Thursday, 18 August 2011

I explain a few things

I do apologise for my absence. I miss blogging desperately but life has been insane the past few weeks. 
-work is really busy. 
-Uni has started back up again two nights a week after work,
-assignments are piling up
-mum is away and suddenly it's a lot harder for the house to stay clean, and
-I'm going overseas next week and have lots of preparing to do. 

I do have a list of the blog posts I want to write, and the list is building, which is a good thing. 
I want to get some writing and blogging done while I'm away - I'm going skiing in NZ. Yay!

In other news, I won a blogging award! Julie's blog From Pen to Paper is such a creative, thoughtful and inspiring blog about writing, reading, life and the industry. 

Anyway, I love the website and thought I'd post some of my favourite postcards. They're great story inspirations, too. 

Friday, 5 August 2011

July - Winters inspiration.

July has been a convoluted mess of early mornings, late nights reading, sitting by the fireplace or curling in bed with my sweetie. 

I wrote the first draft of my new short story called Not The Usual which, in a nutshell, is about a woman who becomes obsessed with taking furniture that she finds on side walks. It was a strange story to write, not my usual style, but I really enjoyed the process. 

I have another writing project in mind, which will be a gift to my boyfriend. 
Imagine a little book, folded and sown by moi. Gorgeous paper throughout - I found this incredible paper shop the other day - and every page with a haiku that portrays a favourite or significant moment in our relationship. 

I also FINALLY figured out a way to start the story I've been trying to write for almost two years. So I'm just going to force myself to sit down and write it. No more procrastination and not being able to start writing because I don't know the first paragraph. I'm just going to do it!

Also, another story of mine got published in a very cute little zine called Hands Like Mirrors, published by Susie and Stacey whose blog you can follow here

Books I read in July:

-Ann Brashares - Sisterhood Everlasting
-Lisa Schroeder - The day before (which you can read my thoughts on here)
-Loretta Ellsworth - In a heartbeat
-Jenny Han - The Summer I Turned Pretty
-Harlen Cobem - Live Wire
-Jessi Kirby - Moonglass
-Martin Lukes - Who moved my blackberry?