IY: Been A Bit Naughty

*hangs head in shame*

Yes, there are a heap of things I should have done today. I won’t lie. I’ve spent the last hour trying to decide what I want to talk to you about because even though I have lots of ideas I can’t settle on one. So… while I was thinking about it I nipped off to Facebook to play Candy Crush.

So that’s what I want to talk about.

Time Sink No.1

There’s nothing wrong with the occasional online game. Or even the occasional face-to-face game with buddies. Hell, I played a lot of DnD and other table top game in my years. But when these things become an excuse not to work, then you know you have problems.

Today Sprog1 has been ill. Dave went off with Sprog2 leaving me with my poorly little man dozing on the sofa. He snores like a truck, but while he was sleeping I managed to have two quick meetings that really needed to happen. One with Wayne Kelly about the next Joined Up Writing Podcast (episode two is on iTunes by the way) and the other with another writing mamma by the name of Maya who needed some coaching on a story for Caladria and Fab Fables. That is the sum of my work today. Besides this post.

Today would normally be a book review and should be my final review of the year for my 2014 Book Challenge. I’ve not even read the book yet. 😦

But Why?

I assumed, in part, that it was to do with the Christmas slow down but I don’t really do that. I mean I slow down a little, but not enough that I can’t get words out. That I can’t work. -_-

So why? Well I just finished talking to Dave and I told him I’d have a revelation. Not a new one, but one I’d had several times before: I’m not going to be a rock star.

I don’t mean that in a literal sense (though clearly I’m not going to be a rock star) but in that I’m not going to be watching film adaptations of my books on TV at Christmas time (Harry Potter is on right now). Nor am I going to be buying a house for my family to live in on the proceeds of any book sales. I’m not going to be a rock star.

So What?

Indeed. It doesn’t change anything particularly. I’m going to continue doing what I’m doing (and I’ll write a full post about this later on) but it does, in part, account for my occasional (and more frequent) lapse in getting things done.


I’ll do it. I’ll get things done.

I’ll be changing up the blog in a little bit anyway, making sure it works the way I want it to work and that it links in well with sites both Raven and I have independent to this one.

But it’s worth noting. Christmas isn’t only a time of family and food and festivity but, so close to the new year it’s a time of reflection and sometimes panic. Lol… not to be a downer, of course. I mean that in a good way because it also leads to new plans and ideas and shiny things. 😉 We’ll see what happens at the end of the year, huh?

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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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