Archive for November, 2014

NaNo Finish

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

I wanted to end NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month – a writing challenge I have been taking part in this month) with a bang, but sadly it has been a whimper. I had planned to do the night of writing dangerously and a writing retreat but I came down suddenly ill on Friday afternoon and […]

Babel’s Key – Blurb

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Game designer and climber Sam thinks she’s in for a quiet night at home but when thugs break in and try to steal the research for her Lovecraftian game, her and her husbands lives are about to change forever. Plunged into ancient secrets and under cover wars they may well have stumbled upon the key […]

Babel’s Key – World Building To-Do’s

Friday, November 28th, 2014

1) Read all of H.P. Lovecraft, find biographies and documentaries (that I’ve not already watched!) 2) Look up games and other literature based on the world 3) Work out where Marinanus fits in with the time line in general, when was it built and why – there is already a flash fiction about some of […]

Babel’s Key – Story Line

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Warning – spoilers. Multiple view points: def. Sam and Mack. Starts with showing their lives and the game project and personalities. Sam’s routine is the climbing wall, game design and kids, Mack is going through a stressful time at work which he has not disclosed all of to Sam. Their friend sends them a package […]

Babel’s Key – Idea Origin

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

The idea for Babel’s Key actually came out of a nightmare I had about my husband going off on an expedition with his friends from Krav – a self defence class. In the process of explaining it to him, it became apparent that I could mix it up with the Punk’s Universe. As I began […]

A Goal Reached and Breached!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The weekend saw me sale past the 100, 000 word mark – yes that is right – whizz! I am quiet frankly amazed – it would have been there sooner except that I managed to have a migraine which slowed things down by about 3 days and is still slowing things if I am honest […]

Babel’s Key – The Plot

Monday, November 24th, 2014

There is a secret that has been hidden/thought destroyed, if it is revealed then it unwrites humanities history. This is a Quest story as the protagonists find themselves sucked into a world of secrets, surviving and fighting their way though barriers and hurdles until they are faced with the finding. There they will face their […]

Babel’s Key – Theme

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Themes are always tricky, I’m never convinced a writer always knows all the themes, you have to take the stuff you put in on purpose, the stuff that is there because of your own situation, were you in history and so on. Babel’s Key is part of the Punk’s Universe which has the overall “humanity […]

Babel’s Key – Side Characters

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Alex: the initial bad guy, big balshy strong, thug, ex military, has a tendency to under estimate geeks. Krav Instructor: fit, dependable, police trainer, slight female who has had to become excellent at the actual techniques due to stature. Friend: shy, has aspergers, hides, good looking, gentle – at the moment he is off page […]

Babel’s Key – Main Characters

Friday, November 21st, 2014

The main characters are Sam and Mack – they are a married couple with two children. Sam: mother, part time climbing instructor, science – probably Geology undergraduate degree, obsessed with games, scifi and all things geeky, is the driving force behind the Lovecraft Computer Game. She is fit, and a bit of a health nut […]