Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Back to the Book

I'm getting to know the shadows in my head again.
In my How's the Book Going? post I mentioned that I haven't written anything for the book in a while. In fact the last time I wrote any words was ten weeks ago. The problem with taking such a long break from a book you're in the middle of editing/rewriting is you forget the story.

Yesterday I stepped back into the world I created. I had to familiarise myself with characters and settings. I began by reading through my draft and resisted the temptation to change it. Instead I planned my next steps, making sure I knew where the story was going and what the characters were doing. Although I had forgotten the majority of my story it didn't take long before the characters were talking to me. They retold their stories and I got caught up in minutes. The story came flooding back.

Friday, 26 September 2014

The Storm Rages On

The Prompt this week was Thunder and I was immediately hit with inspiration. It has taken me all week to hone this flash fiction and I hope you all like it. 

The walls shook as the front door slammed. My heart jumped into my throat. 

He was home.

I put on my mask and smiled as he walked into the kitchen. But something had happened, he glared and the anger in his eyes burned my skin. I fought back the tears. 

"I told you the drive needed clearing!" He said.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

iPhone 6 Review

Awaiting Delivery

On Friday my iPhone 6 was due for delivery. I waited for most of the day, wondering if UPS had missed the house or just decided not to bother.

As I left to pick up the kids from school I decided I wasn't getting my phone. I was in a grump. But on my way home I spied a brown van... a UPS van! It was heading back up the road past me so I knew it had been to my house. I pushed on the accelerator and sped home.

New and Shiny!

The hubby took a photo of my lovely brown box as I opened my brand new iPhone. More photos followed.

I've always loved the presentation of Apple products, they don't bother with any books of instructions or wires. The first thing you see when you open the box is the product, shiny and new for you to admire. Underneath a pull out 'plate' hides the wire to charge the phone and classic earbuds.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Hereditary Writing Bug

In the past I have written about passing on your love of reading but is it possible to pass on your love of writing? 

"You have to read to be a good writer." That's what most writers say.

If you read my post Reading - Pass It On you'll know that Big Prince isn't a big reader. He hasn't found a series of books that he's enjoyed reading (yet) enough to work his way through the whole series. We've tried to encourage him, tried making him read, but it doesn't work. My latest ploy is to find 'boy' books. 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

5 Tips for Coping with Sudden Alone Time

This morning the hubby has headed off to London for an overnight stay. He's working and that means I am suddenly alone in the house. It almost never happens but when it does I struggle, it's like a part of my brain shuts down.

I have an evening planned out and wanted to give you 5 tips for surviving alone time when it is thrust upon you.

1.      Lock away chocolate, crisps, snacks, cakes etc...

I have a tendency to eat whenever the hubby is away. I don't just mean snack either, 4 packs of crisps at least, then a chocolate bar. A coffee and biscuit followed by another pack of crisps. The hubby goes  away and has business meetings in restaurants and I sit at home and eat my way through our cupboards. Ugh!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch

Bigger Phones

The Apple event was held on Tuesday 9th September. At this event the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unveiled. Two new phones, as predicted. 

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7inch display (just like the Samsung Galaxy Alpha or the HTC One) and its dimensions are:

Height = 138.1 mm (5.44 inches)
Width = 67.0 mm (2.64 inches)
Depth = 6.9 mm (0.27 inches)
Weight = 129 grams (4.55 ounces)

The iPhone 6 Plus has a massive 5.5inch display and its dimensions are:

Height = 158.1mm (6.22 inches)
Width = 77.8mm (3.06 inches)
Depth = 7.1mm (0.28 inches)
Weight = 172 grams (6.07 ounces)