Archive for November, 2016

Pleasantly speechless…

November 21, 2016

I’m doing this post in between the planning of a book blog post, that is going to be part of a book blog tour. I looked at my stats for my book blog, and for the second time I have been rendered pleasantly speechless.

I have been getting more views on my blog lately, and I am absolutely ecstatic about it! When I see things like this, then I know that the path I’m on to wanting to become a self employed book blogger is worth it; that all the planning that I’m doing is worth it.

As I’ve said previously, ideas have been flowing; and I’m hoping to put one of them out into the world of the internet and social media soon. I’ve just got to see to the finer details of it first and make sure that everything is in place. I’ll also keep you in suspense until closer to the time. All I’ll say at this stage, is that it is a read-a-thon that I’m planning (those that are in the book world will know what I’m talking about).

If things carry on going uphill (like I’m hoping), then I might be able to do a transition into a place next year where I will be a little bit closer to being self-employed. But I’ll also leave explaining what I mean by ‘transition’ in a later post.

Until next time,

Carmen.

PS. I would just like to say THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has supported me in anyway with my book blog and my blogging journey so far; you are ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!

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Too many ideas…

November 21, 2016

…And too little time. This is starting to frustrate me, and I wonder when or if I’m going to have to start sacrificing things to try and bring these ideas to life in a little less time than I know they’ll be able to manifest.

I know that some things take time, and that I probably have to much going on right now (think reading, writing, work, and then add ideas in as well), but I’m also getting frustrated with where I am now, simply because I have to stifle some things to try and get things done.

I haven’t been on here in a while simply because I’m trying to cram things in after work. I’ve also just recently taken on another responsibility (so much for leaving the financial world behind, but I’ll get into that in another post), so I’ll probably have a little less time to do things.

One thing I will say, is that ideas are flowing, and I’m grateful for that. I suppose it’s just a thing of prioritizing my time. There’s also another reading related idea floating around, I’ve also got a poll on twitter (one day left to participate) that gives you an idea of one of the things that I’ve been working on. I’ll keep you in suspense until then.

Until next time,

Carmen.

What I’ve been up to lately…

November 6, 2016

I haven’t been on here for a little while, so let me tell you a little bit about what I’ve been doing:

  • Writing (think National Novel Writing Month, or what the participants like to call NaNo
  • Reading (at least trying to in between all of the writing)
  • And lastly, working

Work has been up and down as usual, but it’s also been busy as well. With writing, I’ve just been keeping my head above water, but I’m hoping to get a little ahead today, so that I might have some time to do other things as well (such as reading).

As for reading, I’ve piled too many book on my to-read list this month (again), so I’m hoping to get through this list, and this is obviously going to have to get done in between all the writing.

It’s probably going to go like this the whole month, so there will probably be days where I cram things in, and then days where I’ll be able to catch up on things – this weekend was a perfect example of being able to catch up on writing.

Let me know if any of you are taking part in NaNo, and how you are doing with your writing.

Until next time,

Carmen.