Okay so I'm not the best blogger there ever was, huh. I never wrote a diary as a kid - actually I did give it a couple of goes but I was mortified of the idea of people possibly reading those private most intimate of thoughts? Seriously. I put the word HATE in there. And then a person's name. Even if it WAS true, I didn't exactly want THEM knowing that, did I? I mean I wanted to live a reasonable length of time. And I didn't want my grades to get any lower because one such said hated person had the power to do just that. Okay, yes, it was a teacher. And no there was no way the teacher was likely to EVER see my notebook journal that stayed at home and never went anywhere near a place that might be frequented by my teachers.
I guess it wasn't half-hearted attempts at keeping diaries, it was just paralysing fear of WHAT IF IT GOT OUT?!
Which makes me think. I'm not a very good blogger. But I don't think there's the same paranoid reasoning going on with why I'm so crap. I mean this blog is going to post to facebook, and some of you may have found it through twitter so clearly that's not the reason.
What I've come up with, in this hugely roundabout way, is this: I'm a lazy blogger. So um, sorry about that.
Now. Some people however, are not lazy bloggers. And they do more than just write about themselves. Some people have contests on their blogs. At this point in my career, I don't have anything to give away. But other people DO.
It has come to my attention that Vania of Vania's Life Captures Blog is a great photographer. I love YA covers that have photos of them, especially ones that are portraying a moment in time from inside the book. And if you check out Vania's character photos say oh, here you'll see that she's mega talented at creating potential cover art, and character photos.
I mean, look at these:
You can just TELL something about those women in the photos, can't you? I can. Or at least I can imagine all about them.
Anyway, she's offering to do one of these character shoots. You know, for the winner. So I'm entering. Cos it would be AWESOME. How am I entering? By writing this blog.
I'm pretty wordy today. Saying lots but without a great deal of content.
So um, to sum up: I'm a lazy blogger, and Vania's having an awesome character photo competition. If you would like to see your characters come to life, you could enter too!