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  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: I Found / Amber Run
  • Reading: ACOTAR
  • Watching: Holby City
  • Playing: Frozen Free Fall
  • Eating: Duck Rolls
  • Drinking: Water
So I'm back from the dead, and boy have I missed everyone. It's been a crazy year; I transferred into the University of Greenwich in London, I've been interning lots, seeing the city, cutting my hair off...all manner of busy things. However, dA has never been far from my mind or heart and I have so missed the community. Hopefully I can get more on here in the future.

The big news I have is that the publishing company I work for is shortly releasing a collection of YA scifi short stories. Each story is a standalone, but they all feed into an umbrella plot of brewing rebellion and galactic unrest. There's romance, action, comedy, and plenty of excitement. For more information, click on the link below.

www.goodreads.com/book/show/25…

Even more exciting, I helped edit the collection, and one of the stories is ACTUALLY MINE!

Eeeeeep!!! It's my first published piece and even though it's just a short story, partially written with my colleagues, I feel very strongly about this book as a whole and really hope that you all get a chance to read it.

And if you know Wattpad at all, you'll know #Wattpad4 member and uber famous Wattpad celebutante Erin Latimer (www.wattpad.com/user/ELatimer) is one of the other authors involved. She also recently joined the company and will be publishing FROST with us! :)

I figured to celebrate I would run a little competition!

REQUIREMENTS
  • Draw one of the characters from the book (descriptions below) in whatever medium you choose
PRIZES
  • An ebook copy of POLARIS AWAKENING
  • A follow from me
  • A journal showcasing you and your work
  • 5 guaranteed faves (maybe more if I like your work)
  • If you write, a two chapter critique from me
  • A shout out and your winning entry on all the Patchwork Press social media (the publisher of the book)
RULES
  • Just the head/body of a character
  • No smut/lemons/furries...etc
The characters you can choose from are:

Seth 
 
- a young man on a revenge mission, and from a poorer family
- driven and focused; he is ambitious
- golden skin, dark curly hair, amber eyes

Orion

-
one of the star pupils at the Academy and Seth's rival
- focused and cocky, but a secret soft side
- blonde hair, chiseled features, rich boy

Astra

-
tough, no nonsense attitude, star pupil and teacher's pet
- quiet and watchful, but with a secret rebellious streak
- covered in scars, angular features and frame, shaved head and pretty eyes

Nara

-
a 'Maiden' a.k.a. a space nun
- devious and manipulative, and spiteful
- stunning, dresses in long flowing ceremonial robes, dark hair that falls in waves


The contest will run until JUNE 10th!! Any questions, don't hesitate to ask me! Good luck to anyone who enters!
  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: Langston Hughes poetry
  • Reading: Assassin's Blade
  • Watching: Teen Titans
  • Playing: Frozen Free Fall
  • Eating: Cookie dough protein bar
  • Drinking: Water
As you may have noticed (or not...maybe I'm flattering myself), I've not been around much lately. I should think the folks over at :iconwe-write-to-escape: aren't chuffed about the unwelcomed new members piling up and I'm a truly sorry! Life has happened as life is want to do. I figured I'd do an update journal to keep you guys in the loop and then I can slowly reintegrate myself into dA society!

First of all, I GOT THE INTERNSHIP I TOLD YOU ABOUT. I'm so excited and even though I've only been at it a few weeks I've learned so much. Everyone is really nice. I'm loving it so much; working in the book industry has always been something I wanted to do and having the opportunity is like a dream come true. As you all know, I've been very low over the last year or so, but doing something like this is really helping. I feel like I'm actually doing something with my life.

Secondly, I've been arranging my modules for September and fingers crossed, I'll be on the children's literature course. I got my grade back from my exam/assignments cumulative score on Friday and I got a Distinction which is the equivalent of a university first or in layman's terms, an A! The first year of the course was tough; I was sick through a lot of it. I passed but I know I didn't do as well as I could, so - even thoguh this year has been really tough too - seeing what I could achieve has really boosted my confidence.

I'm also Nano-ing right now and you can read my story here ---> www.wattpad.com/story/17528287…. I try and update regularly but mostly I'm just trying to generate words so I can actually have a manuscript with which to do something. Also, my Pinterest inspiration board for that story is here ---> www.pinterest.com/hldavies22/e… For those of you who aren't aware, I'm now actively pursuing a career in writing. I've always wanted to publish but never had the confidence. I know I need work but I'm on the road.

