Okay so I tried setting up one blog already which proved to be a pain to link into so here we go again.  Last year I turned forty the big 4 – 0 only to realised there was so much I still wanted to do but had been putting off.  The main thing and also the main reason for this blog, is the novel which had been simmering away in my head for a while.  This blog is for me a way of focusing my thoughts and hopefully one day looking back to see how far I have got, but also an invitation for you to join me on that journey.  So what do you need to know about me hmm tough one.  I have a teenager and a toddler both of whom will probably feature during these blogs.  I have been with my other half for 15 years and am pretty certain he will make himself known during these blogs.  I think the best thing to do is just start blogging I am pretty sure you will get to know me through the blogs and if there is anything you want to know just ask.

March 2013

I have just been giving the blog a bit of a makeover and decided this page needed a bit of an update.  Queen of Ages the novel did not fair too well on its first outing and if I am honest I wasn’t totally happy with it myself so it will be having a much needed edit before heading out into the world again.  My short story collection is nearing completion ready for publication and as you can see from the projects page this promises to be a very busy year.  Will update again in a few months thankyou for joining me on this path into the unknown.

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    1. Hello! Good luck with your novel. I am an aspiring author too, so PLEASE look at my blog! I need some proper advice, because I think my family are too scared to say when I’m rubbish! Gertie xxx


      1. will pop over as soon as I finish writing the post I am working on there are loads of great authors on here that give great advice. Paula


    1. Awwww thankyou as saturday is generally family day here if I dont get chance tonight will do the honours and thank you properly tomorrow. Am I allowed to renominate you?


  1. I have nominated you for The Beautiful Blogger Award. Congratulations on a wonderful blog. If you choose to accept it, please visit my site, the rules are there. All the best


  2. Tell us more about your novel, please. Don’t you just hate it when the characters keep banging on the inside of your head, trying to get out? : )


  3. I am just calling by your Space
    for a quick look around but I will
    be calling back later my friend 🙂

    In the meantime enjoy your Tuesday…



    1. Thankyou so much for taking the time to look around and posting comments I did go to pop over to look at you site but obviously couldn’t see anything 😦


  4. Hi Paula, Thank you for deciding to follow my blog…I hope it will revolutionize every area of your life and cause you write like a woman possessed to get the word out…hahaha…or at the very least I hope you enjoy the content.

    Be encouraged!


    1. A very close friend of mine had to watch his baby great nephew battle luekemia thankfully now 9 month after his stem cell transplant he is a happy healthy little boy but we had more scares along the way than a care to remember. Personally I had to watch my little boy fight for his life against menegitis at 7 months old so I understand a little about the heartache for the family and the feelings of helplessness all parents feel at not being able to make their childs illness just go away. Sending lots of love a prayers towards the family this is little charlies fb page I hope you wont mind me sharing your story there I know lots will want to send extra love http://www.facebook.com/Cords4Life


  5. Thank you so much for following my blog and thank you for your comment and likes, i really appreciate it. Your blog is beautiful. Greetings from Finland 🙂


      1. yes and so many are willing to share great advice aswell and the support they give is amazing I only started blogging around 6 months ago and now have fellow bloggers I consider great friends


      1. the version i got doesn’t have question you have to write a blog post with reasons for your choices but will answer your questions will be posting mine on saturday


      2. ahhh actually its a different award so will accept it in seperate post wasn’t paying proper attention naughty me got distracted watching man vs food


    1. not sure if I failed at marketing it but have not had a single subscriber via amazon but then again why would you pay for something you can get for free I do have to say I am not exactly enthralled by the way they rate the blogs because I had some great reviews and ratings yet featured way below many with less in terms of ratings so not sure how they decide where you show up


  6. Hi Paula

    Forgive me, but I found a comment you made on Sassy Sass’s blog some months ago (July, actually) and I followed the link here because you mentioned your beliefs in your reply to her.

    I’m compiling a book about people’s beliefs and how those beliefs have shaped the world around them. I’m trying to get as many different viewpoints as I can and, hence, I was wondering if you might be willing to contribute.

    If you’d like to know more, I wrote about in a post today – http://thelastsongiheard.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/the-rivers-of-belief-enigma/

    My email address is at the end of the post, but just in case, it’s thelastsongiheard “at” gmail.com

    If it’s not something you feel you can or want to be involved with, that’s fine, i won’t be offended 🙂

    Clear skies!


  7. Hello Paula,

    I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you, Paula.. 🙂

    Subhan Zein


  8. Following up on the Judith O’Grady project, if you are interested in hosting a blog, pull my email from this comment (can’t get emails out of likes, unhelpfully) and mail me? Ta!


  9. I was wondering if you’d like to participate in a little writing project I’m putting together. It’s a bit like playing writing “telephone”. The plan is I’d write a short story of about 600 words to start with, then pass it on to the next writer. Each writer in turn would read the story in about 5-10 minutes, then rewrite it from memory, adding or subtracting details as they see fit before passing it on to the next writer. I’m thinking everyone will have 48 hours with the story before needing to pass it on (the chain will probably start sometime next month). I’m interested in seeing how different writers approach the same story, and am also looking for an “around the world” group of writers. I’ve already got Jo Eberhardt of “The Happy Logophile” and Brian Buckley of “Brian D. Buckley” participating. If you’re interested, or know anyone else who might be, please contact me at bentrubewriter@gmail.com. I’m really excited to see what we can come up with. Thanks so much!


  10. Hi Paula,

    I skim your stuff occasionally. You offer some great advice. There was an offer to join your monthly news letter with a lovely picture of you with flowing white hair held back by your glasses and I thought WOW…why isn’t that her gravatar picture? Your old one is interesting, I’m going to eventually change mine – not sure to what yet or when, but I know it’s on the horizon.



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