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Weekly Blog And Reading Plans 3/30/20

Had a successful week with training. It ended in a bit of stress. I had two hours of OJT (On the job training) and had tech issues that caused me to be unable to complete it. I will be making up for it Wednesday. I’m a little nervous, but I’m feeling very confident. I think this week will be pretty light, but it’s pretty packed as well. I hope everybody is has a fantastic week and staying safe!

Tempered Book 2 Audiobook Tour & Review

Poems To See By Release (Netgalley)
The Woman Of A Thousand Names Release (Paperback)
The Soul Searchers Mysteries Book 2 Audiobook Tour

Brayden’s Return Review Tour (1st-4th)

Pixel And Diaries Blog Tour
Raindrops On Roses Audiobook Tour

Kristen Hager Promo Post

Nothing Scheduled

Nothing Scheduled

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Weekly Blogging And Reading Plans 3/23/20

I hope everybody is staying safe. It’s amazing to see how people act in the face of disaster and chaos. I start training this week. My fiance and I both do actually. I know it sounds insane, but I think I may have found a job I wouldn’t mind staying at for years. Fingers crossed! This week is a pretty light week, so with some luck, I’ll be able to get some major reading in outside of training. Especially with the social distancing and staying home. Which I pretty much already did anyway.

Tempered Audiobook Tour

The Last Tourist Release
American Rebels Release
Two Thousand Years Audiobook Tour

Celtic Dragon Review Tour

Nothing Scheduled

The Mixtape Of My Life Media Blitz

The Corridor Audiobook Tour

Nothing Scheduled

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Weekly Blogging And Reading Plans 3/16/20

It’s been an insane week for me. And I’m not even talking about the insane events that are going on in the world. I really didn’t take that as seriously as I should until later in the week. A poor gentleman passed away in the hospital I was born in. Schools have been closed indefinitely. All stores ran out of all kinds of things. I hope things calm down soon. Those who caught the virus are in my prayers.

Looking forward to a pretty “relaxed” week this week. I have allergies really bad, so I didn’t plan on leaving the house anyway. With what’s going on, I’m even more resolved to just stay home. My fiance and I both have orientation on Friday. Luckily, we’ll both be working from home. I still have a ton of things to read and listen to to get caught up, but I plan to make this week a very relaxed readathon week. I probably won’t be on the computer for much more than checking email and scheduling my blogs. We will see.

A Pattern Of Shadow & Light Book 3 Audiobook Tour

Crush The King Review- Won an advanced reader copy of this via Goodreads. Still trying to get my hands on the first two books so I can read all three.

Lake Lanier Mysteries Book 3 Audiobook Tour

I have no blogs or reviews scheduled for this day, but my library does have a book club meeting at 10 AM. I’m not sure if I’m going to go or not. It depends on how things are and how I feel. We will be discussing The Only Woman In The Room by Marie Benedict.

Nothing Scheduled

Kingdom Of Embers Audiobook Tour
The Soul Searchers Mysteries Audiobook Tour

The Colors Of Me Audiobook Tour

Reading Plans:

My main goal is to get a chunk of my back list cleared out. I also plan to read on a series I picked up at the library books. Also, whether I go to the book club meetings or not, I’d love to read the books I picked up for book club.

Hope everybody has a fun week ahead of them! Stay safe and stay healthy!

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Weekly Blogging And Reading Plans 3/9/20

Hello! Things are slowly getting better! The dogs are adjusting to the new home. I’m feeling a lot better than I was. Still getting randomly sick here and there, but it’s nothing to really worry about. I’m still behind. But I’m a lot less behind than I started out. That’s what I’m going to focus on. Isn’t it insane how quickly we get behind on things, but how long it takes us to catch back up? It seems like it takes days to catch up on things that took us mere hours to fall behind on. Is this just me? Surely others feel this. It’s like when you go on vacation for a week. How long does it take to adjust to your routine schedule afterward? I know it’s not the same thing really. It’s close though.

I’ll quit being boring with my rambling and post the schedule for the week!

