to this thing and living so far away from other writers it’s sometimes hard to find friends and people to talk to, but Pitch Wars really made this a lot easier for me. During the time we all waited eagerly to find out who the mentors was going to pick, many of them used the #PitchWars twitter hashtag to give us hints and tips. And many of these tips I knew and some were new and great. Unfortunately I don’t have the memory to remember them all and write them down right here though. A few things I already knew, but things that I still…

August Wrap Up and PitchWars
Blog , Wrap Up / August 31, 2015

This month has not only been better reading wise than I had expected it to be, I actually managed to get through three books this month (and I didn’t even try very hard), but it has also been full of new friends and lots of fun on Twitter (you can read more about that at the end of this post). The only book from my TBR post that I didn’t read was A Quest Of Heroes by Morgan Rice. Instead I read Progency of Gods by Geoffrey Storm, which arrived much sooner than I had anticipated. The first book that I finished was Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. And even though I didn’t love it, I definitely liked it. The plot didn’t do much for me, and neither did Celaena, but the writing took me by surprise and I loved it. I liked it so much that I just ordered the remaining three books in the series (not the prequel though). It’ll be fun to keep reading this series. I have posted a compete review of this book on the blog, and on Goodreads. The second book i read was Progency of Gods by Geoffrey Storm, which I…

Purebred – First Draft
Blog / August 5, 2015

A few days ago I finally managed to complete the first draft of my WIP called Purebred. I set out to both start and finish the draft in July, but ended up missing my goal with just three days. On August 3rd I wrote the final word and I have to say it felt really good, despite the fact that I didn’t meet my goal. But who cares, the draft is done now and I am happy about that. I tried something a little bit different this time, and instead of writing a lot of stuff I decided to try and narrow it down a bit and just stick to the basic stuff I wanted in the novel. When I wrote Hunted my first draft ended up being 130k words, which was way too much and since then I have struggled so much with cutting and finding ways to get to the point without all of those words. And as I said, it has been difficult. So for Purebred I finished at only 50k words for the first draft, with the intention of adding more. I figured that maybe it would be easier to add stuff, rather than take it…

Writer’s Blog
Blog / July 23, 2015

I woke up during the night one day and just had he idea that I should make a website dedicated to my book reviews and to my own writing. So even if I tend to be a very lazy blogger, I thought ‘why not’. So here goes. At first this place will probably be a bit empty and boring, but I hope to fill it with some good stuff eventually. Until then, all I can tell you so far is that I am currently working on two different novels that I hope to publish sometime later this year. One of them is finished to the extent that it’s now being sent to an editor. Then there’s this whole thing about revisions and all, but maybe you can get it before the end of the year. More information about my novels will be added to this page in time.