Tuesday, 23 December 2008
So, as I close for the year may I just wish you all a Wonderful Xmas and a Fabulous New Year.
Lots of Love
Thursday, 11 December 2008
I give this award to..... Carol and Chris at Only In Thailand, Ken at What Ever I Want, Karen at Get on with it (sorry I know you're running out of space but you deserve it!), Calistro at Writing about Writing and Kerry at Writing at the Window.
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
I am no longer languishing away at the bottom of the leader board. I don’t expect to win Eurofiction but I was seriously starting to get frustrated with my lack of points. I have just 10 hours left to submit (and start) story 5. Not me being lazy (much) but I just couldn’t think of an idea. I had a brain wave the other day though and stupidly forgot about it. (its not really stupid to forget things though is it???) I remembered yesterday while on the bus (gotta love that Brainwave express). It's going to be set on a coach so I’m going to have to channel a lot of memory here. In my life I have spent a fair amount of time on coach trips. One from Plymouth to London to see Michael Jackson when I was 15. On the way back, about 10pm the coach stopped at the lights in a residential area and there must have been a party of truth of dare going on in this house because a man was getting starkers in his drive way! Me and boyf took a trip over two days from where we stayed in Tunisia to the Sahara Desert. I also spent a lot of time coaching it back to Devon when I first moved here because I was so homesick. So I'm happy writing about the sights and sounds etc ect but it's just the idea of what's going to take place that hasn’t quite hit me yet. I’m just going to make a start on it right after this post - LUCKILY I have the day off as I am waiting for boyf's xmas present to arrive.
In other GREAT news the lovely Carol aka Carol and Chris aka Only In Thailand (a wonderful and moving blog so if you haven't been over yet I urge you to stop missing out) has awarded me this Fantastic award which has left me in even higher spirits. I love this award - its such a classy one don't you think.
OK so now for the rules:
1. Copy and paste the rules and instructions into your post.
2. When you post about receiving this award, make sure you include who gave you the award and link it back to them.
3. Post five winners and link it back to them as well.
4. Post five of your addictions.
5. Add the award image.
6. Let your winners know you gave them an award by leaving them a comment on their blog.
So now to rule 3. I pass this to Paige, Calistro, Karen, Sarah G and Womag Writer for all having Fantastic Blogs!!
I have to post my 5 addictions but as one of them should be talking and I have a story to write still I shall be brief:
In no particular order:
1. Chocolate - this is a serious one. I tried giving it up and lasted 2 whole weeks. It made me miserable though and I made up for the 2 weeks I missed by eating twice the amount I used to eat.
2. Blogging - this is on and off depending on how well things are going in other areas of my life. Right now I'm feeling addicted to it again.
3. Writing - even when I'm not writing I'm thinking ooo I shall write about that. I hope to never lose this addiction
4. T.V - this is a really bad one which stops me from doing 2 and 3 but crap programs are always addictive to me. I should really go to Crap Telly Watchers Anonymous but I haven't seen any adverts on TV for that group yet.
5. Reading - this is only really when I have found a book I cannot put down which is a rarity for me sadly. I was addicted to Russell Brand's autobiography which actually got me away from no. 4!!
Apologies for my different posts on this one (my spelling is rubbish today and I accidently hit publish) All done now though!
Saturday, 6 December 2008
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Boyf and I visited Feuterventura where we stayed in the beautiful Oasis Papagaya apartments. The place was HUGE, and we needed to consult the map to find our way to the 3 massive swimming pools and the private Jacuzzi. There was a bowling alley in the grounds which we visited on our first night there. We were outnumbered by the 3 members of staff there and we had our pick of the 10 lanes and 2 pool tables. The weather was hot but not too hot and I managed not to get scorched or have my mobile nicked like in the last holiday. Boyf was excited to discover the only shop selling Haviana flip flops and added another pair to his collection of about 20 pairs of flip flops which yes he does wear come rain or shine. The food was lovely, I wasn't impressed with the meat paella which was essentially a bowl of rice with some random bits of beef buried under the avalanche of Stodge. That said the restaurants were all lovely and the waiters were all friendly and willing to take pictures of loving couples - no mobile phone pinching going on in this place! We spent our second to last day visiting the sand dunes which were a lot like the sahara only nowhere near as hot but the sand is like talcum power. We stumbled upon a nudy beach which seemed to go on for miles. I felt a bit overdressed in my bikini! The week was spent soaking up the sun and not really thinking about anything else. I did try and log onto the Eurofiction site but it wouldn't come up with the log in page for some strange reason. I therefore didn't get to spend the week dreaming up an idea for my next story but luckily the prompts were really good so I didn't have trouble coming up with a story this time around.
