Author Update (April 2017)

It’s the end of April. Another year older but I am not sure I am any the wiser.

Heads up to one change on the site, along the menu bar the Coryburn Girls page that held the secrets pages now lives under the writing exercises… so for all the secrets linked to the Coryburn Girls. Please go to https://arappleby.com/writing-exercises/

The latest binge watch? Well that has been Being Human. I’ve also started watching Emerald City, when I run out of Neighbours to catch up on. I love Neighbours, only soap I have loved watching since I was a little kid. So yes Emerald City had a familiar face in it, Gerran Howell, I remember watching him in Young Dracula, I still find him oddly cute… not sure what it is. I’ve also binge watched Poldark and started Thirteen Reasons Why.

I need to practice guitar more consistently, I want to make progress but I have slipped into lazy habits. So rather than practicing songs and learning them, we did something different this month, I was taught about scales, structure and building a song, because that is what I have been working on, trying to write a song on the guitar, or at least get one step closer to an actual song so we have been working on and tweaking my own material.

Writers block was really bad last month, this month I feel more guilt ridden about it. I had wanted to finish writing the first book of the big project. I think I will have to forgive myself for it taking the time that it has, it has been a story that I feel I had to write because I needed to more than anything. It has been a need not a want or whim. Like I chose the story and it chose me back. It keeps throwing me curve balls and unexpected journeys.

The Diary of Elliot Parker has been keeping me occupied, it can be hard to see the forest for the trees some time and I think that is a prime example. The characters seem to feel the same way. Procrastination is rife. I am determined to develop some consistent.

Physio has been taking up much of my time and patience, but I am starting to see some real progress now so it is worth it.

I am still thinking about changing this site slightly. I will have to see where the inspiration leads but it will probably take some time to implement any changes… we will see.

The disaster diet?I had hoped to at least loose 10 kilos or more before the end of March. Yeah… no that didn’t happen… I have lost just over a kilo and just over an inch off of my waist… not as successful as I had hoped. Especially as my weight actually went right up back to the original weight… not so chuffed… but it gets better right? I’ve barely lost any at all…

I know my birthday was this month, I had some redeeming grace thanks to a couple of my friends. The dark cloud of drama didn’t over take everything, thankfully. I am lucky I have very good people in my life. It’s been a long old month. I am just hoping that I get more productive.

Of course I need to throw a little plug in for The Diary of Elliot Parker 🙂

The Diary of Elliot Parker is out now!!! I am happy that it’s now launched. If you haven’t already, catch up on the whole of the first part of The Diary of Elliot Parker so that this part makes a tiny bit more sense- no guarantees on much sense of Elliot in this part, a wee bit of a confusion cloud is setting in.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MG21QLX

Or if you want to make sure you get the second part bang on time why not pre-order The Diary of Elliot Parker… the second part!!! Yep that’s right, I asked you to pre-order… Out 10th June!

Also available for pre-order if you want a cheeky deal on the collection of the Coryburn girls why not buy the collective ebook or paper back! Here’s that little link you need, ebook available 8th July! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coryburn-Girls-Collection-R-Appleby-ebook/dp/B06Y5Y5KXF/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 its been a long while coming!

And as always… I just want to remind you that there are books that are open, and available to you. So here is the link to my amazon author page, why not see if something takes your fancy?

May luck and adventure be on your side!

ARA xxx

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