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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.
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
Today my partner and I will be cooking this
We found the recipie in ‘woman’s weekly how to cook absolutely everything’
I thought that the recipe seemed pretty awesome so I would like to share it with everyone.
Preparation time 20 minutes
Cooking time 50 minutes
1 small red capsicum (150g)
400g beef mince
150g sausage mince
1 medium Brown onion (150g) chopped finely
2 cloves garlic crushed
1/4 cup (25g) packaged breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten lightly
1/2 cup (80g) coarsely chopped seeded green olives
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh oregano
8 bacon rashers (560g), rind removed, sliced thickly lengthways.
1/4 cup (60ml) water
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Brown sugar
1. quarter capsicum; discard seeds and membrane. Roast under grill or in very hot oven, skin side up, until blisters and blackens. Cover capsicum pieces with plastic or paper for 5 minutes. Peel away skin; slice capsicum thinly.
2. Preheat oven to moderate (180c/160c fan-forced). Line 8cm x 25cm bar cake pan with plastic wrap. Lightly oil 25cm x 30cm swiss roll pan.
3. Using hand combine minces, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, olives and herbs in a large bowl. Press half of the meatloaf into bar pan. Lay capsicum strips over top, leaving 1cm border; press remaining meatloaf mixture over capsicum.
4. Turn bar pan onto swiss roll pan; remove plastic wrap from meatloaf. Cover top and sides of meatloaf with bacon, overlapping slices. Bake, uncovered for 15 minutes
5. Meanwhile make barbecue glaze.
6. Poor off any excess fat from meatloaf, brush with glaze; bake, uncovered for 25 minutes or until meatloaf is cooked through. Stand 10 minutes before serving.
Barbecue glaze: combine ingredients in small saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes.
This is the finished meatloaf my partner and I cook, we are going to eat it with mash potato.
Per serving: 35.3g total fat (13.7g saturated); 2633kj (630cal); 20.6g carbohydrate; 56.6g protein, 2.6g fibre.