Tuesday, 29 May 2012

I Think I'm the Worst at Blogging

Everyone, I'm really sorry - I do realise that I've been neglecting this blog in a big way. My only excuse is that I've been in 'cave mode' lately. It's what happens when I'm really into writing a book. I submerge myself so fully into it that everything else kind of fades, unless it's my kids as no one on Earth could truly escape them. Then I was abruptly pulled out of 'cave mode' to go shopping and to then begin packing for our upcoming holiday (we're leaving this weekend). I've done my best to keep up with e-mails and any messages from Goodreads while dividing the rest of my time between Dante's book, packing, shushing my children, and dealing with some other stuff which would fill the blog entry so I won't bore you with it, but it's meant that this blog has suffered. So sorry.

Hope you're all okay. Me...Meh. You know, I've come to the conclusion that someone somewhere has a voodoo doll that looks like me and is just taking the piss with it. Every time I'm about to go on holiday, I catch the flu or a chest infection or a stomach bug or something and I'm then ill while I'm there. This year, I have a hematoma in my leg, which is just a fancy word for a bloodcot that's under the skin and surrounded by a huge ugly bruise. Nothing serious, but it's sore, and it's annoying to be walking around with a big freakin lump on my leg. The lump doesn't even have the decency to look like a normal lump. No, it's bumpy like three all joined together. And how did I injure myself? I stood on a table for balance, and my leg went right through it. I wouldn't mind but I weigh 8 stone (I've got a small frame) so it's hardly like I'm much of a strain. Seriously, whoever's out there with the voodoo doll, give me a break please!

To all of you who've been sending me messages and emails with new authors and great books, thank you! I'll now have stuff to read while I'm on holiday. Coming away from Dante's book for two weeks is going to kill me, but doing the 'cave mode' thing on holiday won't be fair to the kids so...

Anyway, time to head back to the cave. Once again, so sorry that I'm so crap at blogging. Take care!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

10 Things I Did Today

1) Wrote another chapter of Dante's story and fell in love with him a little bit more. He's a cocky ass but an adorable one.

2) Told my daughter she was such a good girl for eating all her dinner

3) Told my daughter she was such a naughty girl for trying to paint the table and floor with her juice

4) Had the most unrelaxing bath ever because my dog and the dog nextdoor decided to have a barking match. My dog won. Then he managed, once again, to get out of his pen. We still haven't figured out how the clever sod is doing it.

5) Used reverse psychology in an attempt to get my son to tidy his room. It didn't work. I'll try again tomorrow. It probably won't work then either.

6) Watched The Neverending Story for the millionth time with my kids and again found myself wondering what happened to the kid who played Atreyu. I don't think I've ever seen him in anything else. I'm pretty sure he won an award for his performance but then...nothing. Or was there something?

7) Frowned as my daughter re-enacted the part in The Neverending Story where the horse, Artax, died. Now, maybe it was just me, but I found that scene really sad when I was a kid. Sure, on a level I knew it wasn't real but it was still sad to watch. The entire time my daughter re-enacts it, she's smiling. So, either, I was alone in the world as a kid who got upset when Artax died, or my daughter is more demonic than I thought.

8) Laughed my arse off watching Britain's Got Talent. Does anyone know why Carmen Electra is on it? I'm not saying she's not talented. It's just that, as I understood it, her particular talent lies in...well a rather blue area. I'm just not sure how that makes her a judge on what's more or less a family show. Am I just a prude?

9) Re-read my recent chapter in Dante's story while at the same time singing my daughter's odd version of Mary Had A Little Lamb (the lamb followed Mary to work resulting in her losing her job - it's from the film Baby's Day Out apparently). Now that's multi-tasking. Can you tell I love my kids to distraction yet?

10) Read a short story by Jaid Black 'Vanished' and kind of liked it - though, seriously, it's not for everyone as some might be offended by the plot. I wasn't because there's an emotional depth between the characters, but I have an unusually strong stomach according to my sister so...

Hope you all had a great day. Oh, if anyone knows any good books I'd really appreciate someone throwing a few titles my way. Thanks!