WIPpet Wednesday 2017

Welcome back!!

As you may have seen in my post last week, I’ve made the decision to change my pseudonym. My old one wasn’t cutting it for me and was in no way a stand out moniker. The long and short of it is that from now on, I’ll be going by the name Ríona O’Inabha in official business and Rin in the day to day 🙂

Now, onto the WIPpet! (Hosted by the talented  Emily Witt

This excerpt is from The Sacred Flame, Scene 18. It is quite in it’s rawest form and I experimented in the scene with a slightly different voice so I’d be interested in any feedback you may have. 🙂 Continue reading

*Announcement* New Year – New Name

Welcome to 2017!

I hope you had a happy, safe holiday season and new year. After a short hiatus, I am back, and with a new name. I’ve been tossing up the idea of changing my pseudonym for some time now. The name I’d been using was one I’d come up with at then age of 10 or 11. It longer fitted me, my style or the vision I have for my author brand.

So say goodbye to Amelia and hello to:

Ríona O’Inabha

The name has a few layers of meaning, with a dash of imaginative reallocation of letters and a solid nod to my Celtic heritage. I have always loved mythology in general, and especially the mythology of the cloud-shrouded isles west of mainland Europe, so such a name seems fitting. It is also, in many minute ways, closer to my real name, if you know how to look. 😛

So, from now on, I’ll be going by Ríona O’Inabha, or Rin, for short.

Happy writing! Until the next time


WIPpet Wednesday

Hey, guys! Welcome to another edition of WIPpet Wednesday and, sadly, my last for the year.

If you’ve not come across WIPpet Wednesday before, its a bloghop  hosted by the very talented Emily Witt where writers share excerpts of their latest WIP. All genres and levels of accomplishment are welcome. The only stipulation is that the excerpt must coincide with the date in some manner. For example, on 10/8/14 you might share 10 lines from page 8, 8 paragraphs from chapter 14, or perhaps 18 sentences by doing WIPpet Math and adding the day to the month. We’re flexible like that.

Today’s offering comes a little later in the same plot line as last week’s. (If you’d like to read that one, click here). (12 x 21) + 16 (for the year) + 2 (for luck) = 270 words, and the first glimpse the reader gets of one of the main characters, Kalegos. Continue reading

Looking Back on NaNoWriMo

First of all, a big hello to all my new followers!


Ok, now onto the meat of the post. NaNoWriMo. I’m happy to say that, for the first time, I actually hit the 50,000 goal working only on the one WIP. In previous years, I’ve counted essays, blog posts, hell, even shopping lists, to try to meet my targets, so I was super pleased with my efforts this year.

I’m certain that the main reason for hitting my goal is that I actually took the time to plan this year. Sure, the plan only lasted me the first ten days and then I was back to my pantster ways but I think I got to around 23,000 in that time.

The second reason I hit my goal Continue reading