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Anyone know how to….

Published 31/10/2012 by Lily Crussell

Add my NaNoWriMo¬†widget to this blog? It only seems to give me the option to use their ready made widgets and I want to put a word count NaNo one up ūüė¶

Why isn’t it the 22nd December yet!

Decontamination Dance FTW!

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I HATE WORDPRESS!

Published 28/10/2012 by Lily Crussell

ImageAm I the only one having serious problems with this site? I have put up three posts and not one of them have shown up, so it looks like I haven’t posted in AGES!

In other news, I have a really rubbish cold, so stay well away! I feel utterly blergh! Hungry but can’t face food, nose hurts from blowing it etc etc ad infinitum.

I’ll be doing NaNoWriMo in Nov and am very excited. This is the most planning I have ever done for a novel. Usually I don’t like planning as I think it limits inspiration and I end up changing it anyway, but it might be easier to hit word targets if I have some idea of what’s going on!

As far as the print version of ‘Of Darkness and Light’ is concerned, 22nd Dec. I’m very excited about the cover as I think it’s gorgeous. The wonderful ‘Must Love Fangs’ on Facebook did it for me and I am in love! Also very jealous as I wouldn’t even know where to start!

Any experts on Enochian/Angelic script? Message me if you have a clue lol.

Lots of love

Lily x

BTW, The Prophecy gif yay! Go watch this movie if you haven’t seen it, it’s brilliant. Viggo¬†Mortensen is perfect as Lucifer, and Christopher Walken is his usual awesome self!

Laptop I hate you!

Published 22/10/2012 by Lily Crussell

I have tried (unsuccessfully) to post on here for about a week and my laptop is not playing ball. I don’t know if it doesn’t like the site, or it just doesn’t like days ending in -day….urgh.

I’ve seen the possible covers for my book and am very excited. ‘Must Love Fangs’ on facebook¬†is doing it for me, my problem is that all the options she shows me are great, so how am I supposed to choose? We’re looking at a Dec 22nd release and I am waaaaaay too impatient to wait that long! I will have a couple of copies to give away, but most will be available from Mystic Press etc. I will hopefully be flogging a tonne to family and friends too!

The e-book is¬†gone from Amazon for the time being so it can be¬†relaunched (Editted¬†and everything! Unlike the last time where I paid ¬£300 for it to be¬†editted…BADLY!) Anyhoo, rant over.

Holy crap did you all see The Walking Dead? I’m in the UK so haven’t seen ep 2 (no spoilers) but I AM LOVING the extra Daryl action! I would quite honestly have sold a kidney to be¬†Carol in that episode. Woah! Jealous much ;p

Block and stupid wrists

Published 09/10/2012 by Lily Crussell

I was doing voluntary work at the primary school where my mum works and they had me covering and labelling books. I have no problem with boring repetitive¬†jobs (all the more time to daydream about Norman Reedus) but it has caused me awful pains in my wrists. This means I can’t do any of the things I love I.E Pole (I’ve missed about three weeks now) or large amounts of typing. Not a happy bunny. This isn’t helped by the fact that¬†the weather is rubbish! Grey skies from now until April I think urgh! On the plus side, I did see an awesome motivator that pointed out that girls don’t have to shave their legs until April lol. Unfortunately due to pole classes, I do shave. I shave more for my pole girls than I ever have for a guy. TMI, but c’est la vie. Can you tell I’m bored as I can’t write?

I’ve been reading a lot and finished ‘One Day’ by David Nicholls ridiculously quickly. It’s a sweet enough book and I’ll admit I did see a lot of myself in Emma Morley. Go read it, it’s good. I wasn’t happy with the ending, but there we go.