It was sadly raining when we arrived home and the cold weather was a shock to the system but it was sooo nice to get back to my own bed. Now I just need to count down the days until the next one.
random pool pic and boyf's feet...
Happy with the fab four and my mini pint...
Nice waiter took our photo...
A good reason not to set up self-timer after too many mini pints...
Kites leading way to nudy beach. Sorry no nudy pics on this blog...
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Well something like that anyway...
I was going to tell you about my lovely and WARM (so so warm) holiday but I just have to tell you all about my first piano lesson in ages. Not only was I not writing much, not blogging, not swimming, not even managing to stay up passed 9 to catch Sex and the City reruns on Paramount, I was also not having (or practicing) my piano lessons. My last hour was spent working on the next section of Clocks by Coldplay. This is a song I have wanted to be able to play for so long and I successfully played the intro and some of the singing part to my teacher. No I didn't sing as well. I actually like my teacher, I would never be so cruel.
Maybe at crimbo my family and I can all crowd around the old Yamaha and have a sing song....
'....NOOO!' I hear them cry already My playing may be improving but I will always be tone deaf. So anyway, for my next lesson I have a great long list of things to learn so I am well and truly back into things in that part of my life. Now if my backside can stop freezing off for 5 minutes I will get back to the swimming on Tuesday.
Friday, 21 November 2008
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
I mentioned this before but I can finally see the proof with my own eyes! My short story 'Cutting the cord' which I entered into the 5photostory Competition didn't make the shortlist but it has been published in an anthology called 43 'L' plates. Not bad for one story in the first five I sent 'out there'. I am made up to be able to see it in print with my name above it! This was a difficult story to write, having to link 5 pictures - a dog, scissors, L Plate, Railway and a padlock, was not an easy job so it's extra special to see it in print. Now I just need to climb out of my cloud and write some more decent stories... more on my lack of these in my next post.
AHH it's so nice to be back.
See you then
Saturday, 18 October 2008
I ducked out of the final song ‘I am the Walrus’ because I didn’t want to get caught in the mosh pit that seemed to have formed around us. It was the best gig I have been to by a mile.
Unfortunately though I got to bed quite late and missed my bus yesterday morning. This caused me no end of turrets and even shouted at a few pushy school children. Yes I meant pushy in the literal sense aarrrggghhh!
Also thanks to Sarah G as I received my raffle tickets! Fingers crossed for me!! Its for a great cause (and a wii) so please donate to her very very worthy cause. I really want to see her Disney outfit!! It takes a couple mins max to make a donation/buy raffle tickets by simply clicking on the widget in the top right hand corner of this blog. Just remember every good turn deserves another.
And on that note to cheer me up yesterday and today (I started writing this yesterday!) I switched on my computer and from somewhere that deep dark scowl my morning had imprinted on me turned into a wide smile as I saw Karen and Paige had awarded me with this award:
Also I must answer these q's in order to complete my acceptance:
1. Where is your cell phone? Under my quilt....somewhere
2. Where is your significant other? at his house
3. Your hair color? dark Brown
4. Your mother? at home (I think)
5. Your father? As above
6. Your favorite thing? Internet no telly aaarrhhh dont make me choose
7. Your dream last night? Unknown
8. Your dream/goal? Finish novel
9. The room you're in? Bedroom
10. Your hobby? Reading
11. Your fear? snails
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? in a nice house
13. Where were you last night? Bedroom
14. What you're not? confident
15. One of your wish-list items? my own home
16. Where you grew up? Devon
17. The last thing you did? had a shower
18. What are you wearing? bth robe
19. Your TV? LCD
20. Your pets? None - would love a cat though
21. Your computer? amazing
22. Your mood? content
23. Missing someone? always
24. Your car? red, 4 wheels
25. Something you're not wearing? earrings
26. Favorite store? Waterstones
27. Your summer? what summer?
28. Love someone? Yes
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When is the last time you laughed? this morning
31. Last time you cried? cant remember - nearly the other night cuz i had to pee and there was no loo nearby - a harrowing time for all!!
