On ‘strong female protagonists’

It’s just approaching the wrong side of ‘holy fuck look at the time I should be asleep’ as I start writing this. So, around 2 in the morning. But instead of settling down to sleep, I’m alternating between Mastodon’s Leviathan and Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Labyrinth trying to build up a mood for this pitch about, well, I’d rather not say. But that’s besides the point of this post, and likely something I won’t mention again for a good long while.

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Post-Apocalipstick: Fun With Graphs!

Hello. As some of you may be aware, around a week ago I finished the first draft of the novel I’ve been hacking away at since last November, tentatively titled Post-Apocalipstick. I’m not due to start editing for a while yet. I want to let the manuscript sit for a while so I can come back to it with fresh eyes, and take some time to catch up on other pursuits like reading or playing The Last of Us (seriously, it’s great so far, totally sucked me in).

That said, I couldn’t resist popping back in to take a look at some things, most notably the structure of the thing. And since I’m a bit of a maths nerd as well as a writing geek, I couldn’t resist plugging some numbers in and mocking up a visual representation. Which I’m now going to share with you lucky people! YAY!

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On Finishing

I don’t know what to say here, since I started this thing like seven months ago and never even thought I’d get this far. Like I’ve already talked about, I flunked out of the NaNoWriMo before last, and before that I never got further than writing maybe ten pages of one of the many novel projects I started over the years.

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