Other than not, nothing much to tell. The pubslush¬†appeal has been ditched¬†as it just wasn’t happening. I’m thinking of using Createspace¬†to get ‘Of Darkness and Light’ into print, but I’m struggling with finding a cover designer. Don’t get me wrong, there are loads of talented peeps out there, but they’re not doing what I want. I’m picky, what can I say.¬†I just figure if I’m going to do it, I should do it properly with something I am 100% happy with. If you know anyone awesome who can work within the constraints¬†of createspace¬†(I really have no clue how it works) get in contact. Bare in mind I’m poor so nothing ridiculously¬†expensive, unless they will take a kidney as payment. I don’t smoke, drink or do drugs, so my kidney must be in pretty good condition. One careful owner….lol.

THE WALKING DEAD SEASON THREE IS COMING SOON! OMG OMG OMG! I have a sad, sad life lol

Love and Hugs

Lily x

 Oh yes, we will have more angry Dixons! Booyah! x

Holy moly. Or Holly Molly.

Published 07/10/2012 by Lily Crussell

I woke up in Silent Hill today! It’s so foggy outside! Pretty cool though. I will be hiding out drinking green tea today I think (it’s vile, but so good for you I have to wait until it’s cool enough and down it!) blergh!

I’ve been uploading¬†more chapters of ‘Love on the Run (From Zombies!) to Wattpad. They are only really drafts as I wrong it a long time ago and don’t want to spend weeks editing it when I’m offering it for free (I have other things I need to be¬†sorting out and am drowning in editing at the moment) My wattpad¬†profile es aqui; http://wattpad.com/LilyCrussell

Also, please go support a friend of mine (I say friend, we’ve never met, but we chat online all the time and she cracks me up!) she’s been working in the movie industry and has been writing¬†a blog about it. Even I don’t know who ‘Van Murphy’ is as despite constant badgering, her lips are sealed! Her blog es aqui;http://ianamacmanus.blogspot.co.uk/?zx=5fc3dfa4f40f369a

It’s restricted because of the swearing, from what she’s told me there isn’t anything porny or awful other than the language.

If you can guess who ‘Van Murphy’ is, let me know as it’s driving me slightly mental. She’s given me ALL of her diary so far (there is hell of a lot more to come) to look through and I’m thinking of bribing her with cupcakes to find out. Also, she’s a Vegan which makes her a sister of mine as us weirdo Vegans have to stick together. Go check her out, she’s awesome. Also leave comments as she really wants feedback and having been through what she has, she can handle criticism.

Love and hugs

Lily x

It had to be used again. Tyrion rocks!

 

In need of Editor who has experience with Createspace (and is cheap!)

Published 05/10/2012 by Lily Crussell

Hello you¬†lovely people! I have decided after the pretty terrible response to my pubslush¬†appeal (It’s ok, I understand, you don’t love me ;p) that I’m going to be¬†publishing Of Darkness and Light with Createspace¬†possibly. My problem is, it was ‘professionally’ copy edited. I.E it wasn’t done properly. I can’t see faults or mistakes in it anymore as I’ve read to too many times. Is there anyone out there who can copy edit¬†and format for a 6×9 Create space style book? I’m happy to pay, but I am uber¬†poor. so the cheaper the better (though obv someone who can actually do it, rather than the money I paid someone to NOT do it properly!)

My computer is being a nightmare and hates WordPress with a passion. Bad times.

Also! Check out Wattpad for some bits and bobs I’ve posted on there;http://www.wattpad.com/7727195-love-on-the-run-from-zombies¬†¬† More will be coming as soon as I get the chance. I’m currently trying¬†to assemble some sanity and order to all the Haiku I’ve written over the years to hopefully get some up on Wattpad. At present they’re all over the place and I’ve spent the afternoon printing, cutting and ordering them (I can’t do it on a screen because I’m blonde)

In other news I am soooooo¬†jealous of my US buds. You get The Walking Dead. What do I get? I get it rubbed in my face by the lovely @wwwbigbaldhead¬†on Twitter posting losts of photos. I’m a sad panda.

In other, other news; Anyone able to design covers at a reasonable price that don’t look self published? I’ve seen some pages but they’re either too expensive, or they look self published ūüė¶ I’m being a snob, but I figure if I’m going to do this, I want to do it properly, get it in bookshops and have it look as good as publisher’s books. Probably not going to happen, but C’est la vie! x