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A Sand Flea Breakthrough

esAfter writing the second draft of the Sand Flea for my first National Novel Writing Month, I’ve been stuck.  I tried to rewrite this problem story in Camp NaNoWriMo, but it wasn’t to be, and I failed utterly, despite being psyched up for the challenge.

However, after Two years, I feel I am ready to look at it with fresh eyes, and I realize something.  Ask is the protagonist, but that doesn’t mean the story has to be told through his eyes.  The POV character came shortly after, in the form of Korenila.  This will allow the reader to watch Ask’s outward changes that he wouldn’t notice, give insight into the priestess and her bodyguard Evoxe, and perhaps see more of the world in which they all live.

It should also follow a more solid timeline that the reader can track, and will eliminate the boring points when Ask is bedridden and nothing is happening from his perspective.

This is still his story.  The voice telling it is simply someone else.

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Posted by on August 1, 2015 in Announcements


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The Sand Flea Update

I am convinced that I am completely and utterly insane.  I have decided to embark on another month-long writing binge, this time of 100k words in a month.  I’m already nervous, but I think this will drive me not only to finish adding all of the things I missed out on including to The Sand Flea, but it will also help me move along to the bigger word count publishers– and I– want.

The google document is still up for those who want an early look at the novel, and I will keep it open for ten more days– plenty of time to read 130 pages in microsoft word!  Comments are enabled, so if you send your email address to facemeetspalm(at)google(dot)com, I can send out an invite to join in the reading and let you poke holes in my rough draft.

In the meantime, I’m going to be gathering supplies for Camp NaNoWriMo this April.  My profile is here, and if you would like to sponsor me (which means donating to NaNoWriMo, which will help young writers), there is a link on my profile.

Also, I’ve been percolating some new ideas for this beloved blog of mine, so stay tuned!

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Posted by on March 5, 2014 in Announcements


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Ok, I lied.

Yep, another post about NaNoWriMo– it’s over.

It’s over, and the rough draft of Ask’s updated story is complete.  Editing has begun, and it is proving a bit darker than the original in the beginning– but also has more delicious information and even some background on why Ask is in Njolr at all.

As a tiny bit of a spoiler, Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 2, 2013 in Announcements


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The last NaNoWriMo post for now.

SUCCESS! Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on November 25, 2013 in Announcements


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Coming soon, to an editor’s desk…

Less than five thousand words away from the minimum NaNoWriMo word count, Ask’s story is wrapping up, and it’s starting to look like another is beginning to take form– possibly something for Camp NaNo in either June or August. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Announcements


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Update on The Sand Flea

The Sand Flea book is happening, everyone.  Ask is currently beyond the scope of the blog posts, and on his way to that lonely cliffside house with his usual crew plus two.  Once there, I have plans for his descent into the Giant’s Shield valley, and to an adventure beyond that may change the course of his life even more than previous events already have.

Anyway, now there’s a facebook for updates, as well!  Exciting, isn’t it?

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Posted by on November 14, 2013 in Announcements


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I don’t know who it is, but someone (or multiple someones) keep giving me views and getting here by looking up various search terms involving debreasting.


I love you.



Back to the topic of writing, Ask is slowly trekking through the desert in my NaNoWriMo story.  He is accompanied by Evoxe, Korenila, and two stable boys, and they have not yet arrived at the plains or the cliffside– they’re derping around in various oases while Ask learns proper horse care.

I’m only 400 words away from the official par of Tuesday– the big 20k mark.

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Posted by on November 9, 2013 in Announcements


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