Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday Writings

Not been writing much lately, head not been in the right place, but as National Novel Writing Month starts Friday I'm thinking it might be a good way to kick start my creative writing. I did sign up for the July one, then ended up in hospital and got nothing achieved.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, NaNoWriMo, then the link will explain in more detail, but in a nutshell I am challenging myself to write 50,000 words in the month of November! The word that springs to mind is eeek!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Free-For-All

Is a few of the photos the day Joshua, Ashton and Kendal took part in a gothic wedding shoot. These are my absolute favourites :)

Thanks to Flowers by Lucy for organising the shoot and Brian and Wendy at BCDigiPhot for the amazing photos!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday Writings .....

.... this week is promoting Cherie Reich's FREE - yes, FREE!-  YA Epic Fantasy short story Magna's Plea

A princess will rise and challenge Fate.

While her father, brothers, and people fight against the Kingdom of Apentha, tenacious eighteen-year-old Princess Magna can only watch the destruction of Amora, her besieged city and kingdom. Her mother, Queen Vyvian, has refused to allow her heir to join the fray.

But Magna won't take no for an answer. She seeks out an end of the war from Prince Cyrun of Apentha, their prisoner. If she can't persuade him toward peace, then Amora may fall.

This short story prequel includes a sneak peek of
Reborn, Book One of The Fate Challenges, forthcoming May 2014.YA Epic Fantasy
The Fate Challenges #0.5
A 5500-word Short Story

Best of all, you can download this short story for free at Amazon / Nook / iTunes / Kobo / Smashwords / Goodreads and read online at Wattpad.

Cherie Reich is a speculative fiction writer living in Virginia. For more information about her work, please visit her blog and website.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday Writing

So what have I been reading lately?

Really enjoyed the Help :) Haven't seen the screen version yet, hoping when I do it's not another film that doesn't do justice to the book - like a few films we could name!
Okay - The Prince of Mist was sort of an accident. I have read two of Carlos Ruis Zafon's other novels and couldn't put them down, so thought this would be the same. Well, technically it was, I did enjoy it, but it was a children's book he had written, so very different to the other two! Still, it was enjoyable, and didn't take long to read!
This one was a charity shop find, sounded intriguing, I love a bit of a supernatural slant :) The pace was slower, but it worked. Sometimes a book is so slow to start you fall asleep before the end LOL
Finally, my little brother recommended this one. I enjoyed it from the start, although I did have trouble getting my head around all the characters and found I would have to flip back to earlier letters to remember who the person was! Definitely worth the perseverance though :)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday free-for-all

So thought I  would do an update on my relationship with this Lisfranc individual :) It's now 4 weeks since I started partial weight bearing and 14 weeks since my injury. If you need a refresher my post here explains about the injury - although if you're a follower of American Football you've probably heard of it!

So how am I doing? Well, better than the last couple of Lisfranc posts here, but there's still lots of issues that are going to be hanging around for a while.
Let's do the positives first ......
I am getting to grips with the crutches. I need two if I go out but can manage with one if it's getting about the house.
And getting out is bliss! But tiring. So I am appreciating the little things that we all take for granted. Like shopping. And baking.And carrying a cup of tea from the kitchen to the front room! Relish those little things, you don't appreciate how important they are.
The scars look good to the amateur (yes,me!)
I managed to get in the hot tub!

Now onto the negatives!
The frustration of others attitudes. My favourite is 'Oh, you're still in the cast?' I have to bite my tongue when what I really want to say is "Oh, I don't need it, I just think it's eye-catching and makes for a good sympathy vote!" I mean, FFS, who would choose to still be hopping around after 14 weeks?!
Really bad blisters on my hands which are just beginning to heal - photo shows healing :)
Still getting those electric shocks - which I know means the nerves are healing - but doesn't mean I don't jump through my skin when it happens!
Tiredness. I find I can do one task, but that's it. I cancelled a teaching interview this week as I know I couldn't cope yet. And temping at nurseries is still months away. I looked at a part-time job which was butt-based but as Jeff pointed out how the hell would I get there? Not as if I can go out tomorrow and buy an automatic! Although I think in the long term that's what I shall be driving.
Still not driving, so having to rely on others - I hate being reliant on anybody!
Burnt my arm on the oven as I bent down to get something out and temporarily forgot that my ankle doesn't bend at the moment!
Still not slept right through since the accident - yawn!
So that burn meant no sauna as it would heat my skin and anyone that's had a burn will tell you heating a burn means it feels like it's burning all over again. And no steam room as I needed the blister to dry. Even in the hot tub I had to keep it above water, looked like I was in a permanent state of 'please sir'! Going away with a nurse and a paramedic sure took some of the fun out of the weekend LOL!

My hand isn't actually that red, think that's the photo! But you get the picture
Day after the burn
Healing slowly - if you look close you can see the healing from the micropore allergy *rolls eyes* My choices were leave it uncovered at night and knock the blister, or cover it and suffer my micropore allergy. I chose the later - decided Sudocreme for a rash was better than an infected burn!
So I suppose I am feeling better in myself on a day to day basis, but unsure of what the future is going to hold!
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Wednesday Writing ......

Is for the Cover Release of Stephen Tremp's final book in his Breakthrough Trilogy. You can find out more about the man if you clickity-click on his linky-link :)

Escalation Synopsis:
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones” - Albert Einstein

In Escalation, the final installment to Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Trilogy, a seemingly innocent discovery in Einstein-Rosen Bridges, or wormholes, becomes a Pandora’s Box—opening doors to other unexpected and unpredictable realities such as parallel universes, time/space travel, and an evil hitchhiker from another dimension.
Chase Manhattan has survived attempts on his life from numerous sources in his effort to destroy the technology. But he is far from safe. Now Chase and his comrades must not only break world renowned physicist Professor Nicholas Fischer out of prison a second time, but also smuggle him across hostile borders in Europe and the Middle East to prevent events threatening to spiral into World War III.
At stake: an end to Western civilization as we know it. The result: an epic clash where science and the supernatural take center stage, vying for mankind’s destiny. The setting is global as the world divides into an East vs. West climactic battle. The action is swift, adrenaline-charged, and non-stop. Unending twists and turns will keep the reader turning pages and wanting more.
Together, Breakthrough, Opening, and Escalation follow the lives of the unlikely participants from innocence to a coming of age through sacrifice, betrayal, passion, lust, unconditional love, and hope. Escalation will appeal to fans of modern-day science fiction, action, and horror.
Monday, October 07, 2013

Not much Monday Crafting!

Ultra-quick post as I've been away all weekend with my girlfriends having my annual Ella respite :) Will catch up on blogs later. But for now this is the sum total of what I've been making since last week - hangs head in shame ......

It's a tag for a friend, the intention is to make a few more with other quotes on - and I'm thinking Chakra related .... Don't for one minute think I didn't hear the collective sigh on my alternative therapy ramblings!........ and a bookmark, but I used specific gemstones for angels and healing ..... I know, I know, there I go again!