It’s happening =D

I am so excited everyone!

One thing I use to do, years and years ago, that was not only fun, but encouraged my writing skills as well. I used to do online role playing!

I’ve gotten back into it! One of the people who is in my Discord book chat invited me. It took me a few days to get back into, but it has been such fun! When I first did it years ago, it was actually how I met my first official boyfriend.

It is so much, I have to imagine a character, create a back story for them. Then you have to remember to stay in character. There’s been a couple of times where I started to write, and then stopped and thought. No I don’t need to hurry this. I think it’s one of the great things to do role playing on Discord, you can kind of take your time and think of a much more descriptive thing to write. Whereas in the AOL role play room days, you were writing sentences like that…

It begins…

One of the things I asked for and got a lot of for my birthday were writing pads!

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I am talking all sizes! Large, medium, little ones that can fit in my bag, and I am already writing in them! Probably of no interest to anyone else, but myself. But who knows what future generations in my family will think! The main reason for me wanting to start writing my thought again. Was because of my Gran.

When we had to put her into the aged care home. We had to go through her house and we found all these writings and thoughts of hers. My Great-Grandfather already had done this and we’ve got some of his writings. It’s a pity that neither of them were able to put them into books. Maybe I can start thinking about it myself!

Just so you know…

You might have heard about the Queen’s Jubilee Writing List. Mainly because transphobes are outraged the Rowling success with HP means she’s the greatest writer ever! She should be on that list.

There are a LOT of writers/authors that I would have expected to be on there, that are not.

  • Terry Pratchett
  • Tolkien
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Agatha Christie

Ten books for each of the seven decades of the Queen’s reign were selected by a panel of librarians, booksellers and literature experts from readers’ recommendations spanning 31 countries.

The Big Jubilee Read includes “brilliant, beautiful and thrilling writing” in novels, anthologies of short stories and poetry published since 1952, said the organisers. They were “shared stories that define our social and cultural heritage”.

The God of Small Things to Shuggie Bain: the Queen’s jubilee book list – The Guardian

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

@harrietsherwood Mon 18 Apr 2022 22.36 AEST

Let’s see

So when I went to write this post, I didn’t actually know what to write about. You see, I have a gazillion and one thoughts running through my head. Have you ever tried catching up with your thoughts, when you have a gazillion and one running through there at Superman speed!

I am also one of those people who can do three things and nothing all at once, but that’s a story for another day.

This is why I love blogging and wanting to get back into jotting down my thoughts and writings, when I cannot blog. Blogging, I can write a post like this and you all understand where I am coming from. I can write about all the thoughts that are running through my head, and not be able to write them all down at once, and you will all understand.

Too most people, well those who do not blog. I could write a whole heap of nothing, and they wouldn’t understand, you would all still understand.

Not that I’m saying this blog post is a whole bunch of nothing. It’s actually a lot of something.

Appreciation

Understanding

Gratitude

Thoughts

Thoughtfulness

Inspired

Happy “Birthday” Louisa May Alcott

Did you know?

Alcott wrote several novels under her real name and also penned works under a pseudonym.

Her very first novel, The Inheritance—written when she was 17—wasn’t published until 150 years after she wrote it, when two researchers discovered it in a library in 1997.

Little Women is partly autobiographical. Alcott used many of the events of her own life as fodder for her writing of this and her other novels. In fact, most scholars believe that the character of Jo March closely resembles Louisa May Alcott. It is not unusual for authors to take incidents from their own lives and use them in their fiction.

Celebrate the Birthday of Louisa May Alcott Lisa Fink, 11.24.19

Louisa May Alcott grew up in the company of Ralph Waldo EmersonTheodore Parker, and Henry David Thoreau.

Louisa May Alcott died of a stroke in 1888. Her health had flagged for decades prior. It was believed that when she volunteered as a nurse after the American Civil War began. She contracted typhoid from unsanitary hospital conditions and was sent home, her health never being the same again. She would write in her journal that she frequently suffered from exhaustion, headaches, nerve issues, and digestive pain. Some modern researchers have found her ailments later in life, may have pointed to symptoms of lupus.

