Monthly Archives: February 2016

First draft finished!

I finished the first draft of the novel! Woo-hoo! And: Holy cow, it’s over a hundred thousand words! I was aiming for 65,000. No kidding, this beast is over half again as long as I was trying for (and would … Continue reading

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Origins: Tanei, part 2

Continued from the last post: The midwife Ensanee returned to the mother holding her child. Another infant, older by a few minutes, lay wrapped in green silk next to them, fast asleep: Princess Kandinei. “Your Highness, if you please: I … Continue reading

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Origins: Tanei, part 1

This may or may not appear in a later book: The girl appeared some time after her elder sister, causing the assembled women to gasp – some with consternation, some with delight, some merely with surprise. “Oh,” cried the midwife. … Continue reading

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Tanei: Initial sketches

Here are some (very) initial sketches of my main character Tanei, in pen and ink. I’m a bit out of my element (and possibly my league) here: I’ve never done character concepting before. I’ll have to study up and see … Continue reading

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