• Prompt: Broken (two five-minute #freewrites)

    Hullooo! 🙂 It’s Day 555 (!) of @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite, and today I am back with story integration. The prompt for today is — broken — and I decided to do two five-minute segments for two of my characters involved. First Lyria, and then Cael. This is still based on my last story integration freewrite — I’m Blessed. I’m still on that chapter, haha. Hoping to at least outline it today and finish it tomorrow! And then on to an Avia chapter that I should have done last week, but I focused too much on getting this Lyria and Cael business out of the way first. Once this chapter has…

  • Early Morning Mishaps (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hullo, hullo! It’s time for @mariannewest’s #weekendfreewrite! Except, I’m being awful today and decided to go with a single prompt option. There were so many to choose from! But my eye eventually settled on — It’s what I do at 2:30 in the morning when I can’t sleep. I immediately thought of my mischievous Joey, and the following came out in the five-minutes before the egg-timer website went beep-a-beep at me. The single prompt options can be found at the following link: https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/weekend-freewrite-4-27-2019-single-prompt-option My header image is CC0 and courtesy of Pixabay! 🙂 And… time is running out to pick up your FREE copy of Half Past the Moonfall at…

  • A Friendly Warning (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hullo, hullo! 😀 It’s Day 553 of @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite challenge! The prompt for today is — system — and this is what I came up with before the eggtimer website went beep-a-beep at me. 🙂 OH, GUESS WHAT!     Hop over to Smashwords and pick up Half Past the Moonfall for FREE!     You can find today’s freewrite challenge at the following link: https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-553-5-minute-freewrite-friday-prompt-system And the header image is CC0 and Courtesy of Pixabay!     “Don’t betray the system, and we won’t kill you.” The woman dressed in elegant black and white polka dots offered John a small grin, her perfect teeth as straight and white…

  • I’m Blessed (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hullo, hullo! I’m terrible and haven’t posted for a few days. Been trapped within my own little world. 😉 But, I did just write one of Vengeance’s larger chapters! Most of them are between 2600-3300 words… this one was just under 4000. Woops. But I finished that this morning and emailed it to my partner to read, and then began on the next. This current chapter is one that always made me cry, but after reading my current draft of it so much needs to change to fit in with my rewrite-and-edit. A lot of information in it is no longer relevant, and I need to do a fair bit…

  • When Reality TV Goes Wrong (a #weekendfreewrite)

    Hullo, hullo! It’s time for @mariannewest’s Weekend Freewrite! 😀 The #weekendfreewrite is made up of three prompts written in three separate five-minute #freewrites and joined together to make a full story. You can find the prompts (and join in!) here, here, and here. And they have been bolded and italicised in the writing. The header image used today is CC0 and courtesy of Pixabay! I’d also just like to note that I haven’t watched Reality TV since the original Big Brother back in 2001, and I haven’t really watched TV at all since…. 2007 or so. For all I know, this actually happens. (Also, I’d just like to note… if…

  • Prompt: Cloud (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hullo! It’s Day 542 for @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite challenge, and my offering for today is another attempted integration with my Book One! I’ve just finished my re-write of Chapter 17, which ended up a lot differently to how it once was, and now I need to write my way out of it. I have an idea for that, but originally Chapter 17 and 18 were back-to-back chapters with the same character, Lyria. Now that I’ve done what I’ve done, a slight cliffhanger is required, so need to insert another chapter from someone else’s perspective before returning to Lyria. (Because I have a habit of writing how you would watch a…

  • The Train That Would Never Come (a #weekendfreewrite)

    Hullo, hullo. It’s @mariannewest’s #weekendfreewrite time! The Weekend Freewrite is made up of three five-minute freewrites, utilising three prompts that you can find: here (1), here (2), and here (3). And they have been bolded and italicised in my story. My header image is CC0 and courtesy of Pixabay. Not too sure where I was going with today’s story. It started off sad and depressing, and ended… I don’t know. Pretty boring story today. You have been forewarned! Before I get into it though, just wanted to share my current Vengeance progress. I’m almost up to rewriting-and-editing the official middle of the story! I’m up to chapter seventeen at the…

  • Prompt: Slug (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hullo, hullo! 🙂 It’s Day 537 of @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite and I’m here with another prompt-into-story integration. But FIRST…. can I direct you to this other post? Half Past the Moonfall Now Available OFF Amazon! My November #freewritemadness novel is now available at Gumroad, Smashwords, and has been accepted into Smashwords’ Premium which means it is also available on Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and many others. I’m also accepting STEEM/SBD for the book! Please have a read of the post. 🙂 And please, if you have bought and read the book already, please leave a review. Even a one-star-review is a good review! Okay! Back to the here and…

  • Prompt: Portal (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hullo, hullo! It’s Day 535 of @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite challenge, and this is my tenth or eleventh or somethingth prompt that I’ve integrated with my almost-finished novel-of-my-life. Today’s prompt is — portal — but I didn’t actually include the word in this segment, just the allusion. Also, it’s my birthday today! Happy birthday to meeee. Did you know that I forget how old I am sometimes? “How old are you?” – “Hold on, let me get a calculator and subtract my birth year from this year,… there we go!” My little tiny cake! Chocolate and salted caramel just for meeeeee! Anyway. You can find today’s prompt at the following link…

  • Prompt: Intensity (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hullo, hullo! I’m excited ~ Half Past the Moonfall has finally been removed from Amazon’s leash and I’m preparing it for other retailers! Will be doing up a post in the next day or so. Woohoo! Guys, guys, guys – are you a brand new self-published author on Amazon and are debating what to do? Let me give you a hint. DON’T CHOOSE KDP SELECT. Gawsh. Everything I read said that it was the best choice. Totally NOT. Maybe if you have several books behind you and a loyal readerbase, but as a brand-new no-name? Nope. Don’t do it, guys! Anyway, today is Day 534 of @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite and…