Just a quick post. It only took me forever but I’m finally on Facebook. Out of all the tools I’ve used to try to manage quotes and links this seems to be the one that makes sense, as after a while of looking over everyone’s shoulder I can see finally how convenient Facebook is!
So from now on things like that will go here as well as general news and the artwork I create. Niamh News will continue as it has done but I’m just moving some of the functionality from word press and delicious to Facebook to make it easier for me in the long run. Often I forget to update my quotes or links page for example so I’m hoping this will allow me to collect as I go instead 🙂
Some of you may know my previous short poem called “Insane World” which I turned into a gift store on cafepress. I recently came up with another short poem inspired by Buddhist philosophy of the noble truths. I’ve created a new cafepress store called compounded, for this new 6 word poem which I personally find a useful day to day reminder.
The poem goes:
(We are all)
Compounded Conditions Continually Changing in Circles
~ niamh brown ~
I’ve been tweaking and updating a few things on my website (see new advert pane) I decided to give my self published science fiction short story The Cancer a different look. I gave it a grey scale palet as I felt it was more fitting to the subject matter. It light of this update I’ve decided to put the eBook The Cancer by Niamh Brown on sale at 30% off! Hurry whilst the offer lasts!
Peace, Niamh xxx
It’s been a busy writing weekend! Not only did I release my first Science Fiction Short Story eBook The Cancer but also I’ve written a review at Helium for a new Movie I saw this weekend called Planet 51. I loved it so much I had to immediately write about it, on top of my other writing plans.
If your thinking about going to see the Film Planet 51 check out this Helium Review (spoilers marked)
Peace, Niamh xxx
Well like I’ve said before in my review of 2009 and resolutions of 2010 I have joined a writing group in Copenhagen and we are meeting every 2 months. Today was the first meeting. We each sent a piece of our work beforehand so we could give feedback in the meet up. My piece was the prologue and first chapter of my science fiction series. This is the first time I’ve shared my fictional work outside immediate family and the feedback was really positive.
There was a couple of pointers and one wanted to chew on it a bit before giving feedback as it wasn’t her usual genre, but the general responce was that everyone wanted to read more and felt the characters were believable (the pointers I did get was also really useful too). I can’t say how much of a confidence boost this has been, but not only that; I got to make 5 friends today and I feel there is a great group dynamic that could prove a fertile breeding ground to help me make the next step up in my writing life. I even did a bit of networking by giving my calling card to a couple of people with my website etc.
Today I felt for the first time that this could be real. One of the ladies was an experienced journalist who had written for TV, radio and newspaper/magazines in a number of topics. She gave me the best compliment which was that she thought it worked as a concept and that she could see no reason why it couldn’t be in print. I have to say I’m over the moon (and, of course, compulsively wrote about it since its my nature heh)
Hope you all had as good a weekend as I have 😀
I’ve had some time to do a few updates that I’ve been meaning to do to the Niamh Brown Central website before the holiday kicks in (as I want to spend it on writing and not web stuff). I’ve removed the Passion For Poker section because my writing focus has finally shifted back the the science fiction series I’ve been writing for the past decade. I’m also going to be joining a writers group in Copenhagen next year, so I decided to remove the poker blog for now.
I’ve also reinstated some of the work I had done when I had the (premium) CafePress Store for my photography. I’ve pulled out the ‘insane world’ product line and it will be in a separate store to the photography work once it’s back. You can see my new Writing Store here. I’m going to be updating the photography site during 2010 so this should be the last update on the niamh brown central site for a while.
I’ve also added the Links section I mentioned in my last post to the main menu for quick reference and removed some links in my blog For The Hole Inside Everyone and put them in there so they are in one place.
I plan to spend christmas and new year writing and I will be posting my annual close and start of the year posts at the end of the month. See you then 🙂
Peace, Niamh xxx
I just wanted to drop a line to say that I’m taking this week off from writing and the website as I hit my 3rd week slump at work and I’m exhausted. This always seems to happen to me as for the first two weeks I’m fuelled with that nervous energy about taking in loads of information, trying to get everything right and get accepted into a new group etc. But whenever I hit the third week I always seem to crash.
Last week I also didn’t sleep well as I went rather manic trying to get everything done in the weekend on the website I wanted, it kept me up until 4am both nights which is my only chance to catch up on sleep lost during the week.
I’m having to get up much earlier here than in the UK. It seems that most work places in Denmark are geared towards those with kids who would like to see them before the sun goes down, but this means that I have to go against my natural sleep patterns more. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but I do have to make sure I take this into account and not do so much at the weekend that I’m not actually resting.
Anyway, I don’t want to rant too much about it, I just thought I’d let you know that things will go ahead as planned from next weekend when I should have more to report.
Hope you are all well,