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
So after that fun filled evening of rudeness and prudeness (mainly from me - must be the devonshire girl coming out in me), ranting and tears I finally got my story sent. Phew. Now time for the next one.
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
I just found this brilliant site amidst all my stumbling:
I know I know my writers block may have a little something to do with all this stumbling but Its proving useful. Just one more hit.......
I think I may be here a while
Monday, 29 September 2008
This is the start of another blog year, no more funks, for at least a month anyway!! I shall be busying myself with shorties for the next 20 weeks. Yes, that's right I'm registered on Slingink. As soon as tomorrow rolls around with my wages (FINALLY) I shall be applying to take part in Eurofiction. I'll either be talking about that a bit or I won't be talking much at all. I hope that wont be the case but I'll still be doing the rounds with my stranger than strange comments and adding more annoying options into the Blackbox. See, I'm feeling better already.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG!!!!!!
Monday, 22 September 2008
Monday, 15 September 2008
Friday, 12 September 2008
I would also just like to say thanks to everyone so far for leaving messages. I've really enjoyed reading them all and replying. I’ve also started using google reader so I can follow all the new blogs I have discovered through the Black Box. Now I'm off for just one more go....
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
In other news, I managed (a record for me) a whopping 1, 851 words for my LBD entry. I honestly thought the closing date was the end of September but after a 2nd look yesterday I realised the closing date is the 16th and they only accept hard copies so I aim to get it sent on Friday at the latest to make sure it gets there on time. Anyhoo getting off the point slightly I wasnt 100% happy with the half written story that just wasnt going anywhere and so I took a chance on a idea that just came to me yesterday and went with it. I couldn't stop typing. I finished the story in about 2 hours (with occasional crisp eating breaks). I now just need to edit it and away it can go. Wish me luck!!
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Monday, 1 September 2008
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Oh I have just chucked away a very dodgy looking snicker bar which I bought for €1.40. No idea how long it has been around and it was half the size of a normal bar. That will teach me not to buy the Belgian Chocs.
In more writing and less chocolate related news I have purchased my copy of Company since I last blogged (not yet managed to get the Galaxy bar yet - what is wrong with me??) I am currently working on my story for that which I am very enthusiastic about so thanks to Helen for posting that on the Novel Racers blog.
Have a great Wednesday!!
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
As requested I am dedicating this to my lovely sister Lolly. Yes that’s Lolly and Lily. Don’t judge us please. I read an article recently about an author who used a pseudonym like a lot of us (yes that includes me). It struck me as very interesting that the author was a man taking on the persona of a woman. This enabled him to write a woman's character and views more freely. I wonder if I renamed myself Keith Merewhether, whether that would enable me to tap into my more masculine side. What is in a name? I know I don’t tend to look at the names on books unless someone has recommended one to me or I'm looking for an author I particularly like. I always use my real name for short stories but felt that Lily was more suited to the type of book I am writing. Would I still read a chicklit novel if it were written by a man. Maybe I have done and just didn't know about it. Maybe I may try my next short story under a male pseudonym and see where it gets me.
Monday, 11 August 2008
Saturday, 9 August 2008
Meanwhile back at procrastination manor I have been hooked (HOOKED I TELL YOU) on this:
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Monday, 4 August 2008
In other news I managed to well and truely mess up my blog at the weekend. I lost a lot, well all, of my widgets just because I wanted a new template. If anyone can recommend any good template sites I can visit I would be really grateful. I want it to look professional but not boring at the same time.
Right, back to the word count!!!!
Saturday, 2 August 2008
1. Tell yourself you are a writer. I came out as a writer in September of last year and the more I say it the more I believe it. Check out my first blog post. You heard it here first!
