Friday, October 28, 2011

ROAD TRIP

Last week my family and I went to Struisbaai to attend my cousins wedding. It was a three hour drive that really tested my health, as I tend to get car sick. But it was a great journey. We stayed for a few days and the wedding was just beautiful. I even got in touch with some of my cousins I had not been in contact with for a while. It was nice to catch up again. Thank you guys.

While we were there we took a drive to Cape Agulhas, the most southern point of the Africa continent. I even took pictures for you guys.

Enjoy!

Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas

The most southern point in Africa
(Cape Agulhas)

Struisbaai

Struisbaai

Struisbaai

Monday, October 24, 2011

ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD

I have been out of town for a few days and guess what I find when I come back? My blog has won another award. Yay!

So here it is:




And like all awards it comes with rules. So…


1. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.

Thank you so much Bailey (http://overyonderlit.blogspot.com). I am really grateful.


2. Pass the award on to 15 other bloggers and here they are.

(Bob) http://bobscotney.blogspot.com

(Better is possible) http://clpcs-betterispossible.blogspot.com

(Carole) http://caroleannecarr.blogspot.com

(Renee) http://reneesilvana.blogspot.com

(The golden Eagle) http://thegoldeneaglesblog.blogspot.com

(Heather) http://hmgardner.blogspot.com

(Tonja) http://tonjasmusings.blogspot.com

(Lea) http://wantonredheadwriting.blogspot.com

(Reina) http://reina2000.blogspot.com

(Donna) http://donna-realworldwriting.blogspot.com/

(John) http://writepirate.blogspot.com

(Melissa) http://fictiontoolbox.blogspot.com

(Judie) http://judiequayle.blogspot.com/

(Nancy) http://introverted-writer.blogspot.com/

(Tasha) http://tashaseegmiller.blogspot.com/



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

IT DOES GET EASIER

I have officially 33 rejection letters behind my name. I got one this morning and you know what? I didn't fall apart or anything. I just took the rejection in my stride and thought about what I could do to change my luck.

So it does get better after a while or at least for me it does.

My latest rejection letter mentioned that there was nothing in my query that made her feel that my paranormal romance novel was different from all the others out there at the moment. So perhaps I should write for a different market. But that is just a thought.

Hope everyone is still doing well.



Monday, October 10, 2011

A LITTLE TASTE OF ADVENTURE

Last week I accompanied my two sisters to Cape Town. It is just about 50 minutes away from my small town by car, but what made it really awesome was the fact that I took the public train for the first time in my entire life.

My oldest sister commutes by train to Cape Town for work every single day. I got a little taste of what her life is like and it was amazing, scary, but amazing. If she wasn't with me though I wouldn't know which train to take when. I know most of you are thinking that I am weird for never having been on a train, but people have always told me scary stories about riding the train and so I never tried. I am glad I did though. I will definitely cut my sister a bit more slack now that I know what she has to go through every day.

My other sister took me out on the town and I saw Cape Town like I never saw it before. It is a very beautiful and lively city and if you want that constant movement around you then it is perfect for you. It was a bit overwhelming for me, because personally I can't handle too many people around me, but it was a fantastic experience. I can see why so many people prefer city life. In the end though, I guess I am just a small town girl at heart.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

THAT IS WHY

I took a look at my posts from last year and I used a lot of pictures in my posts. But I stopped doing that when I found out that it is illegal to use pictures from Google on your blog, unless it is a free picture.

I didn't know that then and that is why I had to remove them all. So if you guys read an old post and see no pictures, you now know why. But there are great websites out there who do have free pictures and clip art which I am using now.

All you have to do is type in free pictures into Google search and you are set. I personally haven't found one website I would recommend yet, this whole free picture thing is still new to me, just saying.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A BIT OF NEWS

I just want to thank Melissa Sugar at http://fictiontoolbox.blogspot.com for being my 100Th follower. You are awesome. Thank you. Melissa can really do with some more followers guys so please show her some support. Thanks.

Two months ago I applied for two freelance jobs. One overseas and one in South Africa. Well, last month I got offered a job by the South African company, writing articles. I immediately accepted the job. On the 4Th of October I received my first payment which made it official. I am now a Freelance Writer.

I wanted to wait till it was official first before telling you guys. I am just happy that I can now stop job hunting. I am now a full time writer, yay. I am still pursuing publication for my Paranormal Romance novel too while my freelancing job pays the bills. I am really learning so much.

My sentence structuring is improving and believe it or not it is hard work. But I get to work from the comfort of my home. So if anybody wants to pursue freelancing, it is great, but be prepared to work hard. The plus side is that you get to do that thing you love for a living, which is writing. Also be aware that the money is not so great, but I am sure things will improve in the long run.

Friday, October 7, 2011

100 FOLLOWERS!


I can not believe it! I have 100 followers! Woo! Hoo!

Thank you to all of my wonderful followers. This is a really special milestone for me.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

YOU NEED SUPPORT

I think the most important thing we need as writers/aspiring writers is support. Whether it is family, friends like fellow bloggers that know what you are going through or just a friends in general that will listen to your whining and ranting. A support base is very important because those people are the ones that stop you from hitting rock bottom. They encourage you when you feel like you can no longer go on. They believe in you when you hit a weak point and don't believe in yourself.

Thank you to all my blogger friends that always show up to encourage and advise me in the best ways to proceed. You guys are invaluable to me.