A month full of FIRSTS


November was a month of many ‘firsts’ for me. Not exactly enjoyable experiences but worth noting for I’m not likely to forget them.

Last Thursday saw me going into hospital for the very first time. This one experience taught me two things:

1. Hospitals are depressing. They should paint the walls bright pink with huge flowers on them to alleviate the sombre atmosphere it creates.

2. I’m grateful for having never entered the medical profession – needles, drips, blood, no thank you (although the scrubs look very fetching I might add 🙂 ).
(Coincidently, my good friend Ricky-Lee also had her wisdoms removed a few weeks before I did so if you want to know exactly what I’ve been through, check out her post here Wisdom Teeth – The end of Me

Having one’s wisdoms removed is not a fun experience and the pain I felt afterwards was unbearable but I was to endure another pain, probably just as bad.

I’m hoping many writers would empathize with me on this but two days ago I received my first rejection for one of my short story submissions from an online magazine. If you were wondering what that sound was a few days ago, that was me picking up the pieces of my broken spirit.
It was only one however and I have in my arsenal, other stories waiting to be submitted. So it’s no pens down for me. After two days of moping, I have resolved to work harder and smarter than before.

Amidst all this depressing news I’m throwing at you, I do have something exciting to tell you. For the first time, I shall be appearing as a guest blogger on Artipeeps, the blog for creatives. A collaborative effort, I will be contributing a monthly feature to the blog called Classic Friday where I discuss Classic literature- books, authors, themes etc. I’m super-excited about this and I hope you are too! The first post is already out, so would love to see you there and hear your feedback! Artipeeps – Classic Friday

So November is over, I’m still standing and it’s onwards and upwards from here on out. Stay positive, people, and have a great weekend!

NM 🙂

Beckster got me tagged!


Becky tagged me last month for some awesome questions, and I was more than happy to answer them. I won’t be setting new questions or tagging anyone but feel free to answer the ones below if you wish. If you’re a bibliophile like Beckster I’m sure you’d want to and I would love to see your responses…

1.) Which book do you think should be adapted into a film that hasn’t been already?
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (the last time I checked Sony bought the rights to the movie but it’s still in production). If this doesn’t count, then I choose Company of Liars by Karen Maitland.

2.) Which classic are you too scared to read/keep putting off? (E.g. War and Peace.)
Alexandre Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo(scared) and a few Dickens books(putting off for no real reason, really)

3.) Sam or Dean Winchester? (Supernatural)
Dean (He’s Jensen Ackles right?).

4.) Do you think the paperback will become extinct and be fully replaced with the Kindle?
I certainly hope not.

5.) Have you ever had an experience with the paranormal? E.g Ghosts, aliens etc.
Nope. Despite my former active efforts to look for them 😉

6.) Your least favourite genre to read?
Sci-fi or Romance

7.) Who’s biography would you consider reading?
Really want to read Portia de Rossi’s Unbearable Lightness

8.) The best birthday present you’ve ever had?
My brother took me to see Oasis live in Manchester for my 20th birthday(eons ago)

9.) Your opinion on 50 Shades of Grey? (Whether you have read it or not.)
Haven’t read it yet, but I want to. I don’t like giving opinions on books I haven’t attempted to read.

10.) Your favourite place to read? In bed.

11.) Which books from present day do you think has the potential to become a classic 50/100 years down the line?
I think it depends on what the socio-political scene would be like in 50-100 years time. If there are any books written now that reflect that scene or are considered relevant, then they will definitely be earmarked as ‘classics.’

NM 🙂