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Journal Entry: Sat Oct 25, 2014, 5:20 PM

:above: Uh-oh. Look what I've done! I wonder if doughboycafe will see it - I'd love it if she did! :D I feel nervous about this, but I'm going ahead because honestly, what's the worst the could happen? If I don't finish drafting the thing in November, then I don't. :shrug: Oh, but that's not the worst thing - that would be ending up with something as messy as last year's! :fear:

Anyway. I have done so much research! :work: I feel like I know loads - even though I'm sure I don't know nearly enough - and I have so much enthusiasm for this at the moment. I'm still reading Vanessa Collingridge's Groundbreaking New Biography of the True Warrior Queen, which isn't half as enlightening as the title makes it sound, but good stuff all the same - and I've just finished the section that's actually about what (probably, possibly, might have :confused:) happened during and immediately after the Boudican revolt (the last 100-odd pages are all about legacy, I think, and there's a picture of Queen Elizabeth I coming up so apparently it's going to go off on a bit of a tangent).

Anyone on NaNoWriMo who's not yet my buddy? Add me! :D Who else has got their synopsis up? I want to read them, but trawling through my buddies and finding half of you haven't given any details yet is putting me off. :grump:

I've been looking through the forums too, and made a couple of posts. It's baffling how many people have come along with research questions about 'women' of various cultures and time periods. If people are going to do that, why doesn't anyone ask about men? I just don't know. :shrug: But here's my question: why do I seem to have deleted all trace of the attempts I made in 2008 and 2009? :O_o: I can imagine I might have done this in a moment of madness, which is a shame because finding the old things (one completed but detested, one not even 10,000 words done), and then uploading all the info, would just be too much trouble. What is the matter with me? Oh well. :saddummy:

In other news, I am thrilled to have got my first pay from my teaching job! :dance: It's not about the money so much as the satisfaction. In years gone by, I have been rejected for a lot of jobs, sometimes with feedback that perhaps was meant to help me but honestly, when it all piles up like that and you've been trying to do better, it really dents your confidence. Now, I'm a huge believer in my own advice to say to hell with what other people think, but you can believe that and still have your confidence knocked sometimes. I've even been turned down for jobs I was apparently only good enough to do for free, three times! :disbelief: But that's all in the past, and now finally someone's met me and said, you know what? You've got what it takes, and we want to pay you to bring that here. Honestly, I might be sounding totally pathetic right now, but I feel just wonderful about that. :happycry:

I did manage to enter Memnalar's Halloween contest in the end, even though I didn't immediately engage with the photo I was given. Jay's proud of me for seeing it through, which is so nice. :aww:

We Brits have an extra hour tonight, and I seem to be using it to stay up late and mess around on the NaNoWriMo site and write a rambly journal. I really should go to bed...



  • Mood: Thanks
  • Reading: Boudica: A Groundbreaking Biography of the True...
  • Watching: Strictly & Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge

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Rosey
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I am romantic about childhood, and about past times. I love children's books and films, especially those produced during my childhood or before I was born. My favourite books are Watership Down, Little Women and many by Roald Dahl. My favourite things are my cat, my books and my Victorian-style dolls' house.

I like a lot of things, such as history (especially the Tudor family story and Boudicca) and historical fiction, legends and fairy tales (witches rule), poetry, art, the history of art, animals... and I really, really like dA!

This is where I post my writing, and have probably become best known of a writer of children's fictions, but sometimes I try other things as well. We have an awesome community here, so friendly and encouraging, and I try to be a part of that.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Writer
:huggle: Thank you for the fave(s)! :huggle:
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Thank you for the points, Rosey! I hope you're entering, as well?
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Of course, don't be silly.
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Happy birthday, sweet girl. I hope you have a lovely day. :heart:
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Happy Birthday! :cake: :party: 
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Happy birthday :)
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May your Muse laughingly cajole, convince, inspire, and take you on a beautiful and worthwhile drive to places and happy adventures you've never even imagined. May a justified belief that something wonderful is just around the corner brighten your life forever. May you not doubt your abilities, but labor successfully to expand them. May your dreams not prove nightmares, may you glimpse other strange worlds and let us share them with you--may those you love rejoice in you, and you in them, may joy and inspiration be faithful, friendly companions and helpers always. Happy Birthday!
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I saw today's FFM challenge and thought of you Wink/Razz fav.me/d7q96wj
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Maybe I'll have to give it a go, then. ;)
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