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Rosey
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United Kingdom
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 Boudica) and historical fiction, legends and fairytales (witches rule), poetry, art, the history of art, animals and nature.

dA-wise, I have probably become best known of a writer of children's fiction, 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. This being the case, feel free to ask me anything (within reason!), and thank you so much for visiting my page.
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Reasons to be Proud of 2014

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 31, 2014, 5:43 AM



1. I surpassed my goal in my Goodreads reading challenge. I aimed to read 120 books this year, and ended up reading 130. Most of these were brand new to me, and only seven were one-session jobs e.g. Beatrix Potter. I discovered a new favourite author in Sally Nicholls, and I rediscovered the Milly-Molly-Mandy stories of my childhood. :heart:

2. I entered Memnalar's Halloween contest as usual, and I only went and WON IT! :w00t: This was after I had trouble getting ideas and making a start, and had to persevere to come up with anything. There is surely a lesson in there somewhere. :P

3. I won NaNoWriMo with Boudica Was My Mother. I now feel that it has a great deal of potential, and I've already recommenced research to help me with my first lot of revisions. Whatever happens, I have learnt a great deal by taking on the project, and continue to learn by going on with it. I really had to talk myself into attempting something so ambitious. There's probably a lesson in there somewhere as well. ;P

4. I got a little teaching job that opens up a world of opportunities, and gets me started on a career - no, a dream! - that I had just about given up on. This is after several rejections and knocks to my confidence, but I feel that has made me stronger in the long-run, and it's been good for me to seek out less conventional paths to get here. True fact: this whole thing can be traced back to an opportunity that came to me during my unemployment, because I was unemployed! Lots more lessons in all this as well, I think... :evileye:

Four reasons to be proud seem plenty, don't they? Please share your own with me here, if you want to, and happy new year to you all! :party:



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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for collecting, honey. Love you :heart:
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delph-ambi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Thanks for the fave :)
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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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Memnalar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Thank you for the points, Rosey! I hope you're entering, as well?
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ThornyEnglishRose Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Of course, don't be silly.
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday, sweet girl. I hope you have a lovely day. :heart:
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Gingersanps Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! :cake: :party: 
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Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday :)
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
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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IndependentSoul97 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I saw today's FFM challenge and thought of you Wink/Razz fav.me/d7q96wj
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