Thursday, August 12, 2010

Once Upon A Time Project G4 Week 1

Hey everyone.  Hows the writing going?  So this is the second last Giveaway for the Once Upon A Time Project and I've been thinking about a few things.  For instance, for the G5 giveaway I'd like to do something special marking the end of total awesomeness!  But you know what?  I've come up blank for creativity.  A big fat nothing!  While I know there is still a fair bit of time before I need to be worrying about this I'd love to be a little more organized.  So I'm asking all of you.  What would you like to see for the last giveaway? 

You can send any questions about the Once Upon a Time Project to or use the contact link to the right.

Before I go, I thought I'd share an almost embarrasing moment that had to do with my writing.  Yesterday afternoon I left work and picked up the little Munchkin before heading home.  The whole way, something niggled in the back of my mind.  I could have sworn I was forgetting something.  It wasn't until about 11 last night that I decided to pull out my idea/random scribbling notebook to do some writing that I realised what that niggling feeling was.  I'd left it at work.  The worst thing was that yesterday I was working at someone elses desk for the day and left it on there.  Horrifying thought right?  Absolutely!

All night I dreaded the thought of someone else reading it.  Reading those private thoughts and ideas, the raw emotion, the notes I'd left myself in there to do.  I think at one stage I had some nightmare about it as well.  Now don't get me wrong, I don't mind people reading stuff that I've written, as long as I get to pick what it is.  My Writer's notebooks are... NO GO ZONE!! lol There are things I've written in there that have been actions/emotions I've either felt/done/witnessed, but expanded and added to,  that I could use maybe later on down the track. 
So back to the story, I rushed into work this morning (which in the end I was late since a certain little someone *ahem* Cruzito decided to dig out my lipgloss and spread it everywhere) and found it sitting where I'd left it the day before.  Still closed.  That little knot of dread actually loosened once I picked it up and slipped it into my bag.  I'm not sure if it had been read or what but I'm glad I got it back. Phew!
(note: to anyone who knows me well, Don't go looking for it, you won't find it!! BUT just remember it is FICTION STUFF... mostly!) 

How many of you actually keep a notebook for your ideas and writing random bits  ... or even a diary/journal?  How would you feel if someone picked this up and read it?  What would you say if you seen someone reading it??

I'd love to hear your thoughts!!  Feel free to share!

Below I've added links for both inspiration and ideas to use for creating your Cover.  The butterfly below comes from the Occult/paranormal website.  As far as I can tell from the disclaimer, these pics are free to use for whatever you like :)
butterfly vector graphics nature waterfall birds trees landscapes
Free Photos Vector Graphics Landscapes Nature Myspace Orkut Photos Glitter Graphics
 Mystics Daily Muse: Some beautiful pictures here of fantasy etc.  Worth Checking out.
YS Princess's Ideas, Resources, and Reviews has got a weekly post called Daily Dose: Weekly Inspiration where bloggers have a chance to post up images they've found inspiring.  It's fantastic post for generating ideas!


Here's the Rules

Cover to be in portrait (5"x8" or 13x20cm)
Type: JPG or PNG
(If using your camera, 3 megapixel or higher)
Deadline: 30 September 2010
The Theme/Design can be whatever you like.
Maximum of 3 covers & Titles per entrant.
Please consider the stories that have been posted so far when designing your cover.

Judging: Will be done by visitors of the blog. I will post the covers up (with their titles) and you will get a chance to decide. The person with the most votes will be chosen and the cover and title will be used on the book.

If using other people's images, you must have their permission before doing so.

The Winner of the Cover and Title Contest will receive a copy of the book when it's published.
If there are any questions please either use the contact form on here or email me at (Please Use Cover & Title Contest in subject line)


  1. My blog is more or less where I put all my little thoughts. I keep a notebook on what to put in there though, but my husband keeps writing phone messages in it! But, I am not an emotionally introspective person so I guess I don't need that outlet. On the other hand when I paint. I hate to have people look at the work.
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

  2. Ouch, I bet that was bugging you all night. I would have been the same. Glad it was unseen though. x



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