Dragon Loyalty Award Blog Hop

Blog HopI visit Brainfluff, a blog by Sarah Higbee, quite regular (that is, whenever I have a moment and I remember to do so) to read her reviews and other thoughts. Sarah devours books with the speed that I could only match when presented with a box of Toffifee or other delicious sweets, and when she doesn’t write their reviews, she shares her poems or interesting content found in all the nooks of the Internet. She also is the person who nominated me to the Dragon Loyalty Award, suggesting between the lines that some fiery and winged consequences might be upon me if I decide to pretend I never saw her post, so I preferred to write this post. More

The Importance of a Satysfying Ending

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Those who follow me on Twitter probably already know that I’ve finally finished Dragon: Age Inquisition. I’ve played the game quite extensively in February, and when it became clear I’m getting close to the end, I took a break, not ready to finish it yet. At the same time I was surprised with the main plot line’s length and complexity, or what I’d rather consider the lack of them. I usually don’t rush through the games, and even though I enjoy the story, the open worlds/areas push me to explore every nook and cranny, and interesting characters make me interact multiple times with every single one of them just to check if they have something new to tell me. Needless to say, my progression is quite slow and I enjoy it this way, so getting close to the main storyline’s end after roughly of 60 or 70 hours of mostly bickering about, came as quite a shock to me. More

Character Fan Art: Kamira

NewsENA week ago I posted on social media a rough sketch of Kamira, a character from my work-in-progress novel, “By His Will”, and a wonderful artist RoChou liked it enought to devote her time to creating her own vision of my grumpy mage. So hop over to her Deviantart site to see how she pictured Kamira and show her some love, because she did a great job.

Please note that although the link directs you to the character picture, if you decide to browse further through RoChou’s gallery, some of the content might not be safe for work.

A Month of Writing – June

MoW-ENJune has not only marked the half-way of the 365k Club challenge, but it also has turned out quite an interesting month writing-wise. As you already know, I’ve finished the first draft of my fantasy novel, so for the first half of the month my excitement of being so close to the end has fueled the word count.

Then I wrote the novel’s last sentence. And I felt lost. More

Melfka goes camping

Camp-Participant-2015I guess it had to happen some time, and I although I still claim NaNoWriMo is not working for me, I couldn’t resist Marie’s and Myk’s persuation, so I’ve signed up for July’s Camp NaNoWriMo. What finally convinced me, were the more relaxed rules of the Camp, allowing to pick one’s word count and not limiting the choice to a novel. Of course, I could just insert 31 000 words as my goal to match the 1000 words daily I write for the 365k Club challenge, but that would feel like cheating, so instead I decided to take advantage of Camp’s rules that allow to pick editing instead of writing. More

Guest Post on 10 Minute Novelists

NewsENKatharine Grubb from 10 Minute Novelists invited fellow writers to parcitipate in the “Why I write” series this month, and it’s been my pleasure to write a post for her, so if you’re curious on my thoughts on fantasy, hop over to the page and read my “Fantasy: The (Not So) Easy Genre“.

The Thing That Always Feels Great

FirstDraftThere are things that always feel great. The taste of the first strawberries when the summer starts. Opening a new book by one’s favorite author. The touch of a pillow on the face after a long and tiresome day. No matter how many times experienced, they always feel the same.

And finishing one’s writing, be it a short story or long novel, is one of those things. More

A Month of Writing – May

MoW-ENIf you’re here in hope of finding news of disasters, missed deadlines and too low word counts, I have to disappoint you. So what happened in the fifth month in my 365k Club challenge? I probably should have report May has been dull, filled with steady progress, and nothing more, but I’ve made several discoveries about my writing process along the way, which I’d like to share with you. More

Interviewed by Friday Phrases

NewsENYou might remember my last year’s post about great initiative on Twitter called “Friday Phrases” I’ve been taking part ever since. And now it’s been my pleasure to have been interviewed by Lara Meone Savine, the host of the website and the event.

The interview is available on friday-phrases.com. You can learn few facts about me and get a bit of insight of what I’m working on at the moment. And, of course, there’s a selection of #FP for you to read!

A Month of Writing – April

MoW-ENIt feels like I just have been writing the March post, looking forward to April’s challenges, and now I am here, at the beginning of May, thinking of how crazy April has been, and ready to tell you all about the fourth month in the 365k Club’s challenge.

As you might remember, I was planning to visit Pyrkon (you can read more of the convention in the “Little Melfka on a big Pyrkon” post), and considered I might break the writing streak during the trip. I didn’t expect the life to lay its traps for me at the very beginning of the month…

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