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Mass Madness

Posted by cjthewriter on April 7, 2012 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

So, this the title of the book I'm writing. If I have a little count I am up to... Oh God this is taking forever to count... 7872. That's not too bad! I'm writing every day at the moment and hoping to finish before the end of the year. I'm hoping to even edit it to my liking by then too!

On an unrelated note, Hippa, my Chihuahua puppy, just learned how to use a cat door both ways. Whoop!! But my cat Mia was bitten pretty bad last night  by another cat and had to go to the Vet. :( She's okay at the moment though. The wonders of pain relief.

Hope your Easter weekend is going all right.

Catch ya,


It's Not 2012! I've Written An Entry Every... Day...

Posted by cjthewriter on April 6, 2012 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Please ignore the statement at the end of my other blog that my next would be less than a year. I am a filthy liar. :)

What have I done in the past... um... Holy mother of God it's been a year and four months. Eheh...


  • I'm still with the person I fell in love with in 2010.
  • We bought a house September last year.
  • I'm engaged :P
  • I went from one cat, to eight cats and two dogs...
  • I changed jobs!

I can't quite remember anything else. Oh! And I have been writing obviously. Except I still never finish what I start. I am trying though. I have a novel in the works. Also, I have never gloriously won NaNoWriMo thus far. But I shall, Goddammit.

Well must go,

Toodle pip,

CJ :mad:

It's Been A While

Posted by cjthewriter on December 3, 2010 at 10:07 PM Comments comments (0)

Did anyone think of the song by Staind when they read that? No? Just me? Okay then.

I bet you Googled it anyway...

I had this blog written out before, but I was doing other things and left it. So when I tried to publish I had to log in again and the whole thing was erased. Typical! I didn't have to enter the title again. OH NO, it remembered THAT.

Well, I can't believe it's been over a year since I've updated this. I hadn't abandoned this site entirely, I did look at it every so often just to remind myself I needed to update... yeah...

So what prompted me to actually update? Oh nothing, except I was published again. Nothing like indulging myself right? Actually being published is nothing special this year, as I only submitted a photo essay and not a short story. What can I say? I've had a lot going on in the Writer's Block area of Creativeland, which has amounted to a year of sweet FA in the world of Writing.

Also, I failed NaNoWriMo again (Googled that too, didn't you!). Why? Because I fell in love with someone. Please don't say awwww. I might vomit.

I'm not kidding. I really did. Totally unexpected, and totally distracting. I hope next year, third time's the charm!

Oh and the book I'm in this year is called And the Land Turns Gold. I'll post a picture sometime to add to the others. So far I've been published at least once every year since I became serious about my writing. I hope this trend continues, or even goes up!

Other than that, well... nothing.

Blog some other time (less than a year though),


Interview and Book Launch

Posted by cjthewriter on June 12, 2009 at 9:49 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi guys!

So I had my interview for the Rangitikei Mail on Thursday, at my school, during Media, in the library. Phew! There was a buzz in the air as Laura, the reporter (who signed my Guestbook!! YAY! Go and see when you're finished) walked into the room. I left my computer and we went and sat at a table out of view from the others.

She asked me all the usual questions about writing. When did you start, what do you write about, favourite authors, etc. I hope I gave her enough info. It was my first interview ever and I was so nervous I couldn't even tell her about my desires to highlight the human condition in my future work. My mind blanked so many times I possibly sounded as though I have no hope in hell of being succesful. :D

Anyway, enough of that!

I went to the book launch of "The Prick of Life" last night and the experience was truly amazing. The entertainment was solely focused on men's creativity and boy, they definitely were creative!

There were three guests:

1. David Shanhun, who entertained us all throughout the evening with original songs and compositions. He was incredible. Not to mention catchy. When you have your CD selling in the future could you contact me? :D

2. Alan Coleman, a local Marton man who told us delightful and humourous stories about his time in WW2. This was the first time I had ever heard war stories straight from a veteran and had been a dream of mine to witness. Thank you Alan for making that dream come true!

