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Creative Chaos Award – I Got That!

24 Apr

Much to my surprise and delight on Tuesday the 17th, I was honoured to receive this (first ever in over two years blogging) award from Virginia of Poeta Officium. Scream! Eek! Huge thanks! Okay, deep breath and apologies ha!

 

Now, as always, there are rules to follow when you are given an award so here goes…..

THE RULES

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and provide a link to their blog.

The amazing Virginia – thanks!

2. Answer the 3 questions/scenarios provided

3. Pass the award on to at least 6 blogs who have recently started following you and let them know

OK. Here is my take on the questions and scenarios.

NAME 3 STRANGE THINGS YOU DO:

  • Blow dry and straighten my hair and then tie in a scruffy knot just to clean the house
  • Turn my pillow throughout the night to make it ‘fresh’
  • Eat my sandwiches REALLY quick at work so nobody can smell the salami filling (maybe the fact I have salami every day in my sandwiches should be the point here)

YOU MUST TELL WHY YOU LOOK AT THE GLASS HALF FULL AND ASK, ‘WHAT? NO COFFEE?’

  • No instant? Oh well, trip out for a large frothy cappuccino

3. YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN IN A DESOLATE PLACE. NO PHONE SERVICE, NO NEARBY SHOPS AND THE NEAREST TOWN IS 150 MILES AWAY. YOU ONLY HAVE A CHOCOLATE BAR FOR FOOD. WHAT DO YOU DO?

  • Sit staring ahead, panicking about the worst things that can happen. If it is cold, I will freeze to death, if hot, I will become dehydrated. I check my phone. I try my phone. I panic. I cry. I check my phone, I try my phone. I sit staring ahead. Unknowingly the chocolate bar has been eaten. I get out the car and start walking. eventually I arrive in the nearest town with three novels planned and bursting to be written, only to later forget them as I recall my long walk story to friends.

MY MOST RECENT FOLLOWERS

Jan Bergman

Wild Night In

Nick Rolynd

Words Form Windows

Performing The Archive

Maggie May

So yeah, I am like a little kid in a sweet shop, and yeah I get the most recent followers thing, but hey, its my award and I will make it into whatever I want! Catch you all soon!

Is there a specific bit in-between?

1 Jul

I think it is time to start examining a few things within my life. This sounds major I know, and for the purpose of this blog, it really is.

Of late, my posts have not always been related to writing. Reading very rarely comes into it. As for the bits in-between, well they tend to stray somewhat from the bits they are supposed to be in-between.

So, today I am examining what should my blog be called?

OK, so that is a very broad question. As readers of my blog, I feel that you are probably the best people to tell me on where you feel my blog is headed, and hopefully, between us, we might be able to come up with a more suitable name.

So sure, I write the posts, but without you, it isn’t a blog. I think the first place we need to begin at is what are the posts you find most enjoyable. What would you like to see more of?

By creating a more defined direction, then a title could be narrowed down.

Words that we know will categorically be avoided within the title include:

* procrastination (this word offends me on so many levels. I think it is because of some certain bloggers that like to throw the word around as if it is exclusive to them).

* muse (I don’t understand the obsession behind this, can we as ourselves not be simply inspired? Or have I just misunderstood the use of this word?)

* coffee (or anything linked to coffee. It is not exclusive to writers).

I have others I would add, but now is not the time for my top ten words that really bug me. Actually no, lets chuck gatekeepers in there for good measure. I am not even convinced an explanation is required behind that one.

So, come on then, share your thoughts. I am open to all ideas, and actually the banished words should you be ahead and have already come up with a title could be used if it was really good. Oh, I am so fickle!

Just like every other writer…I need coffee.

18 Mar

I have sat at my computer all day and I have written, absolutely nothing.

It is driving me insane. As each hour passes, I see an opportunity missed.

I know what to write, it just will not flow. The worst thing is, I know what is stopping me.

I need coffee. Let me say that a little louder, I need COFFEE!

I haven’t had a single cup today. I plan to go to the shops later, and I would have gone by now, but I am waiting for a parcel to be delivered. Apparently, it is on the van.

So I can see this post is the biggest waste of time, but at least I can say I have posted today, even if it is utter rubbish!

Fingers crossed for the caffeine hit.