Posts Tagged ‘politics’
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.
I recently received a comment on my post about how I was quitting Facebook, and of course it exposed the fact that I had actually returned to Facebook not too long ago – I figured with being pregnant and all that family and friends would just love to see pictures and care… but as a matter of fact, family outside of my house hold, do not seem to care at all. Like I said in my previous post, I am not going to hold back anymore, because this is MY blog. So recently I had my 3D ultrasound, and only a few people have seen the photos.
Yes I did promise you all a post about it with pictures and stuff, but in reality I broke that promise… for a purpose of course. I was testing someone’s response to the photos not being there, and not saying anything at all. Thus the answer is what I expected and now making as much effort for this person would be pointless and just insulting to my self-worth. I do not want to stoop to that level again!
So how do you cope when you are in the situation where you just want to say to the person ‘Grow up, act the part and stop blaming me for your screw ups’ when they aren’t around, or making the effort to be around – then making up excuses?
Stand your ground and stand up for yourself!
Have a good day everyone
Which I am extreamly greatful for. I would like to start off with something a bit different, a little speil about my time here on wordpress so far, because today is a very good day and it seems lucky in my eyes.
begining my journey on wordpress I didnt think I would ever get noticed, it has been… Since june, so almost. 4 months since I first opened up my account. My very first post was not bad, needed work and didn’t do as well as I hoped.
My next month wasnt too bad, my best post for that month was this one
still this post is very popular
And last month my most popular post was
In the time I have been on here I have seen my views sky rocket and fall just as fast day after day
And month after month
Before I started writing this post I took a few screen shots of my stats for it, and I must say that i am happy with this number
So now I must get to nominees that I have chosen for this award.
I have chosen only a few people so far, because i am still in the middle of my choices and answering the questions. But until then, stay tuned.