Thursday, 30 June 2011

Jenni Merritt, BuNo, ABNA...and Helmet

Gotta love the acronyms! But "Jenni Merritt" is not an acronym of course. ;) It's a person! Or rather, she is a person. Okay, now that we've sorted that out, I want to mention Jenni Merrit's Race to 100 Followers. She's sooo close, and just needs a few more followers before the fun begins. Not that it's not fun already! Hehe. Anyway, just so you know, prizes are involved. And Jenni is worth following!

BuNoWriMo - I wrote a bit more last night. Today is the last day, and while I've already won in terms of getting past 50k, I have more work I can do on JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE. Yeah, it's a working title, and I'm okay with that. Hehe. I'm really loving the story. You can see some excerpts on my Lovin' the Language Blogfest entry, and also you can read the whole first bit (which may or may not have since been edited/expanded upon) over at the Chrysalis Experiment blog.

ABNA - I've decided (I think) to work a little bit on getting FIRE ready, and using that to order my free proof copy from CreateSpace. I did think about doing some kind of compilation thing so I could include some of my BuNo stories, Chrysalis stories, etc. But then I thought nahhh, I'd rather do a full novel. I contemplated doing DAPHNE, but I have a plan for how to completely revise that, so there's no point in ordering a proof copy of it yet. And speaking of DAPHNE, I'm really excited about my plan for that one!! So anyway...that's the plan!

And finally, I went to a gig on Tuesday night - yes, in my city even the big artists/bands tend to play on "school nights". It makes me maaaad! Anyway, I saw Helmet, who I've been wanting to see since I was 14 or 15 years old (I'm almost 31 now). You can read my rather lengthy review of that show here, if you are bored with nothing else to do. Hehe. But suffice it to say, it was one of the most amazing gigs I've ever been to! I met Page Hamilton, had a chat with him, and got his autograph. Very, very stoked over here.

And that's all I have to say for now! Gonna go check out some blogs, which I've been kind of slack at lately due to being overwhelmed by life's demands on my time.

How are you?? What have you been up to?


  1. Saw your comment on Lee's Vegas post, and just had to say hi. I think I am an Australian at heart who just lost his way and ended up in the USA.
    Glad I stopped in! Always nice to meet a fellow writer.

    Best to you-

  2. What have I been up to... Editing. Lots of it. And almost done!

    So, I want to read your writing! Is it anywhere for me to find?

    And thanks for the mention! I feel the love :)

  3. Off to stalk Jenni right now! I love prizes :)

  4. @Bryce - hi, nice to meet ya :) Thanks for stopping by! Well, I've got joint citizenship - Aus and British. ;) But I love the U.S., and seem to visit at least once every couple of years ;) Got lots of friends, and some family, over there!

    @Jenni - I need to get back to editing myself really soon. No, not "editing myself", but "editing...myself"? hehe. I've had a nice break. But need to get on with my goals!

    @Gina, good on you! She's worth a good stalk. hehe

  5. Wow, Helmet has been around that long? Didn't they have a song on The Crow soundtrack?

  6. @L. Diane - yep, I believe it was "Milquetoast"...? Great song!!! one of my faves. hehe

    Been around since the 80s I think! or at very least the v. early 90s.

  7. Doh!!! That you so much for the reminder about the CreateSpace copy! I'd totally forgotten and isn't today the day? I missed doing it last year. Great job with your BuNo win!

  8. Thanks for sharing about Jenni's blog, I was excited to be her 99th follower. Wish I had been 100! :D Her race is a great idea, how fun.

    Congratulations on your BuNo win, yay!

  9. I have to admit when I see acronymns like BuNoWriMo my brain goes all dyselxic on me and I think. What on earth is that!LOL! Your post sounds like you are extremely busy with one thing or another. :O)

  10. @Hart - this is the ABNA proof copy...I didn't see a time limit on it, but hope I haven't missed it ;) Thanks!

    @Julie - no worries, glad you followed :D and thank you :)

    @Madeleine - yeah I know, they can be hard to get a grip on. hehe. I'm busy but only in a fun way! ;) Work doesn't count...

  11. Sounds like you've been a busy, busy girl! I've not been very good at checking on other blogs either although I always have an eye on yours! ;)

  12. Yeah, pretty busy...but having lots of fun! I just ordered my free proof copy of my novel FIRE courtesy of ABNA. So excited!! :D The cover looks pretty already. It's pretty dodgy compared to REAL books of course, but I still like it ;)

  13. Busy, busy, busy. I've been working on my WIP and trying to polish it up. Feels endless ;)

  14. Sounds like you've been a busy girl. Unfortunately, I've had a big project going on at my 9-5 so I'm really looking forward to this long weekend to catch up on blogs, reading and writing (you know, all the good stuff).

    Have a great weekend!

  15. How fun to think of holding your novel in your hands. The closest I can get right now is loading mine onto my Kindle!


  16. It's a pleasure been on your page.Good work.
    Anyway Hope u good.I just dropped another bomb of a poem on my blog so come check it out, comment and share with friends.Good day.

  17. @Lynda - good luck with that! I know how busy revision can make a lady ;)

    @Lisa - hope you are currently enjoying the start of your weekend! It sucks when work gets in the way of our fun ;)

    @Debbie - oh yeah, well I already got one proof, but this one will be even more exciting as it's a red-purple colour. hehe.

    @Ebendy - thanks for stoppin gby! :) will check out your poem!

  18. Writing picture books, starting a new MG novel, editing, and all that stuff. But it will be worth it all one day soon. :-)

  19. Good job Robyn - good luck with your goals. Sometimes it's hard to remember there's an end in sight... sometimes the end ISN'T in sight. hehe. We will get there!!


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