Get to Know the Blogger … Part 2

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Get to know me!…Part 2

So last week I started off a getting to know me challenge and as I mentioned I “stole” it from Vrushali who found it on  ChocolatenWaffles’s Blog. (Please go and check them out!) Instead of doing it all in one go, I am instead doing it in 25 part questions and this is Part 2…So let’s start…

  1. What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?  A lot of the musicals I watch over and over again and I still love them. Except for La La Land, I have no interest in seeing that film again. The other movies I can watch over and over again and still do, are all the Lord of the Rings and Hobbits films. They are just the type of movies that take me away and I love it.
  2. Last person you kissed/kissed you? It would have to be my partner, but it depends if you include my dog or not,lol
  3. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?  No, there not really that huge down under. You’re more likely to find people here doing some kind of sport or life saving activities.
  4. Would you ever strip or pose naked in a magazine? It honestly depends on why I’d be posing nude. I have no problem with nudity, but I’m not just going to do it for no reason.
  5. When was the last time you wrote a letter on paper? I think the last time I wrote a letter was to Matt Smith (11th Doctor on Doctor Who) but I never sent it. It was just basically saying how much I appreciated the way he played the Doctor, he made me feel less “weird”.
  6. Can you change the oil on a car? I don’t know, I’ve never tried.
  7. Ever got a speeding ticket? I have no licence
  8. Ever ran out of gas? See above.
  9. Favorite kind of sandwich?  Fritz and sauce, I just love it!
  10. Best thing to eat for breakfast? Oh wow, what isn’t the best thing to eat for breakfast?
  11. What is your usual bedtime?  I usually head to bedat 11 pm, and sleep usually comes to me at 12. Depending on what I’m doing the next day.
  12. Are you lazy? I’m not sure that I’m lazy but I am really bad at procrastinating, once I get going I tend to keep going.
  13. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? We don’t really celebrate Halloween Down Under, but it is getting bigger and people are doing it more often. I think though if we did I probably would have been a Disney Princess and a Fairy or something.
  14. What is your Chinese astrological sign? I am a Rat. Rats are supposed to be quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind, smart, and lovely. Which of course, is totally true =P
  15. How many languages can you speak? Just the one unfortunately.
  16. Do you have any magazine subscriptions? No, I do sometimes buy a Cosmo every know and then as well though.
  17. Which are better, LEGOs or Lincoln logs? I don’t know what Lincoln Logs are. So LEGO…
  18. Are you stubborn? Well my Star Sign is Taurus, so the most stubborn of all signs! So I definitely can be, especially if I think the matters, matters.
  19. Which is better Leno or Letterman? I never really watched either program, but if I had to choose I probably would have to have gone with Letterman.
  20. Ever watch soap operas? We watch the UK soaps, but they always irritate us!
  21. Are you afraid of heights? It depends on the height!
  22. Do you sing in the car? I don’t drive.
  23. Do you sing in the shower? Sometimes.
  24. Do you ever dance in the car? I dance and sing together.
  25. Ever used a gun? Fake gun? Yeah. Real gun? Are you kidding?

If you would like to read my Part One…Please check it out here.

1000th!

That’s right folks! This is my 1000th Blog post!!! YAY!

I have actually tried uploading a video to commemorate it, but I’ve had so many problems with it. Then when I thought that I could get it done, I forget that they were doing work on our power lines today. So here I am writing it again.

Thank you to everyone who has made this Blog a possibility, you don’t even understand! I’ve got like 10, maybe 15 diaries/journals and they all have about 5 pages written, with the full intention of them being full. Which is why it’s even a miracle I wrote one more post after the first one, let alone 1000!

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Here’s too a hundred thousand more!

How a Book is Made Tag

(This tag was created by WritingMime over on YouTube. I am totally stealing this from The Orangutan Librarian Please check them out!)

1. Should you participate in National Novel Writing Month to create a book?

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I have never participated in NaNo myself, but I have known a lot of others who have. I think that it could definitely help to inspire, but I don’t think people should pressure themselves to try and create the next “Harry Potter”. It should be a good start though!

2. Self-publishing or traditional publishing?

I would always want to try traditional publishing first, but I can totally see why someone would want to self-publish. When I think of someone like JK Rowling and how many times she got rejected. I could see why someone might turn to self-publishing.

