Weird and wonderful.

I was looking for something a bit different for this morning and I’ve found it. There’s some beautiful and weird places here. See what you think.

I hope to be back on here, later on…when I’ve got life under control! It’s not going to happen.

It’s a new year, fresh start and all that.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great start to your week.

Until later on.

Moon madness.

New Image full moonI just had to share this picture with you . Last night’s moon…if it isn’t full; although my bonkers behaviour would indicate that it is not that far off.

I must have taken masses of pictures of the full moon , over the years. Her pretty face has always, always been just a blur.

Last night I caught her face. Hooray!

So, I start my Sunday morning off, happy. Simple things, please simple minds and all of that!

Thanks for taking the time to call by and have a happy Sunday.

Until the next moon madness time.

A work of fiction.

 

Photo Credit: wifflegif.com

Photo Credit: wifflegif.com

I’m struggling a bit today; and no it’s not because of the sherry and more sherry consumed last night. Hubby and I were on a night out, with my sister and her hubby, in our local pub.

My dilemma is to find the right words for this post. It’s rare for me to be stuck for words, but I want to talk about fiction writing and that’s not something I’m very good at. But, this year I hope to move things on in that direction. This isn’t a new year resolution as such, nor a goal…because as we’ve discovered already, my slap happy disposition makes those things a no go. My aim is to gradually include more fiction in this blog. As and when I gain the confidence to post my attempts!

That leads me back to my dilemma…ideas for my fiction. We are constantly reminded that there is no copyright  on ideas and John Updike encourages us to ‘steal’ structures for our words.

But, of course we then have to completely change and re-work the ideas to make the plot and story our own: and so we’re not guilty of plagiarism.

So, this year there will a lot of mind mapping going on, as I try to overcome the next obstacle in my writing career. Because I also want to add published fiction writer to my writing cv as well.

Wish me luck! I’m going to need it.

I could use all the help I can get and a good kick up the bottom; to kick-start me. Remember the Christmas ghost story that I threatened? The first draft was  written…and then I convinced myself that it was rubbish and I lost my nerve! This year I need to find that nerve for my fiction writing…I don’t know where I left my it? But, I need to find it pretty sharpish.

I’ve got oodles of it for my non-fiction…I just write it and send it. If it doesn’t make the mark…I just move on.But, then I have been published in that area and there’s the thing. I know I can do it, if I put my sensible head on, follow my brief and research.

For some reason I’m a bit too precious about non-fiction. Maybe it’s because it’s a bit more personal. Are my ideas too out there and will anyone be able to understand them?  Does your choice of subject matter in fiction say something about you, as a person? Do you open yourself up to criticism more, in fiction?

  •  If you write, which do you prefer to pen…fiction, or non-fiction?
  • How did you feel, when you first published your fiction on your blog, or showed your work to someone to read?
  • Do you have any tips for us timid, fiction writer virgins?

Thanks for dropping by and have a brilliant Saturday. I’m off to wash for England, play catch up with my blog comments and likes and indulge myself on your lovely blogs. I’m suffering withdrawal symptoms, because I haven’t been able to visit for a while. I feel a cup of tea and a good read coming on. LOL!

Until the next time.

 

 

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?

Something a bit different this morning. Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? I do. I think we also have a certain amount of influence in our destiny; but sometimes things have just got to happen.

We meet people and they play major roles in our lives and teach us lessons. They may not even be a part of our lives; we may just be inspired by them, to such a degree, that we feel compelled to make changes to our lives.

I’m fascinated by how our individual lives are intertwined and connected.

So, what do you think? Do you believe in things happening for a reason? Or maybe you think that is rubbish and that it’s all random? Feel free to comment. I don’t bite…much!

Thanks for dropping by this morning and have a great Friday.

We have family visiting and staying today, so if I go quiet you know why. I hope to be  back on here and blogging my usual rubbish over the weekend though.

Until the next time.

Greyhound posting: new year…what’s that?

PicsArt_10_12_2014 10_53_56Hello and apparently we are now in a new year…whatever that is.

The zombie is sloshed on bucks fizz and is going to attempt to do the ironing that she gave up on last night, on account of being sloshed on sherry. I don’t hold out much hope for the ironing. And is it wise of her to attempt it when sloshed?

Oh, the music is going on and it’s trying to sing along to the pretty tunes. I can hear you laughing…go ahead and laugh…I’m laughing too. Although I will be needing some ear plugs soon. It likes to listen to music, whilst it irons.

I don’t know why you humans bother with clothes…you should go au natural, like me. There again if the zombie went au natural it would be scary for the children.

So, everyone’s talking about a new year. Well, I can’t see any difference, myself. The sky looks the same, the rain looks the same. My food bowl is still in the same place and the zombie still has a headache every single day. The grass looks the same and when I meet my doggy friends, we still stiff each others bottoms, which smell the same, as always.

What difference will a new year make? Oh well, if it keeps you humans happy and occupied with your so-called new year resolutions.

The zombie has one of those…to not be as zombiefied, this year. So this morning, did it jump out of bed and do cartwheels around the bedroom? No, it looked like death, as usual. It gradually came around after drinking a bucket of black coffee.

I’m going now, I need to supervise this ironing thing. There’s too much singing going on and it’s out of tune and awful. It’s rolling around on the kitchen floor. That won’t get my dog coat ironed…will it?

Thanks for dropping by darlings and I won’t wish you a happy New Year, because it’s the same old thing. Enjoy your evening…which is more than I will. Oh dear god…what a noise it’s making!

Until the next greyhound time.

Writer’s Quote Wednesday.

 

writers-quote-wed-2015_thumb1It’s fast approaching a new year and Colleen has given us a new look badge for her Writer’s Quote Wednesday.

I’m liking it!

So, without further ado here is my offering for a new year.

 

'You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.' 
 Ray Bradbury.
Photo credit: gifmansion.com

Photo credit: gifmansion.com

Sounds like damn good advice to me.

Please head over to http://silverthreading.com/2014/12/31/writers-quote-wednesday-2015-1-a-silver-quote/ to read Colleen’s quote and all of the other inspiring quotes. Or, you could join in…you’ll find all of the necessary information on the above pingback.

Here’s hoping that 2015 is a fabulous year for you all. Thanks for visiting and have a good New Year’s Eve.x

I’m off to celebrate, by working my way through a monster pile of ironing…with a glass of wine in hand. I’ll be lucky if I get a pillow case ironed!I’m a lucky girl I am!

Until the next time.