Let’s Lighten the Mood

I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who commented on my post on Tuesday about not getting into my groove! It was a real boost to get so much encouragement and kinds words, also to know I’m not alone in my feelings on it!

Seeing as I had a heavy-ish post on Tuesday, I thought it would be nice to lighten the mood and wanted to share this link of a fun graphic I saw some time ago πŸ˜€


It gave me a good chuckle, I hope it does for you too.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Time for Cake!

On the 14th of January my blog had been up for one year! πŸ˜€

Before I started this writing journey I will admit I never stuck with anything. I began many things, but I always gave up or lost interest. So reaching a year on blogging is quite an achievement for me!

I have met an incredible amount of people through blogging, and also great variety of people!

When I began the blog and this writing journey I was so nervous, as I had read about the awfulness that can be experienced through the internet. But I have to say, I have received nothing but support and kindness from those I have encountered and I think I have made quite a few new friends!

The blog has been through quite an interesting time. I’ve changed up the theme a couple of times, I’ve moved around the schedule a lot, my posts have sometimes been about random things, but I’m so happy to see everyone sticking with me.

So, thank you to all those who have given me the encouragement to keep going, and to all of you who have made this blogging year a brilliant experience!

Have some cake with me and celebrate! πŸ˜€


Here’s to another year!

*This is a scheduled post, I will be back on Monday to reply to comments and emails. Have a brilliant weekend!* πŸ™‚

Books and Reading Wednesday: Tales of the Disappearing Bookmark

So, this is related to reading, but not any specific book.

I have come to the conclusion that I have a bookmark goblin. A little creature that comes along and gobbles up not only my proper bookmarks, but also the stuff I use as temporary bookmarks as well!

I swear, I take whatever I’m using as a bookmark out of my book, place it down carefully, go to get it back after reading and POOF! It’s gone.

This has led to me using a good variety of things to mark my place in my books:

– Scraps of paper
– Tissues
– Greeting cards
– Money
– Gift vouchers
– Pens (I don’t recommend this one!)
– Sweet wrappers
– Food bags

The list could go on and on!

My current bookmark is a thank you note card, a pretty one :)

My current bookmark is a thank you note card, a pretty one πŸ™‚

This is one of the things I do love about the Kindle and eBook readers, that I don’t have to worry about scrabbling round for a bookmark in the middle night when I’m done reading.

Still, I do read quite a few paperbacks, so it’s probably about time I try to find and reprimand my bookmark goblin, or invest in some GIANT-sized bookmarks that I will never be able to lose πŸ˜€

Do you have trouble finding bookmarks? Have you ever used anything unusual as a bookmark?

Yay for Friday!

Hey everyone, this week has felt like it has dragged really badly, so I’m thankful we finally reached Friday! πŸ˜€

Just a quick post today.

I had an awesome interview over Lit World Interviews, by RonovanWrites, why not go check it out? πŸ™‚


Hope everyone has a great weekend and I will try to be around more next week! πŸ˜€

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone πŸ˜€

Our homegrown pumpkin all carved up. The scar was a mistake, but I think it makes him look pretty bad-ass!

Our homegrown pumpkin all carved up. The scar was a mistake, but I think it makes him look pretty bad-ass!

This isn’t even remotely writing related, but I’m a bit stuck on time today, so I thought why not post something fun for today? So here’s a quiz I found-

Which iconic horror film character should you be this Halloween?

I got Chucky
Just like Chucky, who seems to be a Good Guy doll but is far from benign, you’re not always who you seem to be. You’re nostalgic about your childhood so don your dungarees and start scaring people as the supremely creepy Chucky…

So why not try it out? Maybe post your result in the comments so we can all have a but of fun? πŸ˜€

Have a great weekend everyone, I’ll be back on Moday! I hope your Halloween is spooky enough (but not too spooky because I freak out waaaay too easily!).

A bit of fun for the weekend!

Lynette Noni had a great quiz on her site!

Which Fantasy World Should You Live In?

I got Gallifrey.

β€˜You are a very curious individual, who has a thirst for knowledge. You love being in the company of other intellectual and knowledgeable individuals. Easily bored, your mind craves puzzles and ongoing adventures.’

Why not have a bit of fun and find out yours? πŸ˜€


*Have a great weekend everyone and be back on Monday as usual! (This is a scheduled post).*

Banned Books Week

Photo by Timberland Regional Library on Flickr - Click on Pic for Photostream

Photo by Timberland Regional Library on Flickr – Click on Pic for Photostream

There have been some great posts for Banned Books Week this week around the blogs, EclecticAli especially has really had some good ones! And seeing as the quiz last week went down so well, I thought I’d post another.

Which Banned Book Are You?

I got Things that Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (1958)

You value strength above all else and have a fiery temper. It is the power of fate or your chi, not your own actions, that determine success or failure in your life. You embrace your culture and stand strong against imperialist forces that threaten your way of life.

See which one you are- Which Banned Book Are You?

Why not post what you got in the comments? It’s always fun to find out the results! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend everyone! Tomorrow is my own title and cover reveal, which I am pretty excited about πŸ˜€

Progress Report:

Status of fifth manuscript: Final edit.
– Cover complete.
– Blurb complete.
– Marketing mostly done!

Books read: 2/4

A bit of fun for Friday!

I found an awesome link on Lorraine Loveit’s blog.

It’s a quiz you can take to find out what classic novel describes your life πŸ˜€

I got Bram Stoker’s, Dracula… Not entirely sure what that says about me!

‘Pensive and brooding with a penchant for solitary confinement, your fantastic story unfolded within the pages of Bram Stoker’s gothic classic, DRACULA. Others mistake you for ‘unhappy’ on a regular basis, but simply do not understand that you are different – and that is completely okay. You tend to shun everything else around you as you immerse yourself with whatever captivates your mind – which leads to sacrifices but ultimately ends in incredible results. Your inner workings are as fascinating as your outer layers, a true rarity.’

Why not have a go and post what you got in the comments?


*Have a great weekend everyone! I’ll be back on Monday!*

Progress Report:

Status of fifth manuscript: With the readers! Woohoo!

Books read: 2/4

End of September Indie review: Written and ready.

Posts to Check Out!

So these are the posts I loved this week! Enjoy!

http://jsevick.com/2014/08/26/procrastination/ – Some thoughts on fear and procrastination!

http://middlemaybooks.com/2014/08/26/a-noble-moment-in-a-mans-life/ – Experiencing history in the best way- To go and see it! So true, and just might provide some great inspiration for writing πŸ˜€

http://julieisrael.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/good-writing-advice-start-with-the-logline-2/ – I usually come up with a log line after I’ve finished, but now I think I will be taking Julie’s advice and starting with it.

http://syl65.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/just-let-me-breathe/ – A really lovely poem.

http://coffeewriterepeat.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/a-whole-new-world/ – Some great tips on world building.

http://permashift.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/procession-an-excerpt/ – I am so excited for this book, the sequel to The Soul!

http://rlsharpe.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/writing-tip-wednesday-show-up/ – Good advice! πŸ˜€

http://psbartlett.me/2014/08/27/ouch-that-stings/ – A good view on bad reviews, and a great fun post!

http://taylorgraceauthor.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/review-prophecy-of-stones/ – Another cheat because it’s a review of my latest release, Prophecy of Stones! πŸ˜€

http://thesarcasticmuse.com/2014/08/29/6-reason-writers-need-writer-friends/ – I know I am very grateful for my writer friends πŸ™‚

Hope you found some new bloggers to follow!

Have you found any great posts this week?

*This is a scheduled post and I won’t be back until Monday to reply to comments and email πŸ™‚ Have a great Sunday! *