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Rubys Notes – Chapter 1 part 1 edited


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. http://allworldissues.com/2012/12/05/rubys-notes-chapter-1-draft-thoughts/

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)

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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.

It’s going to be a hot summer.


Today I went for a walk – by myself!

Shocking I know, I just walked up the road, to my local deli. It is about 400 meters from my house and I was really tired. I bought a pasty, fruit salad and a V Energy drink.

I decided I would take a few photos on the way up there, to share with you all. They are just some flowers but I miss taking photos and happen to be fairly good at it considering I am using my phone.

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This is the first flower, it has lots of tiny little white bugs on it.

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This was one of the few, still alive, flowers on this bush.

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These tree leaves were pretty :P so they had to join in.

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These beautys came from a huge tree filled with them

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I believe these are just generic pink roses.

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Last night I made a few mini pavlova’s

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Setesh is cheeky – I ended up giving him the rest in the end.

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Atlas is 3 weeks old tomorrow :)

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I am one proud mamma :P

My big adventure Day 1: Enjoy the little things in life


Day 1 – Enjoy the little things in life

So this morning I woke up and decided that for my holiday I will take a photo or series of photos a day and write about them and I will try to be as positive as possible.

This morning my son and I decided to take a walk in the garden. We didn’t get very far because we were stopped by this purple flower. Sorry I do not recall the name of it, but I ask you to pay attention to the detail of this particular flower. Notice all the lines, the different shades of colour and the smaller petals compared to the big.

Life is a bit like this flower.

It is small to some and big to others.

Some people in it seek perfection and others are rough around the edges.

Some people are strong and mighty, they can withstand strong winds.

Some people are fragile and one touch will send them crumbling.

Life has fine lines and wrinkles.

It is full of colour and joy.

But it is also filled with sadness and sorrow.

This flower is a very simple thing in life, and it won’t be around forever so it is important for us to enjoy it while it last’s

Like life, we aren’t going to be here forever, no matter how many anti-aging remedies they come out with. So we should enjoy every day as it comes, we should always tell the people that we love how we feel about them and we should always be true to ourselves.

It is also important not to let someone stop you from fulfilling your dreams, or going on that holiday you have always wanted to go on. Sure you may not have enough money, but who is to judge what enough money is when it comes to fun? You really don’t need money to have fun, you might need it for a passport and plane ticket but once you reach your destination, I think you can find so many things that don’t involve money to keep yourself occupied.

The best things in life are free.

Love

Happiness

Family

Friends

Just experiencing the world is free,  forget the drama and just live.

 

Share with me your favorite thing in life and why it is your favorite thing.

Brit xx

Notes to Ruby


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“Onward, to chapter 3″ I shout as I lead my group towards victory against the infamous town of chapter 3. My trusted friends Paper and Pen join me on my quest to the town of ‘End Story.’

Just a small update for everyone. While my partner eats his eggs, and my son plays with his toys, I sit here on my little Samsung Galaxy Tab thinking about chapter 3 of the Novel I am writing. So far chapter 1 was my hardest… As it took me about 6-8 months to actually get stuck into it and write, now I feel I might reach the end, sometimes that scares me… Sometimes when I think about it, I dont want to think of an ending… Not at all.

That is where I think about a book 2, maybe… If once I am done, get it proofread, then go visit an editor and try my luck with a million different publishers, and maybe if I am lucky and I get published. Then I might try for a second book, but I doubt if I even get my first one published, that I will be anything other than a one book wonder… If that at all.

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Here is a plant from my backyard.