3. Glen Colquhoun, a GP who is also a poet (what a combination!). His performances of his many various poems was truly breath-taking. By the end of it he claimed to have "tested our patience enough" but I have to say that he could have gone on for much longer, and no one would've have given the slightest indication of impatience. He had us enrapt in all he was expressing to us. It was too bad I didn't bring my wallet for the raffle of the signed book!

The event ended up as "Standing Room Only". It was the biggest turn out yet! I was so impressed I almost forgot to grab my copy of the book and an entry form for next year!!

A big thank you to Melanie and all the other organisers of the event. Many of us went through a rollercoaster of emotions throughout the night, making it a truly satisfying experience!

Crystal :cool:


Posted by cjthewriter on June 8, 2009 at 10:53 PM Comments comments (1)

Just a quick announcement: I'm going to be interviewed for the local paper! This will be added to the news section in the next few weeks. YAY! Ha ha ha!




Crystal :lol:

Book Launch

Posted by cjthewriter on June 3, 2009 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

This is just a quickie before I head home to announce that I will be going to a book launch next week on the 12th of June for the third installment of the local writing anthology, titled "Glen & the Men" this year. Although I did not win, I will be published once again and will add this to the list of publications in the "About Me" page next week. If I'm in the paper I will even post that to the "In The News" page!

Thanks for all your support so far!


Crystal :cool:

An Ode to Spring in Winter?

Posted by cjthewriter on May 26, 2009 at 11:49 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes that is a bit weird. It's winter here in New Zealand, and I wrote an Ode to Spring. :D

That is the fault of myself. I mentioned to a fellow Twitter user that my Nana is always telling me I'm related to Keats, the poet. This Twitter user had posted Keats' "An Ode to Autumn" and thus challenged me, "If you think you have Keat's blood in you then write an Ode to Spring!"

So I did.

It's on the poetry page if you want to go and see it.

That is all,

Crystal :cool:

Poetry and Assembly

Posted by cjthewriter on May 25, 2009 at 10:06 PM Comments comments (0)

So today has been full-on writing wise. I've been spewing out poetry like a new volcano under a sewer. In other words, people think it's hot when it's spewed out, but I think it stinks. Ha ha ha :D


I was mentioned in assembly today for the second week running. It was for winning a Haiku competition (if you're following me on Twitter, you know. If not, visit the homepage, my Twitter widget is there!). And my friends (Ana and others...), are already planning merchandise sales on Trademe and Ebay for when I become famous. Notice that I said "when" guys. I have hope :cool:


I have to write another poem for the New Zealand Poetry Awards now, and a short story for the Katherine Mansfield Awards. Not to mention the exams I have next week! Gulp.






P.S. A big thank you to all my new members and all the guest book comments! It's because of you that I'm the #1 new website this week! Love you guys :tongue:

Hung Over

Posted by cjthewriter on May 23, 2009 at 10:36 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes, that's right, your idiot writer friend went to a party last night. It was a "glow in the dark" theme. You either had to wear something that would glow in the dark or something that was white (there was a black light there). I don't own many white things, so I went as my usual black self. Ha ha :D

I got drunk pretty quickly. Had six shots of some brutal stuff and mixed that up with three RTD's and that was it for me. I walked home at about 1am and woke everyone up with my drunken tottering and overall noise.

My poor brother had a hard time convincing me that I was actually in my own house!

Right now, I feel like sh!t. You're probably laughing and thinking that it serves me right, well all I can say to you is that one day, you'll be writing a blog for your website saying exactly the same things. You know it.

Peace out :cool:


Horrific Afternoon Editing Wise

Posted by cjthewriter on May 23, 2009 at 12:02 AM Comments comments (0)

Editing site wise, that is. I changed my title image for the site to the "Welcome Dog" you see before you. This took FOUR HOURS. Webs can be quite the bitch when it wants to be. Finally, I've managed a meagre success after toiling with the beast on an empty stomach, in the cold, for FOUR HOURS (Oh, did I mention that already?). Still, it was worth it.

The handsome image was taken by me a few months ago. Through the corners of my curtains came a striking sun which somehow managed to illuminate my plastic wee doggie. It was spectacular. Ha ha ha.

So, to put an end to this bitching I will finish this sentence here. Did I write anything today? No. I think we all know why...

Catch you next time,