Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The many hats I wear.

I was thinking about my many hats. Mother, daughter, wife, sister and friend when it occurred to me that my Work life has also as many. Animal technician is my day job. Chef. Maid. Teacher. Cake decorator. Wedding planner. Graphic designer. IT fix it person, councillor and my favorite, writer. That is many hats for one head. Granted they are not all worn at once. But given that I have J1 and J2 I do wear several at a time.
Does anyone else wear many hats other than the obvious mother daughter etc ones?
This afternoon I will be carving a cake, cooking dinner, editing my WIP, completing more of my work sop, cleaning up after the kids and working out more wedding plans for my soon to be sister in law. So in one afternoon I will wear at least six hats.
My oh my I will be busy.

But that's just the way I like it.

Cheers for now.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The end hath cometh.

The dark swan series by Richelle Mead wound down to a close with the final installment, Shadow Heir.

A series I have enjoyed from the very beginning. A plethora of characters I have loved throughout came together to close out the story and quite nicely tie up the open subplots.

The writing as always was fluid and enticing. Richelle, like with her other series manages to close out the story in a way that leaves you feeling satisfied yet still wanting more. Not that there were any questions left open in the end, it is more that you love the characters so much that you want to know more about what happens in their life.

Hopefully; as it was with VA she may decide to write a spin off of this series, possibly telling the life the children have ahead of them.

Overall I was extremely please with this book and will continue to praise Richelle's novels to all who will listen.

Till next time,
Keep reading!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Whilst re-reading my WIP for the ten billionth time, I realised that, though my characters are what you would call fairies, they are in no way like the ones I grew up reading about. I think i would relate them more to the flesh eating tooth fairies in Hell Boy. Granted mine do not look like evil alien wingged things, but they do hold some of the same verrosity.
My mind then began to question how 'good' fairies really are.

Lets start with Tinkerbell, the first Fairy i read as a child. She flits into the room without invitation, sprinkles her dust on you and helps convince you to run away from home to a magical land with no parents. Not mentioning that there is crocodiles that eat you whole and a pirate that if he doesnt try to kill you will try to make you a pirate too. Now dont get me wrong, I still love Peter Pan and I do let my children J1 and J2 watch the movie Hook, but it did make me wonder is Tinkerbell good or bad?
She can be very mean such as when Peter translates for Wendy "She says you are a great [huge] ugly girl." now that to me shows that the good fairy tinkerbell is not really very nice.

The second questionable fairy i read as a child is The blue fairy from Pinocchio. Now this tricky fairy makes Pinocchio into a real boy but with a nose that will continue to grow whenever he tells a lie. This has led to many of us parents telling our children that the same will happen to them if they lie, therefore the blue fairy has incited many a parent to lie to their children. Good or bad?

I guess with all fairies there is room for interpretation into their behavior.

The tooth fairy is one such fairy I always considered to be good. But on further investigation it appears that this may not be so. She sneaks into your child's room and takes the tooth from under their pillow. Yes she leaves money in return but it's the sneaking part that is not so nice. Also you have to wonder what the hell she needs so many teeth for, is she creating a giant tooth monster? Now that would be cool.

So it seems that My characters belong to a the group of questionable fairies already alive in our history and our reading.

Well now it's off to read it for the then million and one time and hopefully this eternal WIP will one day be complete.

Happy reading

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Since we are just starting out here in the land of blogging I thought we would begin from the beginning.
My son J1 was nice enough to let me know that "No one reads books to have fun." now granted he is 9 and his experience with reading; due to soccer, scooters, football, hip-hop lessons and homework; much to my dismay, is limited. 
He is one of the many children who do not understand being lost in the written word. He will read articles on Rey Mysterio and John Cena, but wont pick up a Harry Potter book, even with the enticement of a double serve of desert. He knows his mother is a writer, as well as the other many hats I wear, so his informing me of the lack of fun obtained from reading, was apparently supposed to help. But unlike J1, I love to read, I love being taken away in the stories I read, seeing the characters live out their lives, take on their demons and survive, succeed, triumph, or die. 
J1 will understand one day. Maybe. Until then I will continue to do what I love. 
I will work hard, I will love the written word, I will enjoy life and all it throws at me and I will write all of the weird and wacky things that grow in my mind down so that those of you who do believe in the fun of reading, can have a little fun with me.