Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Please follow me to my new website

A number of my followers have already moved over to my new website http://terriehope.webs.com/ . For those of you that haven't, please go over and join. It will only take a few minutes. And you won't get mountains of e-mails from me.

P.S. For anyone who goes to my site: So that I know you've joined please remember to fill in details on your profile

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Please move with me

If anyone has visited this blog over the last few weeks, you will have noticed that I haven't posted here. That is because I am now posting on my new blog site.

So please go and visit me there. You will have to become a member in order to post a comment, but I would love to have you join me there.

So, I will end by saying, Looking forward to seeing you in my new home.

Monday, 1 March 2010

A Catch Up

I missed posting something last week. I've been busy.

First, I posted a while ago that I had sent a story for publication consideration. Well, I waited for weeks with not a word. Then last week I received a reply. I'm sorry to say it was rejected. But, you know, I'm not in the least bit bothered. Yes, it was disappointing to get a rejection, but life must go on. So my story is now ready to be sent out again. It will be winging its way out again in the next few days. One day it will get to the right place.

Next, I've been trying hard to get another story ready for sending out. It's no fun trying to juggle many diiferent tasks at the same time.

Along with that I've had to fit in housework. I'm sure the dust follows me around. I clean and the next time I look everything is covered again.

Lastly, I've been setting up a new website. It is one of those everything in one place sites. Once it is up and running, it will hopefully make life just a little easier. I hope you will all move there with me. So, if you want to have a look around, please follow this link http://terriehope.webs.com/

It is still a work in progress, and I hope that you will give me suggestions on improvements that I could make to the site.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Interview or other, Instalment #2

A few posts back, I spoke about, blog interviews. There are so many blogs and so many bloggers doing interviews. Because of this, I decided to look for another way of interviewing people. I think I have found it.

So, all I will say at the moment is watch this space. I will soon have my first "interview" up. And, when I post the first one I hope to get some feedback from you so I'll know if it works.

Also regarding interviews, is there a question you want to ask me? If there is something you want to know, please ask. All questions will be answered (provided they are not of a too personal nature).

I look forward to posting more interviews and other writing related information.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Proof reading - Do you do it?

I have found, since I started writing seriously, that pretty much everything I read has to be proof read. It is fun to point out the faults of a fellow writer. Reactions are also interesting.

Many years ago, my first task when I arrived at Church was to pick up the weekly bulletin, to read through it, and then to point out the mistakes to the writer. As you can imagine, at first this was seen as helpful, but as time went on, it was less help and more frustration. Why was he frustrated? I was only trying to help.

Well, that was the start of proof reading everything that came into my hands in the way of reading matter.

One time that I wish I didn't do this is at the moment. I have been "studying" for a test. The information is around history, dates, statistics, etc., ,my weakest points. I have been very half-heartedly reading, and yet, I find I'm proof reading with great enthusiasm. Determined to find fault.

Though a good thing when it comes to writing stories, books etc., I wonder if it is a good thing when reading other things. Unfortunately, the information I've been reading is from the government. They would, no doubt, not appreciate me pointing out their mistakes in a publication such as this.

Maybe I should just stick to proof reading and critiquing stories etc., it's safer. What do you think? Your opinions on the why's, when's and wherefore's of this subject would be interesting and greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Interview or other

As I read through some blogs, my own included there is an increasing number of people doing blog interviews. I have been thinking recently about doing something different.

Don't get me wrong. I am not saying the interviews aren't good, I just think there are too many people doing the same thing.

So - within the next few weeks I will be doing something else.
What are the types of people information posts that you, my readers, would like to see?
What would bring you back day after day, week after week?

I want to bring you news, views, highs, lows, and other information from people who have the same love as you and me, to write for children, teens and young adults.

Until next time, I'm signing off. Please look out for something new, and happy writing.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

When Life gets in the way

As 2010 dawned, I made a promise to myself that I would add a post to my blog every day, well most days anyway, and I would write everyday, no question about it.

Well, as the days have changed to weeks, I still haven't added a daily post to my blog, and my writing has all but gone by the wayside.

The annoying thing is as I said in my title, life has got in the way. There is housework, shopping, a disabled son, telephone calls, to name but a few things. My best intentions never bring about the achievements I strive for.

But, although "Life" is a natural part of the day to day workings of the world, I know that one day, hopefully sooner rather than later, I will be where I want to be. I will not give up. We can all reach our goals, climb that mountain no matter how high, and just be who and what we want to be.

Do you have the problem of how do I reach my goal, how do I climb that mountain? I do it by carrying on carrying on.

Someone once gave me a picture - a stork trying to swallow a frog. The frog is hanging on for dear life head in the birds beak, and feet around its neck. He is doing everything he can to avoid being swallowed. On mention of the picture, the person in question told me that he felt it suited me as I never seemed to give up. No matter how hard things get, although I might moan about it, want to give up on it, or just forget about it altogether, I always find some way of bouncing back.

So, my question to you is:
When "Life gets in the way" how do you deal with it?