Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The End And A New Beginning

After weeks of wrestling with my never-ending-short-story-set-on-a-cruise-ship, I finally typed The End at the weekend, yaayyyyyy! This was supposed to be an exercise in writng a 15k word novella. I failed. It ended up being a 44k (and would probably end up longer once I'm done with edits!) Sigh. So if there's one thing I've learnt with this process, it's this - I can't write short *double sigh*

But I'm happy, happy, happy to be done with this ms.

While it's in the "breathing" stage, I thought I'd give my blog a makeover (that's the 'new beginning' in case you're wondering). It's something else I've been toying with for a while and as I've been told, it's good to reward yourself for goals achieved.

Also, what better way to freshen up a blog than with some man eye-candy?

Thanks to Jo C Minx, who's been extolling the virtues of Brother & Sisters, I've fallen in love with Matthew Settle. Isn't he yummy? .

What do you think? You like? Huh? The new look, I mean, not the man candy. Okay, go on, you can tell me if you like him too!

Have a great week, everyone! And besides Minx Lorraine's In Too Deep and Minx Jo P's Sequins & Secrets, be sure to look out for more Minx entries, coming soon to the New Voices Contest.



  1. Gee, I think I remember that story from way-back-when. Do I? :) Glad to hear you finished it. But hey, you do OK with shorts... you did Yuletide Fire. See? Congrats, and the new blog look is fab!

  2. Yay! Its finished! Congratulations minx! Love the new look btw

  3. Great new blog look, and yummy man pic. And huge congrats on finishing the latest MS!!!! Awesome!

  4. Thanks, Piper. Yeah, I started watching B&S years ago, but missed a few episodes so stopped watching. It's a great show and consuming far too much of my time at the moment, lol.

  5. Thanks, Sally. I'm really glad books's finished and yes, I'm falling in love with the new look too :)

  6. Hey Kate, he looks even better as the slightly forlorn love interest in B&S. Can you tell I have new hero love? lol. Thanks for the congrats, hon :)

  7. Well done, Maya! I wish I'd finished mine, sob. But it will happen one day.

    Good luck with this!! J.

  8. Oh, thank you so much, Jane :)

  9. Congrats on the ms, Maya. And nice new blog look. :-)