Remove the Last Obstacle to Ultimate Success
In The Big Leap, New York Times bestselling author Gay Hendricks reveals a simple yet comprehensive program for overcoming our one barrier to happiness and fulfillment, providing a clear path for achieving our true potential and attaining not only financial success but also success in love and life. (Amazon)
It took me months to get into this book and took alot of motivation to finish it! It had some (and mean only few) good points but felt the book dragged on and it got very boring- and for a self help book that is not good. The upper limit problem was interesting but could not relate to the case studys and was not much detail in a practical sense of what you can do to solve it. Dissapointing read for me but I know it has worked and been enjoyed by others.
So today I am back writing for the fairytale competition as deadline is April!
Also I am doing the Author life month challenge 🙂 (pop over to my facebook page to have a look https://www.facebook.com/writingandpiccys )
Things have been hectic (always is though) what with BSL exam looming and another mock presentation to learn and practise not had much time or energy to write as well as trying to enjoy the last of my maternity leave as back in April! Oh and the impending move house!! Brain=frazzled! Not to mention wedding planning!!!! :O
But do have a few Author interviews lined up and a book review (or two) for you all and maybe even a few snippets 😛
Right time to drink my tea before it gets cold (again)
So do you remember a while back I posted a cover release online party for a book called Custom Chaos by James Salsido? Well his book was released yesterday and he hosted an online release party where I had my first author takeover experience and it was so much fun!
My slot was 9-10pm in the UK or 4-5est time and at first because im not a published author being in with all those that have I was nervous and worried at what I would bring to the event but I didnt need to worry 😛 everyone was so friendly.
I introduced myself and my 3 wips- then over the hour I gave information on each and snippets where I got lovely feedback 🙂 time went by so quickly! I also shared my 3d printed dragon 😛
Others that joined in were Michelle Schlorb, Alizabeth Lynn, E. H. Demeter, Lyndsey Harper, Angie Grigaliuna, Author A. N. Starling, D.K. Combs and Katherine F. Scrugg
I even won two giveaways!!!
It was a great event – was lovely getting to know everyone.
Look out for James’s author interview tomorrow 🙂
Thankyou again for letting me be a part of your book launch and BIG CONGRATS
So before the new year I played a little game on facebook where I start a sentence then everyone writes something to make up a story. In italics were the responses and I finished the rest (or tried to- all raw no edit was made up as I went along)
So here it is:
He found the journal on the train…
He knew he shouldn’t, he just couldn’t resist. He snuck a peek at the first page and was shocked to find a very farty dragon who had eaten too much sausage meat over the Holidragon festivities. Nevertheless, he was determined to finish his satsuma but then a lady came and sat down opposite him so he just had to share what he’d found….
He told the lady about the Holidragon festivities and that he was surprised dragons ate sausages but the lady looked at him with a strange regard and felt uneasy in his presence.
He continued to eat his satsuma squirting juice on the pages that then revealed a hidden text at the bottom
Shocked he read the message
Imagination is the key
He again tried to share with the lady opposite but she put in her headphones looking out the window so he tried to share it with the man next to him- the man did not believe him and took the book to see for himself only to pass it back saying that the pages were blank……
Have to say it was alot of fun and the people that joined in I hope had fun too! Will do more of these in the future.
Have you done anything similar? What should the next prompt be? 🙂
So xmas has been and gone, presents all unwrapped, food enjoyed and where the year is nearly over people all over start reflecting. I for one have also reflected on this year and I have done many things such as:
- Giving birth to Will
- Passing level 2 BSL
- Reopening this blog
- Made an fb page
- Participated in my first NanoWriMo
- Started a new story
So next year I have put my wishes into catagorys and for writing my list is:
- Finish at least one story (first draft)
- More author interviews
- Read more genres
The others are things such as:
- Move house
- Get married (Aug 1st)
- Pass level 3 BSL
- Go for some runs
- Try other crafts
That is only a glimpse :p its a long list lol
Busy times but want to make more time for writing and to be more organised with blog and fb posts 🙂 but in reality I can only try…..
I will start sorting out the layout of this blog and maybe merge the two blogs?? What do you think?
This year has been great overall and im very happy that I reopened this blog after a 3 year break 🙂 I cannot believe how fast it has also gone! This time last year I got engaged and announcing that we were expecting- now he is nearly 6 months old!! (Currently having sleepy cuddle while I type this- and Jess is taking many pictures on her new camera) I have also “met” some lovely new bloggers/authors and fb buddies 🙂
So how was 2016 for you? What do you want for 2017?
So December is now here and it means the end of this years nano! My 1st and cant wait to do it again and see if I can beat this years word count (dreadful due to many things happening that month) my total was 5,349 but better than 0! It has got me writing again and met lovely people and participated in sprints 🙂 was alot of fun.
Here is a snippet from the nano attempt- let me know what you think (raw and unedited):
“So what got you into dragon keeping- you’re a natural I must add as Spartus doesn’t usually take kindly to new people” she smiled
She was genuinely interested as most don’t stay long at the job or even apply at all- they are very few and far between- the last guy sadly died as he got caught in a fight between two dragons and was set alight- the burnt smell of flesh took weeks to go.
She waited for his response and could sense he was wrestling a thought or two and decided that maybe she pushed the boundary
“Sorry I should not have asked” she said quietly
Now I can focus on the other WIPS as well as the nano one as I like mutlitasking and cannot really focus on one thing only 😛
How was your nano? Did you win? How far did you get?
Thanks for reading!
So im now only writing when I can – I am happy to say im over 5k in the novel- something if I didnt participate it would have taken longer to reach 🙂
I am writing everyday as started the 30 day gratitude challenge and writing in my journal 🙂 this week Jess had fever/ear infection and I too was unwell so that was all I could manage 😦
I have decided to combine both blogs into one facebook page to make it easier to update- thinking of also combining the blogs…..
Anyway quick update from me- Will at somepoint this week put up a snippet from nano 😛
Lets see if this last week I can get near to 10k?????