The Beast – an introduction

I was reading the twitterings and surfing the internet-lands, and came across Lauren Beukes (read all of her books right now, they are just bloody great) writing about her cats over at Book Riot. A beautiful, sad, lovely post about cats and pets and how important they are. Which they are – they’re part of the family. And then it got me to thinking that perhaps I haven’t officially introduced you to the Beast? I mean, I might have mentioned her on Twitter every once in a while, but probably not that much *ahem*. So, here’s the Beast, our little…

Nanowrimo week 1 achievement unlocked

One week of Nanowrimo down and I’m still here. Not only am I still here, but I’m still writing and I even goddamn hit the target wordcount. *balloons, whistles, wine, sleep* And, I think, that some of the words might even be in the right order. Huzzah, I have survived! (so far) And to mark the occasion, before diving into the next three weeks, it seems like an appropriate time to list my most prevalent nano-thoughts so far: This is great, new characters, new stories, new adventures, I-can’t-stop-the-words-are-just-pouring-out-this-is-the-best-thing-ever-oh-do-I-have-to-sleep-now-really-zzzz I am seriously tired. Perhaps I could have the night off? At…