43 Responses to “Memoir Of The Scribe”

  1. Hey Virginia, Have you checked out Cara Michael’s #WIP500? It’s a motivational tool to keep you writing every day – a bit like a year long NaNoWriMo but less intense. I’ve found it really helpful in keeping me focused and writing! Between that and NaNoWriMo I’ve nearly finished novel number 2! Here’s the link, if you’re interested: http://www.caramichaels.com/defiantlyliterate/wip500/

  2. Hi Virginia, I will be following your blog. Like you, I’m new to this blogging business and still learning. Emerging writers unite!

    • Hi, thanks for visiting and deciding to follow. Im going to check your blog out now. Yes, its all a learning process but its just so much fun! :)

  3. I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Check it out at http://www.amyauthorblog.com

  4. i wanna say that thumbs up. you have great skills in writing. i will consider your writing as my inspiration.

  5. Hey Virginia!!!!!! I finally had a minny to get on and check out your blog :) Love it!!!!!!!! xxx

  6. Hello Virginia, how nice to ‘meet’ another blogger from the Antipodes! I really like your writing style, very engaging and energetic. After reading, “A Little About Yours Truly,” I think you should write a crime novel where the heroine makes brilliant deductions based on numerology – whaddya think? ;) Really looking forward to following your blog – keep up the good work. :D

    • Hi, so nice to ‘meet’ you too, thanks for stopping by and commenting :) Wow, I LOVE your idea of the crime novel. I am really interested to know why you suggested numerology – I would never have thought of that but I love the idea.
      Thank you so much for your words of encouragement – it means a lot! :)

      • snagglewordz May 7, 2012 at 16:11

        Hehe, nothing nefarious, just noticed the… “AGE: 36. 3 plus 6 equals 9. 9 is the day I was born. So it’s all good. FAMILY: 1 man. 2 children….” and thought PERFECT!

  7. fivereflections Reply June 10, 2012 at 15:21

    hello Virginia – nice to meet you
    David in Maine USA

  8. you are too pretty to be a writer. and you aren’t the age you say you are….you are much younger for sure. :D. Also, you’d hate the tower i live in…..many noisy spoiled neighbors. :)

    • Awwww, thank you Coco – what a very sweet thing to say! Alas I AM the age I say I am…..slowly creeping towards 40….eeek!! lol :)
      Yeah, noisy neighbours make my skin crawl. Thankfully ours have moved out but I was ready to cause some serious trouble there! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment :)

  9. “DISLIKES: Chocolate orange flavoured things”

    For clarification’s sake, since this will drive me nuts for the next 3.2 minutes: Do you mean things that are chocolate AND orange flavored, or things that are either chocolate OR orange flavored?

    I was going to invent chocolate-covered orange creamsicles and need to practice swaying people on them…


    • So I guess this has driven you nuts for more than 3.2 minutes? Sorry to do that :)
      I meant things that are chocolate and orange – whats an example…… Jaffas. Anything chocolate thats flavoured with an orange taste. It just leaves such a dry aftertaste, I’m not sure how people eat anything like that. Why don’t you do chocolate covered oreo creamsicles – not sure how that would work but it sounds yum!! :)

  10. My short attention span has allowed me to move on while I waited for an eventual reply, but I was going stir-crazy for about 200 seconds.

    Oreo creamsicles may be pure money, too. What is you took the consistency of oreos and mixed them with an orange-flavored treat — possible, or are you too far past the line of “convertable?”


    • Too far gone I’m afraid. You seem really hell bent on this chocolate orange flavour thing, you should try the creamsicle idea. I’m sure I’ll find something else to tuck into. Like an entire packet of Oreos (are you sensing a pattern here?)

  11. “(are you sensing a pattern here?)”

    That you are just as hell bent on oreos as I appear to be about chocolate-orange flavored things?

    I’m a closet Oreo fan, too. Not big on deep fried oreos, though. That was majorly disappointing.


    • I most certainly am hell bent on Oreos. God’s greatest gift to mankind.
      Can’t say I have ever been approached with deep fried Oreos….makes me think of Elvis.

  12. I got them at an NFL game once… Imagine that the oreo has been completely flattened, coated with rubber, then soaked in a chewy lard-based substance for about 17 days.


    Remove the crispiness, the flavor, and the texture of a traditional oreo and wrap the remnants of what was once a tasty cookie in a substance that resembles the skin of a octogenerian.

    My choco-orange dreamsicle things don’t sound so bad anymore… :-)


  13. i agree to a reply above saying you are not your age. YOU CERTAINLY ARE NOT.
    i loved your blog.!
    coming back again. :)

  14. I got a message that you are following my post, on my blackberry. I investigated a bit, and saw a lovely piece of writing from you, on my smartphone. So, I decided to pursue the matter on my computer but could no longer find it; it was about your not being able to write, somewhat like a writer’s block. All I can say is that I am having the same problem trying to edit my first novel. I loved writing it (and still do?!), but when it comes to polishing it and putting it together and finding an agent/editor for it, I am no longer the writer I thought I was. All I can say is that it is a part of the learning process. One has to eventually contend with the world…

  15. Best of luck with your writing :)

  16. Hi, Virginia,

    I’ve nominated you for Blog of the year 2012! :) http://writetoperfect.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/blog-of-the-year-2012/

  17. Hi Virginia, I have nominated you for a host of awards. If you wish to accept please go to my blog http://luccav.com/2013/01/03/multiple-awards/ for the instructions. Congratulations! :)

  18. Orange-flavoured things are the best! But really, great job. Keep up the awesome work!

    • Orange alone isn’t too bad but mixed with chocolate? Really can’t get into it :) Thanks so much! :)

      • Hey, no worries. I know it’s out of your way, but I’d really love some advice as to my works. I’m pretty young (and Australian, if that counts for anything :P) and any insight you could give would be invaluable, and greatly appreciated.

      • A fellow Aussie! Bring it on :) Wow, of course, I’d love to help you out. You can email me if you like?

  19. You’re definitely going in the right direction! Blogging’s pretty fun, isn’t it?

  20. You have a beautiful site. I look forward to reading your writings. :)


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