Have a Wonderful Merry Christmas

Lulu wishes you all a Merry Xmas

Can you believe it? I know I can’t. In fact wasn’t it summer just a few weeks ago? I don’t know about you but this year has just flown by in a blink of an eye. There have been so many changes in my life this year, most of the events were unexpected, but something deep inside me tells me that I’m on the right track.

You see, the thing with writing is you just never know where it will take you. It’s a gamble we take (and we know there’s that 50-50 chance) yet we don’t let that stop us. I think that’s what makes us writers.

We don’t give up.

So with that in mind, that as writer’s we as just plain awesome, I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Till next time,

Eva

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My Liebster Blog

 

Upon receiving your Liebster award, you should:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.

3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.

4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed. (some say just 3 or more blogs of less than 200 followers each)

5. Let them know they have been chosen, by leaving a comment at their blog.

 

I know I’m weeks late but I want to thank Jackie for nominating for this award. She is a very creative writer with many ideas ready to be process. Her blog has variety and is not boring at all (trust me on this!). Her writing voice is unique and she’ll absorb you into her world right away. Jackie is worth checking out.

Well, I’m still trying to find great blogs to follow so for now I want to nominate the following bloggers:

The Short and the Long of it was one of the first blogs that came to mind. Neek creates stories out of three words giving by a reader. Her work is different every time. I would say this is a great blog for those who love to read original work by talented individuals.

suehealy is a blog that focuses on grammar. She always has something new. Well I say new since we might have forgotten some of it after we finished school. It happens. Her explanations are easy to understand and this is definitely a helpful blog for all writers.

 

Like I said, I’m getting into the habit of WordPress and haven’t been able to explore it to its fullest. I know that there are some great bloggers out there and I hope to follow them soon.

 

Till next time,

Eva


Try it Once. Try it Twice. Third Time’s the Charm

The Little Engine That Could

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Okay, so when I first started working and was able to begin purchasing Christmas gifts I had no clue on how to wrap them. In fact, I actually paid someone to do it for me and the way they did it was just AMAZING! I wanted to do that myself one day.

I tried once after that.

… I moved on to gift bags.

Well they just didn’t come out as pretty and I was upset. And just like with writing, you must practice until you get somewhere. So after many wrapping papers and one or two years later I’m finally getting somewhere.

Personally I think the only great talent I have is writing (yeah, I’m being pompous right now) but I want to be able to wrap pretty presents; make them stand out from the rest.

They aren’t the best but I think it’s just the beginning of my awesome wrapping skills:


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It might not look as much but believe me this is pretty good in my book. I’m actually looking forward to next year and see how much more I’ve improved.

Who knows, I might try scrapbooking next. After all, it is a hobby I want to try too.

Till next time,

Eva

Death Comes to Pemberley PT. I

Recently I’ve been on a book slump. You know, have plenty to read but haven’t open at least one. My reason? I haven’t finish a novella I was reading. Truth be told really, I just haven’t been in the mood to read it. I think it is because I left the book when I had to finish school earlier this year. I mean, I’ve been trying to finish but the spark is not there. You know what I mean?

Well, I was browsing NPR’s website and they had an interview with P.D. James, a mystery writer (does it ring a bell?). I read an excerpt and even downloaded a chapter for my Nook. And you know what?

I was hooked.

Death Comes to Pemberley continues were Jane Austin left off. Yeah, I understand many may be against it, but for us who love mystery and Pride and Prejudice this book just create a different experience. What I love so far is that P.D. James has tried using Jane Austin’s style in this novel and so far it’s working.  She has opened the door into their world and we have come to see the many new adventures.

So far I’ve read the prologue and chapter one but I know I would recommend it. I also say this will be a great gift for book lovers.

My rating: 4/5

I’ll continue on reading and hopefully share my opinion as well. For all we know, I might change my mind later on.

Till next time,

Eva

What Keeps Me Going as a Writer

Credit: IMDB

                                        “I drink the wine of aspiration and the drug of illusion.                                 Thus I am never dull.” ~John Galsworthy

As a writer there are times when we don’t write. We avoid it. We don’t feel inspire. We come to have self-doubt and insecurities.

In other words, we are at a lost.

This of course is common but how we deal with it is what’s important. For example, there are writers who read scripts written by their favorite screenwriters. Others read an author’s biography (to find a connection). And some love to go back to their favorite quotes. These are all aspirations we rely on.

Personally I always go back to Julie and Julia. Since the first time I watched it I knew it was the movie for me. I was able to connect. Julie and Julia’s struggles and frustrations seemed familiar. Their determination gave me hope. The fact that they didn’t give up keeps me going.

I believe that as writers we need that one thing we can go back to to say, “Hey, don’t give up. See, you can do it” It doesn’t matter what it is(or how childish it might look to others); let that be that one thing you can rely on.

We all need inspiration.

After all, isn’t that what writing is about? So if you don’t have that one thing that keeps you going find one. And if you do, hold it tight and don’t let it go.

Till next time,

Eva