Friday, 21 December 2007

Merry Xmas

Not much to report this week as I have been off with the Flu. I dont think I'll get much done before the year is out but as soon as I am 100% I will get back to writing my book and blog. I have missed writing a lot this week so I can't wait to get back into it properly. Unless I feel better before I would like to wish you all a very MERRY XMAS

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Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Buy for Pleasure not Profit

Wooohooooo i got 2 tickets for the Mighty Boosh 2008 tour. I am ecstatic, I cannot tell you how much. I decided against the many nudges to buy 4 tickets as allowed as I am totally against buying purely to sell on a well known auction site. I refuse to buy them as I know there are so many fans who would love to see the show but can't because they sell so fast. I was so down when I couldnt get tickets for the Goth Detectives - Noel Fielding and Russell Brand (great combo). This was organised in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust - the Organisers sold out pretty fast so were happy to raise a lot of money. But sadly there were plenty of people making money of their own from this by selling on ebay for three times the price. Shocking, and it makes me so mad. Fair play to those who did actually donate their profits (albeit a measley 15% of it) to the cause and to those who sell for ticket value.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Lazy - that's me

I wasn't able to make it to the book shop today due to the fact that... well... I'm down right lazy. I did manage to log onto the website and came across some good books. I haven't ordered any as I don't trust the postal service or couriers to get my precious books to me on time. I also like to paw them a bit before I commit to handing over my cold hard cash. Its also been a difficult day at work and my brain is too boiled to do work on my book. I shall try and squeeze some in later as now I have to get back to work.

Monday, 10 December 2007

Please read me - it gets better, honest!

I really dont have anything to write about today but I wanted to keep on top of my blogging so here I am. You have probably stopped reading this by now but if you have decided to stay with me then I thank you. I thought if I started writing I might have thought of something, but no....
Still nothing....
Oh I wrote an angry poem today but someone came up to my computer and I panicked and clicked off it without saving. I really must stop getting so embarrassed about my work.

I am going to try and make it all the way down the High Street to Waterstones tomorrow lunch time and have a look at some writing books. I wont get distracted by Boots' 3 for 2 offer. Some people are getting some random presents this year!!!!

Sunday, 9 December 2007

More words

I have surpassed last Sunday's total of words today as I have written 1,393 which I am really pleased about. I've written small bits throughout the week as you'll see by my word count. I want to write more but I need sleep plus In America is on and I am getting distracted.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Work work work

Just got back from work and I am shattered. I just earnt myself a bit of double time though so I can put it towards some writing books. No time for writing as I have to be up for work again soon. I will however get into bed and lose myself in someone elses life. I love reading :)

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Go me

This last hour and a bit i have managed to write 1069 words - yay. I'm going to have a dinner break now and write more later as I am creatively stumped right now.

Still Writing

Apologies for the lack of posts recently. I've been writing away, and trying not to let myself get too distracted by the internet. I've nearly finished all my christmas shopping so I have had little reason to surf so I thought I'd allow myself online. Not much else to report at the mo but please keep an eye on my progress bar. Itl be getting more and more blue by the day.

Monday, 26 November 2007


I'm still here, don't worry I haven't given up. I'm waning slightly but I'll never give up. I have loads of new ideas floating around in my head. Why is it I keep thinking of them when I'm on the bus and I can't do anything except for type them into my rubbish phone (with keys that have a mind of their own). My main priority is Confidence in Me and as you can see I made a teeny tiny amount of progress which is better than none. I fully intend to finish this next year (before May) and I am hoping to find a creative writing class too which will help me along.

Sunday, 18 November 2007

First book

I was just thinking about the first book I ever read (not including the ones you were made to read at school) I can't quite remember how old I was but I suppose I could have been around the age of 12 maybe and I chose to read 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4' by Sue Townsend and I remember not being able to put it down. It was the first book I really enjoyed as I picked it myself and that was the start of my love of books.
Let me know what your first book was - you know 'the one'

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Full Steam Ahead

Through some good advice from friends and relatives and my heart (cheesy I know) I am carrying on with my book. I would feel disloyal to myself if I gave it up. I've worked too hard on it and I'm enjoying being in the middle of it all. Its mine after all even if someone else is living in a similar world.

Monday, 12 November 2007


I'm seriously unhappy. I was reading this months cosmo and came across an article about a girl who has published her own book. I thought it looked really good so I googled the author and found the site. I read the book's synopsis and I felt like I'd been kicked it the stomach. Its exactly the same story idea as mine. Now I know it will be a long time before I ever get it finished but I'm not sure if I should scrap the idea all together or carry on making it my own.
Any advice would be great however brutal

Monday, 5 November 2007

Word of the Day

I've got my rear in gear and am just taking a minute out from my novel writing (while also listening to Scrubs in the background - what I can't work in silence) to write my latest blog. As you will see from the new addition to my blog I will be writing something based on the Word of the Day. I will incorporate the word of the day into my novel or see if it develops into something new. Todays word is:
Woolgathering \WOOL-gath-(uh)-ring\, noun:Indulgence in idle daydreaming.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Can't write...need motivation

I'm struggling to write here as we speak. I started the week off well with writing almost a thousands words on Monday, and then...nothing. I may be a bit distant of late but if it means I get some writing done on Confidence in Me then so be it. I have make some major progress here. Wish me luck...I'm goin in

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Clean up at bath time

I have had such a relaxing weekend. I feel very replenished. Shame it will all end tomorrow morning. I decided to really relax today and have a long hot soak in the bath. I closed my eyes and found myself in the plot of my own book 'Confidence in Me'. Fearing I would forget I leaped out the bath narrowly escaping a broken leg,wrist and neck in the process and grabbed my notebook 'conveniently' placed by my bed and jumped back in the bath again to write down all my new thoughts. I also thought of a new invention. Waterproof notepad and pen. You heard it here first. Look out dragons den.