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Louisa-May-Alcott

Picture from Mental Floss

Crazy Times, call for early measures!

Normally, I spend the first week of December writing and sending out Christmas cards. With the sadness of this year, I really want to make the Christmas Cards special. What that’ll be, I don’t know at the moment.

However, with our postal service taking a strike for a whole week at a time, I feel like I need to get a quick start on them! Especially for those overseas!

Cannot stress this enough!

Just because a person writes children’s books, (or children’s books that adults secretly read) does not make them an automatically a good person. You all are aware of this, right? Although I am going to mention Rolf Harris, I am directing it at another child’s author. A author who transphobes are trying to use that as justification, as why she can’t possibly be a bad person.

I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot this year…It doesn’t matter if you’re a sci-fi writer, a romance writer, a crime writer, a children’s writer, a non-fiction writer…The writing, the book, does not make a person good or bad. A person is just bad or good.

Rowling, fantastic, that she got both children and adults (even though I always have…Yes, I’m gloating,lol) to read again…Stiiiiiiiiiill a bigot,lol. Just like Rolf Harris got people, children, into reading and being creative…Stiiiiiiiiill a pedophile.

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30 Day writing challenge … Day 30

30. Your highs and lows for the month

  • Low – The day I felt abandoned by everyone, that was a hard day. I haven’t honestly felt that low, since I think I was really harshly cyber bullied. That was in my early 20’s!
  • High – When they had to cancel the party. But then that even got weirder,lol. They only cancelled with certain people. Mainly the people who had made the cake, and made all the food for their party…What???lol Which was all their best friends,lol
  • Low – Not hearing back about anything from a job I applied for, and was really excited about!
  • High – Getting asked back to work where I was working. Even though we were treated badly by management, I love my co-workers.
  • Low – My partners bad panic attacks. I hated to see him cry over things he can’t control.
  • High – He finally understands what I’ve been going through. He also said “Since I’ve met you I don’t feel alone” and that made me cry,lol.
  • High – Getting a little extra money from the Government, has allowed me too buy Christmas presents. So even if something happens around Christmas, at least I know I’ve got some presents to give.

If you would like to particpate in this 30 Day Writing Challenge…Please head over the to the lovely “Life, Entirely” wordpress blog post. While you’re there, give her a bit of a read.

30 Day writing challenge … Day 29

29. What are your goals for the next 30 days?

  • Well I want to make sure that my plants survive, and if they do. Then I am thinking of planting some flowers next. There are no flowers in my partners backyard. I was weeding, and the bees only had the flowers that were coming from the weeds, and made me sad =(
  • I am going to start researching more into my “Witch” idea more. At night, I keep having ideas about what I could do.
  • Not deleting my Instagram, but actually creating an account, that make more sense…If that makes sense?lol

30 Day writing challenge … Day 28

28. Post about five things that make you laugh out loud.

  1. Any baby animal video that’s silly, and they don’t really know how to use their feet…or in some cases, their trunks, quiet yet. I could honestly watch those all the time. Not just for the laughs, but the awwwwwwwwwww too!lol
  2. A good comedy show. Unfortunately, there are not too many that are not too many modern ones that I can think off the top of my head. I watch a lot of older comedies. Like Golden Girls, Fraiser, Black Adder, Would I lie to you?. The only real modern one I can think of is “Whose Line Is It Anyway” with Aisha Tyler. I will still watch Friends or Will and Grace, I don’t know though. I find the odd episode funny, but I’ve started to see a lot of problems with Friends, especially with Phoebe and Ross. Considering that Rachel was supposed to be the most “spoiled”. I think she may have been the most open-minded one.
  3. Whenever the cat gets “stuck” on the window. I’ll post a picture below, with what I mean.
  4. Too be honest. I’m having a hard time thinking of things that make me laugh out loud at the moment,lol. Although people like my partner, friends and family do. They also annoy me,lol.