Emma Kathryn

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

To the GeekMobile!

In a rather exciting turn of events, I am now writing for Comic Booked.  It's crazy awesome!  If you pop along there, you can catch all the reviews and articles I've done so far.  As well as that, you can keep up to date with all of the latest comic book, gaming and movie news.

See, I told you it was exciting...

Here are some links to my most recent articles:

Happy reading folks!  Be sure to share these when you're on each page.  Each one can be Tweeted, Liked and Google +.

NaNoWriMo word count: 40,796

Friday, 9 November 2012

NaNoWriMo: The Sticking Place

Day 9.

I always feel that the second week of NaNoWriMo is the hardest.  And I've bloody well hit that point today.

Week 1 is great fun because everything is all new and exciting and you're setting the stage for something wonderful.  Week 3 is probably the easiest as you're right into the thick of the plot and world almost feels real - well to you anyway since it's 100% your creation - and the characters begin to feel like people you've known all your life.  As for Week 4, well it's pure adrenaline that gets you through that one.

And Week-bloody-2...

That cruel mistress is a temptress and a tease.  She hangs ideas in front of your nose, but never long enough for you to get them onto paper.  She whispers the sweetest lines in your ear, only to whisper them low enough for you to only catch snippets and hints of phrases.  She beckons you close but never lets you achieve anything worthy of feeling proud of.  All in all, week 2 is a bitch.

In case you haven't guessed, I'm severely procrastinating with this post.  Such is the way of Week 2.  I have been on the laptop for over an hour tonight and have only written 500 words.  See what I mean?  The rest of it has been arsing around on Twitter, putting up this post and cleaning out my iTunes.  Oh and watching Amanda Palmer music videos.

Going to have one last attempt at tearing myself away from the internet and attempt another 1,000 words.  Week 2 draws me closer with the promise of success, but I'm almost sure she's a liar as well as a tease.  Anyway...once more into the breech.

17, 552 words

Sunday, 4 November 2012

I'm Such a Tease...

Since NaNoWriMo is now well under way, I thought I'd just toy with you all a little by posting my novel's prologue. The character featured in this has undergone a major overhaul since I created her in 2004.  Now she is hard, tough and more than just a little damaged.  I freaking love her.  Anyway, enjoy.

And I wish all NaNo participants the best in their monthly write-a-thon.

5,051 words.

Somewhere in the Southern Realms…

A sign, nailed to a wall outside a tavern of very questionable reputation:


For murder, resisting arrest, assault on royal guards, high treason and witchcraft!

Short in height, slender in build.  Long, black hair, unruly in appearance.  Distinguishing features: black eyes and a prominent scar on upper lip.  Often seen dressed in men’s attire.

Here could be seen an artist’s impression of the bust and head of the criminal.  Wild, dark hair floated around a thin face; high cheekbones; furrowed brows over black orbs for eyes; and a wicked, almost malicious, smile split down the left with a ragged and hideous scar.

This woman is highly dangerous and no attempt should be made to restrain her by members of the public.  She has killed before and has harmed several royal guards.  Instead, all sightings and incidents should be reported to Queen Layith of Theorosana, or to the head of her personal guard, Lady Falienne.

Co-operation will be rewarded handsomely.

By royal order of the King and Queen of Theorosana.

Friday, 2 November 2012

NaNoWriMo Day #1

306 words...not cool.

Hoping it was just first day jitters.  Getting my head down for day 2 now.  Stay tuned.