Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Times They Are A-Changing

Hi there

I just wanted to write a post today, mostly in a fit of excitement as I have had some new covers for my novels designed by Design For Writers, and they have made my month! The new covers are already on the Kindle versions of my books, but the paperback versions will take me more time and I need to schedule that into my diary in the next month or so.

My life is quite different now to when I first started this blog. I am now a divorced single parent of three, and have sole responsibility for my mortgage. That seems to have led me to become quite focused on work. I have spent a lot of time in the past couple of years searching for jobs which are term time only and fit into school hours. Those jobs are not only few and far between, but also very much in demand, so I kept hitting a brick wall.

I then decided to ramp up my freelance work if I could, and now I am happy to say I am busier than I have ever been, and am doing the most varied work I have ever done which is right up my street. I manage my own workload, arrange my own diary, and am still at home for the children all the time they are in the house. I finally feel like I have found my niche!! It really does feel like that.

To date, I have done kindle formatting, layout for print on demand books, written copy for newsletters, press releases and websites, editing, proofreading and social media marketing. I have worked with lots of lovely people and am meeting more every day. It is wonderful to feel like I can look after my family and my bills at the same time.

And so, I thought it was about time I wrote a post, made up of me simply waffling on like I used to do! I enjoy writing my book reviews but sometimes it is nice to just "catch up"!

I hope you are well and I will leave you with an image of my new covers! Aren't they gorgeous!

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1 comment:

  1. I love your new covers, Rebecca. I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying your writing and it's earning you a living at the same time. That's just how it should be!