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Thinking Thursdays: I read your book…

To me… that is the most horrifying and yet more exciting words in my life right now. Horrifying because I have no idea what they think about my book. Exciting because, hey – someone read my book!

It is even worse when it is someone you are working with because you will see them day in
and day out, thinking what they thought of your book. If they read your book and told younotsureifenjoyed that they enjoyed it you find yourself thinking, “did they really enjoy it or are they just being nice?” I mean, they have no reason to lie to you but at the same time maybe they are just being nice because they are going to see you everyday and don’t want you being reminded that they are the person that hates your book. At the same time you may get those readers that talk to you about your book but talk in such a way that you don’t know if they enjoyed it or not. They compliment the book but fit in suggestions on where it could have been better… avoiding stating what their opinion is about your work and leaving you trying to decode their words.

Maybe it is the socially awkward introvert in me? Maybe I’m not giving myself enough credit because I can see every time I re-read my work where I can improve? I don’t know… but I shouldn’t be focusing on the negative. If anything, I should be focusing on the fact that I got one more person outside of my family and friends to read my book. This is one more person that can suggest to other people who are looking for something to read to read my book.

Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy hearing people say those words. I’m excited to hear what people thought or where I can improve in the next book. There is a sense of completion that comes when you hear those words and it sinks in every time some says those words that you actually wrote a book people are reading.

I don’t know… am I alone with this or do others feel the same way? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

Simple Baked Pumpkin Offspring (Seeds)

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‘Tis the season to disembowel the genus Cucurbita and bake its insides into pies. I am not going to cover pumpkin pie in this post though, the focus is on the other awesome thing pumpkins offer us. SEEDS! Yummy, yummy seeds. ^.^

Prep time: 10 mins                          Cook time: 45 mins                Total: 55 mins

Ingredients:

One pumpkin

1-2 tablespoons Olive oil

1-2 teaspoons (or to taste) of Salt

Baking Sheet

Oven

Instructions:

De-gut your pumpkin and put the seeds in a bowl. Soak seeds in water, making sure to move the seeds around to get the extra guts off the seeds.yumseeds

You may have to repeat the soaking process three times until seeds are clean.

Dry seeds with paper towel and put in a dry bowl. Add salt and olive oil. Stir to coat all the seeds and spread them onto baking sheet.

Turn oven on to 300F (150C) degrees.

Put baking sheet into over and set timer for 22 mins.

When time goes, moved the seeds around the baking sheet before putting them back in for another 23 mins.

After those 23 mins are done take out, let cool and enjoy. 🙂

Always Edit With Humour

Hello World Out There World!

When I work with my editor he and I always find interesting moments in the book to laugh about. Humour is important when you are tearing apart something you worked so hard on. It also helps the editing process run smoother and helps grow a rapport with your editor. The way we find humour in our editing process is simple. It could be a word I wrote thinking it was another word. It could be some spelling mistake my computer didn’t pick up. Or, more often than not it is something my characters do that is close to life or just plain ridiculous.

One of these funny character moments left him leaving this comment and me in stitches.

 

Procrastination & Distractions

I sit on this kitchen chair at my makeshift desk that seconds as my kitchen table in front of the second hand computer that is more powerful than any other piece of technology I’ve ever owned. My feet are falling asleep inclined on another chair as my headset is sitting on my head. Part of me wonders why I have my headset on my head… I’m not listening to anything but I guess it is more out of habit than anything else.

I take a deep breath, stare at this large screen and glance apathetically up on the three tabs open on my internet bar. One is this post. The other two open to files that are being edited by my editor. There is a sinking feeling in my stomach… one I get when I know I should be doing something productive but instead everything inside me is telling me to do the opposite.

Facebook could have an update. Your friends could be talking about Pokemon Go and you could be missing out. Come on, that one major part of your childhood – the first thing that taught you how to be a fan. I contemplate for a moment knowing all too well I have little self restraint and open another tab to my Facebook a moment later.