2. Try and write something, however little, every day. Try Helen’s 100 words a day blog. I have found it really works and stops writing becoming something you dread.
3. Try and stay away from the TV/Facebook/You tube (its easier said than done I know) – these are my biggest distractions of all time. I have to sit in my room where the telly has not got very good reception, but I am currently addicted to Lauren Lukes makeup videos on You Tube. Having said that its nice to have breaks and they can sometimes allow for ideas to come through when they are not being forced out.
4. A laptop is good to have or a computer as if you are like me it is impossible to read back my own writing. Internet is great for research, just as long as its research for your writing and not what eyeshadow you should be wearing that day!
5. Be organised – Y writer is a great tool to use. I read about this on Paige’s blog and it has helped me organise the novel I’m writing. It was in such a mess so thanks to Paige for blogging about that (and to Calistro for pointing it out). This is a tool for editing but as my novel was looking like a tarantino movie I had to use this while still in the writing stage.
6. Write a blog or keep a diary – whatever you like. I have noticed some You Tubers even do it. I don’t look too great on camera so I don’t think I will be doing that any time soon.
7. Join the community – you have no idea how many people there are in your shoes. I thought I was the only one who wanted to be a writer but couldn’t and I’m not. I have had so much help with my writing be it advice, encouragement, links to competitions, useful website etc. The most helpful person I know (I have never met her in person I should note) is Calistro so a big thank you and shout out to you if you are reading this.
8. Enter competitions. I have entered a few now and although I haven’t won any its built up my confidence and I have had some advice from one editor in particular who wants to publish one of my stories.
9. Always keep a notebook handy. You have no idea when inspiration strikes. You can be in the bath, half asleep in bed, on the toilet, standing up on the bus. It always happens to me in those places. I think its because I’ve switched off and not really thinking about anything which allows the ideas to come to the surface. (obviously I know you wouldn’t have a notebook while on the toilet but keep one as close as possible.
10. Learn to take criticism and advice. You can join writers forums where you can post stuff and have it critiqued by fellow writers. If this is daunting for you (like me) you can ask a friend or relative to read your work and tell you what they like/don’t like. My sister and my mum are my target audience so I always ask them to critique my work.
I have loads more so I will keep adding these for anyone who is interested. Please comment with your top tips too!
PS As a kind of a MeMe I tag anyone who wants to post their top ten tips (let me know if you do so I can come over and learn a thing or two!)
Friday, 1 August 2008
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
With a competition that’s ever so juicy
Please enter today
Else you'll feel in dismay
And you’ll be gutted you didn’t win
Sorry I’m all out of limericks for this week. If you have a good one go visit her site and check out this post. Its attracting a lot of closet limericksters (i know thats not really a word) and theres a great prize on offer too. While I wasn't bombarding poor Lucy with the worst Limericks ever I could be seen working on my short story which is due in tomorrow. I'm cutting it really fine and I wish I had a bit longer but it's got to be done. I'm not giving up now. I spent all evening learning about life at sea back in the late 70s and early 80s and I feel a lot more informed and confident about writing the sort of story I want. Anyways I wont ramble on as I need to sleep.
Monday, 28 July 2008
Writing wise I managed a measley 206 words all weekend. After many failed attempts at an entry piece for the Move it or Lose it comp I finally managed to come up with an idea I love. That wasn't until this morning on the bus of all times and places. I always seem to get inspiration on the bus to work. I can barely see straight when I get on the bus to work let alone think. I have compliled a HUUUGE list of questions for my research and sent them off to the two people who are going to provide me with some much needed help. I'll let you know how I get on by way of nudging up the progress bar hopefully before its due in on Thursday.
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Friday, 25 July 2008
If you, like me, are in no position to ever afford one of these and are a bit sceptical about them then why not try and win one. All you have to do is log onto the Waterstones website (as if you haven't been on this week already - you know who you are!) and tell them why in no more than 100 words why you should be chosen to review the Reader from Sony. Oh yes you get to review it for them too. So its a great writer/reader competition and lets us beloved book readers have our say.
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
After that I went shopping. I didn't come across anyone interesting. It was afterall only Asda.
The rest of the day was spent surfing the net, googling random celebrities and not much else.
