A little reflection – ROW80

I’m late for my Wednesday check in, but at least I made it – I missed the last few. There are reasons for that; the internet for one, and an increased work load. There’s also the fact I failed at NaNo, or perhaps I should say, I failed to achieve the required word count. IContinue reading “A little reflection – ROW80”

Last minute changes – WIPpet Wednesday/ROW80

As it’s the first Wednesday of NaNoWriMo I was all set to share with you a snippet from my new project – a continuation of the scene I shared with you last week.  But Tyler will have to wait a while, because my mind is on other things. The short version is that The Fifth Watcher isContinue reading “Last minute changes – WIPpet Wednesday/ROW80”

Thrills and Chills – ROW80 and NaNoWriMo

Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood… Yes, I know I’m quoting the lyrics from Thriller, but I’m trying to set the scene. My daughters’ persuaded me to go to a Scare Fest last Thursday, close to midnight no less *cue music*  “It’s close to midnight…” Sorry, can’tContinue reading “Thrills and Chills – ROW80 and NaNoWriMo”

Share Your World 2014 – Week 13. Exploring brave new worlds…

Thanks to Cee, as always, for providing the Share Your World feature. Here are my answers to this week’s questions. Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets?  I believe anything is possible. I also think the subject intrigues writers because the mere concept of life on other planets allows us to unleashContinue reading “Share Your World 2014 – Week 13. Exploring brave new worlds…”

Diagnosis Pending – It’s either Nano-fever or Wrimo-itis…

Six months ago I was mostly writing in isolation and then I found NaNoWriMo. I’ve posted about the journey I made last November often enough, but for those who’re new to the blog – it changed my (writing) life. Literally. Such was my momentum that I created a co-authored blog with another wrimo, set myself a goalContinue reading “Diagnosis Pending – It’s either Nano-fever or Wrimo-itis…”

It's the beginning of things, in a roundabout way

365 Days of Writing Prompts February 12th All about you Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you. So, why Writing Room 101? Would it surprise you to know there are a multitude of reasons. To understand them, I should probably give you a little background. For those familiar with myContinue reading “It's the beginning of things, in a roundabout way”


Nanowrimo Update I’m at the point where I’m doubtful I’ll reach the deadline on time, but where I appreciate all I’ve learnt about the early stages of nanowrimo. If I enter again I’ll choose a genre I’m familiar with, there are, after all, other ways to challenge myself. To stretch those creative boundaries. I’ve readContinue reading “Inspiration”

Led down the garden path

It’s been a tough couple of days. I’m slightly gratified to learn that ‘week 2’ is widely accepted among the nanowrimo community as being a tough cookie. As the minds that be put it, those plot holes in my work are beginning to feel like chasms. The guides published on the site are hugely entertaining.Continue reading “Led down the garden path”