3. Write one idea at a time or write all the ideas at once?

I have this “habit” where I’m trying to focus on something, but then I might see something out of the corner of my eye and get distracted. What I try to do now though is send a text to myself, or write a note somewhere and come back to it later…If I remember! If I want to focus on different parts of a story I’m writing, for example, having two ideas at once for two different chapters. I will try my best to write bits and parts at the same time for each section. Even if it’s just a sentence here or there, something that when I came back to it later, I’ll remember what I was writing.

4. What genre is the easiest to write?

Well I haven’t tried writing for ALL genres, but I would suspect it’d be the genre that you enjoy writing the most. For me, it’s Fantasy. I can’t draw what I see in my head, so I write instead. I love to read crime, but I would be really bad at writing for it. I’m secure enough to admit that I am not nearly clever to write in some twist at the end.

5. Where do you need to write to get the work done?

I could write pretty much anywhere. It’s more about my mind space.

6. Where do you find your inspiration?

Like the Orangutan Librarian I can find my inspiration everywhere! Bad, Sad, Mad, Happy, Wonderful, Bright. I do have a set playlist on YouTube though, it usually helps me to stay focus on my writing. All nice and inspirational music. Mainly Celtic.

7. What age do you start writing?

You can start at any age, once you’ve started to learn to write of course.

8. What’s easiest to write? Short stories, stand-alones, series, etc.

Personally I find it easier to write novels. I have tried writing short stories but my imagination takes over and I end up writing longer stories and longer descriptions and the story just tends to keep growing.

9. Do you mill your books or take years to write a book?

I am still writing all my books, none of them are done. I am actually thinking of continuing on with a “tv script” that I started years ago when I started role playing online…via AOL…So long ago!

10. How fast can you type?

Very! When I think about it I get a really bad accuracy score, when I just do it I get a good score,lol.

11. Do you write in the dark or in the light?

I write whenever I can, or when inspiration hits and I have access to write.

12. Hand-written or typed?

I am usually a typer, sometimes though I write down things and then type them up later, but usually I’m a typer.

13. Alone or with someone else?

I am assuming about this is in reference to writing books etc. I like to write alone, I find I spend most of the time to trying to negotiate what should or shouldn’t be written in. It’s too constrictive.

14. Any typing hacks?

Nope

15. Are you already published?

No, hehe…As I’ve written above (see Question 9) I haven’t even finished writing a book yet. I would love to be though…If could finish it off!

16. When did you first consider being an author?

I have been writing for years. I can’t even remember what really made me consider it. I grew up around Libraries, so I guess it kind of just started there? I never really went “this is it”…If that makes sense? The writing has just kind of happened.

17. How many books do you have in draft form?

All of them I guess? I have one major one going and the rest are in total beginning stages. Idea forms.

18. Do you outline or no?

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19. What’s your favourite note-keeping strategy?

I actually text myself a lot, I find it handy when I am out and about. When I’m at home I do it even then. I also have Word documents with notes, explaining character relationships to each other, mainly so I don’t get myself confused.

 

20. What do you think about writing in different genres?

I have no problem with it, I just don’t think that I would very good at writing in different genres. I mainly, actually pretty much all of my writing is in Fantasy.

I tag:

Anyone else who wishes to do this!

This or That? #60

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This or That? #60

This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know:

Which do you enjoy more: reading or writing?

You already know that you can’t say both, so don’t try it.

I have to say that while I enjoy doing both, I prefer to read. Some may call me laid-back or non proactive. I prefer to read other people’s work, especially the great writers! Sometimes it helps to motivate myself to write as well. It’s also really relaxing to read another writers books, especially on those lovely sunny days, instead of getting frustrated at not being able to write yourself! Sometimes I have found that reading something well written, or just something I’ve enjoyed, helps me to unblock my writers book as well.

I also find reading something can sometimes also help you to learn something, rather than you getting stuck in your own patterns.

This or That? #57

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This or That? #57

This week Bookmark Chronicles wants to know:

If you were to publish a book which would you choose between writing a novel or a collection of short stories?

I have to confess that I was excited and both apprehensive about this question when I first saw it. Mainly because in my free time and although it would probably never get published and I wouldn’t even be able to guarantee I’ll ever finish. I have been writing a novel for probably about two years now?