Still, tomorrow is another day (back at work) and I have a free evening to write. I'm going to go now as I haven't even done my 100 words. Yes I know I'm a slacker.
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
On the writing front I have finally started my short story. I now only have 9 days left but that should be plenty if I stay focused and don’t get lazy. It should be OK because I have just booked tomorrow off work so I will try and spend a chunk of that working on it (after my big fat lie in that is). I think I will do the café thing again soon as I found that sitting by myself with nothing to do but wait for my tea to cool, actually forces me to write. It is also great for listening to characters you wouldn’t normally meet. Hmm maybe I should go shopping too and see who I come across. All in the name of research!
Saturday, 19 July 2008
I would like to say thanks to all those people who have read my blog, come back again and again and for all the wonderful messages and support. I would have given up on 'my baby' a long time ago otherwise.
A while back Paige awarded me an 'Excellent' award. I did not pass this on at the time as I told myself I would do this when I got to this post. An incentive if you will and it makes it all the more special. For her comments, friendship, emails and just all round excellentness I pass this on to Paige.
For making me laugh so so much whenever I read her blog I'm also awarding this to Karen.
Last but not least I award Callistro for all her advice and question answering, and also being the reason I started this blog in the first place (I googled Miss Write and Writing about Writing is what popped up). Since I found her blog last year I set this blog up in September and have learnt a lot along the way. I've sent stories out, am on my way to being published this Autumn and I've made some great friends. I look forward to my next 100 posts and making more friends along the way.
Friday, 18 July 2008
Great reads if I do say so myself. I loved Callistro's story. So much so it left me feeling very inspired. I am definately going to start sending work out to magazines. I just need to remind myself of the guidelines as seen on Womag Writer's blog (Thank you!). I have only had the chance to read Sarah's story from You're Note the Only One which I could really relate to. I still get mad when those girls add me on Facebook! Really winds me up - Shame my memory can't be as short as theirs.
I look forward to reading the rest later and feel even more inspired by the stories chosen to grace the pages of this wonderful book. Well done Sarah + team!
No other news to report except that I am feeling much brighter and positive. Must be all the great reading material
Thursday, 17 July 2008
To combat the pangs of crapness I've upped my Vitamin B intake by shopping for liver, salmon, potatoes, eggs and nuts. Tonight I had the salmon and successfully managed to stink the whole house out much to my sister's delight. 'Everything stinks!' She's right there and it didn't even taste that nice. I did get to use the hollandaise sauce that has been a longstanding member of my condiments collection for the past 2 years (It lived with me in my last place as well). Tomorrow is liver night (ark at me the ex veggie). I'm sure I'l be feeling better in no time - roll on the weekend....
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Saturday, 12 July 2008
I am now going to get started on the short story competition I found on Sally's site. Sooo... the percentage bar on my novel may slow down a bit again although I will still be doing my 100 words.
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
|What Your Taste in Music Says About You|
You are an easy going, optimistic person.
Family and friends are very important to you.
You enjoy caring for and helping other people.
You thrive in a tranquil environment, and you do your best to keep things peaceful.
You enjoy your life. You have your priorities straight.
Saturday, 5 July 2008
I won't go on any more, partly because I don't have much else to report but mainly because I am knackered, I spent all day at a picnic in Ali Pali and had a few too many peronis. I will be away now until Wednesday as my boyf and I are off to stay with friends in Dorset. Till then....
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
Sunday, 29 June 2008
The Accidental Mother by Rowan Coleman - this was on the table they set out with all the other good'ns
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - I have been meaning to read this for donkeys as it was raved about in my last job
The Accidental Wife by Rowan Coleman- Also on the good'n pile.
PS I Love you by Cecilia Ahern (please note I purposely chose this cover as opposed to the alternative one. I just hope I manage to stop looking at it long enough to read it. I have only just seen the film for the 8th time this week and I think it's time to read the book. I have already flicked through it and noted a few differences but I have been told the book is waaay better so heres hoping I will enjoy it as much.
