Friday, 30 December 2011

Christmas and New Years

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!

This is my new car. BMW X3. Nice ha. Here's the funny story:

Several weeks before Christmas I received an e-mail asking me to ring a number in regards to a prize. I thought about it, showed it to my hubby, then did nothing. My hubby said it would be worth giving then a call. A week later I received another e-mail, this time I picked up my phone straight away and made the call. The lady on the other end said I've been waiting for this call, you've won a BMW! I didn't really believe it, but then the results were published in the paper, then we went to the dealership I drove away with a brand new car!

It is a beautiful car but I think we'll sell. Just thought I'd share the story, sometimes people really do win things.

What are you all reading at the moment?

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Get Blogging

So a rejection e-mail made its way into my inbox the other day. But it was the most positive rejection e-mail I've received. Encouraging me to submit my story with other journals or magazines. I have a list of journals and magazines that I want to submit to, so when through my list, found someone who is accepting submissions at the moment and sent it off, the same day. It feels much better then sticking the story into a drawer and walking away.

Anyway to other things. I'm reading the Game of Thrones novels still, they are very dense, but I am really enjoying them. I'm hoping to finish soon so I can read Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I've had the book for months now, but have been reading other books and been busy. Today I read on Laini's Blog click here that Universal Pictures have optioned the book! I'm excited about that too. And I loved her quote today in regards to her daughter who is a little sick: "To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world." Probably because I have a little daughter, I call her my baby and she says "no mummy I'm a big girl".

I recently went and saw the new Twilight movie, and absolutely loved it. It may be because I loved the books so much.

And I have been very slack on the writing front. I reached 60 000 words on my second draft which was exciting, but that was a week ago. So I'm trying to give give myself a kick up the butt, but can't quite reach.