This is the blog of an author/artist. Things are going to get creative.
I’m not too active here these days, but when I am, post mostly about my journey as an author, writing, the good advice, and sometimes the books I pick up along the way.
Art & mischief may follow.
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Hi Julie, I just tagged you in a blog tag! If you want to participate, check it out 🙂 http://poetaofficium.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/blog-tag-and-im-it/
Wonderful quote and a lovely blog! I can’t wait to look around and read more.
Glad you liked it 🙂 Oscar Wilde was a genius and I am always finding some new (to me) witty remark of his…
The Importance of Being Earnest is a timeless classic for me. Just brilliant.
In spite of the tit for tat that is this response, I feel it necessary to express how impressed I am by your own writing and the canny use of Wilde. Good luck with this book and i wish you speedy progress on your NaNoWriMo challenge, I wish I had the courage to take that on!
Thank you very much for visiting and the encouragement…an unpublished writer thrives on such words! And thank you also for the good wishes with NaNo (it’s going well!)…I should like to return the favor by wishing you the same. Even if you aren’t doing the exact challenge (not doing it in November, or doing 1,000 words instead of 1,667, etc.), I think anybody can push themselves the way NaNo requires. It’s okay to be intimidated (goodness knows I still am)– you just have to set a goal and go after it!
what up Israel…what up indeed.
Heh heh, I’m not sure if that’s a greeting or a cheers…either way, hello! and thanks very much for stopping by! 🙂
You have a very attractive site and I look forward to reading more of your work. I would slightly quibble with your take on Wilde’s quote. Writing is involved, detailed, even maddening at times, but certainly not hard work. Digging ditches is hard work. Sitting at a computer and punching key strokes is a walk in the park.
Thank you very much for your reading and kind words.
On writing, yes: it is perhaps not physically laborious, but I would argue it is far from a walk in the park. What writing lacks in physical demand it more than compensates for in mental work and challenges– and that is before you take into account the difficulties (money, work, lifestyle, etc.) of being a writer for a living. I like your word “maddening”. 🙂
“Maddening” indeed. So glad I stumbled upon your blog! So many interesting blogs and talents around. Where do we find the time to read them all?
A great poem begins thus: “Had we but world enough, and time…” It is actually intended to woo a lady (the poem is called “To His Coy Mistress”) but I find that same line cropping up to describe many aspects of life…blog reading being one of them!
Thanks very much for reading and following– I look forward to the same! 🙂
This quote made my day haha! Your post is so captivating really makes me want to explore more around your blog, this is such a great site! I am a young aspiring writer with a freshly made writing blog of my own. I would love if you could check it out 🙂
thanks and good luck with your future writing endeavors!
Hello Jodette! I’m glad you liked the quote– Wilde has infinite aphorisms but it is probably that one that has given me the most courage.
Yay! I’m happy to connect with another aspiring writer and look forward to continued exchange 🙂
Thanks for showing interest in what I put out too.
I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable.
I’m very interested in this room. I would like to stay please.
You’re more than welcome to! Grab a chair and a book 🙂
Finding this blog has definitely been a highlight to my day. Excited to discover another great bibliophile blog and someone from my hometown! Hurray for Portlanders.
I am delighted to hear that– and even more delighted to find another blog with a reading list 🙂 Thank you for your kind words and follow and I look forward to doing the same!
(And yeah– go Portland!:))
I love your blog so I nominated you for A very inspiring blogger award! 🙂
Just nominated you for The Sunshine Award. 😉
Awesome! Thanks, Sky 🙂
I nominated you for an award! Check out http://unkilleddarlings.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-nomination/ for more info. Keep up the good work 🙂
Whoops! I somehow missed replying to this. Thanks, Emily, will be checking it out soon! 🙂
Sure thing. Take your time 🙂
I nominated you for the Shine On award http://anactofwriting.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/shine-on-award/
Many thanks! Off to check it out~
I don’t know if you do blog awards, but I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award anyway. Please don’t feel obliged to respond; it’s just my way of letting you know that I appreciate your blog. 🙂
The awards seem to come in waves 😉 Thanks, Daniel, and congrats on earning it yourself.
Hi Julie. I nominated you for an award. If you are interested you can find the details in this post: http://melissajanda.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/more-awards-im-not-worthy/
I love your blog! all the best with it (:
Thanks, Amy! 🙂
I have also nominated you for the Sunshine and Versatile Blogger Award- I know you’ve probably been nominated already by now so don’t feel obliged to reply, but if you are interested then follow the link here (: oh and congrats! Keep up the great work!
How lovely! Thank you, Amy 🙂
Oscar Wilde could definitely write…but what about his books?
~ Prof VJ
The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of my favorites! Dripping with maxims!
I always found the book quite spooky!
A sure sign of good writing 😉 Pretty impressive when something you read can keep you up at night.
And all morning too…
Hi Julie! You’ve won The Shine On award!
I nominated you for a WordPress Family Award. 🙂
Lovely! Thank you, Gwen 🙂
Snazzy name, snazzy writing.
Must be all those Snazzios I eat for breakfast.
Hi Julie, I’ve just nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger award. 😀 Details are here: The Very Inspiring Blogger Award…
Hi Julie, you have a beautiful blog! I enjoy it! The Best Regards!
Hi Vlad! Thanks very much. I checked out yours as well and wow– I’m always impressed when someone so young connects with something they love and does it so well! Keep playing 🙂
Your site is interesting Julie and so is your surname…first time sighting a bubbly person (even though I have a few Jewish friends) with Israel as surname. Look forward to reading more of yours…best wishes…Raj.
Many thanks, Raj! I have only ever encountered one person with the last name Israel I was not related to– and incidentally, she was more bubbly than me 😉
I was very intrigued by your Gravatar and that you indicated you parler la Franglais like me aussi! I’m half French, half Finnish, who married and Italian/Scot . . . in essence my boys are “mutts” . . . not the Hungry Games kind of mutts, but you know what I mean . . . they’re a mixed breed! Look forward to reading more on your blog! Cheers!
Enchantée! It is always a delight to meet a fellow Francophone (especially one who indulges my bad Franglais) 😉 You must have quite an arsenal of languages under your belt! Very cool. And I can only imagine the amazing cultural crossover! Thank you for stopping by 🙂
Liking your blog. New fan and follower.
Happy to hear it! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