It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!~Kimberly
This week in my life
This week I’ve been in a strange mood. Despite having time off work to blog and read to my heart’s content, I haven’t felt like doing any of it. I’ve been feeling lethargic and restless at the same time; bored but lacking enthusiasm to actually do anything! Do you know the feeling? I’ve also been comparing myself to others too
To snap myself out of it, I put down my laptop for once and had a big tidying and cleaning blitz and my bedroom now looks spotless and is much more relaxing than before. I also had a bit of a play with my new watercolour brush pens, which was so much fun (more posts on that to follow!) and picked out some paint for redecorating our house. Changing things up a bit and stepping away from social media helped to make me feel more positive.
I also had a nice meal out with my sister, her boyfriend and my mum to celebrate my sister’s birthday and today we spent some time with my in-laws, which was fun.
Mini-Me seems to be mastering potty training and her speech is coming on in leaps and bounds. She started dancing class a few weeks ago and she really enjoyed it yesterday. She looks adorable in her little leotard and skirt. We’ve also been given the green light to start introducing dairy products into her diet in stages via the
This week on the blog
To beat my blogging slump, I’ve decided to switch things up a bit. I’ve written a list of discussion posts I want to write and I’m working with some of my friends to put together some guest posts and interviews on a range of different topics (if you’re interested in guest posting, please get in touch). But don’t worry, I will still be posting about books and writing as normal, there will just be a little more variety.
Coming up next week
- Tuesday-TTT: 10 Ways to Get Out of a Reading Slump
- Wednesday– How I Use Cheat Sheets to Develop my Characters (with free download!)
- Thursday-Thursday Aesthetic: Throwback
- Sunday-The Sunday Post
I had another good writing day on Monday while Mini-Me was at nursery. I’ve now reached about 22,000 words so I’m about a third of the way through my WiP. But once again I couldn’t find any motivation to write the rest of the week. I find it so much easier to focus and get into the ‘zone’ when I’m alone and don’t have any distractions. Tomorrow I’m aiming for 4000 words-wish me luck!
I did manage to do some work on my character aesthetics and cheat sheets this week-I’ll be talking about those on Wednesday.
What I’m reading
I’m still enjoying short stories at the moment and haven’t felt like picking up a novel, which is unusual for me. This week I’ve been reading Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition.
More Kindle freebies!
Links I’m loving
- How to Write a Book While Working Full Time
- ‘On Women’s Weekly’ by Joanne Harris (this is a must-read for any writers, I found it shocking.)
- The Ins and Outs of #Bookishwish
- On Netgalley, GR and International Bloggers
Before you go…
How was your week? Any news to share? Let me know in the comments!