Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Writing Goals

Well the end has come and it's time for the final weigh in so-to-speak
I reached my editing goal and beyond of the 10,000 but only 19,205 in the writing goal.
But you know what, I'm not ashamed, no-sir-ee. In fact I am damn proud of what I have done.
There's nothing that I have written that I need to delete and it was a great push in my new ms and current work.

I want to say a massive big fat thank you to Julia for all her hard work through sickness and health (sounds like wedding vows, eh)
She did a fantastic job and deserves a massive big hug.
To all the guys spurring each other on, and did or did not reach there goals, you deserve a very large glass of bubbly.

Until next time,
Happy writing and reading

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Universal Truths

A friend forwarded on this list to me and immediately I could relate. Can you?

Universal truths

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Google Maps really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighbourhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page document that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this - ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

20. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" option.

21. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

22. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

23. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

25. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent an arse from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

27. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

28. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber every year?

29. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

30. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

31. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

32. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their mobile phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my last 5 cents everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sweet Blog Award

Well holy batcrap Robin, I have been nominated for the sweet blog award by fellow writer Suzanne Brandyn.
Thanks chick.
The idea is now that I have received this prestigious award nomination is that I have to share seven random facts about myself, so I'll ramble them off and then nominate ten others for the chance to win.

  1. I'm a survivor of cancer from the age of eleven.
  2. Was able to have children after medically proven i cant time and time again- ha I proved them wrong although DH thinks he's superman.
  3. I have been lucky in love with DH since I was sixteen and still have the hots for him.
  4. My children are widely known as the lollies.
  5. Im an introvert disguised as an extrovert.
  6. every emotion i have is rigged to my tear ducts.
  7. My nanna Collins is like my heroine in life.

So that's it for me, now for my ten nominations-

Good Luck everyone and I look forward into finding out more about you.

Happy reading and Writing

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Guest blogging with Rachel Brimble

Well I'm a lucky gal today!
I'm guest blogging over with Rachel Brimble on
Featuring the works of TAKING BACK HIS WIDOW.
Pop on over and see what inspired the making of this debut novel.

Happy reading and writing

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Word Count

Drum roll please.............
The current word count is 14,441

And congratulations to everyone who did or didn't reach their weekly goal. The effort was made and that's all you can ask for. I hadn't quite reached mine but I'm satisfied.

Talk again soon.

P.S There was a very small error in the HT magazine this month under new sales that will be rectified in next months issue.
Thanks AJ and Kaz, you gals are awesome!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

50k in 30 Days

It's time again- The 50K in 30Day Challenge has come upon us and our fingers are like hummingbirds on crack as they speed across the keyboard.
If any of you don't know what this is about I'll give you a very brief description.
It's where we writers have thirty days to meet the goal of word count we set for ourselves. I personally have chosen the whole shebang because I'm a glutton for punishment. Some have set a goal for ten thousand and so on. We then submit our numbers to the administrator and it is on display for everyone to see. Not unlike weight watches I suppose. If you are naughty you will be caught. LOL.

So, since I wrote TAKING BACK HIS WIDOW during this challenge two years ago I thought why not boost my ms.
I wish my fellow challengers luck and I will keep my blog updated with my count.
Weight watches eat this!

Happy writing and reading