Sunday, 29 June 2008

Books Galore and some famous people

Yesterday while out shopping for a recommended piano book I decided to treat myself. After having to use my credit card for the first time this year on MY TEETH I decided what the heck, I need some good reads. Despite the dusty pile my mum gave me that I will get around to reading I couldn't resist walking around Waterstones. Normally I, like Carrie Bradshaw, love the smell of library books but I also love the feel of a new one so as you can see from my carefully chosen 4 (I was in there a while and just couldn't decide on all the great books - a random man even told me Mister Pip was a great read, not sure, What do you think, anyone read it?) I chose the following:

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

NOOOOOOOO Oh no wait, that's better

Sometimes my lack of backup can make me so mad and very worried. Sometimes it can make me scream and shout and cry. But you know what... sometimes it can be for the best. Take today. I was working away on my 100 words and after a lot of what can only be described as p*ssing about I lost everything I had written. It wasn't alot but I was near completing my 100 words and I thought what I had written was pretty good so I was a little annoyed with myself and more so with my computer which i decided to kick - as if that would teach it. I got over it and re-wrote my 100 words and more. My lack of attention did me a favour as my rewrite was so much better. I guess me deleting now just saved me time in the long run.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

100 Words a Day

Today I joined 100 words a day blog and for the first time in weeks I have increased my word count. Not by a lot but if I keep it up, and I intend to (I don't want to lag behind) I'll be well on my way to being at least a quarter of the way there. It's actually putting the fun back into writing again so for that I'd like to say thanks to Helen for setting it up.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Open Wide

I had my first visit to the dentist today since... since......since as long as I can remember. Put it this way I was in a school uniform last time I was at the dentist. I went in with the fear that my dentist would look at me all disapproving but instead she was really really nice. She even laughed at all my nervous bad jokes. Best of all I can keep all my own teeth. I do have something she called 'pocketing' and for that she supplied me with copious amounts of anti-biotics so no drinking for me this weekend. Luckily for me I am off to see Frankie Boyle on Saturday so I will find things funny without the aid of alcohol. So to round up it would seem not all dentists have bad breath (just like the one I had when I was in said uniform), they don’t all despise the NHS patients like me and it's really NOT ok to avoid the dentist for 10+ years. If you, like me have never been before as an adult just make sure you have your credit card at the ready. I spent more than I bargained for but hey not bad considering I was exempt from paying the last time I went!

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

I'm a natural

Whilst my fingers are failing to dance across the computer keyboard they are happily playing a tune on my musical keyboard. My first EVER lesson went very well. I was told I was very good (even though I made a bunch of mistakes). What I lack in skill I make up for in tenacity, I have always said that. Hopefully I will able to combine my writing skills with my piano playing and be the next Kate Nash. Shame I can't sing huh!

Monday, 9 June 2008

Rejection... and how not to deal with it

No writing done as I am feeling the talent ebbing away following another discovery that I ddn't place in another competition. I didn't think I would (yes, that attitude really helps) and I'm OK with it but I still can't help feeling rejected. It must be the Aquarian in me that takes these things to heart. Why doesn't rejection make me more aggressive in the face of defeat. Why do my fingers suddenly lose the urge to dance gracefully across a keyboard and come up with something that kicks the ass of the last thing that I wrote. I enter competions to keep me writing something creative, however little but each time I don't place I lose the urge to write. I know I have to toughen up and keep writing.... and I will.

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

What a Feeling!

I have just sent my entry for the Waterstones Postcard competition. I didn't realised how much I missed that rush you get when clicking the send button. Exhilerating. Right enough chat it's back to the 9-5 and I shall be working hard on my novel for the rest of the week. Lets hope I can continue where I left off before my holiday.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

3 Ideas

Still no work done as I have just lost my weekend to my boyfriend's neice's 1st birthday. Yesterday I went to London with my Mum and spent a lot of time and money in Hamleys. What a great shop. The way I was carrying on anyone would think the toys were for me. Today was the party and I have never seen so many cute kids in one room. I'm not broody or anything but I was tempted to adopt all of them. Despite the lost weekend I did manage to come up with 3 different ideas for my Waterstones post card so I shall definately be getting that finished (and started) some time this week.
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