I didn't get round to any writing when I got back as I went with my Dad, Sister and Boyfriend to see Britains Got Talent. It was so cool, like seeing the programme in a really big living room. The most random thing of the night was seeing or rather hearing 100s of screaming teeny boppers go mad when 2 members of Mcfly randomly walked into the giant living room (or the O2 as its more popularly known). I, upon realising who they were just pointed and screamed as well. I'm not even a fan.
Monday, 23 June 2008
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Monday, 9 June 2008
On a brighter note I have managed to sort out one of my things to do before I die (I know its usually before your 30 but I don't think I should think like that, I only have 2.5 years left till then - look at me I am sooooo optimistic). On Wednesday my classically trained neighbour is going to give me my very first piano lesson. I am quite excited. I will finally be able to make use of the keyboard/piano (keyno, piboard? - maybe not!) that my Dad bought me about 4 years ago.
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
Sunday, 1 June 2008
I have also managed to avoid eating cheese at all costs - although I ate quite a lot of rubbish today because of the party. Damn those tasty jam tarts
Friday, 30 May 2008
Monday, 26 May 2008
I am leaving the novel for a week just while I am working on an idea for my Waterstones Postcard. I'm still not inspired so I think I will just start and see what order my fingers hit the keys in.
Thats it for me, just wanted to say Hi and hope everyone is well. Must go and watch Britain's got Talent!
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Monday, 12 May 2008
Sunday, 4 May 2008
Aside from my novel I haven't done any other writing. I am thinking of setting up another blog though. It is writing related but more to do with mind,body and spirit - something I am also very passionate about but don't really get time to indulge in. I'll keep you posted on that as I haven't thought it through enough to start yet and I certainly wouldn't want to spend less time here because of it.
Saturday, 3 May 2008
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
'Then why don't you be a writer' she spat back at me. If my answer had been something along the lines of 'Because I'm interested in people' then I probably wouldn't be here writing this now. I went away from that conversation feeling deflated. Every bit of effort towards a career in News Reporting was a waste of time I thought. Maybe it was but it made me realise that 'Why don't I become a writer? Why the hell not? I love to tell stories and I love to share them so that is what I am going to do.
Thursday, 24 April 2008
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
I definately think I will use it as a setting for any future stories and I won't ever take for granted the history that is on my doorstep.
Thursday, 17 April 2008
I didn't ask anyone what they thought as I'm told on a daily basis what people think of me. Sometimes good sometimes bad, heres a mesh of what I think and what I've been told:
I shall tag A. Writer, Cal, Emerging Writer and Sarah g
I have been really tired of late, I mean exhausted which is odd because I dont really do much. I have booked Monday off so I am going to chillax to the max all this weekend and use Monday to work on finishing my short story for the first line comp. I have decided not to add too much more to it as it already has quite a big build up and a huge ooooohhhh!!!. I just need one other person to read it and then can tidy it up and get it sent off. I haven't seen any other competitions which I'd like to enter to I will be able to concentrate 100% on Confidence in Me.
I have also booked my holiday. I am off to Gran Canaria for a week in May with my boyf so I can see some light and the end of the tunnel FINALLY!
Also, on another note I have noticed that 'how to write like Carrie Bradshaw' has been entered into the search engine a few times which is linking people to my page. Its a shame I am not actually offering that sort of advice. How about this:
-start all of your articles with a question
- write about relationships and sex
-live in New York
-have unlit cigarette in mouth constantly - or nicotine patch on arm
-wear a vest without bra quite a lot
- have a shoe addiction
Hope that was informative enough (sorry I had to improvise a bit towards the end)
Sunday, 13 April 2008
Thursday: I had an Indian Head Massage from a friend who is training in alternative therapies. It worked wonders (for a little while)
Friday day: any of the tension that was taken away the previous night by my head massage was firmly instilled by the ever so (un)helpful staff at a Vodafone call centre. I am at present still waiting for my new mobile phone. Aaarggh it annoys me just thinking about it.
I couldn't find The House at Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse. I'll have a look in Waterstones today while I am out. Until then I'm reading Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes.
Friday Evening: Went to see KT Tunstall - ah, the tension did slowly leave me for a little while
Saturday: who the f??? steals dust caps???? I mean come on who does that!
Sunday: Off to Halfords today. They will cost me £1.50 for a pack of 5 dust caps. I think I will get them all alarmed!!!!
