This is a time when many bloggers write about their year to summarise how they’ve gone and the only one I can find quickly is Deb who’s done her favourite novels of 2014. I would have liked to have found a couple of lifestyle blogs and more book blogs but this is it for today. Funnily enough I don’t have much time. I don’t get what it is about this time of year but things get incredibly busy even for people who don’t actually celebrate Christmas…very strange. I currently have two days to get a million and one things done and that includes writing eight or nine articles, these may or may not get done so articles may become a bit sparse until the new year. We do have a treat to look forward to on the 30th December as Karen has been kind enough to write a Mondayitis for me.
Looking back to the past year.
I was given a ticket to a book conference in Sydney by Penguin Random House.
Had an awesome time at said book conference, pity it was only one day.
Lots of book reviews and as I don’t notate them in an easily countable place I’m not going to figure out how many.
Lots of fabulous books. This includes reviewing for publishers whereby they send me ebooks and I write what I think about them. I recently received a print copy of Angels of Death by Emily Webb which I’ll take on holidays with me.
Lots of proofreading for friends. I wonder at what point I should start pretending to be professional and start charging for it.
Lots of lovely new friends.
Corrupting people’s taste buds with Ginger Ale. I’ve had some horrible markets I shouldn’t have bothered getting out of bed for and others I wish I’d taken more stock.
Working hard on my SendOutCards business. I’ve been doing business expos and doing a lot of talking. Finding out about other people’s businesses is exciting work.
Then add in keeping up with family and friends, I’ve had a busy year. I don’t put much about my family here but they’re all getting older…challenging as I’m still 18.
Please have a safe time these holidays. I’ve seen some absolutely stupid driving on the roads already, I keep wondering why we’ve had so few accidents but I know that will change. Do your best to have defensive driving and watch out for idiots who only drive a few times a year, or people who don’t know their road rules, or others who forget they’re not the only one in a hurry.
If you see someone texting and driving I suggest you toot them loudly to bring their eyes back on the road.