Thursday, December 28, 2006

So, the six months are over...

and what have I done? Well, quite a lot actually. I have finished In Search of the Moon, Written a good chunk of Til The Moon Fails and written a complete novel in 7 Days in Hell. A lot of people have commented on the fact that my six months are over and have asked what I am going to do now. The answer is - keep on writing! It has been a really great six months and I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to do this. I hope that I will begin making money from writing in 2007 as well as continue to love doing what I am doing and getting lots done!

Thank you to all the people who have helped me and supported me over the last six months. You are all stars and I love you (you know who you are!)

All the best, Iseult

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Wishing one and all a happy and holy 12 days of Christmas and a happy New Year. All the best in 2007!

Monday, December 18, 2006

This day week is Christmas day!

It seems weird that after all the preparation, planning and executing, I don't feel like it is Christmas at all. I have two Christmas parties this week, and presents to give out to family and friends. Maybe I'll get more into the Christmas spirit the nearer I come to the date. I feel like this every year - November, I can't wait for Christmas but by the last week I feel washed out and like it is any other normal week of the year.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Weapons of mice distruction

I heard on the radio this morning that a man carrying 100 mice in his bag caused havoc when the mice escaped from the bag and ran around the airplane he was travelling in, even falling on to the heads of other passengers. An investigation is looking into how the man got the mice onto the plane in the first place.

If mice can be smuggled onto a plane, maybe it isn't too far fetched to think snakes can be too!

Friday, December 15, 2006

For Pinky

Happy Birthday Michael Shanks. 36 today.
On the subject of Michael Shanks, check out Star Toons for some really funny Stargate cartoons. My favourites are: -Bridge Works close up of Earl's list triple ship and the asgards secret weapon

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Who will be Nodpot of the Year 2006?

The Disresponsibe Nodpots voted for the Nodpot of the year last weekend. It has been going for two years and I have won it two years in a row, so I have hoping to win it again this year and get the hat trick. However, I don't know if I am the most worthy member to receive it. Mungo did a lot of writing this year, and he is totally new to this whole writing lark. He also shamed me with the amount of times he submitted Leaf to publishers and agents. I think Valerie really deserves to win though. Apart from the impressive list of books that she has read, she won Nanowrimo this year and wrote a wonderful book, as well as sponsoring me and giving me lots of help and support. She has also submitted her book to agents and done lots of writing work. If anyone deserves to steal my hat trick from me, it is her. Either way, we'll have a great night on the 31st and, as Pinky said on Mungo's blog, may the best noddy win!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I've gone Beta!

Finally I've updated to the beta version of blogger. Don't know if you will notice any difference, but it is a bit cooler to use. I know it is a while since I last posted. I've written loads of posts in my head, but I never got around to typing them up. I should have scribbled them down somewhere, so I could put them up here later, but I forgot about it and now they have been neatly filed away at the back of my mind.

I'm busy getting ready for Christmas. Sometimes, in all the hustle and bustle, late nights, early mornings and busy foodless days, I wonder what it is all about. I've lost track of the real meaning of Christmas, the reason why I celebrate the great feast, and got lost in a wash of hollow (yet pleasant) commercialism. At such times, I say to myself - don't worry about presents, they aren't really important and everyone will understand. Spend time on thinking about God and the light of the world that came to us on the 25th of December. For a few moments, I fully intend to concentrate on Christmas in a spiritual sense and spread peace and joy. Then something sets me off about presents again and I plunge once more into the elf factory.

Anyway, enough of that. What about writing, I hear you cry! 7 Days in Hell is finally finished and the Christmas orders are in from I'm dying to hear what other people think (although a little nervous as well). I still hope to get Til the Moon Fails finished before the Christmas holidays (Dec 23rd), but it is playing second place to the Christmas gifts that have to be made.