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Oh and on the subject of this post I still havent heard anything back. Its starting to bug me now. I hope I havent jinxed it.
It have also finished My Booky Wook so I am going to take Karen's recommendation and read The House at Midnight, by Lucie Whitehouse
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
On another note I only have one more chapter of My Booky Wook left. Aaaaaghhh now what am I going snuggle up with at bedtime. Can some please recommend a good book???
Monday, 7 April 2008
Thursday, 3 April 2008
...What would the soundtrack be??
So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...because your not!
7. Stick the soundtrack on your mp3 player and listen away during the day.
Opening Credits: People should smile more by Newton Faulkner
Waking Up: Everlasting love by Jamie Cullum (thatll be my love of sleep then!)
First Day At School: The Way I are by Timberland
Falling In Love: Apologise by One Republic/Timberland (tell me about it)
Fight Song: The Scientist by Avril Lavign (her version of Coldplay's song)
Breaking Up: Autumn by Paolo Nutini
Prom/Dance/Ball: Ticket to Ride by the Beatles
Life's OK: Shame for You by Lily Allen
Mental Breakdown: If Only by KT Tunstall (not quite what that's supposed to mean
Flashback: Take what you Take by Lily Allen
Getting Back Together: Let me talk to you by Justin Timberlake
Birth of Child: Feels like home by Newton Faulkner
Wedding: Wildwood Flower but Resse Witherspoon (walk the line)
Final Battle: Hey Jude by the Beatles
Funeral Song: Break it off by Rhiana
End Credits: I walk the Line by Joaquin Phoenix
Monday, 31 March 2008
No other writing done since yesterday but I have a few evenings to myself this week in which I can get stuck in to my First Line short story entry. I had banned myself from writing short stories until I made some proper progress with my novel but that didn't work and all that happened was no writing at all. None at all. Thats not good.
Sunday, 30 March 2008
Its not much as I havent felt like writing much lately but I've entered a very short story competition which closes tomorrow. Lack of confidence, laziness - dont ask me why but I havent written anything in about a week. Today I remembered the text competition I posted about here and thought it would be a good place to start. I just sent it now. The phone didnt set itself to Turkish once which I was quite pleased about.
Sunday, 23 March 2008
Saturday, 15 March 2008
I also made a major character change. Basically I'd had a conversation with my boss a while back and she made a remark that I really didn’t like but kinda made me laugh (in that its so irritating you have to laugh kind of way) so I wrote it down and knew it would be something a certain one of my characters would say. Anyway I worked it in today adding something very minor to it and it just changed a major part of the plot. Now my leading male character looks completely different and I like him, hes more of a hero than the last guy I had imagined, he was sweet but in comparison perhaps a bit too drippy. Not at all what my female lead needs.
I've also decided to take part in the Texting short story competition which I found on Sally Q's site. I just need to borrow a decent mobile to write it on as my space key keeps getting stuck and changing the language to Turkish every time I write a word! I'm still working on the novel but this is only a very short short story.
I'm off now to prepare myself for a night out with the family Hopefully I wont be too hungover to write tomorrow and I might even manage to get more than 1% progress made.
Friday, 14 March 2008
Now back to the writing. I've got a long long list of things to get though - changing my blog wasn't one of them so I dont expect much sympathy.
1.get novel up to at least 20%
2.finish short story for 1st line comp (which I wont let myself do until number 1 is finished)
4.practice for shorthand exam
5.read thought contract law notes.
6.remember all the other stuff i need to but am blocking it out until 1-5 have been completed
Sunday, 9 March 2008
I also finished 'Shopaholic and Baby' which was so funny. Becky Bloomwood still makes me laugh out loud on the bus. I have also started reading Russell Brand's autobiography. You can definately tell that no one else has written this but him. I'm only one chapter in but I can tell I'm going to enjoy it.
I also watched Atonement. This was such a great film. I prefered Keira Knightly in this film than any of her others. She suits the role in this film. And of course James McAvoy. I cannot fault him as an actor, although not sure about his American accent in his new flick Wanted. Looks like a good film though so I'll defininately be watching it.