Before that though I was writing a tv series so to speak, and both of these have been based off of games that I’ve been playing at the time. The novel that I’m writing at the moment in based off a character that I made with my now ex called Bloom from the Monster Hunter games. He made drawing of each of our characters (we played with a few others) and from there I made up this whole history of mine. With the tv series, it was more I was writing episode ideas. I think from memory I wrote about 20-25 “episodes”. I had all the intention in the world to write up a proper episode ‘script’ for each episode. Which might end up being like a long novel.

I’m not even sure that I could write a collection of short stories as I tend to get one idea and then it turns into this whole thing. I tend to expand, rather than keeping it short.

This or That? #52

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This or That? #52

So last week we talked about reading reviews. This week Bookmark Chronicles wants to know…

Do you write book reviews? Why or why not? And if so where do you post them? (Goodreads, WordPress, Youtube etc.)

I have been trying to write reviews on my WordPress, I even tried “writing” reviews as a Vlog. Something went wrong with the type of media I was using and every time I would try to upload, the volume would cut out. It would cut out everywhere, I would literally have to turn my computer on and off to get the sound back.

I have been really bad with my reading this year though and I have been finding myself reviewing films more than books. Also because of this I have not really been using my Goodreads page much this year. I have done 23 reviews though overall. If you do want to follow me though, you can find my page here:

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Literary Holiday…Personal Style!

I really love the website “Book Riot”. I think that they have amazing ideas and topics and they are one of the main site I go to for inspiration and to get ideas about what to write about. Sometimes they also have great ideas for gifts and which sites are good to get gifts. I’m not going to lie, sometimes I just enjoy to shop, sometimes I actually can’t stand it.

So once again they have produced this beautiful article, written by Kristen McQuinn as a guest post and I love her idea.

A Year of Literary Holidays (Book Riot)

The quick run down of this article is that Kristen McQuinn has “made up” her own Literary holidays to celebrate and some of them are fantastic ideas and I would probably be following suit. I also feel like, this is just me personally, when I give an actual day to something, I tend to be more dedicated to it. Rather than trying to get around to reading something.

A couple of my favourites from her article are:

January 18 – 19: She will either read stories from Winnie the Pooh, with her daughter and she also has a “Poe Day” when she reads poetry and drinks Absinthe.

June 14: I mainly liked her day for this “Caldecott Medal” and she and her daughter will pick a book from the list, go out and have some lunch or ice cream and then go to the book store.

She has so many good ideas! I am really tempted to come up with some of my own…What about you readers? Do you have any of your own literary holidays? Is the article tempting enough to make some of your own?

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As I mentioned before it is my birthday today and I can even give you a guess of my age. I’ll give you a guess with a posting from my favourite author “Paulo Coelho”.

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There is some great advice in here and being of this age, I can agree that a lot of these have come up for me over the last year. Even the not being in an office job for the rest of my life.

 

This or That? #33

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This or That #33

Getting to choose the cast the movie for a book of your choice

OR

Rewriting a book of your choice

Oh I LOVE this question so much! In High School one of our Year 12 (last year of high school) was to rewrite the ending of a book and I choose Agatha Christies “Murder on the Orient” and it was really difficult but so much fun.

Personally though, I would really love to get to choose the cast the movie for a book of my choice. This is mainly because in my head I have done that so many times with a lot of the books that I’ve read. Especially after the ‘disaster’ that was the movie adaptation of Jodi Picoults “My Sisters Keeper” (although a lot of that was because they rewrote so much).

Share Your World … Week 50

Oh wow! How close to the end are we!

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Favorite thing to photograph? Write? Or Cook?

If you took my phone you would think I am totally a crazy “Dog” lady … I love taking photos of my “puppy” (she is like 9 years old)…She is just the cutest!

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Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing? 

I did love swinging in swings as child, it was the closest to a thrill that I was willingly to get. Especially when you get to that really high point before you go spinning around.

What has surprised you about blogging?

Honestly how I am still doing it!lol … I’ve kept journals and diaries and I usually am good for a month, and then it just stops. I actually feel really bad if I go a couple of days without making a post and then my head goes into overdrive and tries to scramble to think of something to write about.

List at least five favorite desserts.

  1. Jelly, or pretty much anything with jelly in it.