Busy Week!


Blimey. I knew, at the start of the week, that this would be a busy post, but I had no idea how much so! It’s all slightly crazy around here.

Good Things!
#goodthingsjar2013 from augustI know it’s September 6, but apparently my brain couldn’t cope with the usual first of the month post. Meh, it happens. Consider this, the catch up on the Good Things Jar. Yes, the jar is still going strong and I’m thoroughly pleased with what I’ve been able to add. I’m less pleased at how much I’m struggling to find different coloured paper to use though (you wouldn’t think that was hard!).

Anyway. This is how the jar looks now (yes there are a few September slips in there, so sue me!). August was a great month! Lot’s of reading, lots of outings, decisions to go back to LARP and writing goals. The Write Feeling is now signed off the New Enterprise scheme, meaning I can branch out and do more and more for myself to find work. I have a lot to be happy about.

Twerking
I’m English (British if I don’t want to upset my dad) so I miss out on some of the slang from across the water. I don’t go chasing it because all of my writing also takes place in the UK, so it’s not always relevant. Maybe that’s why I missed this word. Who knows?

What I do know, is that my first exposure to the word ‘twerking’ and what it actually means has been stamped on my brain so violently that I doubt I’ll ever recover.

I’ve never been a big fan of the Disney child stars. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake aside, I’ve just never been interested. But Miley Cyrus? What a freakin’ joke!

Poor girl. 😦 Either her agent/producers secretly hate her and want her to be a laughing-stock, or she’s got enough of a ‘tude that she convinced them to let her do that ridiculous act at the VMAs. Either way, her ‘twerk’ disturbed me. But… at least I know what it is now. Yey…?

Goals
These are going very well indeed. By Wednesday I was half way through and now I only have one item to go from Monday’s list. Not sure how I’ll manage with that, but I’ll give you an update on that when the time comes. No need to spoil the surprise. :p

Letters and Magazine Articles
I did it again! So happy! I know it’s just a letter, but that just-a-letter is my name in a magazine. Again. Third time now. ^_^ It’s going a long way towards boosting my confidence and assuring me that I do have something to say that people want to read.

Better than that, I received my copy of We Are Family magazine last week (I totally forgot to share, sorry). The article I pitched in June has now been printed and is being read by the masses. *fans self* I wish it had my byline on, but alas, no. Ho hum; at least I know I wrote the piece!

Even More News
Yes, some of that too. But, since Raven refuses to share a page with me, she’ll have to tell you herself. I’m sure she won’t mind.

And don’t forget, I’m still running that competition. The easiest entry in the world! Just leave a comment on the blog on posts made up to September 26 and for each comment your name will go into the draw to win one of four free copies of my upcoming ebook; ‘Meeting Each Other: Vicki & Lara’.

Go on. ^_^ You know you wanna!
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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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