Supernatural 11×20 ‘Don’t Call Me Shurley’


Rating: ★★★★★

This bloody show.
If the whole season had been like this one episode, I would have loved it. Everything about this episode was how good Supernatural used to be. It had the old vibe about it, the same feeling I use to get when watching earlier season. I little bubble of anticipation and excitement all rolled into one.

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Getting Ready for a New Blog

I’ve been thinking on-and-off for a while now about changing my blog and self hosting it so I own my content.

TheWoldOfSarahLou is coming up to it’s 2nd year in August, and I think it’ll be nice to move it before then.

The one thing keeping me from moving? I can’t think of a new name for said blog. I’ve stuck with the same name that I first came up with, and I don’t think it’s good enough for a good blog. A name should be unique and imaginative that people will remember.

I’m going to be still be writing about the same things – but I’m going to be taking it more seriously, with more photos.

I’ve done all the googling about blog names that  I can do, and I’m still stuck. I have a new theme and I know exactly how it’s going to look like, the name has yet to come to me.

I want the name to show that I’m different. I want to put something about ‘rock’ into it- because I’m a rocker, but also something that tells people that it’s going to be about writing, books, fashion etc.


My Weekend in Portugal


I landed back in Ireland late last night.

I was eating really well the first day and then I started slipping, I didn’t go really bad. I never drank so much to even warrant a hangover and I literally got hooked on salads [they are so darn good with soya sauce]. It wasn’t a holiday for us to go crazy on, it was a quiet few days with the family, and that is exactly what we did, and I loved every second of it.

White Sangria

There was no laptop or tv for the whole 4 days, and I didn’t miss either in the slightest. I was debating on bringing my laptop to get some writing done when I was over there, but I’m glad now that I didn’t, because my mind was focused on enjoying myself and it meant that I didn’t have an extra bag to carry around. We did have a tv and my aunt and nanny  watched soaps and movies when they wanted some quiet time in, while we went for a walk.
It’s because of these walks that I don’t feel really really awful, we kept up out healthy regime. We walked 15-20k steps-a-day on average, the weather was cool- not too cold that you were cold [except for on the beach], but not too warm that you started sweating the second after coming outside.

I miss being in a house with more people. It was depressing coming home to an empty house [except for seeing my dog].  My mam is back from the same holiday today and she should be in at any moment while I’m writing this. It’s only the two of us in this house now and I really just want to get back over with the family again [we’re thinking September is a good time for the next trip over]. This house just feel empty now.

Holiday Time!!

My family own a couple of properties in Portugal and I haven’t been since I was 18 [about 7 years ago] because I always remember that I just legally allowed to drink.

I’m finally going back over with the family. The family being my mam, nanny, two aunts and two cousins.

It’s only going to be from Thursday to Monday, but it’s still going to be nice to not have to stress about work or worry about stupid things. To just do whatever I want which will end up with either drink or food involved.

I’m debating on if I should bring my laptop with me. I know there is going to be times where there’s nothing to do and I pretty sure that if I don’t bring I’ll just get lightly irritated about not being able to write or send emails. Could easily only be a few minutes in the morning or afternoon. Think I’m going to bring it. Now I just need to figure out the wi-if situation.

I didn’t think I’d be looking forward to it- it’s a small place in Portugal and I’m just going to relax, not to go wild, but I’m sooo looking forward to it. Maybe put me mind at ease.


Swiss Army Man [2016] – Trailer


My colleague just told me about this a few minutes ago with the words ‘a man is stuck on an island and becomes friends with a corpse’….

WHAT? Of course I had to check it out.

When I started the trailer, I wasn’t too sure if it’s my type of move, but the more I think about it, the more I want to see it.

I freaking cannot wait for this to come out! Don’t know how I didn’t hear of it before now.

Supernatural 11×17 ‘Red Meat’

Rating: ★★★★★
I lost all hope in Supernatural, the reason why I haven’t left a review or even spoken about it since the beginning of this season. Even when I heard that it was renewed for a new season, it just didn’t bother me. It got to the point where I wrote up a large post that was going to be posted today after the episode about all the reasons why the show has gone down the drain.
Red Meat has turned it completely around.
It wasn’t the traditional Supernatural episode. First it was dark- both ins style and story. Sam’s and Dean’s reaction to events were different and they seemed to finally grow into themselves. It didn’t have the linear storyline, it jumped back-and-forth in time and was so well put together. The special effects were on a whole new level than what we’re use to, and the side-characters were the semi-main characters and it felt like Supernatural just grew up…finally!
We’re accustomed to watching the two Winchester brothers die, but these deaths were different. Of course, we knew that they were going to come back, but the execution of them was so much more darker that it managed to leave a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. First Sam, the all-mighty Sam, is killed by being suffocated by a man’s bare hands, and then Dean scoffs a bunch of pills to kill himself.
One of the things that did strike me, was the fact that Dean physically cannot go on without Sam. He killed himself and was willingly to die, but yet when the woman sees the love of her life being killed in front of her, Dean has the audacity to sit down with her and tell her that ‘it’s going to be hard, but after a while, life will go back to normal’ ….wait?! Didn’t you just kill yourself because your brother died [again!] you hypocrite!
I’m not getting my hopes up that they’re going to keep this up. If they do, Supernatural will turn back into my favourite tv show, after over ten years, it deserves this level of story-telling, acting and special effects. If it does, it could be a beginning of a brilliant new chapter for the show.


It’s Nearly Camp!


I just remembered that Camp Nanowrimo is in two days. Most likely – like the rest of the Camps I’ve participated in, I’ll start on a good footing and then loose steam half way through week 1.

I’m going to try my best [but I say that every single time] to get to 50k words. I haven’t written properly in a month, so I really get back into it.

I’m also going away for 4 days next month with the family  – so it’s even less likely that I’m going to complete it, but I’m going to give it my best shot. Because I need to stop wallowing in the rejections and get working again.

So, before it starts kicking off around the world –



Rejections in the double figures – and not what it’s built up to be.

Writers dream about the day where they can send off to agents and publishers and think up of all the rejection letters that they get back- maybe stick them up and look at them…

It doesn’t happen like that.

The majority of rejection letters aren’t long or informative as we’re made to believe.

Take myself for example:

I’m up to 11 rejections

And not a single one has an ounce of constructive criticism to give to me.

Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, I just don’t know.

The only thing I’ve gotten from them is to ‘keep sending it out’ and ‘it just isn’t for them’.

In other words:

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That’s it! That is all the feedback I’ve gotten back. No deep insight on what’s wrong with the chapters or what needs improving.

I have absolutely no direction of what to do next- the only thing I can do, is to keep sending them out, and I don’t know whether I should focus on this story or focus on the ten-odd stories that are dying for my attention.


The only think I can do now is:

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Writing Update

It’s Friday evening, already on my second bottle of Coors Light.

I need to figure out my writing goals for tonight and the next two days. I haven’t written in weeks, easily over a month.

  • 10,000 written words – well, really it’s 9,500 words, but I just rounded it up to the nearest total. This is on two WIPs that I have and it’s just getting them to the next ten thousand words.
  • Edit 3 chapters – I want to edit chapter 4 – 6 of my completed novel and get it out to a select few of people to get feedback on it. I haven’t touched it in a while, so it should be interested.

Other News

I got another rejection letter, and I’m up to 7 rejections now, and going to try and do Camp Nanowrimo next month.