Friday, 27 February 2009

Time flying by....





I woke up this morning old!
I looked in the mirror and I had definitely aged.

When did it happen?
I'm not sure, one day I was young and now I'm not so young. I guess time just crept up on me. And it seems it's true that time goes faster as you get older.

Maybe it's because my Birthday is only a week and half away.

So what about the writing - well so far I've written over 28,000 words of this YA novel. I also had a good writing group meeting yesterday where we wrote Haiku; were inspired by different music selections & created a nonsense word and meaning. It's great fun to exercise our writing muscles in different ways.

And reading - well I have to recommend: "The Giver" by Lois Lowry - a truly excellent thought provoking read that will stay with you long after you've read it. And "A Certain Slant of Light" by Laura Whitcomb - a ghostly romance with a difference - after 130 years of not being seen Helen is seen by a young man in her host's English class - very clever.

If you want to read more about these books or would like to discover new books check out Shelfari - http://www.shelfari.com/ - a social networking site for people who love books. You don't have to join though to enjoy the site. If you search for a book you really loved it will bring up further recommendations by people who like the same books as you. Give it a try.

Okay - enough random ramblings - I'm off to eat vegetable soup (I'm trying to be healthy) (trying)!
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Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Writing frenzy & fiction addiction........





This past week I've been writing, writing, writing...............and it has felt soooooooo good to be able to write regularly again.

Every bit of my spare (after kids) energy has been spent on glorious words.

I'm tired but happy.

I'm missing my characters every moment I'm apart from them.

I lose hours whilst typing away.

And - although not always a good idea when working on a novel- I've been reading lots as well.

Which has made my spirits soar (and my cliches worse apparently!)

I'd missed writing and reading soooooooooooooooo much.

Being able to indulge in both - well - I've been ecstatic!

And because I haven't done so for ages I've posted a beach photo - from a gorgeous day in Early January.

Now I'm off to go feed my fiction addiction............................
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