Monday, May 30, 2005

Guilty Pleasures 30.05.05

I keep telling myself it's okay to have a short rest from writing. However, it doesn't help much as I still get those withdrawal jitters if I'm not working on something. hehehe. It has nothing to do with PMT or the fact I'm a moody cow most of the time. Oh no. Absolutely not.

Anyway, today I'm just going to indulge myself and read A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur's Court by Marianne Mancusi. I've been waiting to read this book for ages!

As a side note, I've just discovered how to do pretty coloured font. Did anyone notice?

Friday, May 27, 2005

Daisy, Daisy...

Daisy is the name of my new heroine. I started writing her outline today and managed a whole page. Oh wow! I can see you're impressed. Actually I wasn't going to start anything for a week or so, as I feel pretty much brain drained from writing two 100,000 word novels back to back (and then rewriting the first one but not sure if that counts... if so that makes three...) but the trouble is when I'm not writing I feel Guilty with a capital G (just to clarify things).

However, I got completely inspired when my brilliant CP Amanda came up with a fabulous title. It's so perfect, and really gave me motivation to get the basics down on the page.

So, what I'm saying is - it's all your fault, Amanda. Heh heh.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Tagged?! 25.05.05

I had a little nudge from my friend Nikki (okay it was a blinking great shove haha) to remind me I hadn't blogged for a couple of days. Umm, okay, a couple of weeks. So she tagged me. And now I must answer some questions! So always being game for a laugh, here goes.

Total Number of Books I own

This is a tricky one. Do I count all the books I kept from my childhood? Pass... I gave loads away before we moved to Australia but there are still books in all odd corners of the house and falling off the bookshelves. 100s I'd say!

Last Book I Bought

The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Last Book I Read

Diary of a Blues Goddess by Erica Orloff, thank you Sara for lending that one to me!!!

Books that mean a lot to me

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M Auel
Katherine by Anya Seton
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Stephen King's earlier books (especially The Stand which I read on my honeymoon. Don't ask...)
Defy the Eagle by Lynn Bartlett
Banners of Gold by Pamela Kaufman

and I could go on... and on... but I won't... heh heh.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Flying Pigs 06.05.05

Hmm. Yes, unfortunately there were a lot of flying pigs around my area yesterday, but onward and upwards hey.

So on a more positive note... my first chicky babe. I'm now half way through the rewrite. YAY. I can't remember if I'm on target or not to finish within my three week deadline, but it feels like it.

That's about it for today. Riveting stuff, huh?

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Today is 05.05.05

Oh yes. I love this date. 05.05.05. Something wonderful, amazing and fabulous is supposed to happen today so in future years I can say, 'On 05.05.05 my favourite agent signed me up...'

Stop laughing in the back row...

Sigh. The post has been and there was nothing of interest. No exciting emails offering representation or requesting more of my work. Or faxes, or phone calls. Not even a carrier pigeon or Hogwarts owl.

I still love the date though. It's the reason I wrote this post, so I could immortalise the numbers 05.05.05.

But hey, I am 12 hours ahead of New York. There's still time for a little magic to happen, right?

mind the flying pigs...