Monday:

Nothing Planned

Tuesday:

Undercover Bromance Review (ARC)
Sting Blog Tour
The Catalyst Review (NG)
A Pattern Of Shadow And Light Audiobook Tour

Wednesday:

Lake Lanier Mysteries Book 2 Audiobook Tour

Thursday:

Veiled Sun Blog Tour

Friday:

The Road To Delano Blog Tour

Saturday:

Expeditionary Force Book 3 Audiobook Tour

Sunday:

Nothing Planned

Books I Plan To Read This Week:

Undercover Bromance
Sting
The Catalyst
Columbus Day (Finish)
SpecOps
Paradise
Beyond The Mist
Veiled Sun
The Road To Delano
In The Afterlight
The Only Woman In The Room
From Dead To Worse
The Tourist
Out Of The Dark
Anna K
The Midnight Lie
Styling By Faith (Finish)

I don’t plan to finish all of these by the end of the week. I do plan to put a dent in the ones I don’t wind up finishing though. What are your plans this week?

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Weekly Blog And Reading Plans 3/2/20

Last week was intense. I spent the majority of it in training or sleeping. My schedule got completely messed up. The little time I had between training and sleeping was spent scrambling to keep up with schedule. I have had some normal stresses too. I won’t bore you all with the details. I have a sick day today. I don’t know if the stress has caught up with me or it’s the constant changing weather. Those who live in Georgia will understand completely.

This week will be full of work and catching up on reading. I’ll fall a bit more behind before I catch up completely, but I’m getting there. I want to thank Jess from Audiobook Promotions for being so understanding through all of this. Those who aren’t familiar with the page should check it out.

Here’s the week ahead!

Monday:

Nothing Scheduled

Tuesday:

Anna K (Paperback)
The Midnight Lie (Paperback)
Pattern Of Shadow And Light Book 1 (Audiobook Tour)
The Ross Duology Book 2 (Audiobook Tour)

Wednesday:

Lake Lanier Mysteries Book 1 (Audiobook Tour)

Thursday:

Opaque (E-Book Review)

Friday:

The Seventh Blessing (Blog Tour)

Saturday:

Reign Of Fire (Audiobook Tour)

Sunday:

Expeditionary Force Book 2 (Audiobook Tour)

Personal Books I’m Reading:

Fate Of Wizardoms by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
Into The Afterlight by by Alexandra Bracken
Styling By Faith by Tracey Moss
The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer

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Weekly Blog And Reading Plans

Last week went pretty decent! I started orientation and training for my new job. Got to spend quite a bit of time with my boyfriend. Got to briefly see an uncle I don’t get to see often. I read a lot and got a blogs posted. I’m even starting to get used to a routine that fully works for me! I didn’t get much physical reading done, but I have zipped through some audiobooks! I consider that a success.

I decided to keep this going. This will include my reading schedule for the week as well as my blog schedule. I feel like it helps keep me focused as well as let you know what to expect for the week. I hope y’all enjoy these! So far, I’m enjoying doing them!

Monday:

The Road To Anywhere But Here Audiobook Blog Tour

Tuesday:

Yellow Bird Review (Paperback)
The Unexpected Spy Review (Netgalley)
The Ross Duology (Book 1) Audiobook Blog Tour
To Plant A Single Seed Book Blitz

Wednesday:

Eternity Springs Blog Tour
Merchants Of Milan Blog Tour
So Others May Live Audiobook Blog Tour

Thursday:

A Circle Of Firelight Blog Tour

Friday:

Nothing Scheduled

Saturday:

Nothing Scheduled

Sunday:

Expeditionary Audiobook Blog Tour

Personal books I plan to read this week:

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
Out Of The Dark by Gregg Hurwitz
Fate Of Wizardoms by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
Photgoraphy Basics
The History Of Photography
Digital Photography For Dummies
Loom Knitting Primer
Mastering Calligraphy
A Year In The Life Of Downtown Abbey

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Weekly Reading And Blog Schedule

I’m trying something new. Starting today. Going to include these in the Writing Diary category. I figured writing reviews counts. I’m hoping this will help keep me more organized. Also hoping it will help me reduce over-scheduling. We will see! Hope you enjoy!

