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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Writer's Update and the Liebster Blog Award

I found a bit of time today and yesterday to just WRITE! At long last... the downsides of being a writer in your final year of high-school. 

Yesterday, I wrote a short story in practice for my literature assessment task next week. This had to be done in the style of Haruki Murakami's stories as seen in his collection after the quake, and revolve around similar themes so that it could become part of the collection. In writing this, I also conceived the idea of a new, bigger writing project which I'm actually really excited about. Moments later, the lovely Mrs Goulding came up to me with entry forms and information about a novella competition for Australian high-school aged kids. Hello opportunity! 

But then I thought about it... the deadline is December 5th and this new idea is nowhere near ready to start baking. Oh wait, I'm already working on something! KATHERINE! So guess who wrote another chapter for Katherine? I did :) And if I can finish it by the deadline and keep it between 10,000 and 20,000 words, it can go into the competition. Wew! 


In other news, I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Jessica Emily from Secrets of a little bird. Jessica posts great stuff about life as a uni student, her awesome sense of fashion, makeup tips and things about life in general. 

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The rules are:
1. Post a link to your nominator's blog with some information about him/her on your blog. 
2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 11 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. 
4. Follow your nominator. 
5. Notify the blogs you nominated.

Here are 11 things about me:
1. I am growing a slight obsession for anime. 
2. I believe that Strawberry milkshakes were one of the best ideas in the world. 
3. I want a career as a published author and someone who works in the publishing industry, hopefully an editor. 
4. System of a Down is my favourite band. 
5. I couldn't walk in high heels to save my life. 
6. When I was little, and I'm talking no older than 7, but definitely younger than that... one of my aunts who live in Canada came down to visit and gave me a blue plushy bunny. One of it's ears fell off and I used a nappy pin and a bandage to reattach it, and I still have it til this day. 
7. My favourite colour is green. 
8. My bedroom at my mum's house is green. 
9. I don't like wearing makeup much, though I do love eyeliner and nail polish. 
10. I am neither a cat nor a dog person. 
11. I make damn good chocolate truffles :D 

My 11 victims... I mean, nominees, are: 
2. Sharon
4. Giora
5. EJ
7. JeffO
8. Fiona
9. Rick

22 comments:

  1. Hey thank-you for the award!! =) and I loved reading your answers! reading "random things" about people is so much fun!!! And yay I hope Katherine (funny because that's my older sister's name! it's really pretty) gets finished and can go to the competition!! I know you'll do a great job :)

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    1. I'd meant to get online and alert people of the award sooner than this... I'm glad to see someone's on the ball :) Hahaha. Random things about people are the best (quickly scrolls up to make sure I didn't write anything embarrassing... oops.) I'm really keen to get Katherine off the ground and into this competition, thank you so much for your encouragement :)

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  2. Good for you for getting into a groove on 'Katherine'. Love your attitude-- 'hello opportunity'--words to live by!

    And thanks for the award! I have done one already, but maybe, maybe...

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    1. I'm really excited about where I'm taking Katherine so hopefully I'll be able to use this opportunity.

      I'll keep an eye out on your blog in case that "maybe" comes to life :)

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  3. Awesome Job!! Unfortunately, not all of us (unlike you) use our free time to do the things we should!!! lol Good on ya

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    1. Who said I was using 'free time' or doing 'the things [I] should'? It happened during a study period at school when I probably should have been working on my maths homework or media project... LOL :D At least I did SOMETHING productive!

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    2. OK, sooooooory!))) I guess I shouldnt give you the benefit of the doubt!!!! LOL

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  4. Thanks a mill for the award!!

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  5. Thank you Bonnee. :) I'm flattered.

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  6. Would you like to do a guest post on my blog?

    ramirezation@yahoo.com

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    1. That sounds awesome, I'd be happy to :) I'll email you in a sec.

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  7. Good luck with the novella contest. They opened a store of UGG Austraia one block from me. Nice stuff.

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    1. Lol you mean that shoe shop that sells Ugg boots?? Awesome sauce!!! :D

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    2. They opened the UGG store last year, but I didn't even know about it .. and I live 30 seconds walking from the store but on the other side of the block. Google for
      "UGG Australia launches in Toronto" to read the articles with pictures, and also view videos on YouTube.

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  8. thank you!!!!! you are so sweet! ♥

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  9. hey love your answer to number 3 and I'm sure you're going to make it happen

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    1. I'll get where I want to be one way or another! :)

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  10. Good luck with the contest - and with becoming an author! As for high heels? I'm totally with you. The only ones I can walk in are the ones with the huge, chunky heels and even then I'm a trip hazard.

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    1. Let's be honest. Some girls just were not made to walk on stilts :)

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  11. Thanks for the award! just posted it on my bloggy blog.

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    1. Awesome sauce, I'll come and check it out :)

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