Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I THINK IT IS ME

I got some really bad news a few days ago and I am feeling like my whole world has come toppling down on me. I have been holding off to tell you guys, but I have to be honest, after all, that is what blogging is about right?

Well, I got fired from my freelance writing job. Why? Well, apparently the company which I wrote for, decided to shut down their freelancing department, but I still have to do a few articles for them. Why do I call it fired? Because they used the words "we will have to let you go", which is very confusing to me. Perhaps it was the fact that I asked for a raise after working for them for 7 months at minimum wage, who knows?

I am bummed because good and reliable freelance writing jobs are rare in South Africa. The sad part is that I really loved my job. But I guess all things have to come to an end. Just when I got used to telling people that I was now a writer and no longer unemployed. People used to tell me that they were praying for me to get a job for years. Here I get one and then...Bam! I guess I will have to settle for crappy temp jobs again. After all, my degree does not allow me to do anything that allows me to earn a good income.

I don't mean to be really down, but I just feel like a giant loser right now. A loser that is still completing work for the people that fired her.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I HAVE BEEN TAGGED, YAY!

I am really excited because I have been tagged by the wonderful and very talented Melissa Sugar, over at www.fictiontoolbox.blogspot.com. Melissa is a wonderful writer and she just so happens to be a lawyer by day, as well. You guys should really check out her blog, because it is exciting and there are tons of new and happening information on there.

So the here are the rules for the Lucky 7 Meme Tag:

1. Go to page 77 of your current ms.

2. Go to line 7.

3. Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences, and post them as they're written.

4. Tag 7 other authors.

Here is mine...This is from the novel I am currently querying, Immortal: New beginning.

I jumped back at the sound of movement.

There was a door built into the wall, that looked exactly like the wall. It was camouflaged.

When the door opened I could hear the music thumping inside the club. It was so loud that I covered my ears.

At the door stood two men, both of them taller than six foot and they were heavily built. They looked at me, then at Alex and then they looked at me again.

They were frowning at us.

“She’s with me.” Alex informed them.

They nodded and stepped out of the way.


Thank you again Melissa!

Now to pass on the Lucky 7 Meme Tag...Here goes...

Heather - http://hmgardner.blogspot.com

Tonja - http://tonjasmusings.blogspot.com

Beth - http://www.bethfred.com

Annalisa - http://annalisacrawford.blogspot.com

Ryshia - http://ryshia.blogspot.com

Mish - http://www.writer-in-transit.co.za

M.J. - http://mjfifield.blogspot.com


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

DRESSING FOR SUCCESS, REALLY?

We have all heard about the saying "dress for success." Well, do any of you actually believe it? Has it really worked for you?

I have had this thought that I would like to be a more successful person. You know, the kind of woman that can go into a store and buy what she wants. One that is more than capable of being independent. One that can basically take care of herself. Now of course I was thinking if I stop walking around in jeans, t shirts and tennis shoes, maybe it could happen. Maybe if I wear a nice dress or skirts, with high heel shoes, that perhaps the universe will make something magical happen.

I know just how crazy this sounds, but that is the whole thing behind dressing for success right? Dressing for the life or job that you want. I do not see how clothes can make it all happen. Though, I am 26 years old and I have gotten many comments that I do not dress my age. Apparently I am always dressing older.

So do you dress for success?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I HATE TRICKS

Last night I had the most amazing dream. I dreamt that I had gotten a phone call from a literary agent, but, I was out running errands. My brother gave me the message and of course she asked me to return her call. In my dream everything happened so fast and was just like I had imagined everything happening. After all, who wouldn't love a dream where a literary agent loves everything you wrote?

The awful part is that I immediately ran to my inbox this morning, hoping that my dream was a premonition of sorts and then, not even a rejection letter. My inbox only had the usual spam. As if the whole querying process is not tough enough, my own mind is taunting me. I must admit, I am not feeling that confident this morning.

The Insecure Writers Support Group was created by the wonderful and talented author and blogger, Alex J. Cavanaugh. You guys can visit Alex over at http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com.


Monday, March 5, 2012

PARTY POOPER

Last year was a great blogging year for me. I made a lot of new friends, thanks to the A-Z blog hop and I really enjoyed myself a lot.

This year however, I will be sitting out on the A-Z blogging challenge. I would rather not do something halfway. But just because I am not taking part this year, does not mean that I will not be supporting all you guys. That is going to be what I am going to spend most of my blogging time on in April, cheering you guys on and giving you guys a ton of support.