Although I am still interested in my writing and sharing that journey with my readers I’ve found my blog has turned into more of a personal journal than just a book blog. I never like to limit myself to anything really so you will find some posts that are of a more person nature towards the end of the month. I’ve decided to do some personal challenges that I will be sharing here as well as some life changes. I will continue to post daily, so long as I feel like doing it anyway and have the month of May … and some of June already created and ready to go.
I will be posting reviews of novels I have read, after all I still feel the need to support our Indie authors out there, and I will continue to write my own novels. I’ve been looking into self publishing as well as the traditional and trying to weigh the pros and cons which I may blog more about later.
Six Sentence Sunday will go on as planned. I do love it and it forces me to tighten my writing so each sentence is an interesting tidbit of the greater whole. I absolutely love reading the other 6’s as well so that is something I hope to continue. My Motivational Monday has been fun too, although I don’t have next Monday’s planned I’m trying to find something a little different than the norm, though I find I do just really love a singing underdog.
I’m not sure if I want to continue TTT or not. I’m thinking instead of inviting others to join in I may just do it for myself. I like the idea of creating a bit of creativity from a prompt and I really don’t need others to join in for me to do that so why bother with the extra work that comes from a blog hop?
I will no longer be giving away any kind of book deals or gift certificates at this blog. Though I do love to give gifts and books to people I find that the gratitude for such gifts just isn’t there. No, I don’t expect people to bow before me because I purchased a .99 e-book for them, but a thank you would be nice. Even an acknowledgement that they received the winnings would be nice. Since so many seem to just complain that it isn’t what they wanted or isn’t in the right format, not enough money to get what they were hoping to etc it just seems easier to cut that tie as well.
I guess this week for me has been all about cutting loose and letting go of things so I feel less bogged down.
Still, I will be promoting any indie giveaways and what not on my blog for other people so those who do appreciate a good giveaway can still find them. I just don’t have the funds or energy to do my own.
I’ve really enjoyed this (almost) past month of working on one project with my husband. Planting the seeds and seeing it come to mature and grow. The whole idea of the novel has changed, it doesn’t even resemble what it started out as but I am so happy with the results.
Though we fight constantly while working it’s a fun quarrel and in the end makes the whole idea just better. It’s also very weird to find out new things about my husband, of whom I have been married to for almost 5 years (in July) and have been with for almost 10. Here I thought I knew everything there was to know about him!
This whole Book in a Month journey has been amazing, and I’m so glad I decided to try it. This is actually the reason why I have decided to take my blog into a new direction which you will see next month. I want to try new things, I want to grow and develop who I am. I’m considering doing 30-Day Personal Challenges and trying to figure out what those should be. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to go vegetarian, I’m not even sure that is something I could do. Or perhaps work on another WIP for the month.
Final Thought: I’ve recently decided that I am more than just y writing, and that it really doesn’t hold the allure it once had. Many people talk about how characters need to grow and expand or they become robotic mind numbers in print. What about the author behind those characters? If they can’t grow how will the world they create? Perhaps by looking at my own life and how I can go about growing in my own world I will become an even better writer.