I finally went for my first run in ages this morning. It felt so darn good and I forgot how much exercise inspires writing ideas. I ‘saw’ a couple of scenes this morning while running and wow one of them is the grossest I’ve ever written (or rather, I will write). Now I’m feeling pretty darn sleepy cause it’s been a busy day but it’s just been sooo productive. And pretty! Check out this snap below.
This was taken from my work place window and all those clouds cleared away to reveal a beautiful autumn day. Did you know New Zealand’s other name is Aotearoa? It’s commonly translated as ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ but according to Michael King, an NZ historian, it is more properly rendered as Land of the Long Clear Day or Long White World. When you see that picture above you can see why! We frequently see long white clouds covering things *grin* And Aotearoa is a Maori word for those wondering. I think it’s a beautiful name and there is always the possibility of our name being changed to it one day.
I’m fast realizing I bit off more than I could chew when it comes to weekly book reviews. Because I have to read it at my PC (no kindle and no I didn’t win that contest *poop* ;p) I’m finding I just don’t have the time. So I’ll post reviews as I can and in the mean time pop the cover on my review spot so you can see what I’m reading.
I read through The Arrival over the last two days and experienced that wonderful feeling of ‘TG I really can write’ *lol*. I also spotted several typos which have me grinding my teeth in annoyance ;p and then one that made me face-palm… On the bright side e-books are super easy to re-upload so this weekend when I’m up the bush I’ll print out a copy of it and try and get those niggling errors. Then I can re-upload on Tuesday. Part of me knows this is pointless as a couple of amazing friends are actually going over it for me so I can get it ready for the hardcopy version, but I don’t care. It can’t hurt making it more accurate till then.
And otherwise I’m working away on my short story and then back onto Book 2 – YAY! Oooh I so can’t wait to get away this weekend. While writing by hand can be horribly tedious (having to type it up sucks!) at least I can’t get distracted by Twitter, or e-mails, or blogs *grin*
And after all that here is the riddle for today! First to solve it wins and I’ll send a new copy through next week (with less typos ;p). Good luck peoples.
What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?
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