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For those of you who are wondering, I posted my first draft copy, of my first chapter, of my first novel and for the first time. That is a lot of firsts.
I asked people for constructive criticism (yes good and bad) one thing you need to realize if you want to publish your work – you need to seek the criticism, and face the music – otherwise how are you going to improve and make it better?
Last night I spent a bit of time editing it (old school paper and pen style)
here is some of the edited copy – And for those who are wondering ALL my work IS in fact Copyrighted. So don’t be thieving
Being a school teacher wasn’t all it had cracked up to be. Sure there were a few perks, seeing the smiles on those children’s faces every time I entered the room, just as easily they smiled when it was time to pack their bags and go home, teaching them all about how the world works… How much they actually listen to is a different story. My name is Ruby, Ruby Kensington but you can call me Miss K.
I’m not married, I don’t even have a boyfriend, I don’t have children of my own and I don’t have any friends. No I am not a weirdo or maybe I am. You can decide that for yourself. I’m going to tell you a story about how I ended up in the position I am in.
June 28th 8:40pm. 1993
It was the 90’s and I was fresh out of law school, already I had already received my first job offer. I was desperate, so I went for it not knowing quite what I was getting myself into. We had arranged to meet at 9am the next day to discuss what the job involves, the only problem was that I did not know who I was meeting or why. I had received the phone call out of the blue, and the person I had spoken to did not go into any detail about the job, they just gave me a time and the address of where I would be meeting my ‘potential employer.’ When you are a lawyer, you don’t think too much about those types of phone calls – although I would have preferred to pick the location myself.
That night I had a group date with my best friends Chloe and Sandra.
They had been my friends since we were in law school. Chloe had long blond hair with colors running through it, pinks, purples, blues and oranges. She was short, maybe 5’2 and she was very socially awkward. When Chloe was younger she really wanted to be a hairdresser, but her mum forced her into attending law school. Chloe didn’t want to upset her mother, so, she used her talents with hair as a side business as a way to make some extra cash. Now Sandra on the other hand was the complete opposite. Sandra was a girl of status in the law industry – as her dad was a lawyer. She was tall with luscious tanned legs that go for miles. Sandra had dark hair and dark eyes, with a European look to her plus she was really skinny and everything about her screamed sexy. Sandra always had all the guys pining over her like little puppies, even though she turned them all down.
As the night progressed I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was being watched. You know the type of feeling you get when you think there is someone who just won’t stop staring at you? The hairs on the back of your neck stand up and cold shivers run down your spine, as if someone had ‘just walked over your grave’ as they say. That’s the feeling I had now, so I decided to call it a night with my friends and walk home.
As I was walking I started to feel dizzy, queasy even… did I really drink that much? A few minutes passed by and I couldn’t bring myself to walk any further. I hailed the first cab I saw and jumped in. My house was about a 10 minute walk away from our favorite hangout but I just couldn’t bear to walk any longer. The taxi drive made me feel worse. I wasn’t even sure if I was even in a taxi anymore and I just passed out.
Upon login onto Facebook this morning, I scrolled through the usual status’ or some of my friends on there and then I go straight to the Sunrise Facebook page. As I watch this show pretty much religiously, on days that I don’t find myself in front of the TV I find myself on here. I am also able to give my opinion on their topics. Although my opinions will probably not be read, I still give them.
This morning I saw the topics of the day… and of course I had to say SOMETHING about the last one in particular.
Since I clearly understand that not everyone agrees with sorting out their own problems – it is no wonder people are trying to push for the ability to Sue companies that make alcohol and tobacco… I must also point out my complete lack of appreciation for such things.
I used to be a smoker… But that does not mean I should have the right to sue my regular tobacco brand for damages, or new lungs if I happen to get lung cancer in the future, So why is that even considered? Why is it even considered that we sure alcohol companies for getting us drunk. As you can see most of this post is pretty self explanatory just from the picture alone. What are your thoughts… Are they really just creating ways for people to blame someone else? Should we instead just but out of peoples affairs and let them kill themselves with cigarettes and alcohol… What is the right thing to do here? We cannot ban these because they get distributed on the black market anyway, or grown and made in the backyards of many people. Are we becoming our own worst enimies or are we already there?
Thought I would post another recipie for you all
Quick Zucchini Slice. Yummm
500g grated zucchini (2)
1 onion diced
3 slices bacon, chopped into squares
1 cup self rasing flour
1cup grated cheese
Pinch salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients, mix well.
Place into deep long oven dish and bake in moderate oven (180c) for around 35-45 minutes. Serves around 4-6 people. Perfect side for a dinner party, served with good red or white wine.
It really doesnt take long to make and it is a cheap, filling meal. Here is a photo of the one I cooked tonight.
I did attatch a photo but it didnt work, so i had to take another one after i had already served everyones… Now it doesnt look that glamerous