Plotting, Planning and Preparing – My new 3 P’s

Good morning lovelies!

I hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend and catching up on some well earned rest/letting your hair down.

I’ve managed to get quite a bit of reading done this weekend which has been brilliant; and now I’m determined to have my blog active regularly, it means that I’ll be doing this more often.

My new 3 P’s have really come into play this weekend though, because as well as reading and writing my reviews, I’ve also been preparing for my own new release on 31 July and planning what giveaways to do. It’s taken hours of research, designing, online shopping, chocolate munching and coffee drinking but I think I’ve succeeded in getting you all the best I can 😀  You see, together with the lovely Tay from Chicksthatread I’ll be having a release party where you’ll have the chance to get involved and win lots of lovely book related goodies!

But that’s only 2 P’s I hear you say! Well yes, the plotting has been for a new secret project that I’m quite excited about as it will enable me to not only write a fun story about celebrity life, but also create some gorgeous item’s to coincide with its release. It’s a win win for everyone.

If anyone else has some fun ideas as to what goodies they’d like to see for the release of Dear Darling, then please do shout. It’s always nice to hear from people, especially those that want to be involved in new releases.

So, that’s really my weekend roundup. I’m going to tootle off now back into my editing cave to make Dear Darling the best it can be. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled too for the big cover reveal on 20 May, she’s a beauty ❤

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Happy Easter!

I hope you’re all eating plenty of chocolate and watching the worst kind of television imaginable over the Easter break….or you know, going for long, healthy walks. That’s totally what I meant to say…….

This week has been fairly uneventful for me, aside from the usual 9-5 office bliss. I did hand a couple of Save the Date cards out for my wedding though to my boss and the staff partner, and now I think I’m going to have all kinds of abuse waiting for me from my colleagues on Tuesday when they find out. The thing is, as much as I would genuinely LOVE to invite everyone I work with, it’s just not feasible, and after consulting Martha Stewart – her website obviously, not the woman herself, although that would be pretty cool so if you’re reading this Martha, call me – she says that it is good etiquette to invite your boss. And I get on with her really well, at least I think I do, it’s possible she’s just being polite but I’m fairly sure she thinks I’m okay.

I also sorted my wedding flowers but that’s all I was prepared to do on the wedding front because after my Wedding Hells post,  I did mean what I said. I’d just had a little too much wedding rammed down my throat.

Last night, I managed to get some reviews written and some more reading done which has been a lot of fun. I’ve even done some more on my next novel which I’m hoping will be released August/September time so watch this space! It makes you feel that bit better about yourself when you’ve had a productive weekend doesn’t it? And it means I have no guilt about sleeping in until 9am yesterday, none at all.

Today was spent at the coast, a total last minute decision and all I can say is, I will definitely sleep tonight! My hair looks a little worse for wear thanks to the sea air but it was worth it. I love that salty smell of the seaside, if someone could bottle it and sell it I’d be one of the first there. I managed to get some nice photos on the way there that I’ll probably share on my Facebook (add me as a friend if you enjoy my ramblings and love to chat!) because it is a lovely drive out to Morecambe, you’re not far from the Lake District so as you can imagine it was very green….lots of sheep too!

Hopefully next week I’ll have something a bit more exciting to tell you but for now, I think I’ve covered everything. Bit crappy really isn’t is when you think about it….maybe I need some adventure in my life! I’ll keep you posted!

Ellen

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Just checking in

Hello there my lovelies!

I’m having a bit of a burn out day today so not a lot of anything has been done. If I’m being completely honest with you all, its highly unlikely I’ll be anymore use than a chocolate fireguard this weekend haha

Anyway, I just wanted to say, fear not, I am still alive and well…..well maybe not well but I’m alive 😉

I’ll post again soon though when I promise to say something useful!

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