Monday:

Nothing Scheduled

Tuesday:

Opaque by Calix Leigh-Reign
Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie
Foul Is Fair by Hannah Capin
Buy Yourself the F*king Lilies by Tara Shuster
The Body In Griffith Park by Jennifer Kincheloe
Chemical Attraction by Christina Thompson

Wednesday:

Netherfield by Maria Grace

Thursday:

Nothing Scheduled

Friday:

Dear Wallflower by Sara Secora
Winterdream by Chantal Gadoury

Saturday:

Nothing Scheduled

Sunday:

Nothing Scheduled

Personal books I plan to read this week:

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
Out Of The Dark by Gregg Hurwitz
Fate Of Wizardoms by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
Photgoraphy Basics
The History Of Photography
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
Digital Photography For Dummies
Loom Knitting Primer
Mastering Calligraphy
A Year In The Life Of Downtown Abbey

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My Writing Plans For 2020

I think I’ve made it obvious that I really enjoy writing. I’ve had my doubts and insecurities about publishing with very valid reasons. However, I think I’m looking at things in the wrong way.

My biggest issue with publishing was the fear that it would take my time away from reading. I see authors today pushing themselves to put at least a book out a month. If not more. It has to be stressful. I get why they do it. It still seems very stressful.

All that aside, I have decided that I would like to publish anyway. Not anytime soon. But eventually. My goal for now is to have my first book edited and ready by 2021. I also don’t plan to become a full-time author. When I publish, I’ll publish 1-2 books a year. Not because I’m full of myself and think that I’ll earn a ton of money that way. I just don’t see it as the only thing I want to do with my life.

Starting New Year, I’ll be dedicating two hours a day to writing. If I draw a blank for writing on a particular day, I’ll edit and shape up some of the work I already have out. I’ll share my progress every week. I may even share some of my writing now and then if that’s requested. But either way, I will post on Mondays about how the progress itself is going.

Thank you for reading! Happy New Year!

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Writing: My Passions and Fears

I’ve been passionate about writing since I was a teenager. I wrote many poems in high school. I had notebooks filled with poems. After graduating high school, I began writing stories. I’d spend hours a day just writing or thinking about writing. It was peaceful to me.

A few years after I’d graduated high school, the guy I was seeing at the time got it in his head I was cheating on him. In retaliation, he destroyed my writing as well as showed me how angry he was with me. He never apologized for his actions even after it became very apparent I was innocent. This caused me to lose my passion for writing significantly.

I spent years repressing my urges to write. And in some ways, I think it tainted my writing. I wouldn’t say I’m very talented in writing, but it’s something I love doing. I also can’t say that I just have urges to write. Well, I do, but they aren’t frequent.

In 2015, I participated in my first ever #NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I wrote my first actual novel, Spirit Rising. It’s unpublished. I really need to rewrite and add to it. I was very proud of myself. I was finally writing again! I haven’t won another Nano project, but I’m not giving up.

I really am putting more and more consideration into giving in and publishing. I don’t expect to become a best selling author. And that’s fine. Just having my work out there will be enough for me. I know many people are afraid of failing when it comes to this. I get that fear. It’s something we will never know until we try.

What I’m afraid of is losing my time reading if I become a published author. It seems like the pressure to publish so many books a year is really common. My obviously solution for this would be to publish a book a year anyways. I know it won’t make me rich, but that’s seriously fine. I’m as passionate about reading as I am writing. Not being able to read books and review them would make me very uncomfortable.

I also strongly feel that I could use some writing classes. Maybe some editing classes too. My idea and concepts are great in my eyes, but the execution lacks grace and style. It’s definitely something I plan to look into. Until then, I’ll share my writings and my thoughts on writing here every Monday. I sincerely hope you enjoy!

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