I hope that 2015 is treating you all fairly. I know it has certainly been a roller-coaster ride already on my end - and it has barely even started!
Recently I have been very family-focused and spent most of my time away from social media, putting my Fiverr account on vacation mode and doing only the basic things. I haven't been writing, only drawing, and doing what I need to in order to survive day to day.
Do not be alarmed though. Some occurrences in my life have been happening recently which has meant that I am to do these things. However, there have been some new advancements in my life.
More than ever, there are so many downloads of my books - both paid and free - online that I am so pleased about! My writing is getting out there, my voice is being heard! The cover for Of Light is complete and the cover for Of Shadows is close behind! Not to mention that I have a lovely little surprise that will come probably once Of Shadows is complete and released. Yet at this stage, I have barely done anything except planning for it! A.K.A. 40 pages of planning and only 8 chapters have any sense of direction as of yet!
I am also scouring my local area for a part-time job and applied for university yesterday. My hope is that I will be able to study my dream course of a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design (Honours) at university and team it with a Diploma of Languages. If it goes ahead, it will mean that I will be at university for the next several years.
In addition, Ice is well on its way to becoming a paperback through www.lulu.com (Glass Bones is already available) and should be on its way soon. Keep an eye out here because I am planning on writing an entry about it and providing the proper links.
In terms of reading, I have been recently enthralled by The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead. I mean, the first one took me forever to read, but this - wow! I'm going to be on the road for 6 hours in total in the morning so I should breeze through the final hundred pages. Good thing my Mum bought me the next three for Christmas! I also bought myself the new A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray recently. Also in my currently reading list are:
- Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James (On a dare from my best friend).
- This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner.
- Divergent by Veronica Roth.
In conclusion, I have until July to finish my writing certificates online, Of Shadows is on its way and my little surprise has something to do with the number 7 - and it may even catch you all off guard! I'm off to bed now! On a final note: I can't wait until winter. This heat!