I just thought it had been a while since I’ve made a new post, so here we go! I don’t have an awful lot to fill you all in on, if I’m honest I think any previous exhaustion I had been fighting off over the past few months (working full time AND starting a business to release a book, with no experience- phew) has finally caught up with me. I’ve been trying to remain active in between work, but you know when your brain just doesn’t co-operate? That’s kind of been happening, a lot. So to cut a long story short, I literally have no idea how I’ve spent the past few days.
For now, I’ve had to close submission for reviews as I have a bit of a waiting list. I am aiming at a book a week, but as this week has proved to me, it’s not always possible. I want to be able to give a thorough and honest review, not just one for the sake of it. Authors have spent time and money sending their work out to me, it’s only fair if I invest a good amount of time and attention into reading their work. Please accept this as an advanced apology for any delays that may occur!
(You can read my posted reviews here)
I do know that I have found myself excited at the prospect of creating another book (in the future, not any time soon- disclaimer!) Writing is the most enjoyable part of the entire process, it is why I’m doing this after all, and I honestly can’t wait until I’m back into the habit of writing organically (cliché.) However, despite being completely battered and exhausted from the rest of the process; I really have enjoyed seeing, guiding and making a book happen. From the first scrappy ideas through to the finished product- I can already visualise the way I would like the front cover of the next book to be.
Perhaps one day I’ll learn to sit back and look at a finished product with pride, but that day isn’t today and all I can think about is how I can improve the entire process and get a better end result.
I know in the month of September I should have a couple of articles to share with you featuring myself and/or “I Haven’t Lived At All,” but for the time being I think I need to take a step back, get refreshed and then come back ready to push this book forward even more.
Sometimes, I have to remind myself why this book is a thing. It really started out as a test run for myself, to see if I could really make it happen. I also threw myself into it, straight after leaving University because I refused to let myself sit around and forget why it was I had chosen to leave in the first place. I had very little expectations, it really was purely for myself, and already reception has been above and beyond anything I could have ever expected. When I remember all of that, I realise that I’ve already achieved far more than I set out to do.
I keep saying this, but it really is only because of the support I’ve been shown. You being interested about this book, sharing it and talking to me about it just gives me more of a reason to carry on talking about it myself. Thank you seems a little weak, but that really is all I can say.
Wow, that went off on a tangent. Already my head feels a little clearer, like I’m ready to go make my next cup of coffee and finally get out of my pyjamas (got to love a bank holiday!)
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