Thursday, 7 November 2019

I'm back! (for now)

Good morning ladies and gentlemen!

I'm back! Ok, I'm back for now because honestly, even I don't know how long I'll keep this up for before I take another extended break; I do apologise for being gone so long though.

As I explained in a post back in September; "Needing A Break", things weren't going the way I was wanting them to and I needed to step back and re-evaluate my life; especially my writing. Well, I took the step back and what did I work out? Not a whole lot if I'm being totally honest here. I identified the cause behind my passion for writing taking a nose dive but I still cannot figure out how to get that spark back. This is why it's taken me so long to come back to blogging; I've not wanted to write at all.

To try and combat my negative feelings for writing, I decided to force myself to participate in this years NaNoWriMo. So far, it's not going well. I reached the daily word count on days one and two but haven't written since. I'm now four days behind schedule and if I want to catch up, I'll have to write at least 8,298 words today just to be back on the NaNo schedule. I was struggling to write the minimum 1,667 words a day so the thought of writing over 8,000 words in one day seems impossible right now. I'm only making it harder on myself though by not even attempting and letting the days add up. But enough about NaNoWriMo and my writing, I can cover all that in another post.

We've got a few things to look forward to this month. Starting off with my 29th birthday next week! That's right, only six days left of being 28. After my birthday comes Vala's 6th birthday and we've got a very special and girlie birthday planned for her, more on that to come. Also, we did go ahead and buy a camera to start a vlog channel with! We're in the process of getting everything set up but when that's live (hopefully in the next week or so) I'll be linking our YouTube channel here. I'd wanted it up and running over the Halloween half term but unfortunately we learned that the SD card reader in my computer doesn't actually work so that has set us back a bit. Hopefully it'll be up by the end of the month but we've still got a lot to get sorted before it goes live.

Besides all that, myself and the family have been mostly fine. We did have a stomach virus go through our family last week so we were all quite sick but we've bounced back now. Vala is doing well at school, Flynn is rapidly changing every single day (and not always in good ways) and Jordan is still in the same job, wishing he was in a new job. I'm still massively overweight and angry at myself about it. Can't stick to anything at the moment and trying to kick myself in the backside to make a change. Some things don't change, do they?

Anyway, it's good to be back and blogging again, even if it was a struggle to sit down today and write this. Hopefully I won't need to take another break for a while but we'll see how things go.

Until next time,
Alli xo


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