Life/Blog Update.

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Hi Everyone,

I just realised it has been a year since I last posted on this blog. I don’t even know where the time has gone. So much has happened since May last year.

The coronavirus obviously being the biggest.

Praise God it has not been as bad here is Australia as it has been overseas. I am enjoying the slower pace of life. It hasn’t been that much of a difference for my family, which I am truly thankful for. I know a lot of people are doing it tough.

My husband still has his job. I still have mine. I already homeschooled my son, and it has been nice having my daughter at home. I am a major introvert and never went out much before, and I enjoy being at home. I do miss the weekly lunch dates with my husband though. But we have to do what we have to do. I hope you have been able to slow down a bit with everything that is happening. It is heartbreaking to see so many people sick, and so many people out of work.

I want to let you know that I am still writing. I am still reading. Though I’ve gone through some changes in the past few years, especially with my reading taste. I still like YA. My taste in fantasy has become complicated. I’m only interested in clean reads now and don’t want to read books with swearing, graphic violence or steamy scenes. A lot of the books I used to read and love had all those things. I will always be a reader, but as we grow and change, our reading taste grow and change with us and that’s okay. I believe people should read what is enjoyable for them, not what everyone else is reading.

I can’t remember if I mentioned this on the blog or not, but I stopped reviewing for publishers, probably two years or so ago now, but I still want to share reviews of books I’ve loved. It’s just been hard getting back into the habbit after reviewing burnt me out, which is one of the reasons I decided to stop. Hopefully I’ll have a review up soon, but I’m not pressuring myself.

That’s it for now. I hope you are all safe and well.

How is your writing going during this pandemic? From blogs I’ve read, some people are stuggling, and that’s okay. I think many of us put too much pressure on ourselves and we need to be kinder to ourselves. I know what it’s like to break, and it is not nice. So rest and relax when you can. Your health, both physical and mental, is so important and we all need to take care of ourselves.

With love,

Rochelle.

 


4 thoughts on “Life/Blog Update.

  1. Nice blog post. Its funny/scary how quickly time passes between blog posts and life in general. My writing is going quite well during all this. Making good progress with my WIP and hoping to finish the first draft soon. Stay safe.

    1. Thank you. I agree that it is scary how fast time can go. I’m glad to hear your writing is going well and your making progress with your WIP. It’s always a great feeling when a first draft is complete. Keep up the good work. Stay safe.

  2. Hey Rochelle,
    2020 has certaintly shaped up to be a very different kind of year. So glad to hear you and your family are all safe and doing well with everything going on. Also yay to still writing and reading. I’ve struggled to do both of these this year, but things are starting to look up.

    1. Hi Jess. It is crazy how 2020 has turned out. Who thought at the beginning of the year a pandemic would take over all our lives. A lot of people are struggling to keep writing during this time and that’s okay. I think just slowing down right now and not being harsh on yourself about what you think you should be doing is the best thing right now. I’m glad to hear things are starting to look up though. Keep safe.

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