A blog about everything I love! From Astronomy to music and everything in between. I cover 'sudoscience' - We've got aliens, and conspiracy theories, disclosure, want to ascend? Me too..... Then I spin it the whole other way and give you 'factual science' with cool stuff I've been learning at university. I share choice music, books, funny websites, silly hobbies, people, fun and food. Join me on a crazy ride through my life on this wonderful planet we call Earth!
Monday, 26 October 2015
Monday, 19 October 2015
Friday, 9 October 2015
It's so hard to write that novel you've always been meaning to write when life gets in the way. Work, family, down time, hobbies, sports, friends, favourite TV shows, YouTube marathons, pintrest and social media are all great, but don't really make for a conducive environment when you want to lock yourself away and write. I'm really a social butterfly that likes to be alone a lot of the time! Getting that alone time is virtually impossible, but as a writer you have to make time or it will never happen. Lately I've been doing everything but write and I've decided to make myself a list of long and short term goals as well as a flexible daily routine so I can see how much time I'm actually wasting so I can get stuff done in an orderly fashion whilst clearing out a chunk of time for my writing. It's only in the planning faze but I have high hopes that sometime over the weekend I will get some quality time writing. I'm working on my third novel Ally in Disguise and I really love working on it. I'll keep you posted on how it works out.....
Writing in Heels has been around for a while now and I have to say that I really appreciate all my followers and visitors! It's been pretty random and informative all at the same time...and I'm glad you all like it :-)
I've read over 30 books this year, and I think maybe it's my adult record.
As a child I read a lot! Like a lot a lot! I would beg my mother to take me to the library in the little seaside town I grew up in, and I would borrow the maximum amount of books any one person is aloud to borrow at any one time, which is 20 books. I would bundle them all up and carry them home like they were extremely precious and they were/ are!!!!! I would get into my comfiest clothes even back then, and lay on my reading lounge (yes I had my own reading lounge! It was a big old comfy number with flowers all over it and mum positioned it under a big window overlooking the back garden. It was the 80's and mum was right into her indoor plants - so I was surrounded but greenery with beautiful hanging overflowing pots above me. I had a little coffee table to place my snacks and drinks on...it was amazing.) so I would lay all my treasures out in front of me and read all the backs and decide which book I would start with. For the next two weeks, whenever I wasn't at school, or busy with my after school sports, I could be found on that lounge, or in the bath, or taking the clothes off the line (one of my daily chores) with my book pegged to the clothes line so I could read and fold all at the same time. Yes I was utterly obsessed with reading. It was everything!
I would have read every single word of every book I had borrowed, and lived 20 amazing adventures with all the wonderful characters that resided in the pages of my favourite thing....books! And then it would happen again, I would remind my mum my books were due back at the library, and she would say 'have you read all those books Tara?' And I would say yes and she would shake her head and say 'I don't know where you get it from...' She would drive me over and let me wander around the isles for as long as I liked and choose my next 20. Sometimes I would select a book from the cover alone, other times I would be choosy and ponder over what to take, what I would bring home. Ahhh I have fond memories of all that time living in fantasy land.....
So basically, if I think about it, and I had to add it up, I would have read close to 400 books in a year.... Every year since I was like 8. That's taking into account that maybe just maybe, a few of those fortnights I didn't borrow or I was sick which I really don't think I was....but also when I was 8 I was probably reading little kids books but it still counts. Because if you think about it, it is relative. As were the books I read as I got older. Wow - mind blown!!!
If you want to check out what I've been reading I have a list on Goodreads. Just type in Tara Anderton.
Seriously my cat Chi Chi is the best ever.... And I'm not just saying that because she is mine - she is a really cool cat! Just saying :-)
The best way to work out what you're into is to read books in various genres and go from there. I've read plenty of books in most genres and you get to know what you like and what you don't over time. Generally read the back of as many books as you can and decide on the ones that sound the most interesting to you. Movies are a great way to help you decide too. If you like Sci fi movies your probably going to like a book in a similar genre..... If you like documentaries or the history channel look for books that are the same. There is so much to choose from it can be a bit overwhelming. The top 10 section at most bookstores is a good place to start because they are usually written by well known authors that have a history of producing books that people like and want to read. If your into something a bit more quirky look for book reviews online or in magazines or the weekend newspapers.
Good luck :-)
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
But it's my life and I love it!
Check out my latest novel Gold Digger and delve into my reality.... You won't be disappointed!
It's available at Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gold-digger-tara-anderton/1120500875?ean=9781618973665
And my author website - http://www.sbpra.com/taraanderton