Sunday, 26 September 2010

You know that thing they say about buses?

Sometimes, life's like that. Everything has been quiet writing-wise for ages, and all of a sudden everything happens!

This weekend I've been writing a piece for the Creative Women's Network. It's a fashion piece centering around gemstones which I'm also doing a couple of illustrations for, and should hopefully get done over the next few days. It's really handy as, if you recall from my previous blog posts, I've been after doing some more illustrations.

Which brings me neatly onto www.apeonthemoon.com which is a site devoted to illustrators, and www.redlemonclub.com which contains helpful hints for creative freelancers. On Friday an ad appeared on Red Lemon Club's facebook page, as they were looking to hire a part time assistant to work freelance providing content for Ape On The Moon. I applied, and was hired! So on the whole, awesome!

A brief post today because I have a to-do list as long as my arm, but more updates soon!

Miss H x

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Nostalgia & Things

A few nights ago I couldn't sleep, and I found myself thinking nostalgically about my time at University. Over a year on, there I was lying awake missing photoshop to the extent that I considered getting up and playing on it even though it was after one in the morning and I had to be up in less than six hours.

Having left a long gap between doing all the work for my degree and looking back on it, I'm surprised to say I'm actually pleased with what I did. It's nice to feel proud of it, since I'm now a non-illustrating receptionist. The things I really got out of the course were a) some lovely friends and acquaintances and b) the skills I learned. If it wasn't for the course I'd never have been able to illustrate my website. The long and the short of it is, I fancy doing some illustrations again, so maybe I will!

In other news, I've been all over http://www.youwriteon.com/ which is like Authonomy only good and not filled with idiots. You can upload short stories or samples of novels and get them reviewed and rated by other members of the community. The top ten every month get professionally reviewed, but it's fair because in order to get your stuff reviewed you have to review other peoples stuff. It works on a one to one reviewing basis. All lovely!

I've started a new project which is going OK, since I've already started it twice... All being well I should have finished it by the end of October, just in time for potentially doing NaNoWriMo:o Busy busy busy! Nice to be settled after the move, so now I feel like I can get back into writing again. Watch this space:)
And finally, congratulations to @sketchydoodle who won the twitter contest:) I will post it out next week, I promise! Thanks to all who entered:)
Until next time, adieu!