Morning all and happy first Monday after the time change, woohoo! I’m so happy about this development, bright mornings and evenings… I love you.
Since last we spoke I’ve passed the 66,000 word mark in my novel, divided it into 32 chapters and finished with the first 13. I’m making my way through from start to finish forcing myself to fill gaps as I go. Once I finish with a chapter I don’t go back so this means the first 13 chapters of the first draft are done, finito. 13 done 19 to go…
In other news I’ve been seriously considering shutting down the blog and blog fb page this past week. I think it happens all bloggers at one time or another. It just goes with the territory but here I am, still blogging for now at least.
I’ve been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award. It’s not a real award rather a fun blogging version of receiving a chain letter which tells you that someone is reading your ramblings.
There are a few rules associated with The Versatile Blogger award. These are:
So first things first, thank you Wonderful Wagon for the nomination.
Seven random things about me…well let’s see now
1. I broke a mans hand in Morocco
Whaaat? I know, but it wasn’t on purpose…
I was getting out of a taxi in a busy street in Tetuoan. The car was swamped with people. I closed the door as you do, not realising a man had put his hand in the jam of the door while chatting the driver. I soon found out though. We wanted to get the taxi to bring him to a doctor but he refused, he wanted money so that’s what we gave him.
2. I’ve crossed the Alps and the Atlas mountains
Both were incredible, one covered with snow and the other with low lying clouds, red sky, orange ground, both a bit frightening, both ethereal.
3. I have a flair for semiotics and linguistics. I had a module in these as part of a Communications course years ago. I couldn’t explain a thing about it but was top of the class and still have an interest.
Semiotics is the study of meaning-making. This includes the study of signs and sign processes, indication, designation, likeness, analogy, metaphor, symbolism, signification, and communication
Linguistics is the scientific study of language
4. In spite of this flair for language that also extends to spelling and reading/translating languages I don’t speak, I can’t say ‘vocabulary’. It’s a mental block or something.
5. I don’t know what jealously feels like. I don’t understand or know what it feels like but have every other emotion on speed dial to make up for it.
5. I was never popular with the boys but my Dad used to say ‘they’ll get sense yet’ Thanks Dad : )
6. I was sick a fair bit as a child and in and out of hospital. It wasn’t nice but way better than school.
7. I lived a bohemian life one summer in Athens, Greece. I was there on a modelling contract with two other Irish girls in serviced apartments. We shared the building with other models from around the world plus a great smattering of refugees, prostitutes and artists. The shared tv area in reception was a colourful place.
We spent our days in the baking hot city going from one casting audition to the next, lost mainly, our nights at glamourous parties and our weekends in the country or by the sea at the homes of our agents. We did no washing, cooking or cleaning. We never paid to go anywhere, every club, every drink was free to us as models. The other two girls had summer romances, not me, I was much too wary of the men but I loved the place and people, and the food. I considered staying (one of the girls did) but I came home and went to college.
I lost touch with the people over time, days bfb, before facebook. I often wonder how they’re faring now since the economic downturn especially our agent Yiannis, one of the nicest people I ever met.
That was fun, I could have kept going but without further ado my nominations for a versatile blogger award are as follows. Click the names to visit each one. Have a great week : )