The #weekendcoffeeshare is the brainchild of PartTimeMonster. We sit down every weekend and share our week in a more informal, personal way than maybe the rest of our blog posts are written. Feel free to join in.
If we were having coffee (tea – sorry, I can’t help myself!) I’d tell you the above photo is actually me right now, writing this post. I’d then tell you it’s been a bit of a strange week for me. I’ve pretty much spent the week alone. My youngest went away for the week on a school adventuring trip and my Other Half went away with work for the week. My eldest works and then spent most of her spare time at her boyfriends, so it was just me and Alfie for the week.
I like my own company don’t get me wrong, but Alfie was confused and this made him a little more naughty than usual. This at a time I was still recovering from being quite ill from an Ehlers-Danlos attack last weekend (so I apologise for, not engaging much last week.)
And when my son came back from his trip he bought me the best present a writer mum could want – a new pen!
Then my Other Half came home, Alfie has settled down and is happily laying next to anyone that is still for five minutes! It’s lovely to have everyone back. Me time was nice, but I still had to get up early to walk Alfie and he had me up late while he fretted about everyone not being in the house, and now we all feel complete again.
What was weird though, was I had the opportunity to take my books up to the local library – because initially I’m donating a couple and if they are borrowed well, they will buy more – and I didn’t do it. I was gripped by a massive fear. A huge insecurity about it. These are real books, in a real building and the manager, wanted to discuss having real author talks when I took the books up. And I bottled out. I’m going to try again on Thursday when the manager is next in, but wow, I didn’t realise how hard it would be. Any advice on actually speaking to really lovely librarians about your books and them wanting to help you, but you being terrified, would be much appreciated!
I have achieved something this week though. I finally uploaded Shallow Waters to the Nook platform and the Google Play platform! Now that was hard work because all the platforms are so different. There’s an issue with Nook in that there’s no description and there’s no-one there to answer my email at the weekend, but it’s up. So it’s now live on Amazon, Kobo, Nook and Google Play!
Now to get on with Hannah Robbins 2!
Thanks for sitting with me. How has your week been?