Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pocketful of Sunshine

Pocketful of Sunshine clip from “Easy A“, a great flick about thinking before speaking and the power of the rumor mill. I can get that song suck in my head without hearing it though, but I don’t mind. It’s a great song, very catchy. Someday I ought to fully listen to the lyrics just to make sure I agree with them (for the most part) there are a lot of songs out there I start singing to an then go blech.

Oh well. Today’s post is dedicated to an award I got nominated for by my good friend Miriam. She may want to take it back when I return her novel, Watching, at the end of the month. I’m currently sinking my editing teeth into it and I’m being ruthless! Seriously I’m amazed at all the red I’ve put on it and I’m not even paying attention to grammar or spelling (they are not my forte).

Anyway before I procrastinate too long, here are my answers from the Comfy Chair of the Spanish Inquisition. :}

The Sunshine Award 
  • Thank Miriam, whonominated me: So thank you Miriam, may your blog resound with the words of a thousand viewers... or something like that.
  • Favorite colors: Purple, royal purple that is, the kind they used to make from snails shells.
  • Favorite animal: Unicorn, which in my mind, is not an imaginary beast, but that’s another story all together.
  • Favorite number: 42, seriously that has to be obvious!
  • Favorite drink: Hot chocolate, the rich creamy kind with whipped cream and chocolate shavings... nom nom nom
  • Facebook or Twitter: Facebook: Twitter is too fast for me. I tried and gave up. No time for it right now.
  • Your passion: Writing is the first thought that comes to mind, then reading, dancing and creating.
  • Giving or Receiving: Well now it depends on the situation. Giving a well thought out gift gives just as much joy as receiving the well thought out gift. And seeing kids faces light up at Christmas time is seriously awesome...
  • Favorite pattern: A natural one... Twills are kind of nice though, simple yet elegant, erm... *shrug*
  • Favorite day of the week: Tough one and it’s a toss-up between Monday and Friday. Hey I look forward to the week and Weekend! *grin*
  • Favorite flower: Crocus, they are a symbol that spring is coming (despite the snow flurry on Monday).
So there you have it, and I suppose I’m supposed to send this out again... Any volunteers? :}

If not I pass it on to Charley R, because she never fails to make me smile at least once a day in one of our many conversations... And To Marc / Eloosive because he’s slowly but surely making his way through my Phoenix trilogy and I love his Daily Writing Practice Blog. :}

:} Cathryn Leigh


  1. Awww, thanks Elo! I shall get around to this on my return from Paris, methinks. Hehe, I concur on the Twitter front - I can't work the thing, so I haven't got an account xP

    1. I've got a twitter account (@elorithryn, go figure) and I tried keeping up for about a week maybe two, and now I've given up. I don't want to automate tweets, I don't want to get fifteen tween of the smae thing because other automate tweets and are retweeted... I want meaningful conversations. And pretty much all of my tweets were at somebody.

      Nope, I'd much rather having meaningful conversations. Facebook works, and when I publish my first book I'll probably put an author page there and leave it at that.

      (Well eventually I'd like a real website too. *grin*)

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    1. hocho = hot chocolate, dericious = my being too lazy to pronounce L's sometimes.

    2. OOoohhhh that makes much more sense. :} I'm glad you agree with me. :}

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  4. You're welcome for the award, Elo :) And I am seriously looking forward to getting Watching back! I'm so glad to hear you're butchering it. I expect a few little things will be language divide confusion (such as the tea/dinner thing before), and I was so ill when I edited it that I was amazed it made as much sense as it did, so I look forward to seeing you point out all the points where I evidently forgot what I was talking about. And, you know, the plot and stuff. But hey, who cares about the plot?

    Gosh you're getting an extra mention in the dedication after this :D I've had some comments before and Charley pointed out a few things she didn't like in ... hmm ... the third draft? But never a mass of red. Just a comment at the end going, "Umm, don't think this chapter works."

    You're amazing, you know :D I thought I should say this now, because I might not be feeling it when I see how much editing I've got to do over the holidays.

    1. Oh good glad to hear. Hopefully now that you've said it I'll get my butt back into editing. I've only done one chapter, but I spent a large amount of time trying to write out some structure issues, which I was able to understand better once I read "Walter's Purple Heart" (it switches between four view points).

      And yes, you'll probably hate me for a bit while you revise it. Hopefully though you'll find it also a learning experience. So far I haven't found much in way of the 'cross pond differences', but it's hard to know given I don't know what they are until you laugh and say - but that's what we say over here... :}

      Anyway thank you *blush*