A different kind of love

6 Sep

Dear lovely readers,

Well, what can I say, I’ve been a BAD blogger the past week: failing to post, then promising to post, then not posting. I apologise. I hope the guys out there don’t think this is a reflection on how I’d behave in The Land of Dating…

The reason I’ve been so unreliable is because last week I had some ENORMOUS news, which occupied most of my head space and a large chunk of my time. You see, while manMap is a project that I love and have been working on for some time, I have a confession to make: manMap is not my only love.

For what feels like about a lifetime, I have been working on another writing project, a novel. manMap pushed my novel to the sidelines, demanding my time for surveying and blogging and the making of enormous spreadsheets. Like an attention-seeking child, it occupied most of my non-working time while my poor little novel waited in the corner for the moment it could spring back into my arms. Last Monday, this moment came.

As previously blogged, I’ve been busy chores with a few applications. One of these was the Australian Society of Authors mentorship program, where 15 emerging writers each get adopted by a published author to workshop their writing. On Monday, I found out that I was one of the lucky ones to be awarded a mentorship.

I’m beyond thrilled about being one of the chosen few, but this means I have Much Work To Do. I really want to make the most of this experience, so I need to spend the next month or so spending some quality time with my novel, so she’s ready to be ripped apart and analysed by my mentor.

So I hope you will forgive me, lovely readers, if I hang up my blogging and mapping hats for a space. Big apologies particularly to my new subscribers. I feel like you’ve been drawn in, only to be dumped. I hope you’ll keep reading in October, even if it’s quiet in September.

Keep an eye on the manMap facebook page so you know when I’m blogging again. I’ll drop by in an non-official capacity now and then. Until next time, I’d like to share with you a funny story.

A single guy-friend of a wing-girl was out with a mate the weekend before last. His quirky sense of humour inspired him to write this:

manMap embraces coasters

on a coaster and stick it on the table in front of him. Sure enough, it caught the attention of a few girls, who he invited to join him and his friend at their table. He hit it off with one of them and ended up going on a date with her on Saturday night (not sure how the date went, but snaps to him for his novel approach to dating). There you have it ladies: lateral dating strategies at work!

Happy Spring to you all and be sure to drop me a line if you have any adventures of your own,


8 Responses to “A different kind of love”

  1. Belinda September 7, 2011 at 6:47 am #

    Good Luck with your novel Lucie!

  2. Rister September 7, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    Happy to not have you blogging! I’ve been waiting for this book longer than I have been waiting for a man!

  3. Neil Butler September 8, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Hey Lucie. Just to be VERY clear. I am subscribing to learn from the blogging master (is that what you call an expert who is female? I’m almost sure that mistress is not right) and not to find out where any of the 352,000 single men are in Sydney. Not that there’s anything wrong with that …

    I look forward to following your progress with interest.

    And BTW, if you are looking for a publisher for your novel, I know of a very fine publishing house in the inner Eastern suburbs of Sydney. I can give you some contact details if you’d like.

  4. Pamila Online Dating December 6, 2011 at 12:29 am #

    I’ve been dating online but I haven’t joined any online dating site. I only use ymessenger and trying to reach anyone I could meet along the way. The disadvantage is I met those people who were very rude and all they want is’cyber sex’. Very digusting coz I’m conservative and I really don’t like men like this.

  5. Sadami December 12, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Dear Lucie,
    Lovely to meet you at ASA Xmas party yesterday. I sincerely hope 2012 will be a wonderful year for you. Make all your dreams come true.
    …and hopefully, we will not sing, “Single hell, single hell, single whole the year!” next Xmasʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ.
    Cheers,wink,wink, Sadami

    • Lucie Stevens December 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

      It was great to meet you too Sadami! I hope 2012 is the best year yet for you. See you round the ASA-hood! 🙂

  6. POW December 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    We want more blogging entries!! 🙂


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