Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The Power of Four

Doris O'Connor tagged me in this fun post, which is basically four things on various topics that you may not know about me.

So, here goes: Okay I may have bent the rules slightly on a couple of these?!

Four places I have worked:

Mount Ruapehu, NZ (Cafe tart)
Real Estate Offices, NZ (Receptionist)
The Parrot Pub, Surrey, UK (Bar wench/waitress)
Early Childhood Teacher, NZ (Scary huh!)

Four movies I could watch again and again:

Harry Potter & The Philosophers Stone (all of them actually but this one is special!)
Lord of the Rings (All of them again-extended editions with all the extras)

Fast Five (YUM!)

Four TV Shows I watch:

Once Upon A Time
Hawaii Five-0
NCIS: (Original & LA)
Psych (like how I snuck in 5 shows ;))

Four Authors I enjoy:

JK Rowling

Agatha Christie
Serenity Woods
Stephanie Meyers (So shoot me I liked them!)

Four Places I have travelled to:

Isle of Wight
Disneyland, LA

Four websites I visit daily:

Breathless Press

Four favourite foods:

Whittakers chocolate
Beef mince and vege on toast YUM!

Four places I'd rather be:

On the beach
On the beach in the Islands(Samoa, Rarotonga, Fiji, Vanuatu I'm not fussy?!)
On the beach in the Islands with friends and family
On the beach in the Islands with friends and family AND a truckload of seafood!

Four people I want to tag:

Juanita Kees
Melissa Lockhart
Stace McSweeney
Aimee Duffy

This is just a bit of fun, but if you've been tagged, please make your own list and link back to me. Can't wait to see what you come up with :-) X M

Thursday, 17 May 2012

The BIG day!

Wow, here we are finally. About a year and a half ago I decided I'd give writing a go, to create a little time for myself. I had no idea what I was doing, no idea about conflict, layout, showing NOT telling, pov, my punctuation is still dodgy as hell. It was all a mystery to me, I just wrote. Then while lurking on the eharlequin boards I found Kiwibird (aka Faye/Serenity), she very kindly offered to have a look at my story. And what a great introduction to the craft of writing Faye gave me. She was funny, thoughtful and offered great advice, and most of all she gave me the confidence to carry on. Thanks again Faye :)

 I think I was lucky as I had no preconceived notions on writing, and I just did what felt natural. I'll never be perfect but I hope to keep improving. I'm also glad I had the opportunity to meet such wonderful people through competitions like Mills and Boon New Voices, and I've had such amazing support from my friends and family, I know not everyone has that. Thanks guys, you've been great.

 So tomorrow is the day the world can see what/how I write. It's scary and exhilarating in equal measures. I'm not worried if people don't like it, you can't please everyone, but my fingers are crossed that some people will like it, and when another comes out they'll try that too. Wish me luck.