Tag: rambling

Book Tag: Greek Mythology Style Part 4

Flip that Page ran a ‘Bookish Survey: Greek Mythology Style’way back in 2014, but anyone who knows me knows I can’t resist anything with a mythology theme, so I’ve played along anyway.

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Goal: 20,000

Current Progress: 20,164


  • I was still super distracted, and finding it much harder to just sit down and write. My word-count speed just kept getting slower and every sentence was an effort.

  • I decided that since it was another idea that was taking up my thoughts, to just write some the scenes that were in my head for that and reached my target!

  • I don’t have a finished project which is a little disappointing but I’m really pleased I made my word-count goal and it was a really good experience.

  • If I want to do ‘real’ NaNo in November, I know I’ll need to plan in a lot more detail (I thought I’d done so well with planning when I started) and work on my self-motivation, I’m too easily distracted and prone to procrastination.

  • I did learn that I find writing much easier by hand and away from the distractions of home.

How did everyone else do with this months Camp NaNo?

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2016


My first Camp NaNoWriMo starts in just over 6 short hours. This will be my first ever NaNoWriMo experience and I’m really looking forward to it, if feeling a little nervous.

I’ve spend a good bit of time this month lurking around the forums and getting to know how thing work over there. The forum is the same for the April/ July Camps and the big event in November and I have to say it’s a brilliant resource. Everyone is welcoming and extremely helpful with everything from filling plot-holes to publishing queries. I’d recommended having a look even if you’re not participating.

I’m definitely a planner when writing, and I think I have a pretty good outline worked out. I do have a few plotholes and things to look up but I’m hoping this will give me a good kick-start tomorrow morning. I don’t tend to write in a linear way anyway so maybe I’ll have worked these out by the time I get to it.

One of the big draws of the Camp months is getting to set your own target. For this first Camp I’m setting mine at 25,000 but hopefully I’ll go over. I have a novella I’d like to write and tentative plans for a short story if I get around to it.

Good luck to everyone else participating this month, I cant wait to see what we can all achieve. 😀

Top 5 Father-Figures

There’s a whole load of really bad parenting in fiction (and in real life too, of course) but novels featuring really good examples of fathers and father-figures can be hard to find. In honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, here’s a few wonderful dads you should read.


First Post

This first post is mostly just me trying to get to grips with posting. In compensation, I’ll share these cheery photographs I took today. Possibly the only thing that could make them more stereotypically Scottish would be a discarded Buckfast bottle somewhere… Still. Have a beautiful Highland cow in front of Stirling Castle.

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In this blog, I will subject you to my thoughts on recent readings, current events, and any random topics I stumble upon during research. There will also be occasional photography and musings. I sincerely hope you’ll join me.