Author Journey April 2017


Wow! I can’t believe we’re already past April. This year is really flying by. Last month I mentioned about doing CampNaNoWriMo in April. Well, I did it and I hit my target of fifty-thousand words. Yeah, that’s right. I am storming through this series.

Fifty-thousand words in a month is a good challenge, but it’s not the first time I’ve done it. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It takes place every November. I have attempted it several times and completed it twice. Continue reading “Author Journey April 2017”

One Punch Man – Season One

Saitama is your average run of the mill guy. He collects coupons to make the most of his limited income and organises his life to utilise regular discounts and special offers. Oh, and he can defeat any opponent with a single punch.

In a world where monsters and superheroes clash at an alarming rate, Saitama trained himself to become the most powerful superhero ever, although it’s just a hobby for him. That is until he meets another superhero who seeks to learn from Saitama. Continue reading “One Punch Man – Season One”

Gurren Lagann – Season One

Simon is a digger. He lives in a small subterranean community, making tunnels and uncovering artefacts buried within the ground. Viewed as a bit of an odd bod, he aligns himself with the charismatic delinquent, Kamina who has dreams of going up to the surface.

Out of the blue, a giant mecha falls through the cavern ceiling and starts attacking the humans. A beautiful girl armed with a massive gun follows and fights back. Kamina rushes to help, but can’t do much with his katana against such a large mecha.

Things are looking bad until Simon leads them up one of his tunnels and shows them a small mecha he discovered. They battle their way to the surface, a desolate barren wasteland. There they capture another mecha and fight against the evil overlords that prowl the surface, hunting humans. Continue reading “Gurren Lagann – Season One”

Author Journey March 2017

The word count just keeps growing. It appears to have a life of its own and I can’t control it anymore, much like my protagonist, Val. She does what she wants, when she wants and isn’t afraid to tell me when I’ve written something she doesn’t agree with.

Honestly, I can’t believe how well the story has progressed and that I haven’t even come close to running out of things to write about. I am taking many of the aspects that I’m picking up from all the anime, mostly subconsciously, but I can see it when I look back.

Considering how long it took me to write the first three volumes the first time around, to be about to finish the first draft of volume eleven in the same amount of time is staggering. Clearly, there are lots of benefits to developing a habit and sticking with it. Start small and gradually increase the daily goals. You’ll probably be surprised at how easy it is to make real changes if you do it this way. Continue reading “Author Journey March 2017”

Sword Art Online – Season One

I’ve looked around the internet and Sword Art Online (SAO) seems to be fairly polarising. Well, I’m going to throw my hate firmly into one camp. I loved it. Every single minute of it. I loved the characters, the virtual worlds, the sword fights, the awesome story twists, and the relationships within.

There is one thing I should probably say before I get too into this. I was literally forced to watch more than half of this series overnight, staying up until 6:30 in the morning. There is a chance that my opinion has been swayed by the total immersive viewing experience, but I doubt it. I will go into more details in my Monthly Review, I promise. Now, let’s get back to SAO. Continue reading “Sword Art Online – Season One”