• NaNoWriMo and finishing my first draft

    It’s been three days since I reached 50k. I bet my last record by a day and learned a heck of a lot from it. One plot holes make me stress like it’s nobodies business. Second, editing as you go, really does suck. How do people do it? The other HUGE thing that happened was that I FINALLY finished the first draft of my manuscript. (Technically it’s like my second for most of my novel, but shhh!) I went to visit the ever lovely Peta in Bendigo (I love going to see her and her family, I feel like I’m apart of it all!) and I pretty much used it…

  • Taking Chances

    I’ve been pondering a lot lately (also I’ve been way busy with the last crazy semester of my course.) I made the actuve decision somewhere during this year to be more active, to movs my body, to nourish it with food thats both good and try to believe and lovd in myself. If anyone who reads this knows me, they know how obsessed I am with Lorna Jane, I’m sure my friends are sick of seeing all my hash tags! I stumbled along Move. Nourish. Believe. by chance and I haven’t looked back, but my confession is that I don’t always follow this. There are times where I just can’t…

  • Emerging Writers’ Festival 2013

    So I wanted to get this done earlier but life has been so hectic and I finally have a quiet moment. I must say this years EWF was amazing! The new director and program was a hit. There were so many things that I went to that i enjoyed. I think what made it a little more fun was the fact that I was able to go these events with people I adore. Megan and Peta were my musketeers and it was a lot of fun! I think I loved the fact that we could be immersed in this literary world as a newbie. Or at least for me. I…

  • Lover Reborn

    I’ve waited years for a Tohrment’s book, he is one of my favourite characters and I was so cut when the events that happened early on in the series so much that it nearly made me want to give up thinking he’d be back. Lover Reborn is book 10 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and while many have thought that JR Ward waned a little with her books, I think people are reading them wrong, but that’s just my personal view, others will disagree but I don’t really care, but I loved it. Lover Reborn starts off right in the middle of the action and almost at the peek of…

  • Jumbled Scenes

    I just felt like i was logging into tumblr when i logged on here…wow. Everything is starting to look the same on the internet…this is not good! Fleeee! Okay rant out. I’ve been writing a bit and when i first started doing this (before I had the whole picture in my head like I do now), I used to write as scenes came to me. It was the only way that I could get anywhere and I know that I was on the right track. I thought i was crazy and it wasn’t until I went to see Tara Moss speaking about her book Hit and plucked the up the…

  • Character Interview

    So I’m showing up with a snippet from the character interview that was a part of the course work that I had to do for my writing project. I had a lot of fun writing this. It supposed to be something that was meant to be done from one characters perspective, but it seemed like the gang just wouldn’t let that happen. So here is one of the questions from their interview. I’m not sure if I’ll actually put more up but I might. 13. A tear jerker is on. How do you react if alone? How do you react if with others? Lu: I cry, regardless of whether I’m…

  • Bounce Books

      So my amazing lecture and fellow audio editor on From the Courses Mouth, came to me with an offer about an internship, which was hilariously timed, because I was about to ask her about starting the process to trying to find the perfect place to intern at. I hadn’t really had an expectations and really didn’t want to do much but learn as much as I could. Hell i didn’t even care if i didn’t do that much writing, i just wanted the chance to be able to get out there and make some contacts. Little did I know that Alice would be giving me the best opportunity i…

  • Searching for an idea

    There are things that I really dislike, one of them is thinking too hard about an idea. Ideas for stories, novels, even RP posts don’t come from me dwelling on them, in fact the more i dwell on something the more it seems to get in the way of how it should be. Some of my best pieces of writing have in fact seemed nothing above mediocre scribbles. That is until someone else gets their hands on them. One thing that will always be burned into my mind, and is completely the reason as to why i even write, is my year 12 English teacher, Mr. Beaumont (sorry Mr. B…