Monday, March 28, 2011

Names, prizes and updates

 Hey everyone!

First off, Akoss was kind enough to present me with the One lovely Blog award. Thanks a ton! It's my second award. Weee! Apparently, all I have to do is pass it on to some new blogs I've found. This is kinda hard to do since I'm a little confused, and my usual peeps already have this award. And I'm not quite sure what the rules are.
So, I'm going to give it to one person I think doesn't have it and 2 people whose blogs I've followed most recently.
Here I go

J  - have one on me ;)
Cheryl - you're so much fun!
Cindy - because college won't bring us down :p

There, I don't know if there are other people I follow who don't have this (or some form of it) already. If there are, oops, sorry, my bad.

Right, on to part two. Some days ago, I pestered you all with the need to change my 12 year old pen name. I gave you some options I was considering, then J came and threw me off completely with Ian and Rachel and they ganged up on me and... I got confused.

So here are the stats:
2 peeps liked Stephanie Pritty the most (but I should say here that Mysti gave me some alternate suggestions, so it's like 1 and a half votes)
Stephanie Pristty got 2 votes as well.
And then there was a discussion about Stephanie versus Stefanie (which in my head is the exact same thing, just the possibility of awkward pronunciation is greater).

But, regarding everyone's opinions (and of course my own) I am from now on known as...*drum roll*

Stefanie J Pristavu

Yup, I kept my real name. If people don't have trouble reading it, then I'm okay with it. And all the lovely people were right - it is exotic ;) So, until further notice, this is my new writing world name.
I wanna thank everyone for stopping by and casting their votes - your opinion and the fact that you cared enough to stop by means the world to me. I have friends :D

On to some updates.

My Internet connection broke down - I have a weird stick thing in my laptop now, but it will go away soon as it's borrowed - so, ARGHHH!

Okay, done with criminal law (half of it at least), and I'm back to learning mangy civil law (not too happy about that).

I've started writing again - bit by bit, hoping to finish my chapter in the progress and also tweak my romance for submission. I'm closing in on the last chapters, and I'm a bit nervous as to how those will be received. It's always hard wrapping up a story.

Other than that, once I get some time/Internet I have a couple of posts planned. Such as:

How to break down your plot into multiple books and have them stand alone some

The differences between first drafts and what come out after editing (you should stick around for this one - I might find my first draft and you'll have a good laugh - I wrote it when I was ten)

Important things to consider when wrapping up a story.

And, of course, as always, I might find something character related that I didn't gab about, and it'll sidetrack me completely.

Hope to see you guys soon. Signing off...

Stefanie J Pristavu (lol, I just had to put that there, just for show)

Still Steph ;)


  1. Thanks for the award, and for thinking of me.

  2. Great name--I'd say it's a keeper!

  3. Love the name you decided on! :). Thanks for the award too, I feel so special & loved. Heehee. I want to read about breaking down your plot into multi books - what a great topic. Can't wait for that post.

  4. Congrats on the well-deserved award. And I'm glad you kept your lovely name!

  5. Yay, award! Yay for awesome name!


    That is all...


  6. Congrats on the award--looks mighty fine on your blog. :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  7. Thanks everyone. Your support means the world to me. Glad you like my new name.

    And, yes, I do say so myself, that award looks mighty fine. Should really think about putting it up somewhere :p

  8. I like the name you went with!!! Great choice.


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