About

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.

76 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you for stopping by and following us. We would like to wish you all the very best for your novel. 🙂

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    1. thankyou for taking the time to stop by mine hopefully one day my book will be on yours being reviewed

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      1. Definitely! We are waiting for it too 😀

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    2. 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

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      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

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  2. I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. You can find it here:

    http://mylifeworthliving.com/2012/04/28/the-versatile-blogger-award/

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    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?

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      1. Your welcome. Umm I’m not sure if you can or not but I don’t think you can.

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  3. what a wonderful blog the most enjoyable one yet love the poetry etc

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  4. And…. We have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award.. yaaayyy!! Congrats 😀
    http://easyondeyes.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/were-beautiful-d/

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  5. 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
    Rhonda

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  6. You are quite an inspiration. So I have nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award -> 🙂 http://superphoenix.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/oh-wow-i-am-an-inspiring-blogger/

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  7. I know you’ve already gotten this one, so I gave you an honorable mention -> http://msfowle.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/reader-appreciation-award/ 🙂

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  8. Thanks for the follow. We writers need to stick together!

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    1. You are welcome I am still very much learning as I go and have found so much information and support through blogging

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      1. Me too. Hard to keep up with it all!

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  9. 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? : )

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  10. 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…

    Androgoth

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    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 😦

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  11. 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!

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    1. I have totally selfish motives lol as my back makes running a huge no no I intend to run vicariously via your running exploits 🙂

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      1. Ahh, nothing worse than a bad back…best wishes…and by all means don’t do anything to aggravate it.

        Be encouraged!

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  12. Hi, thanks for coming over and following me. I look forward to reading all of your posts 🙂

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  13. Hi, Paula — Thanks for the Like on my post about Daisy Merrick. I know her family appreciates everyone’s help in sharing her story.

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    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

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      1. Wow — thanks so much for sharing her story through Charlie’s Facebook page. And I’m so sorry to hear that your son had to suffer.

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      2. We were lucky I now have a happy healthy four year old monster 🙂

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  14. History of the Ancient World July 29, 2012 — 11:06 am

    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 🙂

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    1. You are welcome I love your blog I really enjoyed the cleopatra post the other day

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  15. You’ve been nominated for this award.
    Please follow the rules on this page.

    Have a good day. 🙂

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    1. Likewise, I love it when someone I follow reblogs and introduces me to someone I know I shall enjoy reading

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      1. I agree, seems like the beauty of this community. Large number of great people, I had no idea it was like this.

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      2. 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

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      3. That’s amazing. I should have started this a lot sooner, only began about a month ago.

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  16. Hello Paula,

    Just wanted you to know that I have nominated your blog.
    http://ahamin.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/the-one-lovely-blog-award/
    I really enjoy your blog.
    Have a great day.

    Yours truly,

    A. H. Amin

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  17. I really enjoy your blog, and I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award! http://slstacy.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/beautiful-blogger-award/

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  18. Happy Birthday!!!! May you have many more. May God bless you and make all your wishes come true…:)

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  19. Pretty interesting space, Paula! Will definitely be in touch with ya, lady. Have a great time ahead. Cheers.\m/ 🙂

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  20. Hey there… guess what??

    http://ahamin.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/a-new-award-for-my-blog-2/

    That’s right, I just nominated your blog.You deserve it. Congrats.
    Let me know what will your answers to my questions in the end will be 🙂

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    1. awww thankyou ironically I am just working on a post accepting this and have you in my nominations lol

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      1. HHHHH. Well I guess I beat you. 🙂 Better luck next time.
        Thanks Paula.
        I’ll answer the 11 questions when you post the award.

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      2. 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

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      3. Will be looking forward to it. 🙂

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      4. 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

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  21. You’ve been challenged to answer … The Coffee quiz, check it out here (bottom of post):

    http://bentrubewriter.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/hello-greetings/

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  22. Had one other question: What’s your experience been like with Kindle Publishing your Blog? A lot of subscribers? How does the process work? Thanks!

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    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

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  23. Thanks. That’s kinda what I thought. Sorry to hear it’s not going well.

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  24. 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!

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  25. 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

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  26. Hi Paula!
    I have nominated you for The Sunshine Award!
    http://ariesgrlreview.com/2013/03/03/the-sunshine-award/
    Have a wonderful day!
    ~Ariesgrl

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  27. 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!

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    1. I am really snow under at the minute unfortunately but if you have a prepared post I would be willing to post it you can contact me paulaacton@gmail.com

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  28. You’ll find a home for your book! Don’t give up!

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  29. 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!

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  30. Hello Paula, I hope everything is well at your end.
    I have nominated your blog, I always enjoy it when I receive one of those, they are a good boost for the day.

    http://ahamin.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/new-award-a-treat/

    Have a great day.

    ~ Amin

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  31. Never give up – The novel in you, will write it’s own story one day, when it is ready.

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  32. Hey there… guess what? I have nominated you.

    https://ahamin.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/the-very-inspiring-award/

    You really deserve it 😉

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  33. You’ve been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award here. You are not obliged to accept it, if you don’t want. Have a lovely day! 🙂

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  34. 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.

    Mark

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