Hi, I'm Leng!

Writer of fantasy-adventure web stories.

Latest Blog Posts

Finished Draft 6!

I'm only 5 days belated from my goal of finishing this draft by the end of 2019, and I don't think that's bad at all! I even went from 105K words to 93K words, so I am quite proud of myself.

Wrapping Up 2019

I didn't plan to write a reflection posts, but as I sat in front of my computer this morning and thought about working on the current draft of my novel, my procrastinating brain told me to write a blog post instead. And so, here I am.

Teetering between MG and YA

Now that I'm nearing the end of this draft, I'm once again thinking about where in the MG/YA spectrum my story really falls.

My Favourite Books/Series

I often compare the books I read now to the ones I enjoyed before, so I figured I would compile my favourite books here as a reference.

No NaNoWriMo & An Early Look At My 2020 Plans

When I was still in school, I had a friend who told me of a proverb about two novice potters. One of them spent an entire month making one pot, trying to get it to be as beautiful as he could. The other one spent one day each month making a different pot, with improvements on the one he made the previous day. In the end, on that final day, both their pots were just as beautiful as each other's. However, one of them had only a single pot, while the other had thirty.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle and Other Books I've Read Recently

I can't seem to read steadily lately. Either I will gobble up a bunch of books one after the other, or I will have long stretches of reading slump.

Character at a Glance: Anina

It's a little strange to sit down and decide, "Yes, it's time to talk about a character," because a part of me feels like it's still premature. Although my story had already gone through multiple drafts, sometimes I feel like I'm still at that early stage where at any moment, my story can crumble to pieces, and I'd have to make yet another major revision.

New Story Idea: Butuan Gold

Is it too early to start talking about a new story, when I am nowhere near the finish line with The Malicious Wind?

My Art Process

Seeing other artists' process of making artwork is always fascinating to me, so I thought I'd post mine. I'm only an intermediate artist, so this is not going to be as complex as others you might have seen. I think my process is pretty straightforward.

Names from my WIP