Complete

4:30am on February 19 marks the completion of There Will Come A Time, my debut novel. I am beyond excited and feel like screaming the house down but I don’t think my neighbours would appreciate that at all, so instead I will lie here and smile. And smile hard!

Now that its done I would love to say I will have some free time to maintain my blog and actually post some delightful and insightful antidotes on here but I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up. I dont even know of anyone reads blogs anymore?
I will, of course, try too post, as I do.

Coming up in my world is alot of learning over the next couple of months, I have alot of online courses I want to sign up for as well as hundreds of hours with of home learning, I am still reading my way through the stack of books I have about creative visualisation and meditation that are slowly going down book by book, but a lovely Author gave me an amazon gift card as a thank you for beta reading for her so that slowly decreasing pile I predicted will double in size before next week! Damn you books and your seductive powers!

My second novel is itching under my skin already and I have penned a few thousand words, but have promised myself to publish There Will Come A Time first then start it properly. I know full well that’s going to be broken, but shh dont tell my brain!

Ta Ta x

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More sneaks seeing as editing is my life at the moment!

Over half way through a final edit.
Betas are awaiting. (thanks guys!)
Proof reader is being arranged.
Cover is being designed as I type.
Were so close!
But to wet your whistle, here’s a teaser….

“I know my past scares you. Fuck it scares me too! I know people will talk because of what I’ve done and I’m sorry I wasn’t a better person before you came along and that you’ll have to listen to the wise cracks and jokes about me and what I used to do. But I promise I am done with that. All of it!”
Ryan Clohessy.

Copyright Siobhan Staunton 2014.

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Busy Busy Busy

There are not enough hours in the day it seems! I am useless for keeping blogs up to date and I am sorry! So very sorry!
There past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of work, travel and self discovery.
I am currently beta reading for four authors, I am yet to come across anything bad or I didn’t like, I think if you’ve put your whole heart into something it cant be bad, your passion and your determination will shine through.
To add to this I am on a mission this year to broaden my horizons, with a huge push from one of my best friends and a personal role model I have been studying spiritualism and creative visualisation for the past month and have been blown away, I cant read the books, listen to the podcasts or watch the videos fast enough, I am feeling enlightened but also the need to delve deeper, learn more, experience more.
As well as being into final edits for “There Will Come A Time” and scribbling a rough draft for my second novel I have had an idea to bring what I have learnt to a younger generation so that it also in the planning stages with the help of a friend.
We have had an idea that if a younger generation was taught how to visualise a better world and manifest that world, believed in an abundant universe and meditated we could actually change the state of the world with nothing more than positive thinking.
Its a wonderful idea dont you think?
So that’s my life at the moment, and I wouldn’t change a minute of it!

oh, Vegan!One month in and feeling fantastic!

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Awake from your sleep my love.

So finally I have a break in my schedule. I have ten whole days holiday from my full time job.
And big sigh of relief and relaxation!
I love my job, don’t get me wrong, but the feeling off no alarm and no rota for ten days is bliss!
I have started my holiday with a food and wine with friends and a cheeky trip to work to see The wolf of wall street and what a way to kick start a holiday!
What a fantastically intelligent film, I loved every minute of it and despite the long running time it flew past.
I have this urge, this need to watch films at the moment, I feel like a hypocrite, I am a cinema manager by day and films are my greatest love of all, possibly before books, but recently (the last five months!) I haven’t had time for them and I’ve had no interest for them.
For me films are there for escapism but my life over the past half a year needed my full attention, escaping would be like running away and I wouldn’t have given them my full, deserved attention so I’m glad I didn’t force it, the movies have just sort of jumped out at me, it all started with American Hustle.
Wow. Costume? great. Cast? great. Location? great. Tad bit too long but it was a good 7out of 10 (which os good for me!) Insider Llewyn Davis was next, a film I have been waiting for, for months and months. Fantastic, realistic portrayal of human behaviour. The rollercoaster which is life, the anti happily ever after type that I am loved the melancholy and the vibe of the entire film and it didn’t hurt to that Oscar Issac carried the entire film (the mans flawless) and also Marcus Mumford produced the soundtrack (best gig I ever went to? Mumford&Sons in Manchester 2012) so smiles all around for Inside Llewyn Davis.
And to well and truly end my film pull: The Wolf Of Wall Street.
10 out of 10. Which is rare for me to score! (Scott Pilgrim, W.E, Brightstar)
i wont go on about it, the awards talk for themselves and the cast and crew deserve each and every one.
Its almost as if Dicaprio is immune to bad roles! And Hill? Well that’s just set him up for a lifetime of roles. Anyways back to films, its not just new releases, I still have over 20 dvds to watch. I buy them like there going out of fashion same with books. I have over 15 books waiting in line patiently. Maybe this ten days will help with that.
Oh yeah my holiday, the majority of time will be reserved for family and friends but
I will, of course, be writing im hoping to finish There Will Come A Time and send to edit professionally before i go back to work.
Its my birthday too next Tuesday and I’m celebrating my twenty seventh year on this earth by going home and relaxing with the family in Tipperary, mainly sitting with my auntie and mum and discussing poetry and listening to music over a glass of wine or two, walking through the beautiful, peacefully countryside and laughing with my cousins. I literally can’t wait, roll on Saturday!
I wonder if someone will bake me a vegan cake? (subtle hint)
Anyway, I will write, I will try, and I will even try to give you a sneak peek of my next novel due out in October.

Ta ta for now!
x

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