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Simone's my pen name. I'm a novelist and poet manquรฉ - grand words, but Iโ€™m just a storyteller, a writer of simple stuff, and I expect your six-year-old could do better.

I should probably be treading desert sands and drifting leisurely down the Nile, not writing novels youโ€™ll never read because they lack drama.

Politically very left, religiously , I talk too much, eat too much, drink too little.


Avatar: John William Waterhouse's "Study for the Lady Clare"

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Itinerant wire-frame alien, visiting from a virtual world.

Came for the science, stayed for the curry.

Encrypts reports with absurdism, masquerading as creative writing.

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Finished my 2020 project!

It's called "Hathor's Roots," my 4th magical realism novel with a theme.

The first draft is complete at 50,093 words. I must have got the pacing just right! ๐Ÿ˜…

I must be crazy, considering how busy I am, but tonight I registered my project for the 2020 event with just an hour to spare before midnight.

It'll be the fourth book of the magical realism series I started 2 years ago. Like the others, it will draw heavily on lore.

My last NaNoWriMo toot 

50,079 words!! And I'm done! ๐Ÿ˜…๐ŸŽ‰

Time to order that winner's T-shirt. I think it'll have to be a size larger than normal. (All those cookies I've eaten since November 1st!)

NaN-Oh-My! 

Oh my. I've just hit the climax of my story at 43,534 words. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ My intuition is telling me I can still fill the last 6ยฝ thousand words with good story. (I do have side stories to resolve and a lot of wrapping up to do). But we'll see!

NaNoWriMo homestretch 

40,017 words total! I'm on the home stretch. ๐Ÿ˜…

I hope I've got enough storytelling left in me to spin out another 10,000 words! ๐Ÿ˜‚

NaNo insanity 

3,000 words in the last 3ยฝ hours! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ต
My total is now 33,480.
Time for๐Ÿ’ค

NaNoWriMo yet again (rolling eyes allowed) 

I think Part II of my novel is coming together. (At last!)

There's enough intrigue. I've broken the back of the detail. I know (roughly) where the plot is going. And I'll be really sad and sorry to say goodbye to one of the characters - which I think is always a good sign!

Now for some drama before I plant the necessary hooks and zoom forward 3000 years for Part III.

27,480 words total so far.
This is happening!

More NaNoWriMo rubbish if you can stand it 

Mega writing day today. I'm exhausted! But worth it: +3,446 words written. A lot of hard work but a lot of progress. 25,004 words now is my total - so I'm past the halfway mark.

Another NaNoWriMo update 

I'm tired after a busy day. But I still managed to scramble up to 21,558 words - nearly halfway!

I had to divide the novel into three parts:

Part I, set in modern times, is complete, and uses the same characters from the first two books in the series.

Part II is now on its way. I'm introducing a complete new cast of characters, MCs and protagonist. We're at the end of the 20th Dynasty in Ancient Egypt.

Part III will integrate it all in modern times.

NaNoWriMo update 

+2031 words on Day 8 of for a total so far of 15,599 words.

I discovered a plot hole, and went back to cover it. Wrote a new chapter to insert two chapters back. Then joined up the links. At least using it was really easy to do.

NaNoWriMo 

After 7 days writing, Iโ€™ve reached 13,568 words. Which sounds reasonable, but... Iโ€™ve discovered I now need to finish by November 25th, so Iโ€™m upping my daily minimum goal to +2,024 words.

NaNoWriMo 

Three days in, and I'm up to 6,048 words. Maybe I can actually do this (again) after all. ๐Ÿ˜…

I like spontaneity and the unexpected. It brings out the best humor for me and stops me overthinking! ๐Ÿ˜Š

So for I would normally prefer to be a pantser, not a planner, and do everything on the fly. It's worked in the past, but apparently that's not going to be the case this year...

I've been "commissioned" to write a prequel to my last two books, "Hathor's Gift" and "Hathor's Return." New working title is "Hathor Hidden." Setting is Egypt 3000 years ago.

Simone's my pen name. I'm a novelist and poet manquรฉ - grand words, but Iโ€™m just a storyteller, a writer of simple stuff, and I expect your six-year-old could do better.

I should probably be treading desert sands and drifting leisurely down the Nile, not writing novels youโ€™ll never read because they lack drama.

Politically very left, religiously , I talk too much, eat too much, drink too little.


Avatar: John William Waterhouse's "Study for the Lady Clare"

Itโ€™s the and, at the risk of being accused of , I have a deep longing for a . Or is it a longing to be back with friends in , , where I spent so much time? Probably. I canโ€™t recreate that time, or that atmosphere, or that feeling. We move on. But still... where in can I get a mooncake ๐Ÿฅฎ?

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Through Mile High Cityโ€™s mountain air,
The Sunday faithful go to prayer.
From every corner, every block,
A place of worship calls its flock
With messages upon their phone
That leave the vaulting air alone.

Through traffic lights, and jams, and fads,
And endless Coca Cola ads,
Each congregationโ€™s holy smoke
Ascends from tailpipes like a joke
Thatโ€™s lost on all who gather there,
While I rejoice in silent air.


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