Tuesday, 5 March 2013



I've delved back into my rockabilly-roadtrip-fun-crazy MS to do some serious work. You might remember me putting out a call for readers--I got some great offers and the lovely Darcy has been putting me through the wringer. And it's been great! I'm feeling really excited about my story again, and even more motivated to keep working on it. Wheeeee revising!


A new job! Yes, that's right, I will soon be a relief library assistant--kind of like a supply teacher, but for books. Yay!

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 (And here's a message to those people out there who insist that it's really not that hard to get a job if you just try hard enough--over 600 people applied for 5 part-time positions. Six HUNDRED. That shit really is cray.)


CODE NAME VERITY--holy shit, you guys. It took me a while to get into but yes, it IS as good as you've heard. MY LIFE NEXT DOOR--while it lacked in other areas, the super swoon-worthy romance kept me reading. DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES--another awesome Rachel Cohn-David Levithan collab. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU--the very final Gossip Girl book that I only just found out existed. Majorly disappointing, but I knew it would be, and I couldn't help but want to follow Blair and the gang to the end.

{Listening To}

Podcasts! I've talked about my love for The JV Club before, but I caught up every episode, so I had to branch out. I'm obsessed with Totally Laime! And The Mental Illness Happy Hour! And Authors Are Rockstars! Podcast junkie in training.

and my next-summer soundtrack:


I have sadly become obsessed with yet another form of social media. Sigh. But I like seeing other people's pictures of their cats and kids and food! You can follow me if you want to see my cutie cats, and food, and quite a lot of selfies because I am really, really vain. And tell me your IG names so I can follow you, I need more people!

I hope you have all had a lovely day/week/recent times. And if not, here are some virtual good vibes, cupcakes, and flowers from me :)

Ciao my lovelies!


  1. Yay! I'm dashisa on instagram. I usually take pictures of things that are not cats or food, but still. =)

  2. What's sad is I've never heard of instagram.

    But, then, I never was a cool kid ;)

    Best of luck revising! Let me know if you need a beta for the next round!

  3. Congratulations on your new job (I echo Shirley's clap- she's the best)! I think a lot of unsympathetic people seem to have a) forgotten what it was like to not have a job and b) realised times have changed. Having been on both sides (unemployed and working in HR) I know it's not easy at all.

    Have you read the Gossip Girl Jenny at private school spin-off books? They provided some comfort once I finished the original GG series.