Thursday, 20 October 2011

Magic Eye and NaNoWriMo

I'm posting an early Magic Eye this week because I'm heading off for a long weekend tomorrow (woo hoo!). And for anyone who's wondering, the answer is no; unfortunately I didn't lose 7lbs in 3 days, even though I turned down a jam doughnut and only ate one small Kettle chip! (Maybe it was the chocolate...) So I'll be the one knocking down small children as I run for my towel in-between water-slides and rapids! 

Back to the Magic Eye - as you stare at the picture, remember to 'relax' your vision and fix your focus as if you are looking into the distance. Can you see it? Now say "awwww."


Finally, I'm excited to say I've just signed up for the crazy event that is NaNoWriMo. I've never done one before, but from what I've heard, I'm expecting my life to be on hold for most of November. I really, really need a kick up the butt to force me to crack on ('scuse the pun) with my writing, so here's hoping this will be the catalyst.


Let me know if you're taking part - I'm going to need all the help I can get! (and will be ready to cheer you on too, of course :o) ).

19 comments:

Shalini Boland said...

Grrrr! This magic eye is a toughie! I almost get it and then it slips away. Will come back and try later. Have a fab break!

PS. Finished Soul Protector last night and I LOVED it!!!!! SUCH a great read. I will be crafting a fitting 10 star review asap xx

Amanda Leigh Cowley said...

Shalini, sorry for the magic eye frustration, (shh, don't tell anyone, but it's a loveheart).

And, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I'm really chuffed to hear you enjoyed my book and am now doing the happy dance on my swivel chair... All 10 star reviews greatly received, lol. xx

KCarey said...

I can't wait to do NaNo. The next two weeks are super packed, with school, preparing for a craft show, and NaNo... But, I'm looking forward to it.

I'll be keeping an eye on you, watching out to see where your at with NaNo. ^^

Miss Cole said...

Ooh, not what I was expecting! Thanks, as always!

Have a fantastic weekend :D

Amanda Leigh Cowley said...

@KCarey - Best of luck with it! I'll check on you too.

Amanda Leigh Cowley said...

@Miss Cole - You are very welcome! And have a good weekend yourself :o)

MBee said...

Nano is a great catalyst. I use it every year because I need a kick in the ass and deadline to get me going.

I have stereo blindness, so no magic eye for me, but if you want to add me as a writing buddy for nano (MBee) I'll help kick you in the ass too! :D

Laila Knight said...

I'm not doing nanowrimo, althought the more I hear about it the more interesting it sounds, but I can certainly see the rose, even if I thought they were strawberries at first. :)

Amanda Leigh Cowley said...

@MBee - yes, I will definitely add you as a buddy! Hopefully we can help each other!

Amanda Leigh Cowley said...

@Laila - I only decided on a whim after seeing reading all the hype and buzz. I hope I don't live to regret it :o/ But I really do need to jump-start my writing, so I think it will be beneficial! Will let you know...

Melissa Dominic said...

ALL THE LUCK ON NANO THIS YEAR! Hahahah!!! It's a crazy but fun time, I swear it!

Amanda Leigh Cowley said...

@Melissa - thank you :o) I'm looking forward to it... I think!

Mia Hayson said...

Woo! Good luck! Nano is awesome, even if you don't hit your goal the people involved are super.

Andddddd mmmm I can never get magic eyes *SQUINTS*

kelworthfiles said...

I can never get magic eyes to work for me. But yay for Nanowrimo!!

Amanda Leigh Cowley said...

@Mia Hayson - thanks for the encouragement - I really appreciate it! (and sorry you can't see the Magic Eye :(

Amanda Leigh Cowley said...

@Kelworthfiles - Yes, getting geared up and excited for it now!!

tess said...

I love magic eyes and this was so nice to see a heart, hope that's not goign public don't think it is :-)

SweetMarie83 said...

Good for you signing up for NaNoWriMo! I would love to do it, but with trying to get my first book ready for publication, I just don't think I'd have time. I'd like to start writing the next book, but it probably won't be until mid-November or December by the time I'm finished with revisions. Once the book is out to pre-publication reviewers, I can take a bit of a breather and start writing again. I might set myself my own personal challenge though, just for fun! (Is it sad that that's my idea of fun?? lol) Good luck, and I'll be keeping up with your progress! ;-)

Amanda Leigh Cowley said...

@SweetMarie - setting your own personal challenge is a great idea - you should do it! Good luck with getting your book published, can't wait to read it!