Thursday, 18 August 2011

Oh, well hello!

Boo! Some pretty nifty news this week surrounding me getting a life. Finally pulled my finger out and went to meet events manager for the local magazine we popped along to a silent disco which I had to review. I missed out on the silent disco at uni fresher’s week so was pretty nervous. Not only out of my comfort zone meeting a new person but also going to a place where I didn’t know what to expect, luckily it wasn’t awkward and it was absolutely bloody hilarious watching a few of the people dancing in silence. Utter silence. Going to try and upload/download (which one is it kids?) a video below to show you. As for the article you’ll have to pay £1 and buy a copy of the magazine from one of the many local newsagents ;)

I’ve also had the go-ahead to write a short story which is hopefully being published in November. The collection of short stories will all be set along the 11A bus route in Birmingham. For those that don’t know, this joyous journey circles the entire city taking you along the beautiful suburbs enroute without dipping into the centre at all. The day the stories are set in will be the day which the riots kicked off in Birmingham. I had to pick from a list of 10 characters to write from the point of view of which is fab. I have missed writing fiction so much over these past few months so this gives me something great to really sink my teeth into. I will be writing from the perspective of a 40 year old white man who is on the bus as he’s had his driving license taken off him for drunk driving. Where the story goes from there is up to me... 3000 words to play with.... my mind is on overdrive!

Last nugget of news is one I’m rather proud of... I wrote a poetry anthology as part of my final assignments at uni last year and it seems it has won a prize... I had no idea this prize even existed but I got a nice little cheque through along with a certificate. I’m so glad people like my poetry, it means rather a lot.

All this has given me a boost and now I remember my passion. Putting on my purple shirt over the next few weeks won’t be quite so painful as I will be carrying Adele (my trusted laptop) under my arm with me on my quiet evening shifts.

Over and out for now. Enjoy the video at the bottom here... bless :)

1 comment:

  1. You have won the versatile blogger award!! xx