Ah... it would appear I have been pipped to the post -
I'm seriously thinking this will come in handy!

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Finally finished my Column

I finally sent my column to The London Paper today (see older post: Ever fancied writing your own column?). Something which I aimed to send weeks ago I managed to finished writing and editing it during my lunch break today. I even found a nice photo of myself. I will let you know how I get on. Fingers crossed I will be able to add it to my portfolio of published work.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Blog Update

I told my work mates about my book today and I got a good response. They looked really impressed. I haven't done much writing as its been a busy week of 9-5 (I know its only Tues but I'm shattered. I did manage to get a slideshow on to my blog last night. Check it out on top of my page. There's only two books showing so far but keep looking out. I will be updating my most favourite and recommended books.

Have a great evening of writing, reading or as I like to call it research for that TV critic job I have always wanted.

Sunday, 14 October 2007


It's been a busy week. I went to see Wicked on Thursday which was brilliant. I'd definately watch it again. The songs are amazing as well as the story. I loved the way it tied in nicely with 'The Wizard of Oz'. Not just with the Witch but with other characters too.

Friday Night
I went with my mum to see a medium on Friday evening. If ever I wasnt fully convinced of this ability, I am now.

Book Progress
I'm still busy with my book which has left me with little time to write here but I will keep you all up to date with my progress however little or slow.

Monday, 8 October 2007

Ever fancied writing your own column?

My boss gave this to me today which I thought was really interesting so I thought of you fellow writers and thought you'd be interested too. I have already written 300 words for a column which I aim to complete tomorrow to send. I don't see why they need a photo as well but I'm sure I can find one somewhere that doesn't involve me looking like Edward Scissorhands on a bad day.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

How's this for a novelette

I wish I had this sort of imagination

Early Start

An early start for me today as I am off to Camden. This is partly for shopping as I love the clothes there and partly as its the setting for my new idea and I need some inspiration. More on that when I return home.
I have also just finished and sent my letter to Cosmo commenting on one of the October articles. I was quite please with this and I think it will encourage me to form my own opinions more easily. Quoting people is always good but I would hope that someone quotes me for the good of human-kind one day

Saturday, 6 October 2007

New Ideas - it is amazing what a good nights sleep can do!!

After having what seems like the worst week ever I am finally back to writing. This morning I woke after a glorious night’s sleep with a new idea for a book. This will be more of a fantasy chick lit genre unlike my first book (which I am yet to finish).
I haven’t been completely inactive this last week. Besides work I have been reading plenty. There’s my book of the moment as pictured to the left of this entry. And there’s my writing aid ‘ Will Write for Shoes – How to Write a Chick Lit Novel’ by Cathy Yardley. This book really helped me out when writing for the Miss Write competition, even though I didnt win but hey who did??? Answers on a post card please.
Anyways I am now off eat my green thai curry and pop in a Beatles dvd.

Happy Saturday!!

Monday, 1 October 2007


I got absolutely no writing done today as I was so swamped at work. I think I must have raised about 30 contracts - not the sort of writing I was hoping to do. I was so busy I didnt even have time to make a list of what I needed to do. Oh well tomorrow is another day. I did, however manage to create my word counter which I thought was really nifty. It'll give me that extra push to get writing more of my book every day as its looking a bit sad. I am also looking into setting up a website so I can display some of my published work online. I will have to get the help of my more graphically abled brother. He is also a web designer which helps. Oh the perks of having siblings.
Last thing before I forget: I went to see Run Fat Boy Run last night and I was not disappointed. Simon Pegg is effortlessly funny in this oh so funny (I said it again but it really was...funny) film. Bit of cheesily feel good predictability but hilarious all the same. I also think Dylan Moran is gorgeous and you get to see his bum!!!
Anyway I am off to bed now as I am really into my book: Dont you want me? by India Knight....Night

Sunday, 30 September 2007

Sunday and Feeling Spirited

It may be a day of rest but not for me. I have a long list of things to work through:

1. Complete my blog
2. Write my letter to a magazine (either Cosmo or Company) - I have only had some diary stories published while on work experience for my local newspaper so I'm willing to start small.
3. Start my short story for Writers magazine. The title for this is Wheelchair. Full details of this is at I get the magazine from WH Smith and while I think that past winners seem to be of the older generation it doesn't deter me from giving it a go.
4. More work on my book
5. Practice my shorthand.
6. Eat breakfast - i know this has nothing to do with writing but i think it may help as all i can think about right now is my stomach.

After all this I am going to unwind by going to see Run Fat Boy Run this evening so I shall post my views on that tomorrow.

Happy Sunday and Happy Writing!

Saturday, 29 September 2007

My First Post

This is my first EVER post. My name is Lily Sheehan and I am a writer. There I said it and it feels great. As well as writing I have been reading some great blogs - my most favourites being A. Writer and Writing about Writing. I entered the Miss Write competion also and until I discovered these blogs I thought I was all alone. Now I have become motivated and inspired to get writing more. I am mid way through finishing my book now. I wont be deterred even if I'm not getting help from any acclaimed authors. I have set myself a list of things to complete by the end of this month and this being one of them is now off my list. I know I sound a bit anal but it really does work as I am quite forgetful. More from me tomorrow, i wont forget - its on my list