I would have written far more today but I was doing a bit of puppy sitting. Isn't he adorable? You've got to admit he's a pretty good excuse for not working hard. Of course I will transform my puppy sitting experience into a literary masterpiece. Does that mean I can count it as 'research'? Can that few hours of cuddles, play and mopping up be considered part of my writing experience? The thing about having a good imagination is that I use it for bad stuff - like creating far fetched excuses for procrastination!! I promise to go and do some more editing just as soon as I've finished this post - paw on heart!
Ok - Tam tagged me to do this Meme. So you can write to Tam if you fall asleep reading this. Actually, it was the first time I've been personally tagged - thanks Tam - I'm chuffed.
What were you doing ten years ago?
Pre kids. Working as a sweetie rep for Trebor Bassett. Socialising lots more. Sleeping in on Sunday mornings. Amateur musical theatre. Cub scout leader. Part of Melton Mowbray writing club. Having piano lessons with a fascinating and intelligent lady from Brazil. Buying too many shoes. Keeping the local pubs in business!
Five things on my to do list for today
Well day's nearly over but it was:
1) finish doing my first edit of book (also known as making pretty colourful scribbles) - still to do!
2) Do my 100 words (seperate to edit) - still to do!
3) Learn how to use my new dishwasher that hubbie only plumbed in last night. (I am sooooo excited - no more washing-up or moaning about the mess on my sides)
4) Puppy sit.
5) Sort out boring pile of paperwork and finances. (this one is carried over daily)
What are three of your bad habits?
1) Talking too loud and too much (apparently)
3) Bit grim - but - scratching my scalp when I'm nervous.
Other than this I am damn well perfect! Would I lie to you?
What would you do if you were a billionaire?
Spend lots spoiling the ones I love. Write (and get published - hey I'll have plenty of bribe money). Buy a gorgeous old house with land, sea view and a library. Set up a literacy charity. Travel and learn about as many different cultures and places as I can. More charity - I'd hate to be rolling in it whilst other people aren't.
What are some snacks you enjoy?
Chocolate (I couldn't survive without it). Red Wine (is that a snack? - don't care it is to me). Chilli Heatwave Doritos (oh hell these are the bane of my waistline at the moment). Cashew nuts (unsalted). Oh and loads more but I'm already sounding like an unhealthy bloater!!!
What were the last five books you read?
Wolf Brother (Michelle Paver)
Spirit Walker (Michelle Paver)
The Dream Master (Theresa Breslin)
The Dream Master Nightmare (Theresa Breslin)
The Welsh Girl (Peter Ho Davies)
ALL great books!!
What five jobs have you had?
Natwest - branch customer services (hated it)
Events organiser for Go-Karting track (men in suits fulfilling their dream of F1 success).
Powergen - business customer services
Sales & Law Recruitment (finding jobs for clever people)
Trebor Bassett (part of Cadbury) - Area Sales Representative (busy eating boot full of freebies meant for customers)
Name five places I have lived
Melton Mowbray (pork pie land)
Vale of Belvoir (just up the road from Melton but sounds good)
York (great city)
Canada (Well...in truth I haven't lived there. Haven't even visited. But I needed another to make five and it looks beautiful)
Cornwall (North and West - gorgeous, gorgeous place)
Okay YOU CAN WAKE UP NOW!!!! Stop snoring, it's making me sad! My life will be sooooo much more interesting when I'm a hugely successful author. Think JK Rowling and double the success & opportunities (is that possible?) Anyway.........when that time comes could someone be sure to tag me for a Meme so that I can show off. Thanks :-)