Browsing Archive: May, 2013

Last night of recording

Posted by Olivia Giles on Thursday, May 30, 2013,
Final night of recording for the Audio book tonight and its me, up there, in front of the mic....oh yeah, with a video camera on me at the same time, just to add that extra dimension of difficulty...I asked if I could be photoshopped down to a size twelve and was told..."no, I'm not a miracle worker.' 
I have to say, we are truly blessed to be working with Maaka McGregor, he made us feel comfortable and confident, using his production company was the BEST IDEA!!!!!

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Posted by Olivia Giles on Wednesday, May 22, 2013,
FINALLY getting into writing the new book, I have 75 000 words down so far but I know half of those will probably go after the edit when I get my groove on. Loving a new look at old characters and the new characters are really interesting too...Hoping this book will be around 100 000...eeeek so excited.

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Recording the Audio book

Posted by Olivia Giles on Monday, May 20, 2013,
I was in the recording studio tonight reading for "Heart of the Tapu Stone" the audiobook with my nephew Joel Tait who was amazing and an absolutely perfect Romeo. Great Director Nina and Maaka McGregor is Genius. 

Learning a lot about writing as i hear the book read out. Best tip I've ever been given, that I don't do enough of, read your writing out loud. 

Gotta say. my Turoa and Park Genes kicked in, LOVED performing

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Camping eww

Posted by Olivia Giles on Saturday, May 18, 2013,
I don't do nature, I don't do being outside, I don't like it, and camping is what the devil is going to make me do if I die and go to the wrong place because of my M&M addiction

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First recording session first book signing

Posted by Olivia Giles on Thursday, May 16, 2013,
Feeling so cool was in the recording studio while my audio book is being recorded awesome, arghhhhhh,  Then signed an entire box of books.

I am a novelist and everything is slightly overwhelming, surreal and freaking me the heck out.  Really need to lie down with a cool flannel on my forehead and a bag of peanut m&m's....which I swear are as addictive as crack.

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Writing this book...

Posted by Olivia Giles on Tuesday, May 14, 2013,

The most important think I have learned is a writer’s most useful tools for editing is time away from the Manuscript, reading out loud and honest feedback.  Although, through the process you have to write the story you want to!  It’s all about you, or me I should say, the writer.  But if you want to publish what you write, and let the manuscript out of your clutches to be thrown to the wolves, you must be prepared to get as many responses as people you’ve shown it too.  Also, if you sho...

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The first printed book

Posted by Olivia Giles on Tuesday, May 14, 2013,
Today the first book was printed and I didn't get to see it as it went straight to a presentation.
I'm okay with that as I'm completely terrified I am going to open it and see a mistake...
yes anxiety issues abound (hyperventilating)

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First world

Posted by Olivia Giles on Monday, May 13, 2013,
I was having a moan about feeling a bit down, my son, 17, said....' Those are first world problems mum, tell that to some poor guy starving in Somalia, be grateful we got a floor and a roof.' I hate insightful teenagers.

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Novel in progress...

Posted by Olivia Giles on Sunday, May 12, 2013,
I thought people might like to read a character I'm working on for a new book....

Julia stared at the large sheet of stretched cream paper taped to a board, propped on her travelling easel.  Her gaze shifted to a stand of silver birches scattered through the native trees on the other side of the river. 

She’d been waiting, perched on a tiny canvas stool, wrapped in a fleece blanket since five am and now it was here, the ephemeral window of perfect light.   Exhaling her relief she dipped a ...

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What a day to start

Posted by Olivia Giles on Friday, May 10, 2013,
Last night went into town in one shoe and one slipper, and not on purpose, I didn't notice until my sister said...'What the f**k do you have on your feet.' (after I had been laughing at her patent leather dominatrix spiked heels.) So I had to spend the rest of the evening pretending I had a limp hahaha

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 The Selfie collection
I have now disclosed my obsession with myself hahaha Actually these are photos I've taken over the last two years when I've felt so bloody sick I wanted to, literally, be asleep all the time.  
Instead I slapped on some lippy and took a pic of myself.  
Click pics for exciting *yawn* fun facts.

I just realised from the pics I have like three outfits.

Not good at keeping a diary, my brain is a bit too random but will have a decent go at it.   

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Olivia Giles Kia ora everyone, I am Olivia, I am a writer, and an artist, welcome to my hectic mad world.