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Not enough people in this world take the time to just stop and enjoy the little things in life. To actually acknowledge that they are alive. They’re too busy existing. The fact is, life is short and things will go wrong at some point. You’ll blame a new love for something an old love did. You’ll cry because you assumed you’d always have that special someone in your life and then in the blink of an eye they’re gone. Time moves too fast, before you know it the days, weeks, years even will have come and gone. Work and everything else that you think is important to do absolutely right now can wait, life can’t. We’re all on borrowed time, going from one day to the next and to the next until Death comes a-knockin’ and asks you to join him.
So, live now, while you still can. Appreciate what you have when you have it and never take anything or anyone for granted. The little people in your life will soon grow and the things you thought were important will soon become insignificant. NOW is important, today. Grab every moment you can and enjoy it. Take the time to breathe. To be amazed at the fact that despite everything you have been through or are going through, you’re still here. You’re still ALIVE.
Take too many pictures. Laugh too much. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Never let fear stop you from doing what you want to do in life.
You only have one shot at this. Seize it. Own it. Make it yours.
Regret nothing, appreciate everything.
Dance in the rain. Watch the sunrise. Listen to the birds chirping. Count the stars. Chase the leaf blowing on the wind.
But most of all just live…. Breathe. Be silly. Be free. Be you. Do it.
Because tomorrow may be too late…..
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
21 December 2011 @ 01:55 pm

Day 03 → How do you come up with character names?

I don’t to be honest, and I’m gonna sound like a crazy person again, the characters just appear in my head. Their names, physical appearances, personalitys, etc are already there… I just have the job of bringing them to life on paper….

20 December 2011 @ 01:46 pm

Day 02 → How many char­ac­ters do you have? Do you pre­fer males or females?

In my head (even though this will make me sound like a crazy person) I have around 10 characters setting up home in there right about now. 4 are girls, 6 are boys. I don’t have a preference, girls are obviously going to be easier to write because I, myself, am a girl but I have to admit that I adore writing my boys because they’re all so different yet they seem to blend together perfectly. I love writing about all of them so I couldn’t possibly decide which sex I preferred, without them the stories wouldn’t flow properly so I guess I would say that I need to write about them all….

19 December 2011 @ 08:44 pm

Day 01 → Your favorite writ­ing project/universe, that you’ve worked with

My favourite project/universe that I’ve worked on would without a doubt have to be the ones I have been working on since I was about 17/18…. They’re pretty much centred around a teenage girl called Raven (hence the title of my blog) who, along with her older brother, Brandon,  was raised by her Dad after her Mom died when she was young. Over the years they have changed from typical romance stories to stories involving the supernatural as well as drama, romance, horror, etc…. Raven has lived inside my head for 10 years now, hopefully one day she will be inside all of yours….

19 December 2011 @ 07:33 pm

30 Day Writing Meme

Day 01 → Your favorite writ­ing project/universe that you’ve worked with.
Day 02 → How many char­ac­ters do you have? Do you pre­fer males or females?
Day 03 → How do you come up with character names?
Day 04→ Your first stories/characters.
Day 05→ By age, who are your youngest /oldest char­ac­ters?
Day 06 → Where are you most com­fort­able writ­ing?
Day 07 → Do you lis­ten to music while you write? What kind? How do you relate music to your writing?
Day 08 → What’s your favorite genre to write? To read?
Day 09 → How do you get ideas for your char­ac­ters? Describe the process of cre­at­ing them.
Day 10 → What are some really weird sit­u­a­tions your char­ac­ters have been in?
Day 11 → Who is your favorite/least favorite char­ac­ter to write?
Day 12 → In what story did you feel you did the best job of world→­build­ing?
Day 13 → What’s your favorite cul­ture to write, fic­tional or not?
Day 14 → How do you map out loca­tions, if needed?
Day 15 → A writer you admire, whether pro­fes­sional or not!
Day 16 → Do you write roman­tic rela­tion­ships? Are you good with those? Do you write sex scenes?
Day 17 → Favorite pro­tag­o­nist.
Day 18 → Favorite antag­o­nist.
Day  19 → Favorite minor that decided to shove him­self into the spot­light.
Day 20 → What are your favorite char­ac­ter inter­ac­tions to write?
Day 21 → Do any of your char­ac­ters have chil­dren? How well do you write them?
Day 22 →Tell us about one scene between your char­ac­ters that you’ve never written.
Day 23 → How long does it usu­ally take you to com­plete an entire story?
Day 24 → How will­ing are you to kill your char­ac­ters if the plot so demands it?
Day 25 → Do any of your char­ac­ters have pets? Tell us about them.
Day 26 → Do you draw your char­ac­ters? Do oth­ers draw them?
Day 27 → Do appear­ances play a big role in your sto­ries? How you go about design­ing your char­ac­ters.
Day 28 → Have you ever writ­ten a char­ac­ter with phys­i­cal or men­tal dis­abil­i­ties?
Day 29 → How often do you think about writ­ing?
Day 30 → Best source of inspiration?
21 October 2011 @ 08:06 pm
An update on my book list success so far....

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Not bad going I'd say.....
21 August 2010 @ 04:17 pm
Here you go mummies - a different kind of survey for a change - it's all about your first born! Just copy and paste it in a new note for yourself.

Let's see how much you remember!

My First Born...Collapse )
Current Mood: boredbored
05 May 2010 @ 07:43 pm
I found out I was having another baby this week, things have been a little crazy at home but we've finally reached a decision and that is... We're going to keep it :) So looks like in nine months time, there'll be another addition to my household! I never thought I'd have 3 kids, Hell, I NEVER thought I'd even have one... Guess that's Life, huh? xx
Current Mood: excitedexcited
09 April 2010 @ 08:46 pm
Just thought I'd post these to share with you guys....

My life without you is like a broken pencil, there is just no point...Collapse )
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
09 April 2010 @ 09:37 am
Woke up late, burnt my toast, girls are running riot and I don't seem to have Twittered my question to Mark Salling right :( Think I need to go outside before I blow the house up or something... It's going to be one of those days :(
Current Mood: depresseddepressed