In true Blondewritemore tradition I read an AMAZING self-help book on a train, got very emotional (in the quiet class carriage), got off the train feeling like a changed woman and decided to take a break from blogging. You can’t get more random than this!
The book I am blaming is this, The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer.
Seriously if you are on the verge of changing your life, read this. It’s fabulous and I am even reading it for a second time. I don’t think my life will ever be the same again.
Its the best book I have read on how your mind works. Scary too.
The book is not entirely to blame. For ages my writing has been nudging me and I have been saying to myself, ‘I will work on my novel once I do this blog post..’
There is always another blog post to write.
At the end of last year I wrote about my literary bird cages and the feeling hasn’t gone away. I have so many drafts and creative projects locked in imaginary cages for one reason or another. My affirmation this year is, ‘free the birds.’
There’s quite a few special moments in the book, one of which is where he says; ‘if you were given a month to live, what would you do?’
Somewhere between Reading and Swindon I answer, ‘publish my book.’
This is all I have wanted to do since I was a little girl, making my own books in my dad’s garage.
The author says, ‘so, why aren’t you doing that?’
I say. ‘Well, I am too busy blogging.’
Gasp, followed by a series of sobs.
The people in the quiet carriage were not impressed.
I have to step away from creating new content and focus on my book writing for a bit. My draft novels are like my literary offspring and they need me.
This break is not goodbye. I will be back.
I will bring with me Series 3: The Diary of Roxy Collins. Can Roxy Collins find love whilst working in a beauty salon? Will she have some romance whilst giving a handsome man a spray tan and singing one of Cher’s classic pop hits at the same time?
Plus I will also bring back news of my debut novel. How exciting!
Last week felt like a good place to leave Roxy for now; pregnant with her fourth child, single (again) and moving into her Great Aunt Vera’s house. I think she’s really happy with me 🙂
In the meantime I still be on Twitter, Instagram etc. I will still read the blogs I follow to see what you are all doing. The old posts of BlondeWriteMore will still be within a click of your mouse.
Take care out there and make sure you get in touch with your inner blonde regularly.
See you all soon!