Midwinter Ponderings

Whoops. So I’ve written a whole heap of draft blog posts but never finished or published them. My motivation takes a nosedive during winter, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but it does make me feel rather slack.┬áSuch a cliche, I know, but I don’t do well in the …

Book Review: Dust by Hugh Howey

Dust is the final installation in the Silo Saga. I was eagerly looking forward to finishing this series and it didn’t disappoint. Dust continues where both Wool and Shift left off, joining the two strands of the story together so you can watch what’s happening in both Silo 18 (Jules’ silo) and Silo 1 (Donald’s silo).

April Camp NanoWriMo & Editing Update

I have a confession to make: I won CampNanoWriMo in April, but only because I was editing. My word count didn’t drastically change over the month, despite me spending an hour each day (or a few hours one day, none the next) going through my existing manuscript. But editing is …

Book Review: Shift by Hugh Howey

Shift is the prequel to The Wool Omnibus. It primarily tells the story of how the underground silos came to exist and why the world became unliveable. The first half of the book is very different from Wool, and much slower. It starts with Donald Keene, a congressman involved in a top secret project to build an underground facility. He believes the lie he’s fed about the facility’s construction, and is quickly trapped into an existence he had tried to believe wasn’t possible.