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Connected 🌸

A quickie today because I have a to-do list as long as my leg (usually they say arm but I prefer to think outside the box and it’s a bloody long list).

I have a children’s book to type up for a friend, about which I am starting to think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew because she’d like her words interwoven between her Enid Blyton-style illustrations 😬 (and there was me thinking I was merely typing up a rough draft. This amazing 83 year old lady and friend of 24 years has written it out on random pieces of paper. In pencil.)

She feels is it her final chance to get something in print before she is “too old” (her words not mine) and I am delighted to pause in my own humble writing efforts in order to assist in any way I can. All being well with the Big Man and I, I have time on my side.

Except I’m stuck. Truly. I’ve had advice given by lovely friends about websites that can sort formats for illustrated writings; I thank them and yet have done nothing further about it. I am concerned I am being a little tardy about it!

This is procrastination at its very best. The ‘work’ has now become a black cloud of worry and yet I know from recent learnings that it is within my power to alleviate those clouds by putting into action a change rather than stagnating and bemoaning.

So today is the day. I hereby allocate today to remove the cloud. This WILL come about because;

1. I find – and understand – an online children’s book format accepted by publishers if we choose to submit.

2. I make some calls to possible publishers and they suggest I send text separately to scanned illustrations (this would be lush but I know it’s unlikely).<<<<<<<<
ore about self-publishing and learn how to format myself (this I find brings me to the blackest sky ever)..

4. I give it all back to her and say find someone else … (I could never do this).<<<<<<<<
y proved that a problem shared is a problem halved.

Many of you, my lovely regulars, came up trumps with suggestions of how I might deal with those rogue sites (which had, I admit, caused a vague layer of irritating nimbo stratus for a few days). I thank you all for those .. I feel heaps better, even if follower numbers have decreased (I've always aimed for quality over quantity).

A blog I followed today is full of wonderfully uplifting poems .. check it out

m going to put the kettle on (I'm having earl grey – what would you like my lovelies? And should we have custard creams? One hardly matches the other does it – but I warned you I think outside the box ☺️).

IMG_8223 Aim – to feel less worried by end of today. Focus. Act.

First photo credit – Paul Mutton 2006)a href=””>Tardy</a&gt;

33 thoughts on “Connected 🌸”

  1. Reblogged this on Happiness Between Tails by da-AL and commented:
    Guest Blog Post: “Connected,” in Viola Bleu’s exact words

    Getting us to laugh with her is fellow blogger Viola Bleu’s mission. Today she invites us to share with her Earl Gray tea and custard cream sandwich cookies (called biscuits in Viola’s London?) while she ruminates on publishing, friendship, and helping each other …


      1. Aw, the credit for the colours must go to the talented Kamila .. (find her on instagram as kamila_ss2) .. she is based in London and is a swizz at colouring. The plait I popped in myself while I was walking up the street; I hoped it would show the contrasts well and it worked! xx

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      1. I am working on trying to prioritize and wrap up a slideshow presentation, but while I am most of the way done, in order to feel like I did my best, I need to come up with a script, in order to record this lecture presentation and then proceed to record myself. A thousand words is perfect! Once I have accomplished that, I can move on to prioritizing blogging more articles daily!

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      2. You’re on then.
        Your script needs to shine, not just for those in the audience but for your own self of accomplishment. You know you can do it; you wouldn’t be in this predicament if those around you didn’t believe in you.
        So .. it’s finding that drive to ignore the other ‘stuff’ and concentrate (I’m talking to myself here but anything resonates, feel free to borrow 😂)

        Today I’m going to Kent. Tomorrow I’m delivering all day. Saturday is just ridiculous.
        But somewhere, somehow, I promise you … I will write 1000 and ‘meet’ you Sunday evening here for a chit chat. x

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      3. I agree 100% and that was so eloquently worded, ditto is all I can say. All the white noise, the temptations, and distractions are all just testing you. I believe in you and I believe in myself. We can both do it! Today, I am going to write my script for my presentation and begin working on adding audio to the presentation. Friday, while I work nine hours, I can dedicate my night to practicing my speech over and over again. Then Saturday, I work again but will find time to finish recording. And, by Sunday, I will have finished editing. This is all possible.
        I would love to chit chat to see how it all goes ❤️


      4. You are indeed eight, because I typed 1,430 words on part 3 of that flash fiction piece, while sat in car in a client’s yard yesterday 😂😂 so I know I can produce words!!!
        But tomorrow I will be sat quietly on front of computer on the book-to-be 🌸 (that phrase is my self-esteem in full flow 😆)

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      5. I was having major writer’s block but managed to overcome it. As soon as you begin putting words together, your thoughts start flowing. But that’s hilarious 😂 I often do weird stuff like that! sometimes the ideas hit you like a train from nowhere!
        You already know you’re a good writer and are capable and that’s half the battle!
        Tomorrow I will be doing the same thing!

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