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Georgina Merry

Published 17/06/2013 by Lily Crussell

I am slightly in awe. Ok, not just slightly. G has gone above and beyond in all areas (not least with Dark Company for Amazon) but now she has done a critique for one of my books and it is perfectly in depth!

A while ago I mentioned that I had spent a small fortune getting a ‘professional’ critique done that was…well, the less said the better or I’ll start ranting. Suffice to say it wasn’t good.

Georgina’s one is exactly what I wanted! It is actually perfect. I haven’t read through it all yet, but am very excited to get to work on it (and it has been MONTHS since I’ve done anything remotely functional) She will be running a critiquing service in the future, but I will post links etc when I have them.

THANK YOU G!

Lily x

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Also! My bud’s band will be releasing some musica in July, so go check it out! Palahniuk (I can not pronounce it for the life of me) Check out their page; http://www.palahniuk.co.uk/   And show them some serious love. 

Lily x

Oh and in case you thought I’d forgotten;

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Dark Company

Published 10/04/2013 by Lily Crussell

I ordered my copies of ‘Dark Company’; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Company-Collection-Various-Authors/dp/148196433X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365580732&sr=8-1&keywords=dark+company

http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Company-Collection-Various-Authors/dp/148196433X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365580754&sr=8-1&keywords=dark+company

My short story ‘Sweet Dreams’ is included. Please consider buying a copy as all the money raised goes to buildon.org which is a charity that works to ensure everyone has access to an education.

If you can’t afford it or don’t want it (how could you not?) PLEASE go click the little ‘Like’ button on Amazon, and promote it. This book came about due to all the authors involved being screwed over by a publisher (I’m sure you know who I’m talking about) and rather than let it destroy us (though that didn’t stop it hurting!) we produced something positive from it.

I will be giving away 5 copies, all of which I will sign if that’s what you would like. I will also include any random swag I have lying around such as bookmarks etc. What do you have to do to win? Promote the heck out of this book, Like it, tweet it, share it. Like the Facebook Page; https://www.facebook.com/DarkCompanyAnthology?ref=hl
Send people to my fan page; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lily-Crussell/229502913788140?ref=hl You know the drill. Make sure people say that you sent them though! I will decide on an end date when I see how it goes as I know I’ve been out of the loop for a while. It’ll be a month or so. Go get promoting!

In other news, please be conscious of who you are adding as ‘friends’ on FB. Myself and the authors included in this collection have all had unwanted attention from a certain individual who has set up no end of fake profiles!

Also, who saw the Walking Dead Finale? Heh heh heh is all I will say.

Obligatory NR GIF; fyeah

He is so pretty!
Anyhoo, Love and hugs Lily x

P.S My name is spelt wrong in the book, so don’t search it via me name. It’s spelt Lily Crussel on Amazon, but we’re working to fix it x

And this, just because I can *dies* Oh my!
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OOOOOH AND BEFORE I FORGET! I have been adding bits and pieces to Wattpad, so go check them out. My whole story ‘Little Blue Slips’ is up, along with all of ‘Love on the Run (From Zombies)’
http://www.wattpad.com/user/LilyCrussell
Share, Like, Comment. It’s all good x

My new Hero!

Published 09/12/2012 by Lily Crussell

OK, I think we all know that Norman Reedus has my heart, BUT, I have a new hero. She doesn’t use a crossbow, she doesn’t kill zombies (that I know of lol) but the only weapon she needs is the truth! Check out her blog!

http://blog.emilysuess.com/author-warns-mystic-press-reopening-under-new-name/#disqus_thread

http://blog.emilysuess.com/phoenix-fire-publishing-owner-publishes-fake-customer-testimonials/

All self publishing authors need to follow her as she is brutaly honest Рjust as we need her to be.

 

Here’s a gif of my boy so we don’t all get withdrawal symptoms due to the mid season break ūüė¶

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Love and hugs y’all!

Lily x

Remind me why….

Published 05/11/2012 by Lily Crussell

I thought NaNoWriMo¬†was a good idea? Ok, so I’m up to 15,810 words, but they may very well be the worst 15,810 words I’ve ever written. I’m not kidding. I prepped for this like a demon, I read up, planned, sketched and outlined a book – and that’s probably why it all went to hell! Oh it was all so promising! I have more tha enough time to write, but am struggling to complete even a couple of paragraphs a day, and it’s all so disjointed it’s really starting to bug me. I know you’re not supposed to edit, and I haven’t, but I am tempted¬†to scrap the whole thing. It sucks. It sucks big time.

If you’re insane enough to have signed up for it, add me; http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/lilycrussell¬† and we can all have a mutual btching session about how mental we all are to have entered into this! On the plus side, I have forced (katana to the throat) two friends to do it, and they now hate me lol.

That is my NaNo wall, the most prep I’ve ever done, and it has ultimately lead to failure! I will stick with it because I want to say I did it, but I’m really not happy with what I’m producing and doubt it can be¬†reworked into anything useful! Grrr!

Sidenote; Yes I¬†was looking at 9gag.com on my lappy¬†when I took the photo, and yes, there are photos of @wwwbigbaldhead¬†‘s tatoos up there. I have a problem, I’m waiting for therapy ;p

It’s weird what can inspire you though. I am a little (read hell of a lot) obsessed with tattoos. I have none (solely because I’m so indecisive) and pretty much spend hours looking through tattoo sites. Mr. Reedus’ particularly interest me, not just because it’s him,¬† but because they’re demons. As I’m sure you know I have a thing for angels and demons and was looking to incorporate¬†something along this theme into NaNo. I was lookign¬†up Angelic Script/Enochian¬†and Alchemic symbols as I’ve seen some amazing tattoos on the subject and intended to work them into my NaNo novel. Planning is the death of creativity it seems. Admittedly my walls look awesome covered in pictures of tattoos and obscure random languages, but it didn;t help me write this damn thing.

I’ve just made a count of all the unfinished novels on my harddrive¬†that I should be¬†working on rather than¬†doing NaNo, and we’re up to 25. 25 half finished¬†books! Jeez, I didn’t think it would be that bad! And that’s only the obvious ones, there could be tonnes more under obscure titles that I’ve forgotten about! :O¬†¬†¬†I’m too easily distracted! Some authors complain they don’t have ideas….I have too many, then get excited about something new and start doing that, abandoning the other story, then do it again, and again, and again! Grrrr! The problem is, with forcing myself to write for NaNo, I’m not excited about it. It feels like a chore and I’m starting to hate the story (and it’s only been 5 days!)

Anyhoo, whining over.

Ok, I lied, one more whine. I hate living in the UK this time of year! Bleeping fireworks! Grrrrrrrr!

Love and Hugs.

Here’s some Flandus to cheer you (Me!) up!;

On the subject of Nahman’s tats, you can just about make out the red ‘Mingus’ one on his arm. x

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

Wattpad! Love on the Run (From Zombies!)

Published 03/10/2012 by Lily Crussell

I’m so annoyed! I spent ages typing out a post and the comp gave up and lost it! Anyway! I have posted one of my works on wattpad. The first two chapters are up, be aware that they haven’t been copy edited or anything like that, so there will be mistakes. I wrote this about five years ago, but it’s been doing the rounds and had no luck! I’ll post more chapters if it’s popular. Please spread the word and let me know honestly what you think.

http://www.wattpad.com/7727195

Not sure how to link it properly as I’m blonde! There are posts on my FB anyway lol x

Lily x

FLANDUS FTW!