Sunday, 25 April 2010

'But maybe that's just me' and other tales

Hello there.
Good weekend?

So, much afoot this week! Nothing new published etc but I have been the busiest of bunnies. If you recall, I've been looking into starting draft 2 of the NaNoWriMo. It's going ok, actually. I've re-read the thing, and from being absolute twaddle at the beginning, I find I quite like how it ends up. It's going to change quite drastically in construction but I'm really looking forward to starting it.

I stripped my notice board of all the sentimental stuff I've collected over the past year or so and covered it with plain paper to make a sort of white board, which is proving really useful (my actual whiteboard is a) too small and b) full of Guinery). It's also something of a mood board and I've got a few images and bits hung up there for inspiration etc.

As it is though, I don't feel like I can devote the time to it that it deserves while I'm still doing Guin every week. Similarly, I don't want Guin to suffer, so I've (hopefully) come up with a (decent) way out of this quandry. Having reassessed and begun to plan my new draft for NaNo I'm guna leave it for a bit longer (while still thinking about it etc) and concentrate over the next few weeks on getting Guin done. Once I've finished it - although it is still officially draft one, I can devote myself entirely, completely and utterly to NaNo. I may even marry it, we'll just have to see! My official NaNo working title is now "But maybe that's just me", which feels a bit more contemporary and, dare I say, chick lit? Is it silly?

All of this, of course, means my other output (articles, reviews etc) will go significantly down for a few weeks, although I hope I'll still get to do a few!

In other news, after weeks of planning and not doing it for some reason or other, finally went to do a new shoot with Mr Dishington today! Should get my new, summery photos soon, and brighten up the site!

Apologies for all the brackets this week!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Sooooo many links/ Gloomy Sunday

You know that thing about buses? Well lots of things have been *published* this week:

A review of a book inspired by Joanna Newsom in the paper edition and online version of Faux magazine,
A run down on the newly passed Digital Economy Bill in Faux Magazine online
A book review on Newsblaze,
and three (yes, three!) things on CWN, which are two interviews and a fashion article.
Phew. Links on the Published Work page :)

All of which makes me feel very prolific but I know the next few weeks (nay, months) will be very quiet on the output front. I've decided that my current book-on-the-go will be my NaNoWriMo which means I should actually get round to editing it! Am slightly startled by the fact that if I want a free proof copy I need to basically re-write the whole entire pigging thing by July. Oh dear. Do-able, yes, but on top of Guin?

I double titled this blog because, quite frankly, Sunday is gloomy (and I really like the song). Sunday is the most depressing days of the week. Monday is on the horizon, and the next weekend is almost an entire week away. I hate Sundays.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Sunday, 11 April 2010


I've not been buying a lot of clothes the past few months since all my money's gone on travel and hotels for when we went to Leeds and London. This is my first month with no big money commitments like that so I hit the shops on Tuesday and it was brilliant!

I'm loving the cute florals there are at the moment, which I think look lovely with long cardigans and waist belts. I basically bought the display in Primark because I thought it looked so good! I also gave in to the whole nautical thing, in a small way at least by going for navy. So I'm all ready for summer now, and loving it!

But all other purchases fade into insignificance next to MY NEW BOOTS. If you saw that Jonathan Creek the other week, you MUST have seen Sheridan Smith's boots. They were workman style high top leather boots with a loose-laced front. I saw some in International and was lost... and have basically been wearing them constantly ever since. Can I get away with them for work do you think? I love them with skinny jeans and even MORE with tights and my new little floral dress.

So that's my little clothesy rant out of the way!

It's a bit depressing that it's a Sunday now, because all the fun of holidays and bank holidays is over for the foreseeable future and we're back to the standard 40 hours a week at work and trying to cram everything into a piddlingly small weekend. Never mind, eh? Am getting excited about moving now, less than five months to go!

Writing wise, I'm in the new Faux magazine which should be out imminently, and there are plans for a bit more in the works. Guin's up, as well. I've had my ups and downs with him, but now the story's got more established and I know the characters better, I'm looking forward to finding out what happens to him next. Poor Guin, though:(

Am currently reading The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt, and it's absolutely wonderful. So in-depth, well researched and beautifully written. I wish I could write like that.

And on that note, better get back to work!

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Sunday, 4 April 2010

Busy, busy, busy.

So much on the burner at the moment, and more to do, which I would be doing right now if I hadn't stumbled upon a new episode of Jonathan Creek which I'm watching at the moment. I piggin love Jonathan Creek, just started watching them from the beginning. Kind of wish I wasnt watching this on my own though - scary! Although it is making me wish I had a duffel coat...

Any way, moving on (girl in enormous jar just fell down stairs in J.C. - jar clearly papier mache) I've done my interviews, hopefully they'll be going up on CWN in the near future, as well as a fashion article I've done.

I'm loving this holiday. Worked the Friday and have Tuesday off in lieu, which is absolutely brilliant as far as I'm concerned. Hooray for shopping on Tuesday when it'll be a lot quieter!

Guin's up, as always. Rather a sad one, I'm afarid. Poor Guin.

Happy Easter!