Hitting refresh three times in a row, doesn’t cause any major changes. I have friends who got the game and are somehow gym leaders now, while others are cursing their cellphones for not having enough space with all their selfies and food pics. I just sigh, close the tab and go back to staring at this blog.

Maybe some music would help? It has been a while since I used YouTube for music and not to watch idiots film themselves setting themselves on fire or complain about how hard life is as they drink their 10 dollar coffee while typing away on their 600 dollar phones. Yes, life is hard but we could be working in the fields fighting to survive like our ancestors. Sometimes I think like would be better that way. It would force responsibility. It would force purpose instead of wasting all hours of a day staring at a screen that we plug in next to us while we sleep and play games while we use the loo.

No, I’m not British. Yes, I use a lot of weird slang and for those who don’t know slang is short for Short Language. Mind blowing isn’t it. It blew my mind at least.

Anyways, while I continue to procrastinate the thought of having to do something productive hasn’t disappeared. The tabs at the top of the pages flicker like boats in the night drawing my eye to them every couple of minutes. They are starting to become annoying like Navi from the Legend of Zelda.

“Hey, listen!”

But I digress… if I continue to ignore them I will continue to be distracted and it will be a never ending circle. I should do some editing. That is the right thing to do but my phone just buzzed telling me a friend replied to a comment I made on one of their pictures and my drive is lost.

Maybe I’ll edit after I reply back…

30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 28 – Funny Things

Post Five Things That Make You Laugh

I have a playlist on Youtube just for this post. If I need a good laugh these are the videos I pull up that brings a smile to my face every time. These are more laughing because they are cute than they are laughing because they are funny. Enjoy!

WARNING SOME MAY HAVE FOUL LANGUAGE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

|ONE| He Squeaks!!!

 

|TWO| Save that Hour!!! *Warning strong language used*

 

|THREE| Loca The Special Pug

 

|FOUR| Hang Dried Sloth

 

|FIVE| Puppies verses Stairs

 

Old Word Friday: Callipygian

There is a word for everything it seems butt can you guess what Callipygian means?

If you noticed my not so subtle hint it does have something to do with the butt. When someone is described as having a callipygian they are pretty much being complimented for having a nice butt. Callipygian (origin Greek) means having a beautiful or well-formed buttocks.

So the next time you want to compliment your sweethearts assets, you now have a nifty new word to use. You’re welcome. 🙂

Some examples:

He glanced at her callipygian with a boyish smirk.

Or…

Sure, he could hold an intelligent conversation but it was his callipygian that really got her attention. 😛

(Fair is fair, after all we are all monkeys in shoes.)

Sumtimes the English Language is Dum

Yes, I know the title is using the wrong some and dum is actually dumb, but after watching this video you will realize how complicated the English language is… and why it is amazing anyone knows it at all. XD

Enjoy.

Quotes: Somewhere Between…

Ah yes, writing. If writing was a relationship it would be my Dom and I its Sub.

Writing, as I have written before, is not meant to be easy. Writing is supposed to be a way to express yourself and free yourself. At the same time it can be a way to torture yourself, while causing both pleasure and pain.

You have an idea, you go with that idea, and then boom… writers block.

You are working on your book. You are reviewing said book and then boom… crippling self-doubt and thoughts of how your writing resembles a paper you just marked for an 8th grade writing assignment.

You think you’ve expanded enough on a certain subject, then boom… 3 am your brain is like “Let us think of all the things you didn’t choose to include and question why you didn’t.”

You have finished all your drafts. Now you must edit/ proofread your work. (Do I have to expand on that one…)

Yes, writing is one joy of my existence. I write to free myself from the regular confines of this depressing society. I expand my interests to learn about new things that may become relevant in something I write eventually. I love to write… but at the same time I know that as much as I love to write… I am also writing’s bitch. I come back for more torment after I’ve just gotten over the previous.

I can’t help it. XD

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