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31 August 2008

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new story

So I guess I was wrong. I've started a new story with all new characters and I like this story and these characters and I think this one has a lot more potential. I didn't write or even work on it yesterday because I was so sick it took all my energy to roll over in bed. I'm working on a bit of a character outline and then I'll get to writing some more. I've written a few pages so far but the outline is what will take up a lot of time in the beginning anyway. It's still based in Cardiff, so research is already done although I'd like to look at different places to use in this one because I don't want these characters to step into the shoes of the previous characters. The stories are not interchangable that way. I am thinking of including a couple minor characters from the other story though and that way the stories are linked. I don't know if that sounds right or not.

14 August 2008

Girls Aloud & Sugababes

So in my research for my book I started researching popular UK music and somehow I got sucked into listening to some of the stuff that I swore I would never be caught dead listening to such as girl pop bands. I got sucked into it honestly. I have always loved the song Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus and then I found out Girls Aloud did their own version and I can't get enough of it. Then I found the Sugababes and they have this song called About you now. It gets stuck in my head and I find myself humming it when I have not heard it for days.

Then yesterday Perez Hilton posted this song by the Veronicas called Take me on the floor and I can't get enough of it.

Also, I have this story in my head now that has nothing to do with my book, totally different characters and I think it's a short story so I think that's going to come first.

03 August 2008


It's 9:30 on Sunday morning and I'm up for work. I work 8-4 and all I want is to crawl back in bed.

So updates all around..starting with my book. I have some new ideas that I'm trying to figure out how to make work into the timeline, some more research I need to do in order to make these changes and then I need to redo the layout of it all and probably cut some things out. I can only imagine that when an author gets their book into the hands of the publisher and it's already printed and out in peoples hands that they find things they should have tweaked or should have left in. The creative process is enough to make one nutters.

On a personal front, I am really going to start kicking butt this week on diet and exercise. I've already noticed I'm not snacking much. I plan to be a vegetarian after my birthday but I'm already shying away from meat. I have some vegetarian recipes I'd like to try out and I love the Morningstar Farms Spicy Bean burger. I've decided to workout 3 or 4 days a week and on Fridays I'll do one of those workouts plus water aerobics.