Several people have contacted me recently to say they were missing my posts here in the House of Dreams and ask why I haven’t been blogging. Thank-you, bless you – you know who you are. It’s lovely to be missed 🙂
I always plan to blog throughout the summer but let’s face it, I go off the radar every year because when it’s fine I want to be at the beach. There are three reasons why this year’s break has been longer than usual.
- The weather’s been amazing, and I’ve had a total of five glorious weeks out and about with my little tent, mostly with no internet or mobile connection.
- Before I set off on my travels, I was working with a branding and marketing consultant to try and create a more unified web presence, instead of having a children’s author site and this completely different area for dreams, workshops and writing books. I was holding off until it was up and running, but that’s taking much longer than I hoped and I’ve been missing blogging, so I’m back!
- I’ve been super-busy doing last-minute things for Writing in the House of Dreams such as checking proofs, ordering copies, setting up a Writing in the House of Dreams – the Book page here on the blog and sorting out some publicity before publication day on October 15th.
Yes, it’s that close – five weeks, and that means five posts to publication. What will be in these countdown posts? Dreams! Because I really do ‘write in the House of Dreams,’ I get guidance in my dream-life for all my work, and I’m going to tell you five dreams that have helped me overcome various anxieties I had about self-publishing and really come to love it.
This post is just to say ‘Hello – I’m back – is anyone there?’ My normal posting day is Wednesday, so come back tomorrow for the first of my five pre-publication posts and read about the dream that helped me focus on the money side of self-publishing.
14 thoughts on “I do this every year!”
Missed you, but guessed it was Orkney’s or similar! Can we have a chat sometime? Now I’ve retired I am planning a blog rethink! Tess xx
Of course Tessa – that would be lovely. You coming to Gill’s gallery on Friday? If not, email me and we’ll fix something up 🙂
Just trying to get some sort of new routine and order into my retirement … I’ll email soon. 🙂
Great to see you back, Jenny – and can’t wait for the book! (Hasn’t it been a wonderful summer? Keep promising myself ‘one last swim’…)
Hi Jennie – I keep promising myself too, and apparently there’s another little heat wave on the way!
Lovely to see you back – look forward to the book!
Thank you, Vicky 🙂
Welcome back, Jenny! I’m with you with having a blogging break – the weather has been very enticing and Summer’s a great time to re-think and clear out the cobwebs. Looking forward to reading your future posts.
I always look forward to yours too Abi. I love the artwork you’ve been sharing on fb – very exciting!
Thanks, Jenny. I’m really enjoying it and it’s lovely to get such positive feedback.
Hi Jenny it was nice to see your post. As soon as I saw it I thought it’s been a while since I read one of your posts. I always like reading your posts and look forward to your next one.
Thank you, Brian. I love writing my blog, and it’s good to be back.
Great to see you back into blogging. So glad you had a great break. I can totally relate to your no.2 reason! I’m redeveloping my site too and it’s not going nearly as quickly as I would like. And I too am in the grip of the marketing menace 🙂
It’ll be worth it in the end, Carolyn – so I tell myself! 🙂