Archive for October, 2011


Okay, so I decided to upload this first because I’ve already written it and so it won’t be counted in my eventual word count. Plus, I wanted to give you a little taste of  what is yet to come!

I wrote this little snippet / prologue type thing last year after reading a story of FictionPress and deciding to take matters into my own hands. You can find out what I mean here. <— Please read. Hope you enjoy! (:

“You’re the only one that can pass back through, Amaia,” he reminded me.

“I know,” I replied. I’ve known that for quite some time now, but looking up at the cliff face in front of me, I wasn’t so sure I wanted to go through with it.

I stopped my train of thought and convinced myself I was just nervous. Placing my hands on two comfortable hand holds, I began to make my way up the wall of stone.

After a few minutes of careful climbing, it became difficult to find secure places for my hands and feet to go, forcing me to stop momentarily. Even though I knew it could make me lose my resolve to return home, I had to take one last look at the people below me. The people that had become my family.

They were really quite small by now and looking down had given me a sudden rush of vertigo, but without difficulty, I could still see the one person I wanted most of all: my prince.

“Are you sure you want to continue? I’m not sure if we will ever be able to see each other again,” he shouted up to me. His voice sounded so helpless. I felt a pang in my chest.

That was another thing I’ve thought a lot about, but still haven’t quite come to terms with. Ever since that newspaper article, I’d been worried that if I ever left, I wouldn’t be able to return.

I looked back up the cliff face and into the sky and as I did, I could hear an almost inaudible hum. Focusing on it, I sensed the cloak of magic hanging above me. This was it; the moment where I choose which life I want to live. Whether I return to the Woodsborough I was born in, or remain in the Woodsborough I have always belonged to and now call home.

Drawing on the last of my courage, I thrust one of my arms up through the magical barrier.

“Amaia! I love you!”

The voice of my beloved prince was the last thing I heard before my mind was taken over by vivid images of the past year that I’d been here. My most cherished memories filled with love and wonder. I could feel my eyes welling up with salty water, the experience was overwhelming.

Through my tears, I managed to cry out, “I love you too!”

The magic was now surrounding me, engulfing me. I felt it exploding within me.

And then, I was falling.

Okay, so that’s it! (: Now you’ve had a sneak peak at the story I’ve been wanting to write for so long. I really hope you read the back story behind this, it’s quite important to me that people know where the idea came from and how it’s evolved.

I hope you’ll follow me and keep up with my progress.

Amber. xx



Hello there!

Okay, so in case you hadn’t figured this out, this is going to be my blog for the National Novel Writing Month. I have absolutely no idea what I’ll be writing about or.. well I just have no idea. But I have a month to think about it, right? ;D

So over the month of October, I shall be participating in the Post A Day challenge on my regular blog to build up to this almighty feat. If you want to visit said regular blog, you can a find a link to it here —> Said Regular Blog. I’ll probably be brainstorming for this novel and developing characters on my blog too.

So that’s it for now I suppose. And I may or may not add a couple more posts here before November. I’m not sure, but when November comes, I’ll probably delete this. 😀


Okay, so I have officially decided on what I shall be writing for this novel challenge. You can read about it here. And you can find a preview of what is to come here.

EDIT #2 (30th Sep 2012)

So, a year later and not much has changed because I got far too busy. It’s rather sad really, but here I am again, going to give it another shot. Why not? I’m not travelling to another country mid-month this year, the only thing I will have to stress me out will be TAFE. But I’ll try not to let that get in the way.

I’ve added a new page to the blog titled Planning & Notes that you can find up the top. On this page I’ll post some world, location and character descriptions. I have so many pieces of paper floating around that I should probably have another, electronic copy of them. So you’ll find a few tid-bits on that page with, be warned, possibly some spoilers!

Amber. xx