I've also been working a lot at the centre where I teach and I went to Rome which was AMAZING OH MY GOSH I JUST WANT TO TRAVEL ALL THE TIME. My Italian is rubbish (parla poco italiano???) but I had so much fun! I ate real Italian pizza and went to the Coliseum ARGGHHHH.

In unhappy news, I found out I'm possible allergic to dairy. I've cut it out of my diet at the recommendation of an allergen specialist and after seven days can already see the difference. Which is annoying because I've had twenty three years to really developing a love for cheese, chocolate and a million other things I am now not allowed.

Every had soya cheese?? It tastes and smells like rotting feet.

Anyway to summarise, am I busy? YES. Am I going to be back soon? Hopefully. Do I miss you all? Of course. :heart:

Tell me in the comments what you're up to, and also what dairy product you couldn't live without!!
  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: I Found / Amber Run
  • Reading: ACOTAR
  • Watching: Holby City
  • Playing: Frozen Free Fall
  • Eating: Duck Rolls
  • Drinking: Water
So I'm back from the dead, and boy have I missed everyone. It's been a crazy year; I transferred into the University of Greenwich in London, I've been interning lots, seeing the city, cutting my hair off...all manner of busy things. However, dA has never been far from my mind or heart and I have so missed the community. Hopefully I can get more on here in the future.

The big news I have is that the publishing company I work for is shortly releasing a collection of YA scifi short stories. Each story is a standalone, but they all feed into an umbrella plot of brewing rebellion and galactic unrest. There's romance, action, comedy, and plenty of excitement. For more information, click on the link below.

www.goodreads.com/book/show/25…

Even more exciting, I helped edit the collection, and one of the stories is ACTUALLY MINE!

Eeeeeep!!! It's my first published piece and even though it's just a short story, partially written with my colleagues, I feel very strongly about this book as a whole and really hope that you all get a chance to read it.

And if you know Wattpad at all, you'll know #Wattpad4 member and uber famous Wattpad celebutante Erin Latimer (www.wattpad.com/user/ELatimer) is one of the other authors involved. She also recently joined the company and will be publishing FROST with us! :)

I figured to celebrate I would run a little competition!

REQUIREMENTS
  • Draw one of the characters from the book (descriptions below) in whatever medium you choose
PRIZES
  • An ebook copy of POLARIS AWAKENING
  • A follow from me
  • A journal showcasing you and your work
  • 5 guaranteed faves (maybe more if I like your work)
  • If you write, a two chapter critique from me
  • A shout out and your winning entry on all the Patchwork Press social media (the publisher of the book)
RULES
  • Just the head/body of a character
  • No smut/lemons/furries...etc
The characters you can choose from are:

Seth 
 
- a young man on a revenge mission, and from a poorer family
- driven and focused; he is ambitious
- golden skin, dark curly hair, amber eyes

Orion

-
one of the star pupils at the Academy and Seth's rival
- focused and cocky, but a secret soft side
- blonde hair, chiseled features, rich boy

Astra

-
tough, no nonsense attitude, star pupil and teacher's pet
- quiet and watchful, but with a secret rebellious streak
- covered in scars, angular features and frame, shaved head and pretty eyes

Nara

-
a 'Maiden' a.k.a. a space nun
- devious and manipulative, and spiteful
- stunning, dresses in long flowing ceremonial robes, dark hair that falls in waves


The contest will run until JUNE 10th!! Any questions, don't hesitate to ask me! Good luck to anyone who enters!

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Tag, quality  deviant, you’re it! Quality doesn't mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them!
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HEYA 
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ReubenDeFlash Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Writer
Armstrong ermehgerd
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Mattattacker Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Armstrong!! :D 
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ReubenDeFlash Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Writer
Strong and beautiful.
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Thank you for adding War Profiteer to your Favorites. :)

I also created a Poll (on my Profile) following the same theme. Comments there are most welcome. :nod:

- Michael
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ReubenDeFlash Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Writer
I added my two cents, for what they're worth.
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Thank you! I think they're worth a lot more than :twocents:

:D
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ReubenDeFlash Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Writer
Why thank you! :bow:
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